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Field Trips highlight several web sites selected and
by their authors.
Internet Field Trips are designed "primarily as a lesson
tool for the teacher, but...also consider using them as guided research
for students beginning to use the Internet independently."
ADVENTURE LEARNING FOUNDATION - http://questconnect.org/
This site takes students and teachers on real and virtual expeditions
around the world. Through a collection of original pictures and journal
excerpts, visitors can accompany travelers exploring the natural
culture, and peoples of different continents. Past expeditions include
Alaska and Yukon, Baja California, American Southwest, and Southern
Each expedition is accompanied by a mixture of information, links, and
ALLABOUT VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS - http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech071.shtml
Go anywhere. Check out Nine Planets, All About Antarctica, and others.
A. PINTURA: ART DETECTIVE - http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/
This site combines art history and a detective mystery to present art
as a body of knowledge. The Case of Grandpa's Painting is like a 1940's
movie, and it entirely depends on the choices you make as the story
You'll learn lots and be surprised at how much you already know. A must
CAMPUS TOURS - http://www.CampusTours.com
Campus Tours is for students who are planning ahead for college, or
for people who just want to see what other places look like. Colleges
listed by U.S. state; links can lead to VR tours (Virtual Reality),
video, or a website.
CASTLES OF WALES - http://www.castlewales.com/home.html
Take a trip to Wales and visit its castles.Along the way we hope to
educate and enlighten you about not only Welsh castles, but about the
history of the Welsh
people and their centuries-old struggle to preserve their land, their
and their ancient language. Take a virtual tour of several
ITZA - MYSTERIES OF THE MAYA - http://www.mysteriousplaces.com/mayan/TourEntrance.html
Hidden by the jungle for hundreds of years the great cities of the
Maya are being reclaimed. Exactly why this civilization collapsed is
a mystery. One of the greatest of the Mayan sites and the most fully
is the huge site of Chichen Itza. Come take a journey through this
"Congress for Kids" links students of all ages to Internet-based,
activities that "teach" about Congress, the federal government, and
DARK AGES FIELD TRIP - http://www.tramline.com/tours/ss/darkages/_tourlaunch1.htm
<>D.C PAGES: VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE NATIONAL MALL -
A tour of Medieval times written by a sixth grader.
Take a virtual 360 degree spin around ten monuments and museums of
the National Mall, courtesy of D.C. Pages.
For tourists, each monument includes hours of operation and a phone
For cyber-travelers, the Zoom viewer let you control the vantage point
(zoom in, zoom out, spin, and stop) of each picture.
EARTH TRIPS BY TIME AND SPACE
Paleontological Research Institute. "This exercise will allow you to
discover the raw information of earth science in the same way
professionals do - from field exploration! Select a virtual fieldtrip.
You may explore by time (period) or by space (locality). "
WEB ADVENTURES - http://www.eduweb.com/portfolio/adventure.php
Explore the world of art, history and science. Check the left-hand side
or by subject matter or grade level at the top.
<>FBI KIDS PAGE
Two different sites for kids. The first site is for grades K-5 and
is set up in a Field trip format. Pretty extensive overview of
DNA, jobs at the FBI considering the audience. Ends with a cross word
review. The second site, for 6-12 students, follows various cases from
through a variety of scenarios. Special Agent Challenge requires
factual questions about the FBI. Working dogs describes jobs dogs play
in bomb sniffing, etc. Games too.
Virtual travel through the Renaissance city of Florence. Even has free
audio guides of Florence for your iPod, iPhone or mp3 players.
check out the interactive map of Florence too.
GALAPAGOS GEOLOGY ON THE WEB. - http://www.geo.cornell.edu/geology/Galapagos.html
"For those interested in natural history, there are few places
quite as facinating as the Galapagos. The intention of this web site is
to provide information on the Galapagos Islands to both scientists and
non-scientists alike. Charles Darwin was the first geologist to explore
the Galapagos. He made many important observations of Galapagos geology
and drew conclusions that remain valid today."
GRAND CANYON EXPLORER - http://www.bobspixels.com/kaibab.org/geology/gc_geol.htm
Explore the Grand Canyon, get important information and see pictures of
fossils, among other things. Great!
HISTORY MYSTERY - http://teacher.scholastic.com/histmyst/
MY FAVORITE!! Become a great investigator of history! Professor
you to solve the History Mystery! If you figure out the mystery in
clues, you earn a higher title as an investigator. So choose a game and
CASTLE - http://www.mmischools.com/Articles/Cyberbee-Web-Pick/Cyberbee%27s-Web-Picks/Newton%27s-Castle-58621.aspx
"This virtual field trip to Iceland explores the glacial, volcanic, and
cultural and environmental history of the island. Users select a field
trip topic and choose between a two day, one week, or two week
expedition. Each field trip provides objectives for learning,
background reading, and site 'visits' through a collection of
photographs and mini-lectures. Students are encouraged to take notes
and quizzes are offered at the conclusion of the two day field trips.
The site also features glossaries of geologic terms and Icelandic
Although it is dated 2005, this is a stimulating journey into the
revelations of Sir Isaac Newton. Learn
about his discovery of Gravity and Optical Theories. Learn why cars
roll uphill, why dogs chase cars and all about Newton's secret library.
Learn about color, optical illusions, and observations from
nature. Take the quiz and get a perfect score to gain access to the
treasures contained in the Museum of Modern Art gallery.
A K5-8 interactive study of the trials - here is an excerpt from the
teacher tips: “Think You Know the Whole Story? Introduce this
project by brainstorming what students know and would like to know
about the Salem witch trials. When did they occur? How long did the
trials last? Who was responsible for the accusations? What happened to
the victims? Why were certain people accused? What was the age and
gender of the accused witches? What was the evidence used to convict
the accused? What brought an end to the trials? Keep this list on a
board in the classroom. After you’ve explored the project with your
class, return to the list. Were their initial impressions of the witch
trials correct? What were they most surprised to learn?”
SECRETS OF EASTER ISLAND - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/easter
the story of a team of archaeologists and a 75-person crew who sought
to unravel a central mystery of Easter Island: how hundreds of giant
stone statues that dominate the island's coast were moved and erected.
For one month, the team struggled to raise a 10-ton moai, using only
the tools and materials available to the ancient Easter Islanders.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS - http://surfaquarium.com/IT/vft.htm
<>VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS AROUND THE WORLD
This is part of the website "An Introduction to
pages show what sea creatures can look like in larval form, as well as
microscopic algae, sea squirts, and other smaller, often overlooked sea
dwellers. Included on the main page is a link to "The Smallest
on the Web." which highlights microscopic life in fresh water.
<>VIRTUAL REALITY AND OTHER EXPERIMENTS - http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/anon/quick.html
I love the Hawaiian Beach and Wind River Visuals.
WALK THROUGH HISTORY - http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/walk/games_index.shtml
From the BBC, students can walk through a Roman street, a Tudor Street,
a Victorian Street, a Viking house and a 1950s living room, then click
the things that don't belong there.
Another way: Virtual Field Trips on
your iphone or ipad
Last updated October, 2015
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