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What is Wonders of Our World? 

Wonders of Our World (WOW) is a collaborative science outreach education program between active scientists and elementary school teachers. 

WOW Goals

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Supplement the existing science programs in elementary schools.
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Photograph of volunteer teaching kindergartners about circuits and engineering
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Photograph of volunteers showing elementary school children bird feathers
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Bring the excitement of science discoveries into the classroom.
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Increase the science materials that elementary school teachers are comfortable presenting to their students.
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Photograph of a volunteer teaching 5th graders about sound using cups to play telephone
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Photograph of undergrad volunteer teaching preschoolers about bird songs. The volunteer is also holding a photo of the bird, a Blue Jay.
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Increase the involvement of local scientists, parents, and undergraduate science students in important community projects.
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Generate a pathway that gives school teachers easy access to scientists at the Ohio State University and other local science enclaves.
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Photograph of a local scientist talking to 5th grader about the scientific method.
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Photograph of elementary school wall that shows thank you notes from students along with a shout out to WOW volunteers.
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Establish a model for other scientists to assist science programs in other elementary schools.