Posts Tagged ‘Virtual Field Trip’

Virtual Field Trip to Six Villages in Viet Nam

January 17th, 2020

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Mekong Lifeways

(folklife.si.edu/resources/mekong/Engframe.html)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

This set of online photo albums from the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage provides a virtual tour of traditional lifestyles of people in the Mekong Delta region of Viet Nam.

The whole family can enjoy looking at the photos of the six different cities. When you get to the site, select a city from the six photos in the center of the page:

  • Trà Niên
  • Vinh Châu
  • Trà Sết
  • Long Định
  • Phum Soài
  • An Thuận

On each city’s main page, read the introduction at the bottom of the large graphic, then select a photo archive from the left-hand column. Once inside each photo archive, you need to read the information at the bottom center of the page, then navigate using the thumbnails across the *top* of the screen. (Don’t sorry, it’s easier then it sounds.)

Together this montage gives you a little taste for the variety that exists here, and a bit of an idea of what makes each of these six cities special.

Virtual Field Trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa

January 10th, 2020

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Leaning Tower of Pisa Photo Gallery

(www.towerofpisa.org/leaning-tower-of-pisa-photos/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision; younger children and non-readers will need assistance from mom or dad.)

 

Learn all about the famous “Leaning Tower of Pisa” located in Italy with these photos and facts.

Built in 1173 as a bell tower for a cathedral, it began its unintentional incline during construction. There have been ongoing efforts over the centuries to shore up the tower and save it from toppling over. When you get to the site, click on a photo and then scroll through the different pictures of the tower and the area. Then check out the top menu to learn more: 

  • Facts
  • Campo dei Miracoli
  • History
  • Historical Facts
  • and more!

We also found this website. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa in 360!

Virtual Tour of the Goodyear Blimp

January 3rd, 2020

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Goodyear Blimp

(https://www.goodyearblimp.com/behind-the-scenes/current-blimps.html)

Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 4 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

Most of you have seen photographs of the Goodyear Blimp flying over the crowd at a major sporting event. Some of you may have even seen the Goodyear Blimp as it travels through the skies overhead. Since 1925 it has been the giant airborn icon of the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to get a close-up view of the Goodyear Blimp? Well, now you can! 

When you get to the site, scroll down to the video to watch the building of Wingfoot One from start to finish. Then check out Behind the Scenes and Relive History from the top menu. Learn about the: 

  • Crew
  • Bases
  • Art of Flight (be sure to watch those videos)
  • Blimp Science
  • Blimp History – from the 1920’s to the 2010’s

Also see the Blimp schedule under News & Events to see if it will be flying near you any time soon.

Lyndhurst Manor Christmas Tour

December 20th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, December 20, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Lyndhurst Manor Christmas Tour

(www.lyndhurst.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/VirtualTours/LyndhurstChristmas360.html)

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

 

Explore Lyndhurst Manor in all its Christmas splendor with this 360° virtual tour. Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis and overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, Lyndhurst Manor is noted as one of “America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions.”

When you arrive at today’s link, click the main menu window to start the tour. Use the toolbar at the bottom of the screen to stop the automatic rotation and to navigate through the manor as you wish. The first two icons allow you to easily move through the rooms. Visit the: 

  • Entry Hall
  • Dining Room
  • Picture Gallery
  • State Bedroom
  • Star Bedroom

When you are finished with your Christmas tour, click the Lyndhurst logo in the upper right to visit the main website. From here, click the “About” link in the upper menu to learn about the history of Lyndhurst Manor. On the left-hand side bar menu, click the “Virtual Tours” link to find more tours of the manor such as: 

  • The Mansion
  • Aerial Lyndhurst
  • Bowling Alley
  • The Mansion at Halloween

These simple tours provide an excellent window into Gothic Revival architecture and of a time long ago.

Fun Christmas Village Virtual Tour

December 13th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, December 13, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Ogden’s Christmas Village

(https://christmasvillagemap.ogdencity.com/)

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

 

Take a fun journey through a Christmas Village with this website. Since its beginning in 1962, visitors to downtown Ogden, Utah, have enjoyed the display of a “dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights and a unique setting of cottages modeled after Santa’s village at the North Pole.”

There are a few ways to navigate the tour: 

  • Use the arrows on the sides of the images to move back and forth through the images.
  • Click a number on the map to see the building’s display.
  • Use the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen to select an image.

Each cottage includes its name, sponsor, and most have the date when it was built. A sampling of cottages you will see are: 

  • Carnegie Free Library
  • North Pole Express
  • AmeriCan-Fix-It Ski Shop
  • The Church of Hope
  • Nani’s Cottage
  • Nutcracker Nook
  • Polarview Manor
  • Santa’s Garage
  • Frosty’s Firehouse

And over 50 more whimsically themed displays.

If you live near Ogden, Utah, the village is traditionally open from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through January 1.

This simple and fun little tour is a nice addition to your holidays.

See How Glass Ornaments Are Made & More!

December 6th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, December 6, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

How It’s Made

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h28d_rc1OM0)

Age Range: 8 and up (Grades 3 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

This “How It’s Made” video explains how glass Christmas ornaments are made.

This video demonstrates how glass blowers create Christmas tree ornament bulbs and figurines, and then shows how they are colored and decorated. You’ll also discover how the stems are made and capped before the ornament is boxed and shipped to stores.

And here are other Christmas-related “How’s It’s Made” videos: 
  
How Artificial Christmas Trees Are Made

This video shows how artificial Christmas trees are made, including building the steel framework. You’ll find out how sheets of green PVC plastic are shredded to make simulated pine needles. Watch, as workers crimp the artificial foliage together, assemble branches, and attach them to the framework to build a holiday tree.

How Candy Canes Are Made

Watch how the dough is mixed, shaped, colored, cut, wrapped, and shaped again to make candy canes!

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