Virtual Field Trip to Sea and Sky!

February 27th, 2004 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

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Recommended Website:
Sea and Sky

Just about the time I think I’ve seen it all on the Internet, I learn about a site that makes me realize what an incredible educational tool we have in the web. This site, Sea and Sky, is one of those. When you get to the site click on the introductory screen to enter. A new page opens and you are presented with an animated computer screen that invites you aboard either Seasub Cousteau to explore the oceans, or Starship Sagan to discover the universe.

  • Seasub Cousteau — Select from a menu of eight items that include:
    • Sea News — Current articles from newspapers related to ocean and marine life.
    • Ocean Realm — Learn about Reef Life and Monsters of the Deep — see pictures of sea critters and read scientific descriptions about the creatures and their habitats.
    • Sea Lab — An unbelievable selection of interactive applications for beginners to advanced scientific professionals. Everything from virtual aquariums to ocean satellite image comparisons — most allow the user to change data or manipulate the exercises to get different results. You will also find curriculum and lesson plans for educators here.
    • Other menu items include links to ocean and aquarium sites, aquarium resources, ocean exploration, a sea gallery where you can listen to music while viewing beautiful photographs of the sea and its creatures, and sea games (crosswords, puzzles, word searches, and interactive computer games).
  • Starship Sagan — Select from a menu of eight items that include:
    • Sky News — Current articles from newspapers related to space and astronomy.
    • The Cosmos — Take a tour of the Solar System, learn about constellations, and see cosmic wonders.
    • Sky Lab — An unbelievable selection of interactive applications for beginners to advanced scientific professionals. Everything from calculating your weight on different planets and moons to a radioactive decay calculator — most allow the user to change data or manipulate the exercises to get different results. You will also find curriculum and lesson plans for educators here.
    • Other menu items include resources for astronomy, links to other sites about space, space exploration, a sky gallery that includes beautiful photographic images of space and music to accompany it, and finally, sky games – interactive crossword puzzles, word searches, and computer games.

This is one of the best educational sites on the Net. Plan to spend lots of time exploring it with your family.











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