Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Maple Sugar Farm Virtual Tour

March 27th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, March 27, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Leane & Michael’s Sugarbush

(www.lmsugarbush.com/virtualtour.html)

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

 

Real maple syrup is a delight for the senses – and learning about how it is made is fun for the entire family!

At this website you can take a virtual tour of a homeschool family’s maple syrup farm. Through interesting text and photographs you can learn about the entire maple syrup process from tree to breakfast table.

But that’s not all! This homeschool family recognizes the learning value of the maple syrup process and has designed an entire Unit Study to accompany their virtual tour! It is available absolutely FREE at their website. Just click on “Unit Study” on the menu, then click on the tabs that open in the left-hand menu. There are 10 weeks of lesson plans that include: 

  • Indian Syrup Making
  • Pioneer Syrup Making
  • Modern Syrup Making
  • All About Maple Trees
  • Tapping Maple Trees
  • Gathering Maple Sap
  • Boiling Sap Into Syrup
  • Bottling Pure Maple Syrup
  • Selling Pure Maple Syrup
  • The Sugarbush Annual Maple Syrup Festival

But wait! There’s still more! The unit studies include craft ideas, and lots of links for such things as crafts, further research, and even recipes! (NOTE: Not all the links were working at the time of our review.)

After visiting this site, you might want to purchase a jug of Sugarbush Pure Maple Syrup! (It’s also a nice way to support the efforts of this homeschool family and thank them for the gift of these free learning materials.)

Tour Jerusalem Virtually

March 20th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, March 20, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Jerusalem Virtual Tours

(www.3disrael.com/jerusalem/)

Age Range: 6 and up (Grades 1 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

Visit the most sacred sites in Jerusalem through these masterfully rendered virtual tours. Through the use of cutting edge technology and a team of gifted artists, writers, and technicians, this website strives to provide visitors with “a unique visual experience, never seen before.”

Choose from several currently available 3D tours: 

  • The Western Wall
  • Jaffa Gate
  • Supreme Court
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Tower of David
  • The Cave of John the Baptist
  • Church of All Nations
  • And many more!

The creators of these digital models have taken care to pay close attention to details.  

When you are finished with these tours, you can find links to more tours on the left sidebar: 

  • Dead Sea
  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • And more!

Learn How Potato Chips are Made

March 13th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, March 13, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips

(www.dieffenbachs.com/potato-chip-factory)

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

 

Discover how potato chips are made with this website from Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips. This business, located in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, has been making potato chips for over 50 years.

When arriving at the link, see an introduction about the factory with some pictures, then scroll down to play the Virtual Factory Tour. You’ll learn the process involved in going from potato to chip in the almost 4-minute video. It’ll be sure to whet your appetite for a bag of potato chips!

Take an Underwater Adventure to the Waikiki Aquarium

March 6th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, March 6, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Waikiki Aquarium

(www.waikikiaquarium.org/)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

 

Hawaii is the home to a variety of sea life and at this site you can learn all about it in the many exhibits at the Waikiki Aquarium. 

When you get to the site select the “Experience” link at the top of the page. Then select from: 

  • Exhibits
  • Animal Guide
  • Plants & Seaweeds
  • Overview Map
  • Critter of the Month
  • Webcam

Some of the exhibits you might like to visit are: 

  • South Pacific Marine Communities and Hawaiian Marine Communities – These highlight the amazing diversity and adaptations of sea creatures in the tropical Pacific and Hawaii.
  • Edge of the Reef – Learn about different types of Hawaiian reef and shore environments, and see colorful fish.
  • Diversity and Adaptations – Discover the amazing adaptations that allow marine life to get the upper hand on predators and prey.
  • Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat – Find out about conservation efforts to preserve one of the world’s most endangered marine mammals.
  • Coral Farm – a working coral propagation facility that provides coral colonies to other aquariums and research institutions to reduce the demand and damage to wild reefs

Click on any one of these and more and investigate it through text, photographs, and even Live Cams!

Little ones will like the pictures, and older students will enjoy navigating through the hotlinks to learn all about Hawaiian marine life. This is a great site to visit with the whole family.

Explore the Tombs of the Pharaohs

February 28th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, February 28, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

(archive.fieldmuseum.org/tut/explore.asp)

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

Visit the Valley of the Kings with this virtual field trip from the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Visitors will learn about the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, examine Egyptian funeral artifacts, and discover the stories surrounding the pharaohs.


After reading the introduction, select the “Begin your Exploration” text link and a new window opens for you to start the interactive tour. Follow the instructions to navigate through the tour. Choose your destination by clicking one of the choices on the map: 

  • Tomb of Yuya and Tjyu
  • Tomb of Tuthmosis IV
  • Tomb of Amenhotep II
  • Tomb of Tutankhamun

While all the tours contain images and interesting information about the king, the tour for King Tut provides much more detail about this Pharoah.
 
When you are finished examining the tombs, go back to the home page and dig deeper by using the right-hand menu options to learn more about King Tut, examine additional artifacts, explore the photo gallery, and to find the answers to some of the most common questions about King Tutankhamun.

This site is an excellent addition to studies of Egypt and mummies.

Visit Buckingham Palace Virtually!

February 7th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, February 7, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Buckingham Palace

(www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace)

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

 

Experience the grandeur and elegance of Buckingham Palace and more with these breathtaking, 360-degree virtual tours.

Only open to visitors during the summer months and for a limited number of tours in December, January and at Easter each year, Buckingham Palace is mostly used for official functions and events by the Queen and members of the Royal Family. 

There are three destinations: 

  • The Grand Staircase
  • The White Drawing Room
  • The Throne Room

Using your mouse or the on-page controls, examine the rooms from floor to ceiling. As you survey the rooms, you will find little information circles that you can click on that provide pop-up detailed descriptions. 

Then using the top menu bar, learn more about: 

  • The Queen
  • The Royal Family
  • The Commonwealth
  • Residences, Art and History
  • Royal Events and Ceremonies

When you are done visiting Buckingham Palace, you may also wish to stop by Windsor Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse for more virtual room tours. These tours are a royal feast for the eyes!

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