Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Take a Virtual Sea Odyssey

August 21st, 2020

 

It’s Friday, August 21, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Burgess Shale – Virtual Sea Odyssey

(burgess-shale.rom.on.ca/en/sea-odyssey/index.php)

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

 

Climb into a “virtual submarine” and dive into the depths of the past to see virtual recreations of creatures that once lived in the area now known as the Burgess Shale. Located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada, the Burgess Shale is “one of Earth’s most important fossil deposits.”

With this website from the Royal Ontario Museum, watch video animations of: 

  • Descent – Dive below the sea surface to the seafloor.
  • Swimmers
  • Predators
  • Grazers
  • Filterers
  • Scavengers
  • Burial – what it may have looked like when the Burgess Shale community was covered by a rapid mudflow event

Underneath the video tours, click on the various species images to learn more and to find more video animations and images.

After you have finished your “virtual sea odyssey”, use the upper menu to learn more about the Burgess Shale and its discoveries. Select from: 

  • Introduction – Learn about the Burgess Shale through text and images.
  • Fossil Gallery – Examine images of the fossils found and see 3D animations and model of the creatures.
  • Science – Discover the science behind the Burgess Shale.
  • History – Explore the history of the research and discovery involved.
  • Parks Canada – Get more information about Yoho National Park and the Burgess Shale.
  • Resources – Find topical reading suggestions, other related museums and webpages, and lesson plan links.

See the National Aquarium Virtually

August 14th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, August 14, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

National Aquarium

(aqua.org/explore)

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

 

This website provides a glimpse of the over 20,000 fish, amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals, and birds living at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland.

When arriving at the site, you’ll see: 

  • Exhibits – Learn about the exhibit and the animals in that exhibit.
  • Animals – You can search for an animal by type, range or exhibit or scroll over the animal you are interested in for a brief description. Then “Learn More” to get an overview and quick facts on each animal including: 
    • Range
    • Diet
    • Size
    • Population Status
    • Predators

You can also see information on each caretaker. Here is a list of some of the animals at the aquarium: 

  • Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Blue Blubber Jelly
  • Emperor Angelfish
  • Green Sea Turtle
  • Laughing Kookabura
  • Percula Clownfish
  • And so many more!
  • Live Streams – Black Tip Reef, Jellies Invasion, and Pacific Coral Reef. When arriving at the chosen webcam page, not only can you see the exhibit in real time (only live during business hours), but you can learn about the location and some of the animals that are part of the exhibit.

It would be fun to challenge your students to find the listed animals while watching the live feed.

Explore the Life and Work of M.C. Escher

June 19th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, June 19, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Tour: M.C. Escher – Life and Work

(https://www.nga.gov/features/slideshows/mc-escher-life-and-work.html)

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

 

The National Gallery of Art sponsors this site that offers a virtual tour of the artwork of M.C. Escher

If your students have studied math tessellations they may have been introduced to some of Escher’s work already – as he used patterns of interlocking forms and architectural mazes in his artwork. He also created unusual spatial effects by drawing a picture from different perspectives, for instance, looking up and down at the same time. Escher really contributed to the idea of metamorphosis drawing where one shape or object turns into something completely different. This tour offers examples of all of these aspects of his work and most kids will find the “morph” prints and drawings especially fascinating.

When you get to the site you can read the “Overview” for a biography and explanation of Escher’s work. Then click on the right arrow to view all of the many works in this virtual gallery. Each piece of art comes with a text explanation that helps the viewer to appreciate what they are looking at.

Browse the Flagler Museum

June 12th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, June 12, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

(www.flaglermuseum.us/visiting/virtual-tours)

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

 

Enjoy a virtual tour of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida with this website. The 75-room, Gilded Age mansion was built as a wedding present to Henry Flagler’s wife and was their winter retreat until his death in 1913.

Use the right side bar menu to navigate to the different floors and rooms: 

  • Whitehall Facade
  • Grand Hall
  • Library
  • Music Room
  • Courtyard
  • South Hall
  • Billiard Room
  • Grand Ballroom
  • Hotel Addition
  • Breakfast Room
  • Dining Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Flagler-Kenan History Room
  • Colonial Chamber
  • Bedrooms
  • Silver Maple Room
  • Lace Exhibit
  • Yellow Roses Room
  • Servants Room
  • Morning Room
  • Flagler Kenan Pavilion

Images, texts, and audios provide an overview of each room. When done visiting the rooms, hover over the “Exhibits” link in the top menu to keep your museum tour going.

In the 2nd, lower upper menu, choose “Teacher Resources” to find Newspapers In Education tabloids and other guides to use to supplement your tour.

Add this website to your list of stops when studying not only the Gilded Age, but also the history of Florida.

Museo Galileo Virtual Museum

June 5th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, June 5, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Museo Galileo Virtual Museum

(https://catalogue.museogalileo.it/index.html)

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

 

With the aid of this website, visit the Museo Galileo Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, Italy from your home.

Select from the following ways to explore the exhibits: 

  • Rooms – Take a room-by-room virtual tour of the museum.
  • Objects – Search through the alphabetical list of objects.
  • Videos by thematic area – Watch videos describing various objects with a related theme.
  • Videos alphabetically ordered – Choose objects from the alphabetized list of the videos.
  • Biographies – Learn about the inventors and creators of the objects in the museum.

There is also a glossary and downloadable catalog available to enhance your studies.

Once you have decided how you would like to browse the virtual museum, select your object of interest to learn more through text, images, and videos. There are thousands of interesting exhibits to examine, so be sure to bookmark this one to come back to often.

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.

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