Schools and kids love field trips, but they take a lot of time, money and extra adult supervision that may or may not be available. Thanks to the internet, there are now alternatives that are only as far away as your technology lab.
Here are some of the best available across the wild web of the internet:
- Smithsonian Museum
- Forest Life
- The Moon via Google Earth
- Mars via Google Earth
- Planet in Action via Google Earth
- Ellis Island
- Eternal Egypt
- A Collection of Virtual Field Trips
- science museums
- Blackwell’s Best Virtual Field Trips
- strife-torn countries
Want a quick tour right now, via YouTube. This is Mars, complements of Google Earth:
Only have a few minutes? Try one of these Learnz Virtual Field Trips via YouTube:
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.