Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Stroll through the Hortulus Farm Gardens Virtually

May 6th, 2016


It’s Friday, May 6, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Hortulus Farm Garden Tours


Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)


Take a virtual stroll through the 30 acres of gardens in the hundred acre, 18th century Hortulus Farm located in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania.

Start your virtual tour by discovering the history and restoration of the farm with a brief narrated video. Then use the interactive map to view photos of the different areas and plants in the gardens such as: 

  • Peony Walk
  • Birch Alleé
  • Shady Steam Walk
  • Woodland Walk
  • Yellow Garden
  • Sunny Stream Walk
  • French Garden
  • Cutting Round
  • Kitchen Garden
  • Herb Gardens
  • Vegetable Rooms
  • White Border
  • Perennial Borders
  • Pool Garden
  • Summer Borders
  • Pine and Dogwood Alleé
  • Specimen Arboretum
  • Crabapple Orchard
  • Italian Fountain
  • Um Garden

When you are finished with your garden tours, virtually browse through the plants in the Nursery by selecting it from the upper menu then select “Plants”.

This tour makes a nice addition to your plant studies and offers sweet inspiration of possibilities in your own garden.

Take a Virtual Trip to a Coffee Farm

April 29th, 2016


It’s Friday, April 29, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Greenwell Farms – Kona Coffee


Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)


Take a delicious virtual tour of the Greenwell Farms in Hawaii and learn how Kona Coffee is grown and processed.

Through images, text, and videos: 

  • Dig into the growth process from seeding to harvest.
  • Discover pulping, drying, milling, and roasting of the coffee beans.
  • What is Kona Snow?
  • Learn about ‘cupping’ coffee.
  • Uncover the challenges in coffee farming.
  • Examine the science and innovation used in farming.
  • Explore the history of Greenwell Farms.

Click on any of the images at this easy-to-navigate and colorful website to explore the farm and learn all about the coffee making process.

Sweet Visits to A Lollipop Factory, Fudge House and More

April 22nd, 2016


It’s Friday, April 22, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Lollipop Factory and Fudge House Virtual Field Trip


Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)


This ClickScholar-recommended website is part of the larger NSF Exploratorium website, The Accidental Scientist – Science of Cooking.

Today’s link provides two brief tours of: 

  • Kendon Candies in San Jose, California – Tour a lollipop factory.
  • Fudge House at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California – See how fudge is made.

When arriving at the link, find the “Behind the Scenes” section and select the text link for either the lollipop factory or the fudge house.

When you get to the lollipop factory page, you will see an introduction about Kendon Candies in San Jose, California – the largest lollipop producer in the United States. Click on the “next” buttons for a brief tour through text and photographs. OR, AND EVEN BETTER – watch the Quicktime or RealPlayer video on the first slide and see the lollipop-making process at the Kendon candy factory.

When you are through learning all about how to make lollipops, click on the “Candy Home Page” link at the bottom of the slide. That will take you back to the “science of candy” page where you can learn how to make candy at home, find out about the chemistry of sugar, and you can take a tour of the Fudge House in San Francisco!

When you have finished with your candy tours, select the “Science of Cooking” image link in the upper left. This will take you to the main menu of the website. Select the “Eggs” page and look for the “Visit a Farm” section to tour an organic egg farm in Petaluma, California.

These short but sweet virtual tours provide a nice overview of the locations. When you have finished your tours, be sure to check out all that the “Science of Cooking” website has to offer.

Discover the Hiding Place

April 15th, 2016


It’s Friday, April 15, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Corrie ten Boom Museum Virtual Tour


Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)


Christian author, Corrie ten Boom, was born on April 15, 1892. Through the narrated 360° tours supplied at this website from the Corrie ten Boom Museum, discover the story and life of the Dutch ten Boom family and their brave efforts to help Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.

When arriving at the site, give the page a few seconds to load and then the narration will begin. Using your mouse, explore each image. Visitors can navigate to the different locations of the house and surrounding areas using the numbered house map on the screen, which can be hidden or made visible by selecting the compass in the tool bar at the bottom of the screen. Locations to visit include: 

  • Haarlem Town Square
  • Ten Boom Exterior
  • Ten Boom Alleyway
  • Dining Room
  • Liberation Room
  • Hallway
  • Bedrooms
  • Corrie’s Bedroom
  • Hiding Place
  • Rooftop Night
  • Exterior and Interior St. Bavo
  • Canal

The lovely images and moving narration help bring to life the story Corrie ten Boom shared in her book The Hiding Place.

Museo Galileo Virtual Museum

April 8th, 2016


It’s Friday, April 8, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

Museo Galileo Virtual Museum


Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)


With the aid of this website, visit the Museo Galileo Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, Italy from your home.

Select from the following ways to explore the exhibits: 

  • Rooms – Take a room-by-room virtual tour of the museum.
  • Objects – Search through the alphabetical list of objects.
  • Videos by thematic area – Watch videos describing various objects with a related theme.
  • Videos alphabetically ordered – Choose objects from the alphabetized list of the videos.
  • Biographies – Learn about the inventors and creators of the objects in the museum.

There is also a glossary and downloadable catalog available to enhance your studies.

Once you have decided how you would like to browse the virtual museum, select your object of interest to learn more through text, images, and videos. There are thousands of interesting exhibits to examine, so be sure to bookmark this one to come back to often.

Gas Plant Virtual Tours

April 1st, 2016


It’s Friday, April 1, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:

CB&I Virtual Plant Tours


Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)


This website from Chicago, Illinois’s Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, CB&I, provides visitors with an inside look at the gas producing plant and process.

When arriving at today’s link, select from the two virtual tours available: 

  • CB&I’s NatGas Station
  • CB&I’s Virtual Refinery

After selecting the CB&I’s NatGas Station tour, choose to learn natural gas facts such as the types of natural gas and its uses or select to explore a gas processing plant. Through images, texts, and interactives learn about: 

  • Gas processing
  • Liquefaction
  • Regasification
  • Peak Shaving

Select the CB&I’s Virtual Refinery to take a look at a modern refinery. Through interactive 360° 3D models, images, videos and audios, explore the following: 

  • Crude Storage
  • Crude Distillation Unit
  • Delayed Coker
  • Hydrocracker
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracker
  • Naptha, Deisel, Kerosene Hydrotreater
  • Catalytic Reformer
  • Hydrogen Plant
  • Sulfur Recovery
  • Product Blending and Storage

This tour will provide visitors with an excellent overview of the gas producing process.