Over the next 6 weeks, I will spend Mondays focusing on websites and/or apps that will benefit students to use over summer break to avoid that "summer slide". Consider some of these activities that are previewed over the next 6 weeks, as a part of your child's summer routine.
Wonderopolis is a great site in itself. They pose a question each day that is accompanied by a video and typed explanation. Students can learn the vocabulary through Wonder Words, check out galleries, test themselves, submit wonders, and search for past wonders. It is one of the best sites out there right now.
A great tool they offer in the summer is Camp Wonderopolis. Starting June 15, 2015, Camp Wonderopolis will begin. You can register your child as a parent and then customize your experience based on what your child really likes. As a Camper or Counselor (recommended for families), you can track your experiences through 6 tracks of scientific exploration. The students can test to earn 42 different Wonder Cards.
This experience is completely FREE! You can preregister at their website now.
I did some of this with students in summer school last year, and we had so much fun! You can access Camp Wonderopolis 2014 to see what the kids did last year. There are Wonders within each section of science and then some great, easy experiments and activities.
Some Benefits of Wonderopolis
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