Virtual Field Trips

Here are some virtual field trips that are worth exploring:

  1. Polar Husky Programming: http://www.polarhusky.com/ Free to the entire K-12 community, explore Arctic dogsled expeditions and Arctic research as the vehicle through which K-12 teachers and students gain an understanding of natural and social sciences while experiencing the cultures of the Arctic.
  2. Global Trek: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/ Created by Scholastic, students can explore the world through their computer by choosing a list of countries and keeping a travel journal to write about different topics during their online excursion.
  3. Google Lit Trips: http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html Free, downloadable files using Google Earth that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature. As students navigate through the various placemarks, resources such as videos, images, discussion starters and links are provided
  4. White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/inside-white-house/interactive-tour Tour the various areas of the White House, watch videos, and learn about other historical information.
  5. NASA Quest: http://quest.nasa.gov/vft/ From NASA, The Virtual Field Trip is an immersive multimedia application developed to support student and user exploration of areas on Earth that have been identified as analog sites to regions on Mars. Analog sites are those areas that share some common traits with sites on Mars and have been identified based on their significance and importance to NASA
  6. Panoramic Photos of the World: http://www.360cities.net/ and http://www.panoramas.dk/7-wonders/
  7. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Panoramic Virtual Tour: http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/ Take a room by room virtual walking tour of museum
  8. Le Louvre: http://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne Take a virtual tour of the Louvre to experience a panoramic view of the museum’s halls.

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