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This Week in the Wonder Ground: Gadget Inspectors

  They say you can’t learn to make an omelette without breaking some eggs. So this month in the Wonder Ground we’re breaking all sorts of stuff in order to learn what makes electronics and gadgets work. We started with a biography of a beloved historical figure from American history: Ticktock Banneker’s Clock by Shana […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground: How to Set a Goal

It’s important to start a new school year on the right foot.┬áThat’s why the we’re kicking off a new year of Wonder Grounding with a focus on Library Science. The library is bursting with great resources to help you learn, explore, and achieve great things. In fact, we offer so many different types of materials, […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground: Light is Everywhere

Big Idea: Light is all around us. Activity: We challenged the kids to make the Wonder Ground completely dark. We used thick paper, cardboard, and fabric to cover the window and the door, and then turned off the lights. Even with the window and door completely covered with several layers of material, slivers of light […]

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