Essential Web Resources Connected to Curiosity

Wonderopolis | Wonder Ground - A place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, Wonderopolis poses an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways. Find ready-to-use lesson plans and classroom resources, insights and inspiration from leading educators, and how Wonders of the Day® correlate to education standards in the Wonder Ground.

Google Earth for the Web - Google Earth has joined up with some of the world's leading storytellers, scientists and nonprofits to bring the planet to life with Voyager, a showcase of interactive guided tours. - Join millions who never stop learning! Curiosity brings you the world's most inspiring articles and videos so you can learn something new every day!

The Kids Should See This - The Kid Should See This™ is a growing library of smart & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos that can be watched in the classroom or together at home.

Curiosity Machine - At Curiosity Machine, they are building hands-on engineering design challenges. They believe that if you build it, you learn not only how something works, but why it works.

TED-Ed - Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from YouTube.

Google Expeditions - Google Expeditions makes it possible for teachers to take their classrooms on virtual reality field trips to amazing places like the Taj Mahal or Machu Picchu.

The Origin of Everything - YouTube Channel from PBS investigates the “why” behind many aspects of everyday life. The fun videos are perfect for your most curious students, or for getting students excited about learning on their own. Video topics range from history (Why is there a South and North Korea?) to pop culture (Where does the #Hashtag come from?).

Even More EdTech Resources to Support Curiosity

Google Arts & Culture - Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world.

Google I'm Feeling Curious - Type "I'm Feeling Curious" in Google Search.

Google Expeditions - How 3 teachers use Expeditions to enhance their students’ natural curiosity.

One Minute List - Spend 60 seconds daily to learn something new.

How Stuff Works - A comprehensive website covering a myriad of topics, breaking down how things actually work into easy to read articles.

Unplug the TV - A site that offers a selection of entertaining and educational videos.

Noah Project - A tool to explore and document wildlife. A platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Big Think - The site offers big ideas from many different disciplines that you can apply toward the questions and challenges in our daily lives.

Highbrow - Learn Something New Every Day. Get smarter with 5-minute lessons delivered to your inbox every morning.

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