Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Discover the Animals of Africa

September 23rd, 2016

 

It’s Friday, September 23, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip
at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Mpala Live!

(mpalalive.org/)

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

 

Visit the wilds of Africa through the webcams at this website sponsored by MPALA, The Anneberg Foundation, and Explore.

In the upper menu select “LIVE CAM” to start your safari. Cameras broadcast live from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm East Africa Time. Select from: 

  • African River Wildlife Camera
  • African Animal Lookout Camera
  • African Safari Camera
  • African Watering Hole Wildlife Camera

Below the webcams, discover the animals that you might see at the hippo pool. Click a silhouette to be taken to the field guide to learn about the animal as well as hear its sound. Choose “STORIES FROM THE BRUSH” to learn about the scientists in the field. Select the “FIELD GUIDE” link to discover Mpala’s animals. In the “CLASSROOM” find lessons plans and units for both Kenyan students and U.S. students to use to learn about the natural world around us. Units include multiple lessons laid out for easy use along with printable worksheets to accompany your studies.

This website is an excellent addition for your geography class studies of Africa or your animal science class.

Browse the Flagler Museum

September 16th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, September 16, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

(www.flaglermuseum.us/visiting/virtual-tours)

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

 

Enjoy a virtual tour of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida with this website. The 75-room, Gilded Age mansion was built as a wedding present to Henry Flagler’s wife and was their winter retreat until his death in 1913.

Use the right side bar menu to navigate to the different floors and rooms: 

  • Whitehall Facade
  • Grand Hall, South Hall
  • Library
  • Music Room
  • Courtyard
  • Billiard Room
  • Grand Ballroom
  • Hotel Addition
  • Breakfast Room, Dining Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Flagler-Kenan History Room
  • Colonial Chamber
  • Bedrooms
  • Silver Maple Room
  • Lace Exhibit
  • Yellow Roses Room
  • Servants Room
  • Morning Room
  • Flagler Kenan Pavilion

Images, texts, and audios provide an overview of each room. When done visiting the rooms, hover over the “Exhibits” link in the top menu, then select either “100 Masterworks” or “Past Exhibits” to keep your museum tour going.

In the 2nd, lower upper menu, choose “Teacher Resources” to find Newspapers In Education tabloids and other guides to use to supplement your tour.

Add this website to your list of stops when studying not only the Gilded Age, but also the history of Florida.

Visit Virtual Caves

September 9th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, September 9, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Virtual Cave

(www.goodearthgraphics.com/virtcave/)

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

 

This is a spectacular virtual field trip all about caves.

When you get to the landing page, you will see a short introduction in which the website owner explains that he’s been a cave explorer and photographer for over 35 years. His “Virtual Cave” website contains images of caves he has visited as well as explanations of their formations – information that he’s collected over his career. He divides them into 4 categories including: 

  • Solution Caves – Visit over 40 of the most familiar types of caves, and see images of incredible formations including stalactites, stalagmites and more.
  • Lava Tubes – Virtually explore 45 caves formed by flowing lava.
  • Sea Caves – Look inside some well-known caves formed by ocean waters.
  • Erosional and Glacier Caves – Peek inside a tall, canyon-like granite cave; see fascinating ice formations.

This site provides a look at some of the most fascinating forms inside our Earth. Invite your family to become arm-chair spelunkers as you take this trip to The Virtual Cave.

Museum of World War II Virtual Tour

September 2nd, 2016

 

It’s Friday, September 2, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip

at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Museum of World War II

(museumofworldwarii.org/virtual-tour.html)

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

 

Explore the artifacts at the Museum of World War II in Natick, Massachusetts at this website.

There are two ways to navigate around this website by either using the interactive museum map or by using the links in the right hand sidebar menu. Exhibits include: 

  • America Enters the War
  • Germany in the 1920’s
  • Rise of Nazism
  • German Military
  • Fall of France
  • Battle of Britain
  • Occupied Europe
  • Holocaust
  • Pearl Harbor
  • D-Day
  • Liberation
  • Atomic Bomb
  • Japan Surrenders
  • Collapse of Germany
  • German War Trials
  • Japanese War Trials
  • Prisoners of War
  • Enigma Code Machine
  • And much more.

Each page includes a brief introduction and example of artifacts in the museum along with an explanation about the item. Click on the image to enlarge, then hit the back button to return to the page. When on an exhibit page, visitors can use the map to navigate to a different area.

There are hundreds of items to examine, so be sure to bookmark this website to come back to as you wish.

Picture Perfect Museum of Photography Tour

August 26th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, August 26, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The American Museum of Photography

(http://www.photographymuseum.com/guide.html)

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

 

Take a picture-perfect guided tour of the American Museum of Photography with this website. Don’t let the home page of this tour dissuade you from visiting.

When arriving at today’s link you will see a page of text with many underlined links that will take you to different destinations. After reading through the text to learn more about the different exhibits, in the Exhibitions paragraph, locate the “Exhibitions Floor” link to go to the meat of the tour. When the page opens choose one of the 3 exhibitions available: 

  • Inventing Modernism – Learn about the beginnings of modernism in photography and examine example of this art form.
  • Beneath the Wrinkle – Discover the photography of Clarence H. White and how his work transformed when he was commissioned to illustrate a narrative for McClure’s Magazine: “Beneath the Wrinkle” by Clara Morris.
  • Auto Chromes: The World Goes Color-Mad – Explore the first steps into color photography.

Back at the home page you will find more adventurous tours into the world of photography with such online exhibits as: 

  • Special effect photography including photography noir, fictions, photomontage, faux snow pictures, creating clones with a camera, “spirit photography”, and more
  • Photography with a historical and cultural significance
  • Animal photography
  • Masterworks of Photography
  • Architectural photography

When you are finished digging through the museum check out the “Research Center” to learn about various photographic processes, preservation of photos, and more.

Note: As always, please be sure to preview this website before allowing your students to visit as there may be some images that some will find not suitable for children.

Bookmark this one to include in your art studies.

Hike Angels Landing Virtually

August 19th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, August 19, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Angels Landing ehike – Zion National Park

(www.nps.gov/zion/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtour.htm)

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

 

Put on your virtual hiking boots and explore Angels Landing in the Zion National Park with this website from the National Park Service.

When arriving at the site, read the brief overview then select the “Angels Landing eHike” text link. Be sure that your sound is turned on for this tour to experience the sounds of the park. When the tour begins, watch the introduction, then navigate through the slides using the arrows under the images. Each slide is accompanied by informative text to learn about the location. Click on the movie camera or park ranger icons to watch brief movies of different locations. Slides include presentations of: 

  • Angels Landing
  • Zion Canyon
  • Big Bend of the Virgin River
  • Bridge Mountain
  • Zion Lodge in the 1920’s
  • West Rim Trail
  • Refrigerator Canyon
  • Walter’s Wiggles

While on your hike, discover the special features of Angels Landing and Zion Canyon, learn about the plant and wildlife in the area, the people who lived there, and much more.

There is a lot to explore while visiting this user friendly website, so be sure to set aside enough time to take a leisurely walk through it.

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