Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Explore the Amazon Rain Forest

January 6th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, January 6, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Amazon Interactive

(www.eduweb.com/amazon.html)

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


Take a virtual trip to the Amazon Rain Forest! The site’s description says it all: “Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.”

When you get to the site you’ll see a short introduction and a menu that allows you to quickly get familiar with the geography of the Amazon. This short interactive overview is perfect for introducing the topic of the Amazon with colorful graphics, illustrations, photographs and brief, interesting text. Find out: 

  • Where the Amazon is located
  • How much rain falls there
  • Who lives there
  • How they make a living
  • Learn about conservation efforts and coffee growing

Next, imagine you are one of the indigenous people of the Amazon and try your hand at planning and managing sustainable ecotourism. What impact will it have on the land and the people – what risks and benefits are involved?

This is a terrific and thought-provoking exercise that all members of the family can enjoy.

Lyndhurst Manor Christmas Tour

December 23rd, 2016

 

It’s Friday, December 23, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Lyndhurst Manor Christmas Tour

(www.lyndhurst.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/VirtualTours/LyndhurstChristmas360.html)

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

 

Explore Lyndhurst Manor in all its Christmas splendor with this 360° virtual tour. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis and overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, Lyndhurst Manor is noted as one of “America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions.”

When you arrive at today’s link, click the main menu window to start the tour. Use the toolbar at the bottom of the screen to stop the automatic rotation and to navigate through the manor as you wish. The first two icons allow you to easily move through the rooms. Visit the: 

  • Entry Hall
  • Dining Room
  • Picture Gallery
  • State Bedroom
  • Star Bedroom

When you are finished with your Christmas tour, click the Lyndhurst logo in the upper right to visit the main website. From here, click the “About” link in the upper menu to learn about the history of Lyndhurst Manor. On the left-hand side bar menu, click the “Virtual Tours” link to find more tours of the manor such as: 

  • Bowling Alley
  • Aerial Lyndhurst
  • The Mansion
  • The Mansion at Halloween

These simple tours provide an excellent window into Gothic Revival architecture and of a time long ago.

Take a Fantasy of Flight Tour

December 16th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, December 16, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip 
at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Fantasy of Flight Museum

(www.fantasyofflight.com/collection/)

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

 

Discover all kinds of aircraft at this museum in Polk City, Florida. Founder Kermit Weeks strives to share his passion for aviation with this museum.

Explore the aircraft online by using the upper menu to select “Aircraft” and then select to browse through current or past exhibits or the “World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection.” After you have chosen a collection to view, scroll through the list of aircraft and click on the one of interest. When the page opens, you will see a picture of the plane and then can read about its history, specifications and “Kermits Comments.” Among the aircraft you can learn about are planes from the following eras

  • Early Flight
  • WWI
  • Golden Age
  • WWII
  • Korean War/Post WWII
  • And more.

Not only is this website easy to navigate and pleasant to the eye, but visitors may wish to add this to their file for history studies as there is a lot of wonderful and interesting information available.

Maple Syrup Day Resources

December 15th, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, December 15, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Maple Syrup Day Resources

(See below.)

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

 

National Maple Syrup Day is December 17! We thought it would be fun to learn about maple syrup.

Read The Legend of Maple Syrup

(sugarmakerstimes.blogspot.com/2007/10/native-americans-and-legend-of-maple.html)


North America is the only place where maple syrup is produced. It was originally made by Native Americans. At this website you can read “The Legend of Maple Syrup” online.

Watch Videos on How Maple Syrup is Made
Part I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVXeBOl4fXY)

Part II (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tidds7_gDM)


These videos were lovingly made by a family who has been in the maple syrup business for years. Gather your family around the computer, turn on the speakers to hear the music and narration, and enjoy a delightful virtual field trip to a maple sugar tree farm.

Maple Math (hubpages.com/education/maple-math)

A terrific presentation of a math lesson to discover line symmetry in maple leaves.

Maple Syrup Coloring Page

(homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/ss/maplesyrupprint.htm#step7)


Print and color a picture of tapping the maple trees.

These websites are sure to whet your appetite for maple syrup. Have a Maple Syrup Taste Test! Purchase some real maple syrup and compare it to pancake syrup that is typically made from corn syrup and artificial maple flavor. Which do you like best?

San Diego Zoo Animal Webcams

December 9th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, December 9, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

San Diego Videos and Webcams

(zoo.sandiegozoo.org/content/video-more)

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

 

Visit some of the animals in the San Diego Zoo in California with the videos and webcams found at this website.

Peek in on the following animals in their exhibits: 

  • Penguin
  • Ape
  • Koala
  • Panda
  • Polar Bear
  • Elephant
  • Tiger
  • Condor

On some cam pages, there are links to learn more about the animals or read blog entries relating to the animals.

On today’s link, choose the “Videos” link to see many behind-the-scenes activities including ultrasounds of pandas, a pacemaker implanted in a Tasmanian Devil, setting up “Snow Day” for the snow, meerkat pups, giraffe calf, aye aye baby, capybara babies, elephant videos, and much more.

Animal lovers of all kinds will enjoy visiting this website.

Tour Spangler Candy Cane Factory Virtually

December 2nd, 2016

It’s Friday, December 2, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip
at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Spangler Candy Cane Factory

(www.spanglercandy.com/our-brands/candy-canes/tourm)

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

 

The Spangler Candy Company has been manufacturing candy canes since 1954. They make millions of candy canes a day! At this site you can take a tour of their factory.

When you get to the site you will see text and photographs explaining the process used to make candy canes. When you are through with the tour, you can learn about the history and legends associated with candy canes by clicking on Candy Cane Legends link in the upper menu.

SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS:
The legends contain some religious content. We mention this, because in previous years that we have featured this site, we received (in response) many links from list members with the “true story” of candy canes. We also get links to sites that debunk the “true story” of candy canes as urban legend. AS ALWAYS, we leave it to each parent to review and research the information and determine what is suitable for their own children.

Before you gather the kids around the computer to take this tour, you might want to stock up on some candy canes – as it really stimulates the appetite for these wonderful red and white holiday confections.

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