Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Take a Virtual Tour of Green Gables

July 25th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, July 25, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Green Gables

 

Age Range: 10 and up (Grades 5 and up approximately; children with parental supervision)

 

Through this website, travel to Cavendish on Prince Edward Island and visit Green Gables. Serving as the inspiration for the setting of L.M. Montgomery’s beloved story of the red-haired orphan, Anne of Green Gables, Green Gables welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world. Now, you too can tour Green Gables from your own home with this interactive website.

When arriving at this website, below the introductory text, you will find 2 interactive floor plans. Select a room to visit by clicking on the red text links on the floor plans and a pop-up window will open. Navigate around the room by clicking on the image and moving your mouse. Zoom in or out using the plus and minus signs at the bottom of the image.

Rooms available to visit include:

* First Floor:
  • Kitchen
  • Entrance Hall
  • Dining Room
  • Parlour
  • Pantry
  • Matthew’s Room

* Second Floor

  • Anne’s Room
  • Hired Hand’s Room
  • Marilla’s Room
  • Guest Room
  • Sewing Room

This website would make a wonderful supplement to a literary study of the book but Anne of Green Gables fans will simply enjoy this visual tour into the world of their favorite character.

[ClickSchooling] Kentucky Farms Feed Me Virtual Field Trips

July 11th, 2014

 

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

 

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Kentucky Farms Feed Me

 

Age Range: 6-10 (Grades 1-5, with parental supervision)

 

Discover the world of farming in Kentucky with this wonderful series of video virtual field trips. Funded by the Kentucky Corn Growers Association and Kentucky Small Grain Growers Associations, this website strives to bring the farms and farmers of Kentucky into the comfort of your classroom and to promote agricultural education. The videos are presented from a child’s perspective and range in length from 5 to 12 minutes. Video selections currently include: 
  • Celebrating Our Farms at the Kentucky State Fair
  • Did You Eat Your Veggies Today?
  • Apples are Awesome!
  • Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat. Oh, My!
  • The Beef on Cattle Farms
  • Kentucky, The Poultry State?
  • From Pig to Pork
  • Milk, Cheese, and Ice Cream Please

In addition to watching the videos, visitors can also submit questions via a form on the video page and farmers and experts will email a response. If a question and the answer is deemed to have educational value, it is posted to the video page to help others. Also on each video page, on the left hand sidebar, you will find more information about the field trip as well as links to lesson plans and activities and additional YouTube videos about the subject.

Live Animal Cams on Animal Planet LIVE!

June 27th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, June 27, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Animal Planet LIVE!

 

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

 

At this website from Animal Planet, view live video feeds from around the world of all kinds of animals. When arriving at the site, use the images at the bottom of the page to select which cam you would like to view, including:  

  • Kittens
  • Puppies
  • Pit Bulls & Parolees
  • Caribbean Reef
  • Pacific Reef
  • Bigfoot
  • Chipmunks
  • Hedgehogs
  • Bunnies
  • Sloths
  • Wild Birds
  • Red-tailed Hawks
  • Pittsburgh Bald Eagles
  • White-Rock Bald Eagles
  • Hog Island Osprey
  • Black Eagle
  • Parakeets
  • Sharks
  • Humans
  • Penguins
  • Sea Otters
  • Clownfish
  • Bees
  • Calves
  • Chicks
  • Tamarins
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants

 

Please note that some feeds may only be available dependent on the time of day or year for animal activity, but kids young and old will enjoy searching for these fun critters when visiting the website.

Turkey Hill Ice Cream Factory Tour

June 20th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, June 20, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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Turkey Hill Experience

 

Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)

 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for an ice cream factory tour! At this website sponsored by the Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia, Pennsylvania, explore Turkey Hill Dairy to learn how Rocky Road ice cream is made – from when the milk arrives at the factory until the ice cream leaves the factory freezers.
Using the images above the presentation window, easily navigate through the animated slides. Each slide is accompanied by informational text in a bubble beside the slide. Hover around the slide to find the red circled or boxed item to reveal additional fun facts. Cute sound effects play when viewing the slides.

When you are done with your virtual tour, select the “Snapshots” option on the side bar under the “Plan & Learn” option to view nostalgic photos from Turkey Hill Dairy. To see images of the Turkey Farm Experience, select the “Photo Gallery” option on the side bar.

And, if you are lucky enough to be able to visit the Turkey Hill Experience in person, check out the “Education” link under “Groups” on the sidebar to find lesson plans for grades K-6 that you can use to expand your visit.

Ice cream is a favorite summertime treat enjoyed by young and old alike. After visiting this site you will want to head for the freezer for your favorite ice cream treat.

Visit the Secret Annex of Anne Frank Online

June 13th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, June 13, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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The Secret Annex Online

 

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

A sub-site of the larger AnneFrank.org website, presented by the Anne Frank House Museum, interactively wander around the Secret Annex where the Frank family, the van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer hid from the Nazis for more than two years.

When you arrive at the website, you may wish to watch the brief introductory video that sets the scene for the circumstances leading to the decision to go into hiding. Then select the “Enter the 3D house” link in the top navigation bar or the “Go straight inside” image link to the left of the video to enter the annex. Be sure to have your sound turned on to hear explanations, narrative and commentaries of the various rooms. Use your mouse to navigate through the rooms. Use the floor plan icon to visit a particular room. Rooms you are able to visit include:

* The ground floor

o Prinsengracht
o Landing
o Warehouse front
o Warehouse back
o Extension
o Garden

* The first floor

o Front office
o Office Entrance
o Alcove
o Hallway first floor
o Back office
o Private office
o Office kitchen

* The second floor

o Depot front
o Hallway second floor
o Depot middle
o Depot back
o Moveable bookcase
o Bathroom
o Room Frank family
o Room Anne Frank

* The third floor

o Front attic
o Room Peter van Pels
o Room van Pels Family

* The fourth floor – Attic secret Annex

When you are finished exploring the hiding place, return the home page to learn more about the house and its inhabitants by selecting “The Outcome”, “About the house”, or “Who’s who?”. This fascinating interactive presentation filled with interesting audios, videos, texts, and images gives visitors a real feel that they have stepped into the world of Anne Frank and her housemates.

EPA Virtual Tour of a Water Treatment Plant

June 6th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, June 6, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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EPA Virtual Tour of Water Treatment Plant

 

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

 

Visitors will quench their thirst with the knowledge of how a water treatment plant works with this virtual tour from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When arriving at the website, select the text link “Virtual Tour of a Drinking Water Treatment Plant” beside the drop of water image to start your tour. Then you may choose whether to view the interactive presentation in English or Spanish. After a brief introduction by “Thirsten”, a fun character who shows up throughout the presentation providing additional fun facts, the presentation begins. Following the easy instructions you can follow water from the river and through the treatment process. When arriving at the “Control Panel” you can select:
* Tour the Plant – Through the use of colorful images and audio narration, tour a typical water treatment plant covering:
o Source Water and Intake
o Pretreatment and Screening
o Coagulation and Flocculation
o Filtration
o Sedimentation
o Disinfection
o Distribution and Storage
* Classroom Exercises – Games and activities include:
o Thirsten’s Word Scramble Game
o Build Your Own AquifierAquifer
o Matching Fun Facts Game
o Thirsten’s Question and Answer Game
o The Water Cycle
o Water Filtration
o Water Tower Gallery
* Web Resources – Includes links to outside related websites

In the heat of the summer, this interesting virtual tour is sure to wet your whistle for learning.
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