Posts Tagged ‘Virtual Field Trip’

How Nutcrackers Are Made and More!

December 7th, 2018

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Nutcracker Museum

(nutcrackermuseum.com/gallery2.html)

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

 

People of all ages love nutcrackers — as much for their functionality as their whimsical design. At this time of year, we see nutcrackers in holiday displays and on dining room tables. The glorious strains of music from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Ballet” permeate our homes as well as the mall, reinforcing our fascination with nutcrackers during the holidays. But what is the history of the nutcracker? How are they made? How many designs are there? How many different ways are there to crack a nut?


Answers to these questions and more await you at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum, located in the state of Washington, and the destination of today’s virtual field trip. When you get to the site, you will see the words “A virtual tour of the museum.” Below are 2 sections of photographs of some of the “residents.” (Click on the photos to see larger images). 

Then using the menu at the top, look under “The Museum” to learn about antique nutcrackers, the history of the museum and more. Under the “Information” menu, learn even more including: 

  • The History of Nutcrackers
  • Nuts are Good for You – Check out the videos on cracking a nut and styles of nutcrackers
  • Museum in Germany – Watch a video (with some German narration) of the nutcrackers displayed there, including the largest nutcracker in the world! (Parents, as always, should preview videos to determine suitability).

You can cap this off by watching video clips of the Nutcracker Ballet here.

See How Chase “Cherry Mash” Candy is Made

November 30th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, November 30, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Cherry Mash

(cherrymash.com/cherry-mash/)

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

 

Today’s website provides a brief tour to see how Cherry Mash (a popular candy confection in the Midwest) is made.

Cherry Mash consists of a soft, cherry flavored center with maraschino cherries, covered in a mixture of chopped roasted peanuts and chocolate. When you get to the site you will see a brief introduction. Then simply scroll down the page to see photographs of the candy making process, and read the descriptive text.

When you complete the tour, read the history of this popular candy that was first produced in 1918 by visiting the “Our Legacy” link.

Oh, and if this tour makes you hungry for Cherry Mash, you can order it right at the website.

Tour the Indian Mounds in Georgia

November 16th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, November 16, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Georgia Indian Mounds

(tinyurl.com/gudo5b8)

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

 

Explore the Etowah, Ocmulgee, and Kolomoki Indian Mounds in Georgia with this website from Georgia Public Broadcasting.

To begin exploring, select one of the mounds on the map. When the presentation opens, read the introduction then scroll down to see the “Click to Start” option. A new map of the location will open for you to select various areas to learn about. After selecting a destination, move around the slide to find video presentations, 360° tours, image slide shows and information about the place. Use the drop-down menu in the upper left to navigate to a different location or to view a specific feature. Sites on your tours include: 

  • Etowah – This 54-acre site is located in Bartow County and thought to be the most well-preserved Mississippian culture site in Southeastern U.S.
    • The Mounds
    • Lesser Temple Mounds
    • Mortuary Mound
    • Plaza
    • Fish Trap
    • River
  • Ocmulgee – This national monument is found in Bibb County and served as home to the Mississippian Indians around 900 A.D.
    • Earth Lodge
    • Funeral Mound
    • Trading Post
    • Corn Field Mound
    • Lesser Temple Mound
    • Greater Temple Mound
  • Kolomoki – Located in the Kolomoki Mounds State park in Early County, it is recognized as the oldest and largest Woodland Indians site in the Southeastern U.S and was inhabited from 350-750 A.D.
    • Great Temple Mound
    • Plaza
    • Burial Mound
    • Ceremonial Mound

These tours make a great supplement to your American Indian studies.

Explore the American Package Museum

November 9th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, November 9, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The American Package Museum

(www.packagemuseum.com/index.htm)

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

 

This website was designed as an online art exhibit of early 20th Century package design.

Corporations brand their products in unique ways through packaging designs. This exhibit features photographs of packages that are no long in circulation – everything from Alka-Seltzer to Wrigley’s Spearmint Chewing Gum.

When you get to the site simply click on the words “Enjoy your visit to The American Package Museum” to start the slide-show. There are over 100 products so it can take some time to view them all. If you want to jump right to a particular product then click on “Index” on the menu bar to see a list of products. Click on a product name and the photo of the package pops right into view.

It’s fun to see the old product designs – a nostalgic trip down memory lane for some parents. If you have some of these same products in your home today, why not take them out of the cupboard and compare the packaging to what’s in this exhibit? It could lead to lots of discussion about art, design, and advertising – and what works and what doesn’t.

[ClickSchooling] National Museum of Ireland – Natural History

November 2nd, 2018

 

It’s Friday, November 2, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

National Museum of Ireland – Natural History

(www.museum.ie/Natural-History/Exhibitions/Current-Exhibitions/3D-Virtual-Visit-Natural-History)

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

 

Explore the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History galleries with the 3D virtual tours on this page from the museum.

Select one of four tours: 

  • Ground Floor – Irish Fauna
  • First Floor – Mammals of The World
  • Second Floor – First Balcony- Fishes, Birds and Reptiles
  • Third Floor – Second Balcony – Insect, Shells, Crustaceans, Corals, and Blaschka Models

When you click a tour, wait for it to load then use your mouse to navigate around the exhibit. Select the “View Fullscreen” to view the tour fully on your computer screen. In the tour, locate the circles along the way to move to an area. Use your mouse to move around a location 360°. Scroll in and out for a closer look at an object. Hit your “Esc” button on your keyboard to return to today’s link.

Visitors can find additional educational materials by selecting the “Explore & Learn – Natural History” option on the left-hand menu, then select the “Resources for your Visit” link to find some downloadable activities that can be modified by the creative teacher to use even though you are not able to visit the museum in person.

Discover the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

October 26th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, October 26, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

(www.thehenryford.org/visit/henry-ford-museum/exhibits/)

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

 

Take a virtual tour of The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan with this website.

To begin exploring the exhibits, use the right-hand menu beside the map to see examples from the following collections: 

  • Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms
  • Agriculture
  • Dymaxion House
  • Your Place in Time
  • Fully Furnished
  • With Liberty and Justice for All
  • Heroes of the Sky
  • Made in America: Manufacturing
  • Made in America: Power
  • Driving America
  • Presidential Vehicles
  • Railroads
  • Firearms
  • Home Arts
  • Lighting
  • Doll Houses
  • Henry Ford’s Violins
  • Telephones
  • Coverlets
  • Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery
  • Clockwork
  • Mathematica

Once a gallery has been selected, read about the exhibit then scroll down to locate the slide show of few images or to locate “Highlights” of the exhibit. Use your back button to return to the map page.

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