Posts Tagged ‘virtual tour’

Classical Music Learning for Kids

February 16th, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, February 16, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Go Classical For Kids

(classicalkusc.org/kids/)

Age Range: 7-13 (Grades 2-8, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers one of the best, web-based educational activities on classical music that we’ve seen – designed just for kids!

When you get to the site choose from the following icons to watch and listen: 

  • Hansel & Gretel – Learn about opera and interactively control the elements in the scenes. Includes lesson plans, text transcripts form the game, a quiz to test knowledge, and hands on activities.
  • Scheherazade Interactive – The symphonic music of Rimsky-Korsakov is set to the story of “The Thousand and One Arabian Nights.” Parents can enjoy this activity using the listening guides on each screen and four music games for kids. Don’t forget to click on the “oil jars” at the bottom of the screen for further learning. Includes free, downloadable teachers’ lessons and guides.
  • Brahms – This online educational experience sets Brahms’ music to a story about Brahms and the culture of Vienna Austria in the 1890s. It includes chamber music, listening guides, and games. Includes free, downloadable teachers’ lessons and guides.
  • Alan Chapman Studio – Take a virtual tour of classical radio station KUSC, 91.5 FM, Los Angeles, with a popular radio host!
  • Family Listening Activity – Enjoy listening to music that imitates the sound of water. Classical pieces have been selected wherein the music sounds like a ship on the sea, a mermaid’s song, a storm, a river, and a fountain. This listen-and-learn exercise comes with simple, helpful text and suggestions that parents – who don’t have any previous experience in music education – can do and enjoy with their children.

And more!

Virtual Tour Ford Model T Factory!

February 15th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, February 15, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

YouTube – Ford Model T

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXkxl8dSXb4)

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

 

Don’t miss this one! This is a great video showing the first assembly lines at the original Ford auto plant.

When you get to the website watch the 5-minute video showing how the Model T Ford was manufactured. (There was no sound when we reviewed this.) 
 
You’ll marvel at the speed and precision of the auto workers. We were blown away by the segment that shows how well the Model T negotiated every kind of driving terrain. (It may make you wonder why we can’t make cars like that today!)

Virtual Tour of a Chocolate Factory

February 8th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, February 8, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Malley’s Chocolate

(malleys.com/virtual-tours/)

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

 

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and time for chocolate! Check out the virtual tour at Malley’s Chocolate factory in Ohio.

DISCLAIMER: ClickSchooling is not responsible for the chocolate cravings that may ensue by today’s review. You may want to have a chocolate bar, morsel, or cup of cocoa on hand to enjoy during your virtual tours!

When you get to the site, scroll down to view the virtual tour on how Buckeyes are made – chocolate and peanut butter candies by Malley’s.

And here is another factory tour. See how the famous Mallo Cups, Peanut Butter Cups, and Smoothie cups are made at the Boyer Candy Factory in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

You can learn more about chocolate here at the Cadbury website: 

  • What is Chocolate?
  • Harvesting and Processing Cocoa Beans
  • Chocolate Making
  • Discovering Chocolate
  • Cocoa Growing Countries
  • and more!

And for a good laugh, watch this excerpt from an “I Love Lucy” television episode from the 50’s on YouTube. Lucy and Ethel ‘work’ at the chocolate factory. (As always, parents should preview the sites to determine suitability of content.)

Virtual Tour of VW’s Transparent Factory!

February 1st, 2019

 

It’s Friday, February 1, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Tour of VW’s Transparent Factory!

(www.caranddriver.com/photos/g18001664/vws-transparent-factory-gallery/)

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

 

Just the idea that an automobile factory could be almost completely transparent is in itself amazing.

In this virtual tour, created by “Car and Driver” as they actually toured this unique and spotless manufacturing facility in Germany, you will see some great photos of the building and of the assembly process — including the robot assemblers! Just click through the 28 photos. 

Then make sure you check out CNBC’s 7 minute segment on YouTube here to learn more about the factory.

Virtual Tour of Amazon Rainforest!

January 25th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, January 25, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MSU: Virtual Amazon Tour

(msu.edu/user/urquhart/rainforest/)

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

 

Michigan State University offers this free interactive virtual tour of the Amazon rainforest. When you get to the site you’ll see a photograph of the rainforest.

Place your mouse cursor over the picture to reveal images that include: 

  • Boa Constrictor
  • Capybara
  • Jaguar
  • Orb-Weaving Spider
  • Parrot
  • Poison Dart Frog
  • Rhinoceros Beetle
  • Scarlett Macaw

And more! Click on any image and a new page opens where you can read information and sometimes watch a video about the item you selected. You can also scroll down to see the full list. And be sure to check out the link for teachers: Using the Virtual Rainforest in the Classroom.

This is a fun way to see and learn about some of the unique flora and fauna in the Amazon rainforest without leaving home.

Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

January 18th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, January 18, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

(www.nps.gov/mlkm/learn/photosmultimedia/index.htm)

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

 

Part of the expansive collection of webpages from the National Parks Service, today’s website takes us on a visual tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C.

Through a short video and images, visitors can explore: 

  • A brief video tour from the 2011 dedication with excerpts of President Obama’s remarks and students reciting passages from Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.
  • Photos from the soft opening of the Memorial on August 22, 2011
  • Pictures of the Stone of Hope statue
  • Images from the 2013 Day of Service and Wreath Laying at the Memorial
  • Close-ups of the wall inscriptions

When you are done with your virtual tour, use the sidebar menu to learn more about the park history and more. This website provides a brief look at the memorial and a nice addition to your MLK Day studies.

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