Virtual field trips are becoming more and more popular. Due to budget cuts, many teachers lack the essentials like pens and paper. We are going to show you how to make lemonade out of those lemons. Here are THE BEST free online virtual field trips.
1. Google Art Projects
A collection of 1000+ works from 17 highly acclaimed art museums in the world. You can virtually walk the aisles of these museums and view high resolution images of paintings like Van Gough’s “The Bedroom” and even share your whole collection.http://www.googleartproject.com/
2. Google Sky
Travel the stars with Google Sky. You can explore constellations, and even watch the birth of distant galaxies. You can even change the view of Google sky to see what the sky would look like if we had the ability to view the universe in x-rays or infrared. http://www.google.com/sky/
This is a complete virtual tour where all you have to do is follow the blue arrow around the museum to journey on a great tour of the museum that makes you’re feel like you’re actually walking the halls of the Smithsonian. http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/
Bring the 7 wonders of the world to your classroom with breathtaking panoramic which includes the Colosseum in Rome, The Great Wall in China, The Taj Mahal in India, and Machu Picchu in Peru.
5. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History
This virtual tour is of The Oxford University Museum of Natural History. This museum is home to an extensive world-wide collections of zoology, entomology, geology, and mineralogy, including the local dinosaur finds, a 40ft Tyrannosaurus rex, the observation beehive and Alice’s Dodo. Also a part of the tour is the building itself; one of the finest examples of the Victorian Gothic style of architecture.
6. Inside the White House
Travel floor-by-floor as you take an interactive tour of the White House and browse through history. Learn the significance each room has in the day-to-day workings of the White House.
Do you know of any virtual field trips that aren’t on this list? These are our requirements..
- They’re free.
- They don’t take a lot of time to set up.
- No applications or paperwork to fill out.
- Every student in the class can go.
- Students love them because they’re fun.
- Teachers love them because they get students involved and engaged.
- Did I mention they’re FREE?
We’re always looking for more…