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Curriculum Details for
I Was Wondering

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Resource Description
Staff, Planning,
and Costs
Standards, Research, and Evaluation

Teaching Experience

No formal teaching experience is necessary as the site is designed for young people to use without facilitation. The Teacher Guide provides step-by-step instructions for effectively using the hands-on Science Labs with students.

Planning and Preparation

If you plan on using the activities described in the Teacher Guide, it's recommended that you try them out beforehand. The developers also note that the Teacher Guide includes a place where educators can share their experiences using the WAS series and website in their programs, offering ideas and strategies for other educators to consider.


  • Software: Flash Player (6 and above) and Adobe Reader
  • Computers: Computer with high-speed Internet connection recommended

Note: Because the timeline, comics, and games open in pop-up windows, pop-up blocking software may need to be disabled.


No costs are associated with the I WAS Wondering website, though some materials may need to be purchased for the Science Lab Activities. The Women's Adventures in Science Biography Series is available online and costs $9.95 per book or $89.50 for the full set of 10.

Online Training for Afterschool Staff
The Afterschool Training Toolkit is available online free of charge.

The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.