Have you ever wondered if all diseases are contagious, or how does a cactus live without water, or what is Pickleball? These are just a few of the many wonders of the day questions answered in Wonderopolis. Created in 2010 by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), Wonderopolis provides a safe place for those who are curious and are willing to explore to learn more about a specific topic or question.
Every day since 2010, Wonderopolis posed an intriguing question – the Wonder of the Day – and guided the reader in exploring the question in different ways. First the reader is asked – Have you ever wondered? Followed up with Did you know? And Try it out – and to conclude are you still wondering? Readers can sign up to receive daily email notifications about that day’s question and access several resources to explore the question or topic like it further.
What can you find on Wonderopolis?
2,500+ Wonders of the Day (and counting!), covering a vast range of topics—you're sure to find something that interests you!
More than 45 million visitors since the site launched and currently welcome more than one million visitors each month.
65,000+ comments submitted by users, each with a personal response from Wonderopolis.
More than 130,000 Wonder questions submitted by users in the Wonder Bank.
Wonderopolis has multi-disciplinary content that purposefully aligns to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the STEM Educational Quality Framework, and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Wonderopolis has a place for anyone who wants to learn a little bit more and teachers can use the daily Wonder to entice students' critical thinking, or dip into the vast collection of Wonders for content that relates to specific themes and interests.
Wonderpolis Teacher Resources are available via the Wonder Ground – a network created to support educators that include lesson plans, classroom resources, and insights from learning educators.
Wonderpolis has many resources available to the public, and we encourage everyone to sign up and check out the wonder of the day.