• VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

    • 1. Visit the San Diego zoo via their live zoo cams at http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/


      2. Take an interactive tour of the white house (with 3D pictures and audio narration) at: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/aid.depoy


      3. Visit the American Museum of Natural History kids exhibits at http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology


      4. Visit art and history sites around the globe with google arts and culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/ The navigation on this site is slightly confusing, so be sure to explore it beforehand. I suggest clicking on the "Explore" heading and then perusing under the categories of "street views" or "360 degree videos".


      5. Visit Mt. St. Helens volcano. Be sure to click on “360 degree crater view”, “volcano cam”, and “videos” http://mountsthelens.com/


      6. This site offers tours of historical sites that include a quiz, 360 degree views of the site and exhibits, and other amazing features. However, there is only one spotlighted tour that is free. The other tours must be purchased. Their current free tour is available at http://www.educatevia360.com/spotlight


      7. In “Global Trek” students choose a destination and book a pretend vacation. Then they click on links to learn facts about that place. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltre k/


      8. Go to youtube.com and search "360 national geographic". Here you will find educational videos at a variety of worldwide locations. These videos are 360 degrees, so in the corner of the screen you can control the camera to see all around you as the video plays.


      9. At this website you can click on cities from all over the world. There are pictures and 360 degree views of cities, museums, etc. from places all over the world: http://www.360cities.net/


      10. Check out this virtual field trip to the moon lesson plan from the Connections Academy http://www.connectionsacademy.com/blog/posts/2 010-05-26/Take-a-Virtual-Field-Trip-to-theMoon.aspx


      11. Turn your classroom into a planetarium by downloading this free program to explore space and the stars: http://www.stellarium.org/


      12. Factory tours: Here are some interesting 360 degree factory tours. Be sure to click the arrows in the corner to "look around" the room. a. Toyota: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvqDVjk56EI b. Smartie candies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCO1hXpkcm0 c. Jelly Belly candies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfdUU6FyVgUd. Legos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOgBQekxuuM

      13. See photos of many ancient rock structures in Europe (including Stonehenge) at this site: http://www.stonepages.com/


      14. Visit the Hubble space telescope control room at this site: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/ index.html


      15. This site has tours of the wonders of the world by country—including the great wall of China. There are 3d images that you can "walk" around with information about each site. It's a little confusing to navigate, so be sure to try it out before class. Click on a country at the top. Then scroll down the page to where it says "360 degree virtual tour: click here to start". http://visit360.net/


      16. Follow Lewis and Clark on their journey at this website: http://mrnussbaum.com/the-epicjourney-of-lewis-and-clark/


      17. This is a field trip of Rome. There are 360 degree pictures with narrator audio that explains each area. https://www.youvisit.com/tour/rome


      18. This site contains dozens of virtual field trips that have pictures and text on a particular topic. You navigate from one picture to the next to learn more about the topic: http://www.tramline.com/trips.htm


      19. You can observe several animals live—many in their wild habitats with the live cams at this site: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/great-hornedowl-cam


      20. At this website you can view logged photos and real time cameras of locations all over the world http://www.earthcam.com/network/?country=us&p age=NY


      21. This site contains videos and real time camera feeds from the National Parks http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/webcam s.htm


      22. This site contains links to live webcams from all over the world. It includes a map of the cameras, and it has them listed by category. (If you want to see volcanoes, for example, then you click on the volcano category.) http://www.webcamgalore.com/EN/theme.html


      23. Tour a university with these 360 degree virtual tours: http://www.ecampustours.com/campus-tours.aspx


      24. At this website you can tour all around London with a map, pictures, and information from major sites. http://www.explore-london.co.uk/index.html


      25. This site allows you a 360 degree manipulative view of the Egyptian pyramids and related sites...click "launch interactive" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/exploreancient-egypt.html