While we are spending more time at home, virtual field trips would help pass the time. After you take your field trip, try one of the activities below to help reinforce what you learned!
- Find an e-book or audio book about your field trip to add more knowledge to what you learned.
- Keep a “Travel Journal” of your adventures and write about where you “went” and what you saw.
- Draw a picture of something you loved about your field trip
- Recreate something you saw out of blocks, legos, clay, playdough, etc.
- Make a craft that has to do with your field trip.
- Make a postcard of your field trip and send to a family member to tell them all about it.
- Call a grandparent or friend and share something you learned.
Field Trips with Discovery Education
Discovery Education is doing virtual field trips complete with an instructors guide for you to use at home. There is a WIDE variety of topics….some look more fun than others, but that is to be expected depending on your taste.
Field Trip to Anne Frank’s Home
Take a virtual field trip to Anne Frank’s Home.
Field Trip to the Eiffel Tower
Field Trip to the Pyramids
With links to several sites on the Pyramids, Ancient Egypt history buffs will love this field trip to the Pyramids.
Field Trip to the Houston, TX Zoo
The Houston Zoo has webcams set up around the zoo for you to view their animals. The zoo is always a favorite field trip!
Field Trip to the NASA Mission Operations Room
Space has always been of interest to me. This field trip takes you inside the NASA Mission Operations Room. Take a 360-degree, virtual tour of the Hubble Space Telescope’s home for mission operations, the Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Field Trip to the National Aquariums
Take a step inside the National Aquariums in Wasington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD.
Field Trip to the Smithsonian National Zoo
The Smithsonian National Zoo has live webcams AND activity packets to go along with the webcams.
Field Trip to a Farm
Virtual Farm tours will be a lot of fun.
Field Trip to Mount Rushmore
Take a virtual tour of Mount Rushmore…I highly recommending a visit in person!