Posts Tagged ‘Virtual Field Trip’

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


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!


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


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


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


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


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.