Students demonstrate the trait curiosity and an enthusiastic desire to understand more about themselves, others and the world around them and acquire new knowledge and skills by: 1) asking questions and; 2) self-directed reading and research; and 3) exploration and experimentation.


I will be a better student if I act on the following beliefs:

    • There is a world full of interesting ideas and experiences for me to explore. 
    • It’s fun to learn how things are done or why things were done. 
    • If I want to do more things, I have to learn more things. 
    • I can learn anything if I am interested enough. 
    • There are lots of things I can learn on my own. 


  • I know how to learn new things including: asking questions, reading, 





  • List all the things you have learned on your own in the past year because you wanted to and how you learned those things. 
  • Discuss the idea of curiosity and what good things it can lead to. Encourage awe and amazement. 
  • Be exposed to new things you never saw or thought of and new experiences (e.g., foods, how different cultures greet people, art, pictures of exotic places, museum visits). 
  • List places you  would like to go and why it would be interesting



  1. Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. Bryant H. McGill
  2. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein
  3. The future belongs to the curious. Anonymous
  4. Curiosity is the engine of achievement. Ken Robinson
  5. Ideas come from curiosity. Walt Disney



  • Wonder – Do you remember the sense of wonder you felt when you saw someone doing magic tricks as a little kid? Magician Nate Staniforth wants you to experience that wonder again by seeing things as they once were before they became ordinary.



  • Building Curiosity – Building a LEGO version of a Mars rover while listening to famous scientists talk about curiosity.