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Virtual Field Trips
A collection of Virtual Field Trip links can be found here.
Knowing Poe: An interactive way to explore the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe.
America's Story: Students can follow the history of America through stories
Inside the White House: Students can take an interactive tour of the White House. Various forms of media allow students to understand the history and unique features of each room as well as the significance of each room in regards to the day-to-day functionings of the White House.
Planet in Action: Take guided tours of landmarks such as The Grand Canyon, Mt. Saint Helens and Disneyland Paris. Classes can watch the guided tours and then hire a helicopter pilot to navigate the trip for the class. Students can even create postcards of their trip or create their own virtual field trip.
Leonardo da Vinci: Explore the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci through Boston's Museum of Science.
The Cave Paintings of Lascaux: Take a virtual tour of the Lascaux Cave Paintings.
Birch Aquarium: Students can "walk around" The Birch Aquarium and learn about marine life.
Endangered Ecosystems: Students will learn about the ecosystems of Mexico, Costa Rica and Brazil.
Virtual Field Trip Apps
National Parks by National Geographic: Includes pictures, information, details on weather and interactive maps about National Parks including Acadia, Mount Rainier, Yellowstone and Zion.
Gettysburg Battle App: Use various forms of media to take a tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield.
The Life of Art: This app was designed by the Getty museum and focuses on four items from their collection. Student can manipulate the 3-D objects and learn more about the history and characteristics of each item.
Timeline- Art Museum: Bring the works of famous artists to your students with this app.
Creatures of Light: The Creatures of Light exhibit is no longer on display at the American Museum of Natural History but thanks to the app students can explore bioluminescence on land or in the sea.
The Congressional Record: Up-to-date information, archived text and CSPAN clips bring the House of Representatives and Senate to your classroom.