Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

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.

Tour Our Ocean Planet

August 12th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, August 12, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Ocean Planet

(seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet_scripts/tour.pl?sel=211+214+242+249+222+378+225+386+215+269+208+219+218&page=&cs=59753)

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

 

Today’s website allows you to take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s acclaimed exhibit, Ocean Planet. Using audio and visual technology along with beautiful graphs, charts, photographs and illustrations you can explore and examine Earth’s oceans and the interconnectedness of them to every habitat and creature worldwide. Designed for a general audience, younger children will need some help with navigation.

When you get to the site you will see a menu bar at the top of your screen. Directly below the menu are the numbers 1-13 – and below the numbers is a very brief introduction, links to sounds of the sea, and a link to the “floor plan” that allows you to see any part of this amazing exhibit. 

Note: As the links on this site do occasionally change, you might encounter an error message. If you do, just select “Please request your tour again,” then select “Ocean Planet Preview Tour” from the menu.

There is an assortment of virtual tours of the various segments of this exhibit. We have chosen to feature the Curator’s Preview Tour because it provides an overview of what is available to you in the real-time exhibit – most of which you can explore virtually. Once you take this tour, you will undoubtedly want to bookmark the site and return to explore the different galleries in the exhibit thoroughly.

So, from the landing page just click on the “next” button or the number “2” to start the tour. Each successive page describes briefly a gallery or section of the Ocean Planet exhibit. You will see a photo of the gallery, a brief description and a clickable menu that takes you to each part of that gallery where you can learn all about subjects like: 

  • Oceanography
  • Marine Biodiversity
  • Mariana Trench
  • Ocean Depths
  • Seafaring Communities Worldwide
  • Marine Habitat Destruction
  • Marine Scientist Biographies

You’ll also see the “cafeteria menu” but just click past it to continue with what’s available at the website. Once you’ve seen what’s available, use the “Floorplan” icon to return to any section that interests you and immerse yourself in ocean knowledge.

Explore a Variety of Power Plants

August 5th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, August 5, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip
 at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MidAmerican Energy Virtual Plant Tours

(www.midamericanenergy.com/virtual-plant-tours.aspx)

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

 

Electricity is made in many different ways today and with the video virtual tours from MidAmerican Energy, visitors can learn all about the histories and processes of creating energy. Videos last between 5 and 10 minutes and use digital animation to present interesting and thorough explanations of the different types of energy plants.

These include: 

  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Geothermal
  • Hydroelectric
  • Combustion-fueled
  • Coal-fueled

When you are done taking your tours, select the “Safety” option in the upper menu, then select “Education Programs” on the side bar menu. When that page opens, select the “Energy for Education website” text link to be taken to the “Electric Universe/Energy Underground” website where there are lessons, activities, games, and more for students in grades Kindergarten through 9th grade that will expand upon your virtual tours.

The virtual tours and the accompanying Energy for Education website will be a fabulous resource to use in your science studies of energy.

See How Clay Dishes and Tiles are Made

July 29th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, July 29, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip
at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Heath Ceramics

(www.heathceramics.com/home/pages/discover-heath/our-story/see-how-we-make-things)

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

 

Explore the Heath Ceramics factories in California with these virtual tours and discover how they turn clay into dinnerware and tiles.

When arriving at today’s link select from one of two tours: 

  • Sausalito Dinnerware Factory Tour
  • San Francisco Tile Factory Tour

After being taken to your desired tour, click on the image in the slide show to progress through the tour. Below the images are brief explanations of the process. To exit the tour, locate the little ‘X’ in the upper right hand corner of the page.

When you are finished with your tours, learn more about the company by selecting the “Discover Heath” then “Explore Heath” option link in the upper menu. On this page there are many ways to learn about the company, the history, and the people who have made the company what it is today. 

A Video Guide to Dairy Farming

July 22nd, 2016

 

It’s Friday, July 22, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

DairyGood

(dairygood.org/content/2016/a-video-guide-to-dairy-farming)

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

 

Discover the various aspects of dairy farming through a series of short videos at this website.

The video presentations are broken down into specific topics and then provide several topical videos which include: 

  • Taking Care of the Cows
    • Animal health care
    • Antibiotics
    • Housing
    • Food
    • Calf separation
  • All about the Milk
    • Milk safety
    • Testing for antibiotics in milk
  • Taking Care of the Land
    • Dairy farmer’s environmental responsibility
    • Manure as fertilizer
    • Converting manure to electricity
    • Dairy technology
    • Dairy farm technological innovations
  • Community and the Future
    • Learn about some different dairy farms

When you are finished with your video tours, use the upper menu to discover more about dairy farming. Select the Life on the Farm link to read interesting articles, watch slideshows and more videos and learn much more about the life of a dairy farmer. There is a lot to explore on this website, so if your student is interested in cows and farming, you will want to bookmark this to come back to time and time again.

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