Virtual Tour of New York’s Undergound!

October 28th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Friday, October 28, 2011, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
New York Underground

Age Range: 8 and up (approximately with parental supervision)

This website, brought to you by National Geographic, offers a virtual tour of New York City’s Underground – where there’s a whole lot more than just dirt!

When you get to the site you’ll see a large diagram that is fully interactive. Click on any label to learn about the underground systems that deliver:

  • Power
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Transportation
  • Sewage

Click on any one to find photos and information. Don’t miss the interactive quiz called “Myths of the Underground” – amazing things have been found down there!

This site also offers some slideshow and video presentations. The videos will only work properly with the free plugins available through links on the landing page. If you cannot get the videos to work, don’t worry; transcripts are also available, conveniently located directly under the links to the videos.

Be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page that says, “Click here for the scale version” to be impressed with just how far down construction workers are toiling today beneath New York City.

Fun Idea:  If you have several children, challenge them to an online scavenger hunt on this site. See who can be first to find the following: elephants, alligators, and why people have good reason to be nervous about earthquakes in New York. :)

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