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FALL VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
- Apple Picking Virtual Field Trip
- Pumpkin Patch Virtual Field Trip
- Corn Maze Virtual Field Trip
- Turkey Farm Virtual Field Trip
- Hay Ride Virtual Field Trip
APPLE PICKING VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
- Apple Harvest
- Tour an Apple Packing Facility
- Cider Making in New England
- Let’s Got To An Apple Orchard
- Life Cycle of an Apple
- How to Grow an Apple Tree from Seed to Tree
- How Does an Apple Grow?
Slime in Space– Nickelodeon teamed up with two astronauts on the International Space Station to demonstrate how slime reacts to microgravity and had kids reproduce those same demonstrations back here on Earth. It makes for an amazing 15-minute virtual field trip.
The Zoo-There are so many amazing online options when it comes to zoos that we couldn’t narrow it down to just one. Most zoos have live webcams in some of their most popular exhibits, such as the Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta. However, some zoos offer a more in-depth look. You’ll definitely want to check out the San Diego Zoo. Their site for kids includes behind-the-scenes videos and stories, as well as a variety of printable activities and online games.
The Aquarium- It’s a similar story with aquariums. You have your pick of live webcams, but our favorites are the Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager webcam (wait for the whale shark!) and the “jellycam” at Monterey Bay Aquarium (so soothing). You can get a more traditional, “self-guided” virtual tour of the National Aquarium, whereas the Seattle Aquarium has a 30-minute video tour.And definitely check out The Maritime Aquarium where you can register for their virtual programs for all grades. Talk to a research vessel captain, learn about water pollution, and more!
A Planetarium-Through Stellarium Web, kids can explore over 60,000 stars, locate planets, and watch sunrises and solar eclipses. If you enter your location, you can see all the constellations that are visible in the night sky in your corner of the world.
Colonial WilliamsburgThis living history museum provides a look into life in an early American community. The website offers eight different webcams, featuring areas such as the tavern, the armory, and the market house.
The Louvre Museum Everyone wants to go to Paris! But you don’t need a passport to see at least some of the exhibits at the world’s most famous art museum. Check out the current virtual tours: Egyptian antiquities, Galerie d’Apollon, and what we think will be the biggest hit with kids—the remains of the Louvre’s moat!
Sharks– Join the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy for Shark Story Hour. Read a shark themed book followed by a shark Q& A session.
The Houston Zoo -hosted live streams of their favorite animals to help bring the zoo to students while schools were closed. Replays are now available.
SPACE- The education team at Kennedy Space Center hosted videos about living in space, Mars, and rocketry. Tours of Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Astronaut Training Experience. Replays are now available.