Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

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.

Nottingham Castle Tour for Kids

April 17th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, April 17, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Kids’ Castle

(www.kidsonthenet.com/castle/)

Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 2-8, with parental supervision)

 

Gather the kids around the computer to embark on a tour of a virtual castle! The castle at this site is animated, but it is historically accurate and based upon Nottingham Castle as it existed in 1480.

When you get to the site, click on the drawbridge to enter. A new page opens showing a map of the castle. Click on the banner, “Kids’ Castle” to read the key to the “shield symbols” . Then, as you tour each section of the castle by clicking on a section of the map, you will see those shields pop up offering activities, more information, games, clues to puzzles and other interesting ways to further your learning about castles, and the lives of the people who lived in and around them.

This tour provides a great unit study all by itself, and a terrific way to enhance knowledge about heraldry, knights, and more.

Take a Tour of Ford’s Theater

April 10th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, April 10, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Ford’s Theater Virtual Tour

(www.fords.org/visit/virtual-tour/)

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

 

Explore one of the most famous theaters in American history with this virtual tour. Site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth, Ford’s Theatre remained closed for nearly 100 years. In 1968, the theatre reopened as a national historic site and working theatre.

When you get to the site, you can read the introduction then click on “Start Virtual Tour”. This 360° tour from Google Arts & Culture starts on the Main Stage. Use your mouse to navigate around the image. As you scroll through the tour, interesting information about each image is provided.

When you are finished with your tour be sure to go back to the main Ford’s Theatre website to keep the learning going. From here, click on “Lincoln’s Assassination” on the top menu to learn about: 

  • Lincoln’s Death
  • Night on 10th Street
  • Investigating the Assassination
  • Impact on a Nation

Also, in the top menu, click on “For Teachers”. Under “Teaching Lincoln’s Assassination & Legacy” you can download a lesson plan for a fifth grader. And check out “All Teaching Resources” for a Timeline, Map of Responses and People.

This website is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to learn more about President Lincoln, his assassination, and his legacy.

Virtual Tour of Life of Booker T. Washington

April 3rd, 2020

 

It’s Friday, April 3, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Booker T. Washington – Tuskegee Institute

(www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/tuskegee/btwashington/index.html)

Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

Sunday, April 5th, is the birthday of Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee Institute for African-American students in Alabama. He was born in 1856.

At this website, provided by the National Park Service, you can take a virtual tour of highlights of Washington’s life and accomplishments including: 

  • Up From Slavery – Learn how Booker Taliaferro Washington rose from slavery to become one of the most powerful and influential leaders of his time.
  • Personal Life – Get a glimpse into Washington’s family life.
  • Building a University – Discover how his determination helped him transform what started as a “Normal School” into a prestigious university initially dedicated to providing practical knowledge that would help African-American students earn a living.
  • Image Gallery – Don’t miss this terrific photo gallery documenting Washington’s life and times.

Back on the front page, scroll down to get a mini-glimpse of Washington’s grand home, The Oaks, that was the social hub of Tuskegee University during his lifetime. Also see the exhibit based on the life of George Washington Carver as well as the exhibit based on the remarkable story of the Tuskegee Airmen – the first African-American fighter pilots in our nation’s history, and more!

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