Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

See Inside A Submarine

March 22nd, 2019

 

It’s Friday, March 22, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

NOVA: See Inside A Submarine

(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.

Click on the USS Springfield and you can see: 

  • the control room
  • the sonar room
  • the torpedo room
  • the mess deck
  • and more

Check out the different rooms on the USS Nautilus as well. 

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!

Virtual Tour of Ireland

March 15th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, March 15, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Eyes On Ireland

(www.irishphotos.com/)

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

 

Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, we thought we would feature a virtual tour of Ireland.

This website contains the most beautiful photos of Ireland — from familiar tourist attractions to the remote and rugged beauty of lesser known Irish landscapes. By viewing these breathtaking photos, you can essentially take a virtual field trip to Ireland.

The photos scroll by themselves. However, if you click on ‘Shop Online’ at the top, you can see the thumbnail pictures with titles underneath.

We also found a site with thousands of interactive panoramic pictures from destinations across Ireland: Virtual Visit Tours. You can scroll over “Places To See” in the menu to choose from all the 360° virtual tours these photographers have made.

Virtual Tour of a Submarine

March 8th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, March 8, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Tour of USS Nautilus

(www.ussnautilus.org/virtualTour/index.shtml#)

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

 

This website provides a free virtual tour of the USS Nautilus, the first U.S. nuclear-powered submarine.

When you get to the site, click on the link to view the new 360° Flash-based virtual tours of the Museum, Museum Store and Historic Ship. Sit back and relax as you watch each part of the museum. Or you can stop it at any time and manually move around the different areas.

Back on the main page, you can also view other tours presented through photographs and text including: 

  • The Front Walk
  • The Main Hall
  • Main Exhibit Area
  • Medal of Honor Gallery
  • Topside and the Torpedo Room
  • The Wardroom and Officer Staterooms
  • Historic Ship Nautilus Attack Center
  • The Control Room
  • The Crew’s Mess

When you’re through taking the tour, use the menu on the left side of the screen to learn more, including the history of the USS Nautilus.

Virtual Field Trip to Machu Picchu

March 1st, 2019

 

It’s Friday, March 1, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Field Trip to Machu Picchu

(www.peru-machu-picchu.com/index.php)

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

 

This website provides 360-degree panoramic views of the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru.

When you get to the website you’ll see a picture in the center of your screen and a welcome message below it. Scroll further down the landing page to read an overview of this virtual tour. Then, use the menu on the left side of the screen to see the panoramic view of each area of the tour that includes: 

  • Funerary Rock
  • Royal Tomb
  • Inside the Tomb
  • Sacred Plaza
  • Sacred Rock
  • Central Plaza
  • Intiwatana
  • Condor Temple
  • Animals
  • Inca Trail

Click on any one and a new page opens. Below the picture, you can read interesting text that explains what you are seeing. Then click on the virtual tour to see the breathtaking panoramic photo-view. 

This is an engaging way to explore a foreign destination without leaving home.

And for a more in-depth discussion, here is a longer virtual tour of Machu Picchu and speculation on the possible significance of its many features: http://www.niler.com/machupichu/inca1.html

Virtual Tour of George Washington’s Home

February 22nd, 2019

 

It’s Friday, February 22, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

(www.mountvernon.org/visit-his-estate/virtual-tour-flash)

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

 

February 22nd, according to many sources, is the birthday of the first U.S. President, George Washington, who was born in 1732. 

To celebrate his birthday, take a tour of the home where President Washington and his wife, Martha, lived. The home is a mansion called “Mount Vernon” that was located on a plantation covering 8,000 acres of land. In the real world, it is a historical landmark and open to visitors. If you can’t get there for an actual tour, try this virtual tour of the mansion and grounds.

When you get to the site, click on any of the arrows and watch videos to learn about the history of Mount Vernon that includes some good biographical information on George Washington’s life and times as well.

Virtual Tour Ford Model T Factory!

February 15th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, February 15, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

YouTube – Ford Model T

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXkxl8dSXb4)

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

 

Don’t miss this one! This is a great video showing the first assembly lines at the original Ford auto plant.

When you get to the website watch the 5-minute video showing how the Model T Ford was manufactured. (There was no sound when we reviewed this.) 
 
You’ll marvel at the speed and precision of the auto workers. We were blown away by the segment that shows how well the Model T negotiated every kind of driving terrain. (It may make you wonder why we can’t make cars like that today!)

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