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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 Month in the Wonder Ground: Light

Have you ever played shadow tag on a sunny day? Or watched a lightning storm while cuddled up with a friend or pet? Or perhaps you keep a flashlight hidden under the covers so you can read past your bedtime. All of these activities are fun ways to explore and study light from a scientific […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground: Magnet Races

Big Idea: Magnets can cause a push. We used the repelling force of magnets to race donut magnets. We gave each kid a donut magnet, a refrigerator magnet, and a small rectangle of paper. We spent the first few minutes drawing a picture for our racers on the sheet of paper. As we drew, we […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground: Move It!

This week’s Big Idea: Motion is movement. Activity 1: We were motion detectives this week in the Wonder Ground. We went around the room asking kids act out a motion they like to do with their bodies. Then they described how they do the motion and drew a picture of it. Activity 2: Next we […]

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