Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

California Capitol Tour & More

September 7th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, September 7, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

California State Capitol – Capitol Museum

(www.capitolmuseum.ca.gov/)

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

 

This site offers a variety of virtual tours relating to the California State Capitol in Sacramento.

When arriving at today’s link, use the sidebar menu to select the Virtual Tours link. Read the brief introduction then select “Start A Virtual Tour” text link. When the page opens visitors will be able to either use the side bar menu to select a tour or move through the first tour, “Architecture: Symbols of a Changing Democracy,” using the navigation instruction links at the bottom of each page. Through text and images, the architecture tour explores the architectural features of the Capitol building including the symbols, rotunda, the domes, the gold ball and cupola, the encaustic tiles, the statuary groupings, the portico and pediment, and the east annex plaques. 

Tours also available on the Virtual Tours page include: 

  • Collections: California’s Art Collection – Examine the art, portraits, murals, statues and flag collection at the museum.
  • Capitol History: A Legacy of California’s Growth – Discover the Capitol’s history from planning to its complete restoration completed in 1982.
  • Capitol Park – Stroll through the park virtual tour and explore the plant life as well as the memorials and monuments.
  • Historic Rooms: The West Wing – Learn about the Legislative Bill Room, Governor’s rooms, 1902 Secretary of State Office, 1906 and 1933 Treasurer’s Offices, Library Exhibit Room, the offices of the President Pro Tempore and Speaker of the Assembly, as well as visit the chamber galleries and committee room.

But wait, there’s more. Back on the home page, find the Kids’ Zone link. After reading the introductions, click the “Visit the Kid’s Zone” text link and a pop-up window will open. (Be sure you allow your Flash Player to run.) At this colorful section of the website, through slideshow images and text, kids can explore the Capitol building and its history, learn about the symbols and history of California, read fun facts, check out “neat pics,” play games, and print out worksheets and coloring pages. There is also a section for teachers with links to lesson plans and more.

Add this site to your list for your California studies.

Explore Lechuguilla Cave

August 31st, 2018

 

It’s Friday, August 31, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Lechuguilla Cave

(www.extremescience.com/cave-tour.htm)

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

 

With this part of the ad-supported Extreme Science website, take a brief virtual tour of the deepest cave in the United States, Lechuguilla Cave, located in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

When arriving at today’s link read through the information about the cave then select the text link at the end of the article to proceed to the next stop. Each stop in the tour is located as a text link at the end of the article. Through text and images visitors will learn about: 

  • Bottle Brush Crystal
  • The Chandelier Ballroom
  • Cave Pearls
  • How these spectacular caves were first formed
  • Meet a caver who’s been inside of Lechuguilla Cave

Note: the video tour link on the bottom of the articles came up as not available, but we did find the following video on YouTube for you to enjoy: Caves – Lechuguilla BBC Planet Earth


Add one more stop to your tour by visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park website Lechugilla Cave photo gallery to view more stunning images of the cave.

This virtual field trip will make an interesting addition to your science or state studies.

Visit the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

August 24th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, August 24, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

(www.reading.ac.uk/Ure/tour/index.php)

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

 

Discover the artifacts of Greece and Egypt with this virtual tour of the Ure Museum at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

Navigating the website to see the items will take a little effort but it is worth it. When arriving at today’s link, visitors will find a menu of themes to explore: 

  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Mythology and religion
  • Household – including childhood
  • Making Greek vases – including shapes, decoration and timeline
  • Education – including music, athletics and literacy
  • Citizenship – including gender
  • Warfare
  • The Symposium
  • Body beautiful
  • Death – including graves and funerary rituals

Once you have selected a theme, a page opens with information relating to the topic. Within the topic are accession numbers that are links to the artifact. Clicking one will open the page with information and image of the item. Click on the images to enlarge, then you can use the navigation tool under the image to see more views available. Use the back arrow on your browser to return to the previous page or select the Ure Museum Home link on the left sidebar to get to the homepage and then select the “Tour of the Museum” tab to get back to where the menu is.

You could also search the database to search for items using a keyword or topic. Use the “database” link in the welcome paragraph to access this. If there are available items to view, a list will populate. Click the link and available accession numbers will appear for you to select.

There is an abundance of information on this site to supplement your studies of ancient Greece.

See How Peanut Butter is Made & More

August 17th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, August 17, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Peanut Company of Australia

(www.pca.com.au/the-story-of-peanuts/how-peanut-butter-is-made/)

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

 

Learn all about peanut butter, how it is made and more with these select websites.

At this site you can take a short virtual tour through text and photographs to see how peanut butter is made. Under the “For Kids” link, learn “The Story of Peanuts” and have some “Nutty Fun” with activities, puzzles and recipes. Check out more “Recipes” using peanut butter that kids can make with adult supervision.

And here are more sites about peanut butter: 

Virginia-Carolinas Peanuts

(aboutpeanuts.com/peanut-facts/classroom-resources/teacher-kits/)

This site provides FREE printed materials and downloadable curriculum materials relating to peanuts and peanut butter for grades K-5.

Peanut Butter Lovers

(peanutbutterlovers.com/about/)

This website explains how peanut butter is made – including how peanuts are grown, harvested, shelled, roasted, ground, and packaged. While you are at this site click on the “History” button to read all about how peanut butter came to be such a popular nutritional staple and check out the Fun PB Facts. You will also find nutrition facts, recipes, and information about allergies at this site as well.

National Peanut Board

(www.nationalpeanutboard.org/more/teachers/)

 
The National Peanut Board also offers free, peanut-themed lesson plans for grades K-6 in the Discover the Powerful Peanut post, as well as additional articles about how peanuts grow, the history of peanut butter, George Washington Carver and much more. Visitors can get recipes using peanuts too!

KidsHealth from Nemours

(kidshealth.org/en/kids/peanut-butter.html)

 

Make your own peanut butter! You’ll find a recipe here. Have fun!

Take a Virtual Field Trip to Hawaii

August 10th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, August 10, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtually Hawaii

(satftp.soest.hawaii.edu/space/hawaii/virtual.field.trips.html)

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

 

Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21, 1959. Visit the islands online with this virtual field trip.

After reading the introduction, select the island to visit by clicking on one of the images on the left had side of the page. Through images and text tour the islands of: 

  • Oahu
  • Big Island
  • Maui
  • Kahoolawe
  • Molokai
  • Kauai

Each island has a choice of tours available – some use clickable maps to reach a destination, others have downloadable movies of aerial views. When the tour opens, read through the text and click on the images for larger views. When finished with these tours, select the “Go to VH Home Page” and locate the “NEW radar images” in the right hand upper paragraph to see radar images of the islands.

We did find that this site appears to be an older website that may not be maintained and a few of the links did not work, but there is still plenty of great information and images available making it worth a look-see.

Visit the Pima Air & Space Museum Online

August 3rd, 2018

 

It’s Friday, August 3, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Pima Air & Space Museum Virtual Tours

(www.pimaair.org/visit/exhibits-virtual-tours)

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

 

Tour the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona with today’s ClickSchooling find.

Be sure that your Flash player is up to date and enabled then select from the virtual tour image links to view items in the following collections: 

  • Main Hangar – F-4 Phantom, T33, Microjet, Bumble Bee, Huey, Beech 18, Wright Flyer, F-14, AH-1 Cobra, Learjet, Electra, A-10 Thunderbolt, Thunderflash, D-21, S3-Viking, Seasprite, Dash, Cougar, F-107, SR-71, F107, Osprey, Mariner, and more
  • Space Gallery – X-Planes, Space Capsule, Simulator, moon rock, Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame, Apollo Command Module, and more
  • 390th Memorial Museum – B-17, WWII Jeep, Berlin Exhibit, and much more
  • WWII Hangars – V-1, B-25 Mitchell, B-24, Bobcat, C-47 Skytrain, Wildcat, Commando, H4, H22, F4U Corsair, B-29 Superfortress, Oscar, and more
  • Outdoor Planes – additional aircraft can be examined using this Google tour.

In addition to these tours, hover over the “Visit” link in the upper menu, then select “Museum Aircraft” to see and learn more about the aircraft at the museum. Click the image to enlarge.


Your aviation enthusiast will definitely enjoy these tours.

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