Posts Tagged ‘virtual tour’

See How Milk is Made

July 20th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, July 20, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MooMilk

(www.moomilk.com/virtual-tour)

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

 

This site offers a virtual tour that explains how milk gets from cow to carton.

When you get to the site you will see the “The Story of Milk” virtual tour that is presented with photographs and simple text. After your tour, browse the “Teacher Resources” using the link on the menu to find additional links to more information about dairy as well as downloadable printable worksheets and more. Also, don’t miss the FAQs that include lots of fascinating answers to questions such as: 

  • To make a gallon of milk, a cow needs to drink how much water?
  • How many hours a day does a cow chew her cud?
  • What does a cow weigh?
  • How can you tell cows apart?
  • How many stomachs does a cow have?
  • Why is milk white?
  • How long does milk last after the “sell-by” date?
  • During which week of the year is the most pizza consumed?

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum Virtual Tour

July 13th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, July 13, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

(www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org/index.html)

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

 

Take a photo tour of the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison, Kansas with this website.

Use the sidebar menu to select “Museum” then choose “Take a Tour.” When the page opens, discover the objects in the museum and view images of the rooms: 

  • Front Parlor
  • Second Parlor/Library
  • Sun Room
  • Original Kitchen
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Butler’s Pantry
  • North Parlor/Judge’s Parlor
  • 2nd Floor – The Landing
  • Large South Bedroom
  • Upper Hall and North Bedrooms

After reading the descriptions, click on the images to see larger versions. Learn more about the history of the home and the museum by selecting ” Museum – Birthplace & Home” under the “Museum” menu. Learn more about Amelia Earhart by selecting her name on the side bar to find: 

  • Biography
  • Childhood
  • As an Aviator
  • Accomplishments
  • Fun Facts
  • Personal Information
  • News Clips
  • Significant Women in Aviation

Also learn about the Ninety Nines, an International Organization of Licensed Women Pilots from 35 countries, by selecting it on the menu and be sure to check out the “Related Links” for more sites related to aviation and more.

See How Glow Sticks Are Made

June 26th, 2018

 

It’s Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

instructables

(www.instructables.com/id/Make-Glow-Sticks-The-Science/)

Age Range: All (All grades – everyone can enjoy aspects of this, with parental supervision)

 

Glow sticks are prevalent in stores at this time of year. We thought it would be fun to take a virtual tour of a glow stick factory. While we didn’t find an actual factory tour, we did find a terrific demonstration of how glow sticks are made.

When you get to this ad-supported website, you can watch a video of a chemist creating a variety of “glow stick” reactions in red, yellow, blue, green, and white. As he performs the experiments, he identifies the chemicals being used and explains the scientific reaction each produces. There are even graphs to illustrate the narration. This is a fascinating demonstration that is entertaining and educational.

Glow stick and chemistry fans will especially like this presentation.

Virtual Tour of USS Pampanito (SS-383)

June 22nd, 2018

 

It’s Friday, June 22, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Tour of USS Pampanito

(maritime.org/tour/)

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

 

At this website, the San Francisco Maritime Museum provides a free virtual tour of the USS Pampanito, a WW II submarine.

The sub was built in 1943 as part of the U.S. Navy fleet of submarines that were instrumental in the Allied victory in the Pacific during World War II.

This online tour provides a glimpse of what life was like for the sailors aboard the vessel. You can even visit some compartments that are not safely accessible on the “live” tours (the sub is docked at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf) because of the vertical ladders and confined space.

When you get to the website read the introduction and follow the instructions to take a virtual tour of the sub including the: 

  • Main Deck Aft
  • Torpedo Room
  • Motor Room
  • Forward Engine Room
  • Crew’s Mess and Galley
  • Radio Room
  • Control Room
  • Pump Room

As you click on each section of the sub, a new page opens with an illustration that pinpoints the location on the sub. Below it is an actual photograph and text that explains its purpose.

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.

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