Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Online Visit to the Museum of Baseballs

July 10th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, July 10, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Big League Baseballs – Museum of Baseballs

(http://photos.bigleaguebaseballs.com/)

 

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

 

This website will be a hit with your baseball fan. Created by the e-commerce company, Big League Authentics, LLC, this website provides visitors with a visual exploration of “vintage and modern Rawlings, Reach and Spalding Official National League and American League Baseballs, and Rawlings Commemorative World Series, All-Star Game and other Special Event baseballs.”
When arriving at the link above, choose from the following to begin examining baseballs of all kinds: 
  • National League
  • American League
  • World Series
  • All-Star Game
  • Postseason
  • Special Event
  • MLB International
  • Official Game – Style Promo
  • Rawlings Corporate
  • Miscellaneous, Misprints, & Prototypes
  • MiLB and Independent Leagues
  • Collegiate Leagues
  • International Pro Leagues
  • Amateur Leagues
After selecting the collection you would like to browse, select the ball you would like to examine closer. Under the image there are different available image size options available to zoom in closer. If the image is clicked, it opens to an image only page. If you do choose to click on the image, you will need to use your back button to return to the original page. You can use the ‘prev’ and ‘next’ buttons at the top of the page to move through the collection. Many of the balls provide textual information about the ball. To return to the main museum page, select the “Museum of Baseballs” text link at the top of the page.

Some of collections are broken into sub-categories and even sub-sub categories, so there are hundreds of baseballs to check out on this website. This is definitely an interesting website for the baseball lover in your house.

Historic Philadelphia Tour

July 3rd, 2015

 

It’s Friday, July 3, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Historic Philadelphia

 

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

 

Part of the larger ushistory.org website from the Independence Hall Association (IHA), tour the historic sites of Philadelphia. Locations along your ad supported virtual visit include:
  • The Liberty Bell
  • Independence Hall, Old City Hall, Congress Hall, Liberty Hall, and Fireman’s Hall
  • United States Mint and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • First and Second Banks of the United States
  • The Bourse
  • Taverns
  • Penn’s Landing
  • Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Historical houses
  • Museums
  • Parks, gardens, squares
  • Churches, synagogues, temples, meeting houses, and cemeteries
  • And much, much more.
Navigate through the site using the “Next Stop” arrow at the top of each page. Or, from the home page, use the index to jump right to your destination. Each stop of your tour includes an image or images of the location, its history, interesting facts and trivia as well as other tourist information.

With over 70 different destinations, visitors will not only get a great feel for historical Philadelphia but will also learn a bit about its impact on the history of the United States.

Smithsonian Bicycle Collection & Extras

June 26th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, June 26, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Smithsonian Bicycle Collection

(http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_69_1.html)

 

Age Range: All (children with parental supervision)

 

Part of the larger America on the Move collection at the National Museum of American History, Behring Center, in Washington, D.C., this portion of the website shares the history of bicycles through informative text and interesting pictures.
When arriving at the link above read a brief description of the collection, then use the “Table of Contents” drop down menu in the upper right to navigate through time. Select from: 
  • Introduction to the Smithsonian Bicycle Collection
  • The Development of the Bicycle
  • Bicycle History from the late 19th century
  • The collection, 1818-1869
  • The collection, about 1875-1881
  • The collection, 1883-1886
  • The collection, 1887-1891
  • The collection 1896-1927
  • The collection, 1935-1965
When arriving at the collection pages, visitors can select the images of the bicycles to learn more details about the bike and its history. Use the link on the left hand side bar to return to the collection of images.

After you are finished checking out all the bicycles in the online exhibit, jump over to the British Council Film Collection to step back in time as you watch the 1945 short film, “How a Bicycle is Made“.

NOVA: See Inside A Submarine

June 19th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, June 19, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

NOVA Online: See Inside A Submarine

(http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/subsecrets/inside.html)

 

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

 

At this website you can take a virtual tour of the inside of two nuclear powered submarines, the original USS Nautilus commissioned in 1955, and an “attack” submarine, the USS Springfield, commissioned in 1993. You can visit the control room, the crew quarters, and officers’ deck, see navigational equipment, and check out the periscopes, plotting tables, and weapons control panel. Learn about life on a submarine from members of the crew and their families.
This site is part of the larger PBS/NOVA companion website to the film presentation, “Submarines, Secrets, and Spies.” If you click on that title (located on the left side of your screen) you will go to the home page where you can learn a great deal more about submarines and underwater research including the fascinating science of how sound travels underwater. In fact, you can take an informative “true or false” quiz on that topic – answer the questions, and then find out the scientific reasoning behind the correct answers. For example: True or False? Do dolphins produce notes 100 times higher than the highest note a soprano can reach? Go to the website to find out!

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Estate

June 12th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, June 12, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Taliesin Preservation, Inc.

(http://www.taliesinpreservation.org/visitors-guide/our-tours/virtual-tour)

 

Age Range: All ages and grades (children with parental supervision)

 

Born on June 8, 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright is recognized as “the greatest American architect of all time” by the American Institute of Architects. Wright designed well over a thousand homes and buildings, five hundred thirty-two of which were built. Recently, ten of his most famous buildings have been nominated by the United States for inclusion to the UNESCO World Heritage list. This website presented by Taliesin Preservation, Inc. provides a virtual tour of one of those buildings, Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
When arriving at this site, click the “View” button to begin the tour. The tour will open to full screen. You can click the “esc” button on your keyboard to return to the smaller screen. Be sure your sound is turned on to hear your virtual guide, Keiran Murphy, staff historian at Taliesin Preservation, Inc., provide history and interesting information about the location as well as background music of Wright’s favorite scores. You may choose to let the tour move on its own or you may manually use your mouse to explore the grounds. Click the smaller images in the screen to move from place to place. For complete instructions for navigating the tour select the “?” icon.

Locations include: 

  • Taliesin Estate View
  • Taliesin Hill Top
  • Wright’s Design Studio
  • Tan-y-deri View
  • Hillside View 1
  • Hillside View 2
  • Hillside Assembly Hall
  • Fellowship Dining Hall
  • Riverview Terrace Visitor Center Cafe
  • Visitor Center Gift Shop
When you have completed your tour, select “Frank Lloyd Wright” in the upper menu for a brief biography about his life, links to other Frank Lloyd Wright websites, and FAQs. This website provides a glimpse into the world of the famous architect and a wonderful addition to any study of American history.

New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide

June 5th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, June 5, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

New England Lighthouses

 

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

 

This website created by Jeremy D’Entremont provides visitors with information and photographs of almost 200 lighthouses found in the New England states.
When arriving at the site, there are a few ways to start exploring. Visitors can use the upper navigation menu to select “Lighthouses by State” to choose a state, then choose to see an alphabetical list of the available lighthouses. Or scroll down the page and choose the state you wish to visit in the “Lighthouses Menus by State” list. After clicking on the state in the latter method, the page that opens reveals a Google map with the lighthouse locations. Scroll down to see an alphabetical chart of the lighthouses with thumbnail images. Click on the name or image to be taken to the lighthouse page. When arriving at the page, view the image slide show and read the information relating to the lighthouse. Many lighthouse pages include links to other pages for more information and sites for more images (some sites are commercial sites).

When you have finished touring the lighthouses, select the “more. . .” option in the upper menu, then mouse over the “Links” option to reveal another sub menu where you can select “Resources for Teachers“. On this page are links to websites that provide educational material to expand your study of lighthouses.

This site makes a great addition to any study of lighthouses.

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