Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

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!)

Virtual Tour of a Chocolate Factory

February 8th, 2019

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Malley’s Chocolate

(malleys.com/virtual-tours/)

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

 

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and time for chocolate! Check out the virtual tour at Malley’s Chocolate factory in Ohio.

DISCLAIMER: ClickSchooling is not responsible for the chocolate cravings that may ensue by today’s review. You may want to have a chocolate bar, morsel, or cup of cocoa on hand to enjoy during your virtual tours!

When you get to the site, scroll down to view the virtual tour on how Buckeyes are made – chocolate and peanut butter candies by Malley’s.

And here is another factory tour. See how the famous Mallo Cups, Peanut Butter Cups, and Smoothie cups are made at the Boyer Candy Factory in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

You can learn more about chocolate here at the Cadbury website: 

  • What is Chocolate?
  • Harvesting and Processing Cocoa Beans
  • Chocolate Making
  • Discovering Chocolate
  • Cocoa Growing Countries
  • and more!

And for a good laugh, watch this excerpt from an “I Love Lucy” television episode from the 50’s on YouTube. Lucy and Ethel ‘work’ at the chocolate factory. (As always, parents should preview the sites to determine suitability of content.)

Virtual Tour of VW’s Transparent Factory!

February 1st, 2019

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Tour of VW’s Transparent Factory!

(www.caranddriver.com/photos/g18001664/vws-transparent-factory-gallery/)

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

 

Just the idea that an automobile factory could be almost completely transparent is in itself amazing.

In this virtual tour, created by “Car and Driver” as they actually toured this unique and spotless manufacturing facility in Germany, you will see some great photos of the building and of the assembly process — including the robot assemblers! Just click through the 28 photos. 

Then make sure you check out CNBC’s 7 minute segment on YouTube here to learn more about the factory.

Virtual Tour of Amazon Rainforest!

January 25th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, January 25, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MSU: Virtual Amazon Tour

(msu.edu/user/urquhart/rainforest/)

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

 

Michigan State University offers this free interactive virtual tour of the Amazon rainforest. When you get to the site you’ll see a photograph of the rainforest.

Place your mouse cursor over the picture to reveal images that include: 

  • Boa Constrictor
  • Capybara
  • Jaguar
  • Orb-Weaving Spider
  • Parrot
  • Poison Dart Frog
  • Rhinoceros Beetle
  • Scarlett Macaw

And more! Click on any image and a new page opens where you can read information and sometimes watch a video about the item you selected. You can also scroll down to see the full list. And be sure to check out the link for teachers: Using the Virtual Rainforest in the Classroom.

This is a fun way to see and learn about some of the unique flora and fauna in the Amazon rainforest without leaving home.

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