Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Explore Nova Scotia

July 12th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, July 12, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Landscapes of Nova Scotia

(novascotia.ca/natr/meb/fieldtrip/START.ASP)

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

 

Climb aboard for a virtual helicopter ride with Dr. Ralph (a.k.a. Air Wolf) to explore the scenic vistas and geological wonders of Nova Scotia.

Presented by the Department of Lands and Forestry in Nova Scotia, Canada, this site takes the visitor on a picturesque trip through the province of Nova Scotia. Through the use of breathtaking aerial photographs and closer views of geological features, this site is a geologist’s gold mine of information. Some of the locations of exploration include: 

  • Halifax Harbor and the Atlantic Uplands
  • Lantz Brick Quarry
  • Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
  • Brookfield Limestone Quarry
  • The Debert Paleo-Indian Site
  • Striae on Wittenburg Mountain
  • Gibraltar Rock
  • Lismore
  • Moose Point Section
  • Creignish Mountain Lookoff

For each ‘stop’ of your journey, the images are accompanied by informative text that not only gives visitors a geographical description of the destination but also provides an in-depth geological explanation of the stop.

Before you finish your tour, be sure to stop by the “Passing Views” and “Vistas of the Month” pages for more splendid views of the land as well as the “Reading Material” and “Links” sections of the home page.

Effortlessly navigate through this site and expand your knowledge of geology and Nova Scotia.

Virtual Tour of Grand Canyon excavation sites

July 5th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, July 5, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Grand Canyon River Archeology Virtual Tour

(www.nps.gov/features/grca/001/archeology/index.html)

Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 4 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

The National Park Service provides a stunning virtual tour of archaeological excavations along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park.

See 360 degree panoramic views of the excavation sites that include the walls and floors of rooms, as well as artifacts such as tools and pottery, of people who lived there long ago. 
 
When you get to the site, you’ll see an introduction and an explanation of how to take the virtual tour (under “Navigation”). Or use the menu on the right side of the page to explore by site. You’ll find a dozen excavation sites through watching a panoramic view on a screen and reading the interesting text below it including: 

  • South Rim
  • Hilltop Ruin
  • Furnace Flats
  • Palisades
  • And more!

This panoramic tour is a great way to explore the natural wonders of Grand Canyon National Park without leaving home!

How Tootsie Rolls are Made

June 28th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, June 28, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Field Trip to Tootsie Roll Factory

(tootsie.com/plant-tour/)

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

 

Here are some videos to show how Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops are made.

When you get to the site, you’ll see the videos: 

  • How Tootsie Rolls are Made
  • Tootsie Roll Production
  • Tootsie Roll Factory
  • How Tootsie Pops are Made
  • The Gordon Interview – An interview with the President and CEO

You might want to have some Tootsie Rolls on hand to enjoy after watching!

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: Since the videos are from YouTube, parents, as always, should preview the site and supervise any visitation.

Virtual Field Trip to Hawaii Coffee Factory

June 21st, 2019

 

It’s Friday, June 21, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Royal Kona Coffee

(www.royalkonacoffee.com/learn/)

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

 

Hawaii may be best known for producing pineapples and macadamia nuts – but did you know that Hawaii also produces coffee

That’s right, Kona coffee groves thrive near the world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa, on the big island of Hawaii. At today’s website you can see how Kona coffee gets from bean to cup. You’ll see the coffee groves, coffee flowers, unripe coffee “cherries,” and see how the beans are removed from the coffee fruit. Through text and photographs you’ll learn how the beans are processed, sorted, and roasted to produce Kona coffee. Learn: 

  • 50 Years Ago in Hawaii
  • Processing Kona Coffee
  • Harvesting Kona Coffee
  • How Kona Coffee is Grown
  • And more!

Also, here’s a 3-minute video tour of one of Hawaii Coffee Company’s sister brands, Lion Coffee. Scroll down to the video, How Coffee is Made: Inside Lion Coffee’s Roastery.

Video of the Birth of Hummingbirds

June 14th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, June 14, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Birth of the Hummingbirds

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHo2Ch_SPboa)

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

 

This YouTube video provides a stunning video, set to the music of Mozart, of the birth of two hummingbirds.

You can watch the mother building the nest, see the eggs hatch, and get a unique view of how the mother bird feeds her young and prepares them for independence. The video is approximately 8 minutes in length. 

Some interesting facts: a hummingbird egg is very small – like the size of a small jelly bean or pea. And the nest opening is only about the size of a large walnut, ping pong ball or golf ball.

And here are some amazing pictures of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds from the Bird Photo Gallery of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.

Visit a Hand-Mixed Glass Factory

June 7th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, June 7, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Kokomo Glass Factory

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMmv8ZpXsI8)

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

 

Discover the artistry of hand-mixed sheet and colored glass made at the Kokomo Opalescent Glass company, in Kokomo, Indiana by watching this YouTube video.

This video gives the history of the Kokomo Glass Factory. You’ll see how the stained glass sheets are made as well. To see some of the products the Kokomo factory makes, head on over to their website where you can view their image galleries: 

  • Blown Rondel Being Made
  • Rondel Gallery
  • Bullseye Panes
  • Dalle De Verre Gallery
  • Laminate Glass Gallery

There are some beautiful pieces of glass work here! And if you are lucky enough to live near Kokomo, Indiana, you can take a tour in person and witness the artistry of glass making for yourself.

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