Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Travel the Globe – Virtually

May 29th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, May 29, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Scholastic Global Trek

(teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/)

Age Range: 8-13 (Grades 3-8, with parental supervision)

 

Virtually travel the globe to 35 different countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe with this website created by Scholastic.

After students select their destination, they receive a suggested itinerary that provides links to information about the country: 

  • Background
  • Guided Tours
  • Meet the People

Within those informative pages are other links to outside websites for a deeper exploration of a country. Students can create an online “Travel Journal” to record notes about what they have learned and then print out their journals.


With this website, students will expand their knowledge and understanding of the people, places, and environments of the countries of the world.

Visit the Secret Annex of Anne Frank Online

May 22nd, 2020

 

It’s Friday, May 22, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Secret Annex Online

(www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/secret-annex/)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

A sub-site of the larger AnneFrank.org website, presented by the Anne Frank House Museum, interactively wander around the Secret Annex where the Frank family, the van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer hid from the Nazis for more than two years.

When you arrive at the website, you can “Step Inside” right away, or you can scroll down to the 3D image of the house and annex. Toggle between Front Section and Secret Annex. The rooms you are able to visit and learn about include: 

  • Prinsengracht 263
  • Warehouse front
  • Warehouse back
  • The chestnut tree
  • Front office
  • Back office
  • Staircase
  • Kitchen
  • Toilet
  • Private office
  • Stockroom
  • Attic
  • Moveable bookcase
  • Entrance
  • Otto, Edith and Margot’s room
  • Anne and Fritz’ room
  • Bathroom
  • Hermann and Auguste’s room
  • Peter’s room
  • Attic

Click on any of the rooms to view it and learn more about it. Be sure to have your sound turned on to hear explanations, narrative and commentaries of the various rooms. Use your mouse to navigate through the rooms.


When you are finished exploring the hiding place, click on the box in the top right corner and click to learn more: 

  • Who Was Anne Frank
  • Video Diary
  • The Diary
  • The Timeline
  • The Main Characters
  • Go In-Depth
  • And more

This fascinating interactive presentation filled with interesting audios, videos, texts, and images gives visitors a real feel that they have stepped into the world of Anne Frank and her housemates.

Virtual Tour of Mt. St. Helens

May 15th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, May 15, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Tour of Mt. St. Helens

(www.fullscreen360.com/st-helens)

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

 

Forty years ago on Monday, Mount St. Helens erupted spewing volcanic ash for miles. This website offers 360 degree panoramic images of the Mt. St. Helens volcano as it looks more recently.

When you get to the site, you see the instructions on how to view the panoramic images. Then use the scroll bar to move down and read about: 

  • Spirit Lake
  • Ape Cave
  • Johnston Ridge Observatory

And to the right you can read some Fun Facts and see the satellite map of the area.


This is a great way to see the view from the top without hiking in and back out again for almost 10 miles.

Visit animals in the San Diego Zoo

May 8th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, May 8, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

San Diego Zoo Videos and Webcams

(zoo.sandiegozoo.org/animals-plants)

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

 

Visit some of the animals in the San Diego Zoo in California with the videos and webcams found at this website.

When you get to the site, you can see beautiful pictures of the animals in the zoo: 

  • Leopard
  • Arctic Fox
  • Camel
  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Hippo
  • Koala
  • Lion
  • Monkey
  • Penquin
  • Reindeer
  • Zebra
  • And so many more!

You can click on each picture to read more about the animal.

Then under “Animals & Plants” in the top menu bar, you’ll find a link to the Live Cams and Videos. You’ll see many behind-the-scenes activities including a koala joey exam, penquins at the beach and more.

Animal lovers of all kinds will enjoy visiting this website.

Take Flight with this Virtual Tour

May 1st, 2020

 

It’s Friday, May 1, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

EAA AirVenture Museum

(www.eaa.org/en/eaa-museum/museum-exhibits)

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

 

Presented by The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), explore the exhibits of the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and discover the history of aviation.

When arriving at the link above, choose your destination from: 

  • Eagle Hangar
  • Pioneers of Flight
  • Pioneer Airport
  • Homebuilts & Van’s RV
  • SpaceShipOne
  • Innovations Gallery
  • Antiques & Classics
  • Air Racing & Aerobatics
  • KidVenture Gallery
  • Poberezny Legacy Tour

Through the use of images and descriptive texts, examine planes of all kinds and learn about the history of aviation from balloon travel through space travel.

When you are finished exploring the exhibits, click on “Videos” in the top menu to view archived videos of events, aerobatics, instructional videos for building and flying planes, and an interesting video series called “Timeless Voices” which provides first-hand accounts of flying during combat and other various circumstances.

Take the history of flight to new heights with this website.

Energizing Power Plant Tour

April 24th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, April 24, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Power Plant Tour

(energyclassroom.com/energy-classroom/virtual-power-plant-tour/)

Age Range: 8-10 (Grades 3-5, with parental supervision)

 

We use energy every day but do we understand how it is made and where it comes from? With this fascinating virtual tour through a power plant, discover the answers to these and many more questions about energy production.

Sponsored by Xcel Energy and part of the larger Energy Classroom website, join your young guides, Jenna and Bobby, as they walk you through one of the biggest of Xcel Energy’s 86 power plants and explain how energy is made. There are 3 stops on your tour: 

  • Introduction – General information about the tour
  • Electricity – Walks through the steam energy production process from coal to transmission to customers
  • Environment – Explains the way the company works to conserve resources and keep the air and water clean

When you are finished with your tour, use the sidebar navigation or select “Energy Classroom” at the top of the navigation bar to find a great number of excellent resources available on this site to continue your study of energy. Resources include: 

  • Interactive games
  • Printable worksheets, information sheets, activity ideas, and experiments
  • Informative videos

Choose from the following topics: 

  • Power Sources
  • Clean Energy Planet
  • Conservation
  • Power & Wildlife
  • Careers in Energy
  • Power Questions
  • Power Words
  • Energy Safety
  • Teacher Resources
  • and more!

While the materials on this site were created for students in grades 3-5, there is a wealth of information that can be adapted for both younger and older students. Turn on the lights to exploration of power when you visit the Energy Classroom website.

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