Posts Tagged ‘field trip’

Take a Mattress Factory Tour!

May 20th, 2022

It’s Friday, May 20, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

The Original Mattress Factory

(www.originalmattress.com/mattress-factory-tour)

All grades, with parental supervision

Presented by The Original Mattress Factory, take a virtual tour of the factory to learn how mattresses and box springs are made by this company.

When you get to the site, watch the videos (one right after the other):

  • Behind the Scenes at OMF
  • We are a Family
  • The OMF Test Center

When you are done watching the videos, you can scroll down to see pictures and text to learn more. And you may wish to explore this website for even more information about mattresses and sleep. You can learn how to care for your mattress and even sign up for a “Flip Reminder”.

While this is a commercial website, you won’t lose sleep over the educational value of this virtual tour.

Virtually Tour Globally Inspired Gardens

May 13th, 2022

It’s Friday, May 13, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

The Butchart Gardens

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

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 topsoil 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!

Tour a Geothermal Power Plant

May 6th, 2022

It’s Friday, May 6, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

CalEnergy: Virtual Tour

(www.bherenewables.com/tour_geothermal.aspx)

Grades 3 and up, with parental supervision

At this website, you can take a tour of a geothermal power plant to see how the natural heat of the earth is used to generate electricity for homes and businesses.

Geothermal power is a renewable source of energy and does not rely on coal or other fossil fuels to create electricity.

When you get to the site you’ll see a picture of a geothermal plant. Select a numbered icon to view the tour that is presented through a series of narrated videos that include animations, illustrations and sound. Explore each phase of the geothermal power plant operation that includes:

  • A look at the geothermal resources far below the surface of the earth.
  • An explanation of how these resources are brought to the earth’s surface and converted into steam.
  • Info on how the steam is used to spin turbines and generate electricity.
  • A view of how unused fluid is returned to the earth to sustain the geothermal resource so it can be used again.

To see all phases of the tour from start to finish, just click on the “G” on the picture for “Grand Tour.”

The site includes a “Glossary of Terms” in case you need clarification on some of the vocabulary used in the tour.

Virtually Tour Ancient Egyptian Artifacts

April 29th, 2022

It’s Friday, April 29, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Tours

(egyptianmuseum.org/360-museum-tour)

Grades 1 and up, 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.

Take A Tour To See How Cymbals Are Made!

April 22nd, 2022

It’s Friday, April 22, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Sabian Cymbal Factory Tour

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4oPY2D5xyk)

All grades, with parental supervision

This virtual field trip rocks! Ever wonder how cymbals are made? This 7-minute YouTube video explains how cymbals are made at the Sabian cymbal factory in Canada.

When you get to the site, click the ‘play’ icon and you can watch the fascinating manufacturing process.

After watching the factory tour, visit the Sabian website’s Education tab on the horizontal menu at the top of the page to view a glossary, the anatomy of a cymbal, and more.

If you have a drummer in the family, they’re sure to appreciate this!

Virtually Tour the Marshmallow Peeps Factory!

April 15th, 2022

It’s Friday, April 15, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

MarshmallowPeeps.com: Marshmallow Peeps Virtual & Video Factor

(www.justborn.com/who-we-are/how-our-candy-is-made/)

All Grades, with parental supervision

Marshmallow Peeps are everywhere this time of year. Ever wonder how they’re made? At this website, you can take a virtual video tour to see how these traditional Easter-basket candy confections are manufactured.

While the tour is offered by the Just Born Company that makes Peeps, you’ll find better photos of their Peeps manufacturing process if you CLICK HERE.

PBS offers an educational VIDEO TOUR of Marshmallow Peeps manufacturing that features planning, production, and more. To see it, click on the link below:

VIDEO TOUR OF PEEPS FACTORY!

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