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Why Virtual Reality is Important

Virtual Reality has come a long way from the 1930s. The ‘Link Trainer’ was created to safely train new pilots how to use the electronic aircraft systems found in World War II planes. The flight simulators very closely resembled the common coin-operated kids rides found in malls. Today, virtual reality can be experienced in the […]

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In the Wonder Ground: Air Heads

Big Idea: Air takes up space. No matter where you are, or what you are doing, you are surrounded by one of nature’s most mysterious materials. It takes up space, but you can’t see it. You can’t hold it in your hand, but it fills up all empty spaces. And most importantly, you can’t live […]

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Water in the Wonder Ground

Have you ever wondered how ducks stay warm even though they spend most of their time in water? A clue to this question can be found in this well-worn idiom: Fred told Polly to give up and go home. His advice was like water off a duck’s back, and she persisted. Did Fred dampen Polly’s […]

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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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