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You’ve found a positive, safe place for students of all ages!  We publish one article each day – on anything under the sun – to demonstrate this is still an amazing world. Our goal is to change the negative dialogue about our world and many of our articles are perfect for inspiring wonder and a sense of boundless possibility in growing minds.

The following are some of our visitor favorites among our Educational Enrichment articles! Once you’ve enjoyed these, make sure you head over to our ever expanding collection of related articles by clicking the button below! 

Educational Enrichment on EWC

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Rewilding: What if We Had the Giants Back?

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Have you heard much about “megafauna,” the other giants that roamed the earth after the dinosaurs. It turns out they can teach us a lot about rewilding, a process to recover balance in the natural world.

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17 minutes

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Alpha Jetman Blows the Doors of Possibility Wide Open

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Sometimes we need an eccentric person with a crazy idea to push back the edge of possibility for us all! Take a look at a wonder in innovation you will not believe!

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6 minutes

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Plants Can Talk to Each Other?

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It isn’t crazy science fiction, in fact, plants are able to communicate to warn each other of danger. You might not smell a freshly mown lawn the same again!

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9 minutes

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Moving Maps: Blowing in the Wind

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Wind, weather, all the phenomena above us in the sky; they all seem more like concepts than tangible realities, but moving maps make these things a remarkable reality. Take a look!

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17 minutes

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A Crash Course in “Crash Course”

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Ever find yourself on the internet aimlessly clicking to find great, engaging content? Let us introduce you to one of our favorite places on the internet, the incredible YouTube channel, Crash Course!

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7 minutes

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Unearthing the DNA of the Jungle with Leeches

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How can leeches help biologist study remote ecosystems? It turns out researchers can use these often overlooked creatures to learn about species hidden from view! Here’s the fascinating story.

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22 minutes

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Mathemagical Inspiration

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Why is math so feared in school (or at least it’s seen that way in pop culture…)? Can math be… well, MAGIC? It can! This is pure wonder. Take a look…

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17 minutes

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Orangutans Connected to All Our Daily Lives!

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What do baby orangutans have to do with Starbucks, Dominos Pizza, and Dunkin Donuts? Turns out, their futures are intertwined in a remarkable way that we all could influence positively! Let’s let the breathtaking photography of artist Jami Tarris tell the story.

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20 minutes

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Ok Go Does it Again!

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You may have seen Ok Go’s new viral music video filmed in zero gravity, but today EWC does what we do best: we bring you a behind the scenes look at how the video was made, and the science behind the wonder!

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16 minutes

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The Glow-in-the-Dark World Beneath the Sea

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Just below the ocean waves is a world that, until recently, we had never seen before. This world of glowing sharks, eels, turtles, and much more has been swimming all around us, but it took asking the right question to find it!

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Virtual Reality Museums: Let’s Go to the Smithsonian!

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The future is now! Take an amazing virtual tour (“walk” through at your own pace!) of the Smithsonian Museum from the comfort of your own home, featured today on EWC!

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18 minutes

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The Unbelievable World of the Birds-of-Paradise

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Deep in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea are some of the most unique birds in the world. Check out the expedition that set out to photograph and study them all!

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25 minutes

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An Adventure Atop the Tepuis

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Take a trip to South America to Explore the Tepuis, magnificent mesas rising up from the jungle below. Join the explorers who study these islands in the sky, and their remarkable flora and fauna!

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A DIY Smartphone Microscope!

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Your smartphone can be only a few steps away from a wonder you can’t imagine! It can easily be a handy microscope! With just a few simple steps, and materials, your phone can help you explore the microscopic world around you! Can you imagine how fun this might be for the kids in your life?

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14 minutes

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Snake Robots: Can You Watch This Without Squirming?

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Are you creeped out by robots… or snakes? How about a robotic snake?! You might change your tune when you see the incredible uses of the robot snake, today on EWC.

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6 minutes

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Fintastic Shark Facts

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Our fascination with sharks might seem like a little much at times, but these incredible examples of evolution might deserve some of the attention we give them. Leave today a little smarter with a few amazing shark facts!

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Hidden Mysteries of Our World

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Have you ever stopped to think about the beauty of the world we can’t see? Maybe you’ve been shown a photo like this next one, and asked to guess what it was?

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A Tale of Three Plastic Bottles

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Does recycling really make much difference? It turns out, our choices when it comes to plastic bottles make a major difference. TED-Ed explains how!

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Are You Really Seeing What I’m Seeing?

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We know each of us sees the world a little differently, but have you ever thought about what the world looks like to another species? Our perspective may not be the most fascinating one out there…

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25 minutes

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Underwater Exploration: The New Frontier

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We know more about the face of mars than our own ocean floor! Today’s EWC article inspires us to completely rethink the exploration of the amazing depths of our own planet!

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Can You Make Water Droplets Come Alive?

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You can make water droplets come alive in your own kitchen! This fascinating experiment takes the science of Stanford labs and brings it in your home!

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13 minutes

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What can camels teach us about fundamental truths?

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We all know where camels come from, right? A new origin story for these strange creatures is changing how we think about things we take as “fact.” Check out this hilarious TED Talk from Latif Nasser.

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30 minutes

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Have a Little Faith!

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Zach Anner is a comedian with cerebral palsy who is a self-proclaimed “religious idiot.” On his quest to learn more about the religions of the world, he takes us on an incredible journey that is as hilarious as it is enlightening! Check out our new favorite YouTube series here at EWC!

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23 minutes

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What if trash pick-up was annual?

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What if you could save money, time, your conscience, and fit your entire year’s worth of trash in a mason jar! This is surprisingly very doable!

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12 minutes

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Turning Birds Into Dinosaurs

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Is turning birds into dinosaurs possible? Creating the dino-chicken isn’t just a scientific dream. The science behind the project is already a reality!

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7 minutes

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Life Lessons from Beetles with Bubbles

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Can beetles remind us of some important life lessons? Let us introduce you to the riffle beetle, a fascinating little water beetle who has a lot to teach us!

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20 minutes

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Aimee Mullins’ 12 Pairs of Legs

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Aimee Mullins became an athletic phenomenon in 1996 when she smashed several world records as the fastest human being, yet she has no legs. Is she “disabled”?

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