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Virtual Tours and Field Trips

1. Arctic Adventure

Free to the entire K-12 community, their programming uses the allure of exciting 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 they experience the cultures of the Arctic.

2. Global Trek

As you visit each country, you will be asked to keep a travel journal and write about different topics. Keep your journal and a pen next to your computer and write down what you think.  From Scholastic.

3. Google Lit Trips

Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story. 

4. Hershey’s Factory

Step-by-step videos takes students through the chocolate making process.  Learn about Milton Hershey's and the history of Hershey chocolate.

5. Le Louvre

Through an online tour, you can visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre.

6. Mt. Everest

Students can make their very own virtual climb of Mt. Everest by using the 360° Aerial Panoramic virtual tour. Site also has travel logs and fun facts.

7. Museum of Natural History

This comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. Students can browse a list of past exhibits, which is included on the ground floor map. Visitors can navigate from room to room by clicking map locations or by following blue arrow links on the floor that connect the rooms. The desktop version includes camera icons to indicate hotspots where the visitor can get a close-up view of a particular object or exhibit panel.

8. Panoramas of the world

View high-definition panoramas from anywhere in the world, including snowy mountain tops and deep sea coral reefs, at 360 Cities, which contains one of the internet’s largest collection of uploaded panoramic images. There's even a tour of Mars. Students can access to navigable views of cities, natural landscapes and much more.

9. Space

Take your younger students to the moon with these up-to-date, interactive resources from the Connections Academy Blog.

10.  Lascaux Caves

Discovered in 1940, Lascaux Caves consists of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings which are some of the oldest and finest prehistoric art.

11.  Lincoln Memorial

Experience a virtual walk-through of the memorial and listen to park rangers share their reflections ad the memorial and its history.

12.   Smithsonian

Students can ‘step’ into the exhibits and take a tour through the entire museum in a 360 degree environment. 

13.  Google Art Projects

A collection of 1000+ works from 17 highly acclaimed art museums in the world.


updated Jan. 2017

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