Posts Tagged ‘Virtual Field Trip’

Multi-Media Virtual Tour of the Statue of Liberty!

June 24th, 2022

It’s Friday, June 24, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

National Park Service: Virtual Field Trip To Statue of Liberty!

(home.nps.gov/stli/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtour.htm)

All Grades, with parental supervision

At this website you can take a multi-media virtual tour of one of the world’s most recognized landmarks, the Statue of Liberty.

When you get to the site, read about the tour and then click on “Take the Statue of Liberty Virtual Tour” and then “Click to enter the tour”.

VERY IMPORTANT: You won’t hear spoken words, so be sure to read the text to understand how to navigate and access all of the content here, including the video presentations at each stop along the tour. (Hint: be sure to click on the icons in the black frames.)

The virtual tour includes:

  • A trip around the perimeter of Liberty Island in New York Harbor
  • The history of the statue’s design and significance
  • Statue Statistics – height, weight, materials used to make it, etc.
  • Engineering Techniques
  • Information on the statue’s torch and flame
  • How the image of the statue is used by marketers
  • Symbolism of the concept of liberty

This tour is sure to spark discussion about world history, immigration, politics, geography, liberty, and more.

Travel the Open Road!

June 17th, 2022

It’s Friday, June 17, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

NBCUniversal Media: OpenRoad.TV

(www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/openroad/)

All grades, with parental supervision

OpenRoad.TV was founded by television personality, Doug McConnell, who travels with his camera crew to interesting places in the Western U.S. and films engaging stories that educate viewers and inspire them to take a road trip too.

Doug has been the host of a San Francisco-based television program called “OpenRoad with Doug McConnell” for years. You can view the short tours (most were 4-8 minutes long) at this commercial ad-supported site. There are 20 pages of videos including:

  • San Francisco Bay Trail
  • Manzanar National Historic Site
  • Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail
  • Napa Skyline Park
  • Yosemite Bears
  • Magical Mt. Tamalpais
  • Devil’s Slide Trail
  • And many more!

Click on a video and then you’ll see a scrolling bar below it so you can better choose the video you want to watch. Unfortunately, we did not find a ‘search’ feature.

PLEASE NOTE: There are random ads in between each video. Therefore, parental guidance is strongly suggested.

This is a terrific website to take many virtual field trips – and to use as a real-time travel guide if you plan on visiting the western U.S.

Virtually Visit Harvard College

June 10th, 2022

It’s Friday, June 10, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Harvard College Virtual Tour

(college.harvard.edu/admissions/explore-harvard/virtual-tour)

Grades 9 and up, with parental supervision

Harvard College, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and one of two undergraduate schools at Harvard University, is among one of the most prestigious private colleges in the United States. At this website, take a virtual tour of the school from the comfort of your home.

When arriving at the link, click on “Let’s Go” image for a student-guided tour of the college. Places you will visit include:

  • Tercentenary Theatre
  • Widener Library
  • Lamont Library
  • Barker Center
  • Phillips Brooks House
  • Science Center
  • Annenberg Hall
  • Memorial Hall/Sanders Theatre
  • Maxwell Dworkin Laboratory
  • Northwest Science Building
  • Harvard Art Museums
  • Farkas Hall
  • Lowell House
  • Malkin Athletic Center
  • Weld Boathouse
  • Harvard Square
  • Agassiz House
  • And more

When the tour begins, the guide explains how to navigate through your tour. Locations include a narration by a Harvard student of interesting facts about the location, 360° self-navigating views, additional images to browse, and video presentations.

Whether your student is interested in attending Harvard or not, this tour provides an excellent look at our country’s oldest institute for higher learning.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

June 3rd, 2022

It’s Friday, June 3, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

(www.vvmf.org/Virtual-Tour/)

Grades 5-12, with parental supervision

Located in Washington. D.C., The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, more commonly known simply as The Wall, opened on November 13, 1982 and is visited by an estimated 4.5 million visitors annually. This website from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), not only shares information about The Wall and its history, but also serves to preserve the stories and memories of those whose names are inscribed on the Wall.

When you get to the site, the virtual tour begins:

  • The Wall
  • History and Design
  • Three Servicemen Statue
  • Women’s Memorial
  • In Memory Plaque
  • Items Left at the Wall

When you are done with the tour, go back to the main page and scroll over “Visit the Memorial”, “Remember and Honor Those Who Served”, and “Explore the Era” to learn more.

This virtual tour helps our students put the faces to the names on The Wall and encourages them to remember the sacrifices our veterans and their families made for us.

See Charcoal Briquettes Being Made!

May 27th, 2022

It’s Friday, May 27, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Science Channel: See How Charcoal Briquettes Are Made!

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pFLbB00ZJo)

Grade 2 & up, with parental supervision

The Memorial Day holiday typically kicks off barbecue season! This YouTube video provides a five-minute video that showing how charcoal briquettes are manufactured. As usual, since this video is coming from YouTube, please supervise children on this site.

If this stimulates interest, you can learn a whole lot more about charcoal, charcoal production, and uses for charcoal by CLICKING HERE.

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.

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