Lesson Plan

Wonder Wednesdays!

Inspire your students to inquire
Kathy V.
Technology coordinator
Edmonton AB, Canada
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My Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to share their inquiries and spark creativity

Students will learn basic research skills using safe search engines

Students will share their learning with others.

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades K – 6
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Student Notes

1 What do you Wonder?

Activity: Reading

Read the story I Wonder by Annaka Harris, then ask students what they wonder about. Create a Wonderwall where students can add their wonders.  


Student Instructions

What do you wonder about? Post your wonders on our Wonderwall.

2 Wonder Wall Wednesday

Have students explore the Wonderopolis app or website to spark their curiosity.  Once a week explore the wonder of the day posted on the site.  Discuss.

3 Explain a Wonder

When students are finished work early, have them choose a wonder from the Wonderwall and using a kid safe search like kiddle or kidrex to discover the answer to the wonders.  


Once a week have students choose a wonder to explore further, this would be a great launch to Genuis hour in your classroom.

4 Share the Wonder

Using the app Explain Everything - have students explain the wonder they chose.

Student Instructions

Tell your classmates all about what you discovered using the app Explain Everything!