Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Tour Jerusalem Virtually

April 18th, 2014


It’s Friday, April 18, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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Jerusalem 3D Virtual Tours


Age Range: 5-adult (Grades 1-Adult – children, with parental supervision)


Visit the most sacred sites in Jerusalem through these masterfully rendered virtual tours. Through the use of cutting edge technology and a team of gifted artists, writers, and technicians, this website strives to provide visitors with “an experience equal to real life”.

Choose from 9 currently available tours:
  • Garden Tomb
  • Jewish Temple
  • Holy Sepulchre
  • Dome of the Rock
  • Cardo Maximus
  • Gethsemane
  • Western Wall
  • Mount Zion
  • Nativity Church
After allowing a few moments for your selected tour to load, you may choose to take a guided tour complete with a wonderfully interesting narration or you may wish to explore a destination on your own. The creators of these digital models have taken care to pay close attention to details.

When you are finished with your tours, learn more about Jerusalem by selecting “HD Videos” on the navigation bar. Here you can choose from a selection of short, narrated, modern day videos of various places in the city. The narration text is also included on each video page.

Before leaving the site, be sure to check out the beautiful “HD Photos” to discover even more about this amazing city and its history. Each image provides an in-depth explanation.

Take a Walk through Central Park

April 11th, 2014


It’s Friday, April 11, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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72nd Street Virtual Walk


Age Range: 5-adult (Grades K-adult; children, with parental supervision)


Hosted by the Central Park Conservancy, take a fascinating virtual walk across 72nd Street in Central Park. Officially opening in 1876 after 16 years of planning and construction, Central Park became the first urban public park in America. Situated on 843 acres in Manhattan, this National Historical Landmark is enjoyed by more than 30 million visitors each year. Through this website you too can visit Central Park from anywhere.


When arriving at the site select the “See the Virtual Tour” image to begin the guided tour. Throughout the tour, an audio guide provides historical information, intriguing fun facts, and directs your attention to areas of interest. Stops on your tour include: 

  • West 72nd Street Entrance
  • Imagine Mosaic at Strawberry Fields
  • Wagner Cove
  • Cherry Hill
  • Bow Bridge and Lake Shore
  • Bethesda Terrace
  • The Glade
  • Conservatory Water
  • Alice in Wonderland Statue
  • Hill Path And East 72nd Street Entrance


Easily navigate through the park by following the arrows on the paths.

Supplementary text available on your stops provides descriptions of the trees in the area and how to locate them in the park. Also included on your tour are 360° panoramas to explore and additional photos of the park’s restoration and history.  


This virtual tour provides a glimpse into the splendor and beauty of Central Park. It is well worth the visit.

Friday: Treat Your Sweet Tooth to a Jelly Belly Virtual Field Trip

April 4th, 2014


It’s Friday, April 4, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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Jelly Belly Factory


Age Range: 6 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)


Your sweet-tooth will be working overtime as you take a virtual field trip through the Jelly Belly factory. Using a clickable map of the Jelly Belly kitchen, watch videos of the complete Jelly Belly making process. And if that doesn’t get your mouth smacking, explore other sections of the website for more learning fun.


For those unfamiliar with the Jelly Belly jelly beans, they are tiny, chewy candies available in 50 flavor sensations such as Buttered Popcorn, Chili Mango, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Toasted Marshmallow. President Ronald Regan was such a huge fan of Jelly Belly beans that they were served in the Oval Office and on Air Force One during his presidency. All Jelly Belly beans are made in either their Fairfield, California or North Chicago, Illinois factories entirely from scratch and with natural ingredients whenever possible.


After you ‘touring’ the factory, be sure to visit these other great pages to expand your trip: 

  • Company History – Travel through the colorful timeline to learn the story of Jelly Belly
  • Jelly Belly Bean Art Collection – Check out mosaic creations entirely made with Jelly Belly beans, such as portraits of famous people like Elvis Presley and Benjamin Franklin as well as great works of art like Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
  • Coloring Pages – Choose from 10 cute coloring pages featuring Mr. Jelly Belly
  • Fun Facts – Discover some interesting facts about Jelly Belly.
  • Information for Students – Jump start research for a report with downloadable PDFs of the history of the company or the history of jelly beans.


Because this is a company site, you can also visit their online store to order your favorite flavors of Jelly Belly.


This virtual field trip will be a sweet-treat for the whole family.

What’s the Buzz about Honey?

March 28th, 2014


It’s Friday, March 28, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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Virtual Apiary Field Trip


Age Range: 14-18 (Grades 9-12, with parental supervision)


This is a teaching website all about bees and honey production in Texas. When you get to the site you will see a short introduction and directly below it – a button that says “TEKS Teacher Page.” If you click on that, you will see a compendium of the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills covered in this site – designed for high schools. Back on the main page, you will have noticed a photographic menu with links to some of the highlights of the site.


The BEST WAY to view this site is to go directly to the APIARY FIELD TRIP button at the top of the left menu bar. That starts your virtual tour of the Weaver Apiary. Just read through the text and view the photographs and then click on the “continue button” at the bottom of the screen to take the complete tour. You will learn all about the honey collection and extraction process, the history of honey, and how bees make honey. This is a bit text intensive for younger children – so parents may want to visit the site, read through it first, and then visit with younger kids while giving them a condensed oral version of the content.


When you are through visiting the apiary, go to the “Activities” button on the left menu. Click on it and a new page opens with links to a printable word search and crossword puzzle – and two multiple choice quizzes about the information presented at this website. Solutions are also provided.


This site is really designed to be a teaching tool for high school teachers. Homeschoolers can adapt it to suit their needs, interests, and abilities. Either way, you’ll have a penchant for honey when you’re through – so be sure to have some in the cupboard!

Visit a Finnish Forest

March 21st, 2014


It’s Friday, March 21, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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UPM Forest Life


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


Sponsored by UPM – The Biofore Company, join forester Bob Taylor on a beautiful virtual walk through a forest in Finland.
After the site loads, Mr. Taylor welcomes you with a brief video, and then you are off on your hike. Navigate using the arrows, or select the “Map” link which will reveal the main slides:

* Tree Species
* Recreation
* Valuable Habitat
* Deadwood
* Mature Forest
* Bioenergy
* Multiple-use
* Thinning
* Structure
* Planning
* Harvesting
* Transport
* Skilled Operators
* Regeneration
* Silviculture
* Mixed Forests
* Buffer Zones
* Water
* Wetlands
* Evening
* People

Filled with focal points in the form of video explanations, images, informational text, audios of the sounds of the forest and so much more, this website is not simply a walk through the woods, but an excellent educational journey into the world of forestry and beyond!

Oyez, oyez, oyez! Tour the Supreme Court!

March 14th, 2014


It’s Friday, March 14, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


Supreme Court Tour


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


Part of the Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent College of Law, this portion of the website offers an informative, interactive tour of the United States Supreme Court building. 


Starting at the view from First Street, visitors can explore the architecture, art work, and rooms of the Supreme Court. 


Select from:

  • Exterior
  • Great Hall
  • Courtroom
  • Conference Rooms and Library
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Chambers
  • Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s Chambers
  • Justin John Paul Stevens’ Chambers
  • Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s Chambers


While investigating the rooms, visitors will find clickable links for pop-up images of specific items such as the sculptured busts and portraits of chief justices and details of sculptures and architectural features. As visitors navigate through the building, a small text box also offers additional information about the current location or subject. When visiting the courtroom, interesting videos are available for selection describing the figures represented in the four friezes that grace the walls of the room.


When finished touring the Supreme Court building, use the links above the tour to chronologically explore past and present Supreme Court cases and learn more about the Justices.