Posts Tagged ‘Virtual Field Trip’

Go Virtual Caving in France

June 8th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, June 8, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

La Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc

(archeologie.culture.fr/chauvet/en)

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

 

Explore the La Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave in southern France with these virtual tours.

Discovered in 1994, the La Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave is home to the some of the best-preserved cave paintings in the world. The actual cave is closed to visitors to preserve the cave, but a replica of the cavern was created so that the collection can be admired without the risk of damage to the original location. However, with this website, visitors can take a virtual tour of the actual caverns.

When arriving at today’s website, scroll down the page to select the virtual tour link. There are twelve locations included in the tour: 

  • Brunel Chamber – North and South
  • Chamber of the Bear Hollows
  • Cactus Gallery
  • Red Panels Gallery
  • Candle Gallery
  • Hillaire Chamber – North and South
  • Skull Chamber
  • Latticework Gallery
  • Megaloceros Gallery
  • End Chamber

Use the mouse to navigate around the images and locate “hot spots” to learn more and see additional images. When you have finished the virtual tour, use the “Home” button in the upper left to return to the opening page. Scroll down the page to locate the video link (beside the virtual tour link.) Please note that the video is in French, but even if you don’t speak French, it is worth watching. Scroll further down the home page to discover more about the cave, its history and preservation.

Explore the Oriental Institute Museum

June 1st, 2018

 

It’s Friday, June 1, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Oriental Institute Museum

(oi.uchicago.edu/virtualtour)

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

 

Tour the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago with this website.

This museum features artifacts from ancient Near East including galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and Megiddo.

After reading through the introduction, click the “Take the Tour” button on the bottom of the page. Your tour will start at the lobby and museum shop. Read through the information in the pop-up window which provides navigational instructions as well as hot spot information. Use your mouse to explore the 360° images of the galleries. Select your desired destination by clicking on the thumbnail images at the bottom of the screen. Galleries to visit include: 

  • Mesopotamian Gallery
  • Khorsabad Court
  • Assyrian Empire Gallery
  • Syro-Anatolian Gallery
  • Megiddo Gallery
  • Egyptian Galleries
  • Persian Gallery
  • Nubia Gallery

Throughout the galleries there will be photo hot spots to get a closer look at an item. Be sure that you have your permissions turned on to be able to view these items.

When you have finished with your virtual tour, head back to the home page and select the “Collections” link in the upper menu then choose the “Search our Collections” option on the left-hand sidebar. To search for only items with multimedia including images, go to the second drop-down menu and select Multimedia, then select the “Yes” radio button. Use the “Browse Museum Galleries” options to further refine your search. 

If you are studying the ancient worlds of the Near East then this website will make a wonderful resource to add to your study.

Take a Virtual Trip Along the Oregon Trail

May 25th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, May 25, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

History Globe: The Oregon Trail

(www.historyglobe.com/ot/otmap1.htm)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

At this website you can virtually follow the pioneer path along the Oregon Trail and see the natural landmarks, forts, and trading posts that they saw on their long and dangerous journey West.

When you get to the site you will see a menu tab at the top of the page. Click on “1843 Map” and “Modern Map” to compare the path of the Oregon Trail then and now.

Click on “Trail Tour” to begin your virtual journey through photographs and historical paintings accompanied by interesting facts and trivia about: 

  • Independence, Missouri
  • Courthouse Rock
  • Chimney Rock
  • Fort Laramie
  • Independence Rock
  • Fort Bridger
  • Soda Springs
  • Fort Hall
  • Fort Boise
  • Whitman Mission
  • The Dalles
  • Oregon City

You can also view information about the landmarks by clicking on their locations on the maps. 

NOTE:  The “Travel Links” button was originally intended to lead to travel information for those who wanted to visit the Oregon Trail. However, most of the links now lead to error messages and/or to redirects that we have not reviewed. Parents, AS ALWAYS, MUST PREVIEW AND SUPERVISE USE of this website.

Tour the Golden Gate Bridge

May 18th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, May 18, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Golden Gate Bridge

(www.xplorit.com/san-francisco-golden-gate-bridge)

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

 

Tour the Golden Gate Bridge with this virtual tour from Xplorit.

Start off the tour by watching the brief video presentation of “75 Years of The Golden Gate Bridge in 49 Seconds.” When the video finishes, use your mouse or arrow keys to move around and in and out of the 360° images. Use the stacked lines icon on the bottom menu to see all the available views including: 

  • Marin Headlands
  • South Side of the Bridge
  • South Tower
  • San Francisco Bay – Sky View
  • Middle of the Bridge – South
  • North Side of the Bridge
  • North Statue
  • North Tower
  • San Francisco City View
  • Outside Interactive Museum
  • South Tower
  • South Bridge – Bike Route
  • South Side of the Bridge
  • Welcome Center
  • South Side Welcome Center View
  • Fort Baker Fishing Pier
  • Fort Baker Overlook

Throughout the tours, visitors can move to other locations by selecting the world icons in the pictures. Or click on the map markers to take video “moving” treks across the bridge. 

Besides the images, the interesting thing about this tour is that there are many video views throughout which help give the visitor a sense of being there.

Discover Minnesota

May 11th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, May 11, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Minnesota DNR: Virtual Tours

(www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/virtual_tours.html)

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

 

On May 11, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state to join the Union. Discover the parks, trails, waterways and more of Minnesota with this page from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

When arriving at today’s link, scroll down the page to locate a destination and then choose from two types of tours: 

  • Panoramic tour – Explore with multiple 360° images. When the window opens, use your mouse or arrow keys to move around the image. Locate the “Pin” in the image to move to the next destination in the park or select an image in the bottom picture strip. There is also drop-down map available at the top of the image to find another location within the park. Hover over the blue dots on the map for the name of the location and click to the image to load. Descriptive text accompanies each image.
  • Snapshot tour – Each tour provides multiple images along with information texts. At the bottom of each tour there are additional links to go to the home page of the location.

In addition to the panoramic and snapshot tours, the following locations also include video tours: 

  • Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park
  • Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
  • Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area
  • Heartland State Trail (Video tour only)
  • Paul Bunyan State Trail (Video tour only)
  • Gitchi-Gami State Trail
  • Root River State Trail
  • Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail

(Please note that some of the video tours are stored on YouTube, so as always be sure to view prior to allowing children to use the site.)

When you have finished with your tours, use the upper menu to navigate to the Teacher Resources page to find downloadable educational materials. Select the Education & Safety option, then More, then scroll down to the Natural Resources section to locate the Teacher Resources link.

This page makes a nice addition to your state studies resources.

Visit an Oil Refinery and Drilling Rig

May 4th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, May 4, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Discover Petroleum – Fawley Tour & Captain Tour

(resources.schoolscience.co.uk/ExxonMobil/index.html)

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

 

Part of the larger Discover Petroleum site from ExxonMobil, take virtual tours of an oil refinery and drilling platform in the UK.

Our first stop is the oil refinery. Select the “The Fawley tour” link. After reading through the introduction, begin the tour by either clicking the arrow at the top of the page to “start tour” or selecting the text link in the introduction box. Use your mouse to zoom around the 360° image and learn about the location and the refining process with the informational text to the left of the image. Locations visitors will see include: 

  • Jetty – south end
  • Jetty control
  • Salt marsh
  • South trestle
  • View from the admin block roof
  • Storage tank
  • Perimeter tank
  • Fawley village
  • COGEN – COmbined heat and power GENeration
  • Bund by SP4
  • Gate 1
  • Hythe Terminal
  • View from the fire station roof
  • Pipe farm

After finishing your tour, return to the homepage by selecting the “part of the Discover Petroleum site” link at the top of the page. Select “The Captain tour.” With this tour of a drilling platform located on the edge of the Moray Firth 68 miles north of Aberdeen, visitors will see: 

  • The helicopter deck
  • Mess and galley
  • Drill deck
  • Drill control room
  • Well heads
  • Chemistry lab
  • Walkway to the bridge
  • Middle of the bridge
  • Top of the Bridge Linked Platform (BLP)
  • Control room

Use the tools under the informational blocks in each tour to learn more about oil drilling, the refinery process, and much more. There is a lot of interesting information provided, so don’t hesitate to check out the other links provided.

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