Virtual Field Trip Explorations

Take Students Places the Schoolbus Can't!

Tech-Bytes #4 MCLIMS 科技小贴示

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Though real-world field trips are invaluable experiences, logistics of time, cost or distance aren't always aligned in our favor. Students can make critical connections between themselves, their learning, and the wide-ranging historical, cultural, and scientific environments through inquiry-based virtual learning experiences. They can explore oceans that cover almost three quarters of the Earth’s surface without getting wet and fly through the night sky to explore the life span of a star or the terrain of Mars. The exploration of Historic Moments, Culture, Science & Technology are just a few in the an array of vast potential possiblities for exploration and discovery!

Google Cultural Institute

Discover artworks, collections and stories from around the the world like never before. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail. The site is divided into three areas: Art Project, Historic Moments, and World Wonders.

Google Cultural Institute: How To Use the Site

Google World Wonders

World Wonders brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online using Street View and other Google technologies.


'From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google’s World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world. By using our Street View technology, Google has a unique opportunity to make world heritage sites available to users across the globe.'


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World Wonders Project by Google

Google Historic Moments

Explore online exhibitions detailing the stories behind significant moments in human history. Explore Historic Moments, Cultural Figures, Science & Technology, and other categories to browse through photos, videos, manuscripts and documents on a wide range of topics.


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Google Art Project

Discover diverse art collections from around the world. Explore artworks at incredible detail, view exhibitions, and take virtual tours. Tens of thousands of paintings and art objects can be examined down to a nearly microscopic level, frequently with additional information ranging from historical and viewing notes to audio and video guides.
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Explore the other 70 percent of the Earth’s surface with Google Ocean Street View! Google Ocean Street View, which now allows users to explore the oceans that cover 70 percent of Earth’s surface, all without getting wet or even putting on a bathing suit.

Google's Street View cameras have underwater creatures -- view sea turtles,humpback whales, great white sharks and the giant sunfish.
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Google Map Treks

Discover the world with Google Map Treks. Unleash your inner explorer and travel the globe without leaving home.

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Google Earth create the ability to fly to and from anywhere on Earth. It is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program!
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SECRET PLACES in GOOGLE EARTH / MOON / MARS (by sstaycool)

Google Sky gives users the ability to actually take to the stars. Switch to Sky Mode and reverse the perspective. With hi-res images from NASA, the Digital Survey Consortium and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Fly around, just like in Earth mode, to search the far reaches of space. Google Sky also provides two incredible tours of outer space. The User's Guide to the Galaxy takes you on a trip through a number of well-known galaxies. The Life of a Star tour shows the lifespan of a typical star, from birth to death.

Mars in Google Earth
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Google Ocean

http://www.google.com/earth/explore/showcase/ocean.html

Explore the Ocean in Google Earth with Sylvia Earle