Posts Tagged ‘field trip’

Virtual Field Trip to Hawaii Coffee Factory

June 21st, 2019

 

It’s Friday, June 21, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Royal Kona Coffee

(www.royalkonacoffee.com/learn/)

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

 

Hawaii may be best known for producing pineapples and macadamia nuts – but did you know that Hawaii also produces coffee

That’s right, Kona coffee groves thrive near the world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa, on the big island of Hawaii. At today’s website you can see how Kona coffee gets from bean to cup. You’ll see the coffee groves, coffee flowers, unripe coffee “cherries,” and see how the beans are removed from the coffee fruit. Through text and photographs you’ll learn how the beans are processed, sorted, and roasted to produce Kona coffee. Learn: 

  • 50 Years Ago in Hawaii
  • Processing Kona Coffee
  • Harvesting Kona Coffee
  • How Kona Coffee is Grown
  • And more!

Also, here’s a 3-minute video tour of one of Hawaii Coffee Company’s sister brands, Lion Coffee. Scroll down to the video, How Coffee is Made: Inside Lion Coffee’s Roastery.

Video of the Birth of Hummingbirds

June 14th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, June 14, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Birth of the Hummingbirds

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHo2Ch_SPboa)

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

 

This YouTube video provides a stunning video, set to the music of Mozart, of the birth of two hummingbirds.

You can watch the mother building the nest, see the eggs hatch, and get a unique view of how the mother bird feeds her young and prepares them for independence. The video is approximately 8 minutes in length. 

Some interesting facts: a hummingbird egg is very small – like the size of a small jelly bean or pea. And the nest opening is only about the size of a large walnut, ping pong ball or golf ball.

And here are some amazing pictures of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds from the Bird Photo Gallery of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.

TV SchoolHouse – Social Sciences & More!

June 13th, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, June 13, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

TV SchoolHouse

(tvschoolhouse.com/)

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

 

This website offers free, old-time, educational movies for a variety of subjects including social studies and geography!

The creator of this website, Chris Grahl, tried to cover as many of the subject areas he could find videos for. He used old educational films – some are highly informative, while others are just funny. Many fall somewhere in the middle. Most of these movies were made between 1940-1960. You can access them for free on a variety of subjects including: 

  • The Arts
  • Science
  • Home Economics
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Geography
  • Health, Safety & Careers
  • Virtual Field Trip
  • Teacher’s Lounge

Click on any one and a new page opens with a menu of choices. Click on a film title and a new screen opens where you can watch the film. Note: You must click on the screenshot to start the movie. 

You’ll be treated to an entertaining educational extravaganza. Watch these with your kids because they will result in lots of laughs, great discussions, and engaging learning opportunities.

Visit a Hand-Mixed Glass Factory

June 7th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, June 7, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Kokomo Glass Factory

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMmv8ZpXsI8)

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

 

Discover the artistry of hand-mixed sheet and colored glass made at the Kokomo Opalescent Glass company, in Kokomo, Indiana by watching this YouTube video.

This video gives the history of the Kokomo Glass Factory. You’ll see how the stained glass sheets are made as well. To see some of the products the Kokomo factory makes, head on over to their website where you can view their image galleries: 

  • Blown Rondel Being Made
  • Rondel Gallery
  • Bullseye Panes
  • Dalle De Verre Gallery
  • Laminate Glass Gallery

There are some beautiful pieces of glass work here! And if you are lucky enough to live near Kokomo, Indiana, you can take a tour in person and witness the artistry of glass making for yourself.

Virtually Sail Aboard USS Constitution

May 31st, 2019

 

It’s Friday, May 31, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

All Hands on Deck

(www.allhandsondeck.org/)

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

 

Take a multi-media learning adventure aboard the USS Constitution (aka Old Ironsides) that incorporates language arts, reading, math, science, art, and social studies. Lessons are categorized by grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

When you get to the landing page of the website, we recommend that you watch the companion video (19 minutes long) that provides a sort of virtual field trip into the ship’s past. In the movie, a modern day ship visitor named Julie steps into a time-warp and meets characters from the ship’s past who tell their stories revealing the history and legacy of the USS Constitution.

Note: To download and watch the video, when you get to the website’s landing page, click on “Set Sail” and a new page opens. Click on “Table of Contents” and then click on “Video” on the left side of the screen. 

After watching the video, use the “Table of Contents” to explore the free curriculum that covers the USS Constitution‘s construction, the crew, and life aboard a 19th century warship. Discover the teamwork required to sail the ship and engage in battle.

The online curriculum has lessons and activities that require students to solve math problems, make maps and diagrams, and write essays and poems. You’ll find suggestions for getting started, vocabulary helpers, activity sheets to print out, and much more. You’ll also find: 

  • Recommended Resources – Get recommendations for further reading, fun field trips, movies, music, and games, and a list of items to have on hand.
  • Scuttlebutt – Enjoy humorous tales and interesting historical facts and anecdotes to extend the lessons.

This tribute to the legacy of the USS Constitution is designed for classroom use, but can be tweaked to suit any homeschool environment.

Virtual Tour of a Chicken Farm

May 24th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, May 24, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Farm Food 360

(www.farmfood360.ca/en/chickenfarms/chickenfarm/index.html)

Age Range: 9 -18 (Grades 3-12; younger children may enjoy these too, with adult supervision)

 

Take a virtual tour of a family’s chicken farm in Ontario, Canada.

When you get to the site, choose from these tour locations: 

  • The Barn’s Exterior
  • The Empty Barn – Cleaned and Ready for New Chicks
  • See the Day-Old Chicks
  • The Partially Grown Chicks
  • The Fully Grown Chickens
  • The Control Room

Click on the hot spots for more information about each area.

When you are done with those tours, there are videos at the bottom of the home page: 

  • The Life of Chicken Farmers
  • Caring for Chickens
  • Emergency Systems
  • Farm Food Safety
  • Biosecurity

The videos are only about one to two minutes long.

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