Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Journey to County Cork, Ireland

October 16th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, October 16, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Prezi: Virtual Field Trip to Ireland

(prezi.com/kxuz_ybsgksz/virtual-field-trip-to-ireland/)

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

 

Through images, text, and videos, take a quick trip to County Cork, Ireland with this presentation created by Andrea Bresnahan on the larger Prezi website. A prezi is an online, user created, digital presentation similar to a PowerPoint presentation.

When arriving at today’s link, use the arrows to navigate through the presentation. Along with the images and embedded YouTube videos, visitors can: 

  • See the moors of Ireland
  • View the flag and maps of Ireland
  • Learn about Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone
  • Discover the Drombeg Stone Circle
  • Examine bits and pieces of history
  • And more!

While this presentation is brief, it gives visitors a lovely glimpse of County Cork.

Virtual Tour of Latex Balloon Factory

October 9th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, October 9, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Balloon Headquarters

(www.balloonhq.com/faq/making.html)

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Ever wonder how latex and Mylar balloons are made? You can find out by taking a virtual field trip to this site.

When you get there scroll down a little and you can read a general overview and some Q&A’s about how balloons are manufactured. There are some photographs that help illustrate the text. You will discover how balloons are molded, how the rolled lip is formed, how they are colored and imprinted, and there is even information on how to make latex balloons at home! (Parental supervision is required!)

But don’t stop with the tour. This site has all kinds of fascinating and educational information about balloons (some more appropriate for high school level and beyond). When you finish the “tour” click on “The Guide” on the menu at the top of the screen. Look under the headline: The How’s and Why’s of Balloons. You will see a menu that offers: 

  • How balloons are made – click on it to repeat the tour.
  • How helium-filled balloons float – includes a discussion of “Archimedes’ Principle.”
  • How balloons pop – an in-depth discussion of the effects of static electricity on balloons, an engineer’s explanation of stress on balloons, the molecule arrangement of balloons, and much more.
  • Balloon Science 101 – includes science discussion about balloons from the simple to the highly technical (for example: Stupid Human Tricks with balloons to Entropy and the 2nd law of thermodynamics as applied to latex).
  • Balloons and Teaching – A complete 6-week sample curriculum that covers balloon safety, twisting balloons, connecting balloons, making balloon sculptures, hats, and critters – and some interesting suggestions/experiments with balloons and dry ice.

You can also read all about the history of balloons and much more! This is a delightful site for the balloon aficionado in your family. 


We also found a YouTube video of how balloons are made. Be sure to have a gross of balloons handy – the urge to inflate and pop will be overwhelming!

Virtual Tour of the Butchart Gardens

October 2nd, 2020

 

It’s Friday, October 2, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Butchart Gardens

(www.butchartgardens.com/a-virtual-visit/)

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

 

Visit the incredible Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, Canada with this website that offers a free virtual tour! To really appreciate the gardens it’s helpful to know some history about them.

In 1888, Robert Butchart manufactured cement near limestone deposits on Vancouver Island where he and his family lived. As his business exhausted the limestone in the quarry near their home, Mrs. Butchart came up with the idea of transforming the abandoned quarry into a spectacular “Sunken Garden.” She had top soil hauled in and began the renovation.

The Butcharts were world travelers and it influenced the design of their gardens. They created a Japanese Garden with Koi pond, transformed a tennis court into an Italian Garden, and planted a spectacular Rose Garden. Mr. Butchart collected birds from all over the world and had elaborate bird houses constructed throughout the gardens. They decorated their garden with artifacts including bronze castings.

The renown of the Butchart Gardens spread. Today, close to a million people visit annually, enjoying the year-round display of floral beauty created from over 900 varieties of plants.

From the menu, choose: 

  • Sunken Garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Japanese Garden
  • Italian Garden
  • Mediterranean Garden
  • and more

So much color and beauty in one place!

Virtually Tour an Egyptian Tomb and more

September 25th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, September 25, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Tours

(egyptianmuseum.org/360-museum-tour)

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

 

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California maintains the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the west. They also have built a replica of a noble person’s rock-cut tomb that the public can tour at the museum – or virtually at their website.

When you get to the site you’ll see links to the following tours in 360: 

  • Complete Museum Tour
  • Museum Gallery Tours
  • Museum Tomb Tour
  • Alchemy Garden Tour
  • Alchemy Exhibit

There are also pictures of past exhibits.

When you have completed your tours, go back to the landing page, and you can select “Explore” from the top menu to see an interactive map, deities and time periods of ancient Egypt.

Visit a Virtual Art Museum

September 18th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, September 18, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Web Gallery of Art

(www.wga.hu/index.html)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6112, with parental supervision)

 

The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from the 13th to 19th centuries. It contains over 49,500 images. Artist biographies, pictures of the artwork, commentaries on the artwork, and (best of all) virtual guided tours are available at this site.

This site is so remarkably comprehensive that when you select a particular tour – say, the “Overview of Italian Painters” – a screen pops up with a map of Italy asking you to pick the region of Italy that produced the “school” of artists whose work you would like to see. Once you choose the region, another screen pops up with a description of the school of art that was popular there, and a list of artists. Choose an artist, and a screen appears that shows their artwork, along with a biography of the artist and commentary on their artwork. There are currently 16 tours available at the site – including a tour of the Sistine Chapel.

If you don’t want to tour, you can search for the artwork you want to see by artist, artwork title, region, etc. The index and cross-references are well-designed to help you locate the art you want to see. In addition, you can explore the site in a “duality” mode – viewing 2 pieces of artwork at once to contrast and compare!

Another great aspect of this site is that is has a free postcard service. Do you see a picture that you think your friend would enjoy? Then select the postcard button and it will be sent to your friend in the form of an electronic postcard instantly!

Oh, don’t forget to choose from among the selections of classical music you can listen to as you explore this site. They really have thought of everything to make your visit to the Web Gallery of Art enjoyable.

Visiting this site regularly would be like taking a college-level art history course. The text, paintings, sculptures, and history will provide continuous enjoyment for the whole family.

NOTE: Parents, as always, should preview the site and supervise internet access.

Virtual Field Trip to Teotihuacan

September 11th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, September 11, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Teotihuacan Mexico

(www.youvisit.com/tour/teotihuacan/)

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

 

Explore the archaeological site of Teotihuacan in Mexico with this virtual field trip from You Visit.

When you arrive at today’s link, the 360° tour begins. Locations to explore include: 

  • Conjunto de los Cuatro Pequeños Templos
  • Temple of Quetzalcoatl
  • Pyramid of the Sun
  • Conjunto del Sol
  • Avenue of the Dead
  • Pyramid of the Moon
  • Tepantitla

What a great way to ‘tour’ this ancient civilization.

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