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Middle School - ReCharge: I Wonder....?


Watch this Clip about Inquiry & Wonder


Curiosity & Character

Character Lab

Curiosity - Wanting to know more - the strength of mind

"I have no special talent.  I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

Character refers to ways of thinking, acting, and feeling that benefit others as well as ourselves. Character is plural—encompassing strengths of heart, mind, and will. Strengths of the heart (such as gratitude and kindness) enable harmonious relationships with other people. Strengths of mind (such as curiosity and creativity) enable independent thinking. Strengths of will (such as grit and self-control) enable us to achieve goals.

Do You Wonder About the World ...?


We're so excited that you came today! Select a continent below and start exploring.

You can customize your camp experience by choosing what order to visit the countries, and the order to do the activities on each slide. Pick 1 activity per slide per day, or mix it up any way you like.

Spend as little or as much time as you like with us today!

7 Continents in 7 Weeks - Fly Around the World!

School Resources

Databases v Narratives – My blog

If you really want to dip deep into a topic - you will need to find a book written by an expert in that field and/or read scholarly articles on the subject.

ISB subscribes to many excellent databases for you to use to find magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journal articles. 

Click here to access them!

Research for Fun

You can research any topic you would like to learn more about........

Most People Google to find out more about a subject.  Here a few tips to get the best results when using Google!

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20 Google Search Tips to Use Google More Efficiently

Millions of people use Google search every day for a variety of reasons. Students use it for school, business people use it for research, and millions more use it for entertainment. But most people may not be using Google search to its full potential.

Want to use Google search more efficiently and get the search results you want quickly? Here are 20 Google search tips and tricks to maximize your search efficiency:


Google knows everything. Want the weather forecast? Ask Google.  Have a weird rash or wonder why your dog won't stop eating grass? Google it. At your own risk.

  • In a fraction of a second, Google gives you links to hundreds of millions of answers to your questions—ranging from helpful to absurd.  
  • if you've ever clicked through to the second or third page of search results, you know that basic Google searches will only get you so far.
  • You need advanced Google search tricks to find exactly what you're looking for.
  • Google provides built-in tools to narrow down your search and give you the answers you want. You just need to familiarize yourself with a few—or 33—Google Search tricks.

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