Posts Tagged ‘virtual tour’

Virtually Tour a Gummi Bear Factory

March 11th, 2022

How Gummi Bears and Worms Are Made: Virtual Field Trip to Gummi Bear Factory


All grades, with parental supervision

Do you know someone who likes to eat Gummi Bears and Worms? At today’s website you can take a virtual tour to see how Haribo Gummies are made! **Please note that this link goes to YouTube, so as usual, please supervise the use of this site.

Description: At this YouTube link you’ll see a video clip that explains and demonstrates the manufacturing process of licorice, gummi bears, and worms.

Warning: These activities may create a craving for gummi worms and bears! Stock up in advance! :)

Take a Virtual Tour of Mark Twain’s Home!

March 4th, 2022

The Mark Twain House and Museum: Virtual Field Trip To Mark Twain’s House


Take a tour of the Mark Twain Museum and learn a great deal about the life, work, and times of the beloved American author of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

“Many public school children seem to know only two dates–1492 and 4th of July; and as a rule they don’t know what happened on either occasion.” – Mark Twain

Did you know that Mark Twain’s daughters were homeschooled? You can see their “school room” in the Mark Twain Home on the virtual tour at this website. You can also take a tour of the Mark Twain Museum and learn a great deal about the life, work, and times of the beloved American author of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

When you get to the site, click on TAKE THE VIRTUAL TOUR. From there, read the description and click the play button to virtually tour the home.

When you are through exploring the house, on the home page use the menu at the top of the page and click on the ABOUT menu. From there choose “The House” and “The Museum” to learn more about both.

Then, for some detailed information on the man known as Mark Twain, click on “Mark Twain” on the menu. A new screen opens where you can read Twain’s biography, see a timeline of major events in his life, discover his major works, and explore his family tree.

Maple Syrup Virtual Field Trip

February 18th, 2022

LM Sugarbush, LLC: Leane & Michael’s Sugarbush


All grades, with parental supervision

Real maple syrup is a delight for the senses – and learning about how it is made is fun for the entire family!

At this website you can take a virtual tour of a homeschool family’s maple syrup farm. Through interesting text and photographs you can learn about the entire maple syrup process from tree to breakfast table.

But that’s not all! This homeschool family recognizes the learning value of the maple syrup process and has designed an entire Unit Study to accompany their virtual tour! It is available absolutely FREE at their website. Just click on “Unit Study” on the menu, then click on the tabs that open in the left-hand menu. There are 10 weeks of lesson plans that include:

  • Indian Syrup Making
  • Pioneer Syrup Making
  • Modern Syrup Making
  • All About Maple Trees
  • Tapping Maple Trees
  • Gathering Maple Sap
  • Boiling Sap Into Syrup
  • Bottling Pure Maple Syrup
  • Selling Pure Maple Syrup
  • The Sugarbush Annual Maple Syrup Festival

But wait! There’s still more! The unit studies include craft ideas, and lots of links for such things as crafts, further research, and even recipes! (NOTE: Not all the links were working at the time of our review.)

After visiting this site, you might want to purchase a jug of Sugarbush Pure Maple Syrup! (It’s also a nice way to support the efforts of this homeschool family and thank them for the gift of these free learning materials.)

Take a Virtual Field Trip to Old Fort Niagara

January 28th, 2022

Old Fort Niagara


All grades; children with parental supervision

Take a virtual field trip to Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, New York at the mouth of the Niagara River.

When you arrive at the site, you’re ready for your Virtual Tour! The page, via photos and reading, will help you navigate the fort grounds and points of interest.

Highlights include:

  • French Castle – includes views of the Commandant’s quarters, Jesuit Chapel, Soldier’s Barracks, trade room, and officer’s mess
  • Bake House – Explore the workspace for the fort baker.
  • The River Defenses – view of the river from cannon station
  • Powder Magazine – Discover the storage space for ammunition and gun powder.
  • North Redoubt – Examine the British 1770’s addition to Fort Niagara’s defenses.

When you have finished your tour, check out the other educational materials available at the site using the links at the top of the page:

  • History – Read about the 300-year history of the fort as well as read a featured article focused on a specific historical event at the fort.
  • Education – Select the Pre-Visit Materials link in the drop-down menu to download Old Fort Niagara’s colorful PDF booklet “Flintlocks & Council Fires” that includes history, activities, and links to videos.
  • Gallery – See “Static Images” of re-enactments, buildings, and more as well as find a link to the Old Fort Niagara Association’s YouTube page of videos.

Enjoy your tour!

Virtually Visit the Museum of the History of Science

January 14th, 2022

Museo Galileo Virtual Museum


Grades 3-12, with parental supervision

With the aid of this website, visit the Museo Galileo Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, Italy from your home.

  • Select from the following ways to explore the exhibits:
  • Rooms – Take a room-by-room virtual tour of the museum.
  • Objects – Search through the alphabetical list of objects.
  • Videos by thematic area – Watch videos describing various objects with a related theme.
  • Videos alphabetically ordered – Choose objects from the alphabetized list of the videos.
  • Biographies – Learn about the inventors and creators of the objects in the museum.

There is also a glossary and downloadable catalog available to enhance your studies.

Once you have decided how you would like to browse the virtual museum, select your object of interest to learn more through text, images, and videos. There are thousands of interesting exhibits to examine, so be sure to bookmark this one to come back to often.

Virtual Holiday Field Trips!

December 17th, 2021

Favorite Holiday Virtual Field Trips

All grades, with parental supervision

Spangler Candy Cane Factory


At this site, you can take a virtual tour of the Spangler Candy Cane Factory. They explain the process of mass production of candy canes through text and photographs.

Christmas Tree Farm


Take a virtual tour to see how Christmas trees are grown from seedlings to mature trees. When you get to the site you’ll see an introduction followed by an index of the topics covered on the virtual tour. Click on “Tour Stop 1: Conifer Seedling” to begin. Then, just follow the prompts to experience the entire tour.

Reindeer Farmers in Lapland


Take a virtual field trip to Lapland to see a reindeer farm! The 4-minute YouTube video from the BBC shows the herd and provides some information on the care and management of reindeer.

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum


The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum is located in the state of Washington and you can take a virtual video “Museum Tour” at their website.

BONUS: Track Santa!


Where is Santa right now? Find out by visiting this website, sponsored by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which is the joint American and Canadian military organization responsible for the aerospace defense of the United States and Canada that was created in 1958. Every year NORAD tracks Santa’s whereabouts so that children throughout the world can determine his location and how close he is to delivering goodies to their house on Christmas Eve.