Posts Tagged ‘field trip’

Take a Virtual Field Trip to Plymouth

November 20th, 2020

Sleep Tight with a Virtual Tour of The Original Mattress Factory

October 30th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, October 30, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Original Mattress Factory

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

Age Range: All (All grades; children 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.

Discover How Computer ICs are Made

October 23rd, 2020

 

It’s Friday, October 23, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Friday: Discover How Computer ICs are Made

(resource.renesas.com/lib/eng/v_factory/index.html)

Age Range: 11-17 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

Computer geeks of all ages will enjoy this virtual factory tour that explains how ICs (integrated circuits) are made. Presented by Renesas Electronics in Santa Clara, California, the tour uses cartoon characters with speech bubbles of the audio narrated text, photos, and videos to explain the process of making IC chips.

When you arrive at the link, select the “Introduction: IC’s around you” to learn the basics of semiconductors, how and where ICs are used. If you want to skip the introduction, select the “Start Factory Tour” to begin the presentation. You can sit back and allow the tour to progress on its own or you may use the navigation above the presentation to select from the following: 

  • About the Factory Tour
  • Front End Processing
  • Before Entering the Factory
  • Water Arrangements
  • Rinsing
  • Deposition
  • Photolithography
  • Ion Implantation & Metallization
  • Inspections
  • Back End Processing including: 
    • Dicing
    • Die Bonding
    • Wire Bonding
    • Encapsulation
    • Decoupling & Labeling
    • Inspection
    • Shipment
  • Renesas Electronics IDM Model

You may also navigate through the factory by selecting the “Production Flow” option which will open a window in the presentation that shows a ‘map’ of the processing procedures and will allow you to select your destination by clicking on the image.

While moving through the presentation, there are additional Topics that can be selected for deeper understanding of terms and processes.

Not only is this a very thorough tour, but there is a lot of technological information presented throughout giving a wonderful educational opportunity to the visitor.

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!

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