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American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

How do scientists zero in on deep sea vents within the world's vast oceans - especially when they are located a mile or more below the surface? Think like a scientist and you'll find out! Climb aboard this virtual expedition along an unknown stretch of the Pacific Ocean's Juan de Fuca Ridge to...

Nova Scotia Government
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Hop in and join Dr. Ralph (alias Air Wolf) on a scenic virtual flight around Nova Scotia. In the fantastic world of cyberspace we will enjoy some spectacular vistas from the air and occasionally land to look at the geology up close and personal.

Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Google's nearly ubiquitous Street View service is slowly conquering what little of the world it's got left to conquer. In a joint effort with Sherpa mountaineer Apa Sherpa, the Google Maps team captured imagery of the Khumbu region of Nepal, where Mount Everest is located. You can take a virtual...

Spokane Aquifer Joint Board
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

On this field trip, you'll learn amazing things about water. You'll learn about aquifers, how your drinking water gets to you, what other kids have to do around the world to get their water, and ideas for helping to protect this precious resource. Now get ready for some fun! This field trip was...

Good Earth Graphics, National Speleological Society (NSS)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Here is the original Virtual Cave, devoted to the astounding variety of nature's handiwork found in solution caves, those dissolved out of solid rock by acidic waters. Most solution caves are found in carbonate rocks (limestone, dolomite, or marble) or gypsum. They may occur in sandstones, since...

Texas A&M
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

The Big Bend Virtual Field Trip was created for an independent study project for the Texas A&M University Department of Geology under the supervision of Dr. Bruce Herbert. During the week of Spring Break 1996, we visited Big Bend for the purpose of researching the geology of the park and...

Stromboli Online
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Chose your virtual field trip in diferent places, including: Italy, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Russia, Washington State, Guadeloupe, Hawaii, and New Zealand.

The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

This is a 3D tour that allows you to "walk" around the Yoho National Park in Canada and zoom in on various geological features. Still pictures of rock formations and mountains are included.

Wheeling Jesuit University / Center for Educational Technologies
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Stills, text, animations

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASAJPL)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

This site lists many multimedia resources from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including movies, photos, artist depictions, and posters and lithographs.

Nova Scotia Museum
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Nova Scotia's virtual museum offers plenty of information on fossils. Students can "tour" the museum, discovering answers on what trace fossils are, what footprint fossils look like, and how to duplicate life. Activities and links to where actual fossil sites is also provided.

Nine Planets
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

An interactive tour of the solar system. Students can clock on various elements of our solar system and gain information on their size, atmosphere, geologic features, and other scientific facts.

Google Earth
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Video showing how to use Google Earth to look at the moon.

Windows into Wonderland
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Explore our award winning electronic field trips! Since 2001, Yellowstone has been offering eTrips to share the resources and treasures of the world's first national park. Embark on these exciting adventures and look through new Windows Into Wonderland.

Canada's Digital Collections
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Pictures and information on Nova Scotia's paleontological sites. There are also links to different geologic periods, a glossary, maps, and world heritage information on Fossil Cliffs.

Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

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. You can even browse a list of past exhibits, which is included on the ground...

NASA and Google Earth
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

"Places" is your next generation postcard. Instead of just seeing a still image of a place, you are invited to join an exciting ride through a 3D scenery of your choice. Below you find a small collection of places for you to check out. Take your kids on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or...

University of Houston (UH)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

This site contains virtual reality field trips of Big Bend, dMd Design, Flambeau/Ladysmith copper mine, Green Lakes Pass, Hawaii Beach, Mid-Ocean ridges, National Parks, Field Trips from the Open University, Planet Earth Science, Virtual Fossils, and Wind River Visuals. All field trips are done...

The Museum of the City of San Francisco (SFMOMA)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Pictures and Information on San Francisco history, including the 1849 California Gold Rush, the 1906 Earthquake, San Francisco during World War II, and the city's Rock and Roll events.

University of Lethbridge, Canada (Uleth)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

There are two ways to approach this Virtual Field Trip. First, you can follow through Day 1 to Day 6 at the bottom of each page or you can simply read about the topics of interest listed at the top of each page. Each photograph and map can be enlarged by clicking right mouse button on the image...

Arizona State University (ASU)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Multiple virtual field trips on earth and life sciences can be chosen. Each field trip focuses on a certain aspect of science, as well as a place. For example, one field trip focuses on the Dresser Formation (earliest record of life) in Australia. Each field trip has a still image of that place/...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

For those wanna-be astronauts and space travelers out there, this interactive model of the solar system could prove to be highly addictive. With one click, you can visit Saturn, Venus, or the other planets and then spin and explore them in three dimensions. The interface uses NASA calculations...

Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Canada’s Gros Morne park, on the comparatively sheltered Western coast of Newfoundland, is a geology lover’s paradise and a designated UNESCO natural world heritage site. From precipitous land-locked fjords to the curiously sterile exposed mantle of the Tablelands formation, this is a wild...

Xcel Energy, Inc.
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

We can learn where the electricity that we use every day is made. See the whole process up close, from coal to current. After taking the tour, you can enjoy the Interactive Power Puzzle. The Worksheets are designed for in-class practice and reinforcement of key concepts.

NASA's Climate Kids
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Stills and text of changing climate and weather.

Earth Echo International
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Join Echo Earth on a field trip as we delve deeper into food and water issues surrounding its production. We will visit two very different farms: one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast. Together we will explore the differences in their climate, agricultural practices, natural resource...

The University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

The Geologic Wonders of Texas Module was created as an online resource for students and families to learn about the earth across the State of Texas. Descriptions include significant geological features such as rocks and fossils, geologic age, additional resources, answers to frequently asked...

Discovery Education
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required, Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the...

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Take a virtual field trip with AGU's Blogosphere atop Table Mountain. See pictures and panoramic views.

Spokane Aquifer Joint Board (SAJB)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

The virtual field trips are designed to educate students about the Aquifer and the need to protect our sole source of drinking water. Students will gain an increased awareness and education about our ground water source, the aquifer, and provide information about protecting this precious...

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Field experiences are an important part of the life of the geoscience student and professional. We take our students to the field to see fundamental relationships and to learn to observe, collect and interpret data. This website exists to facilitate interactions and sharing that will: enable...

Science Friday, Ryan Hollister
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Welcome to the Columns of the Giants! Visit these rock formations in a virtual viewer, see pictures and maps of the surrounding areas, and read about their formation.

Xcel Energy
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

What if we could pull electricity out of thin air? We can - as long as it's windy! It's not a magic trick; it's wind power! Let's see how that works, what it takes to get wind power to your neighborhood.

Xcel Energy
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

More people are using energy every day, and there are fewer resources to go around. We need to make the energy sources that we have last, and get more energy from sources that never run out. Scientists and engineers are working hard on many ideas for clean energy! How can power plants be cleaner...

Esri UK
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

This storymap provides pictures, maps, information, and more about the British Isles through time. Read about its formation and early history, and see how it has changed over time.

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Coprolite Fossil
Videos or Animations
The Jim Henson Company, PBS LearningMedia

In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor explains what fossils are and how they are created, and Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses how paleontologists find, care for, and conduct research with the fossils they uncover.

Noble Kolskaya undersea driller
Videos or Animations
PBS LearningMedia

In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to take a virtual tour around a ground-based operation and an offshore drilling site whereby they can become familiar with how oil is extracted and processed.

Little Colorado River
Videos or Animations
Twin Cities Public Television, PBS LearningMedia

This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates how sedimentation forms, how rivers shape the surface of the earth, how rivers are formed, and how they differ from other bodies of water.

1964 Alaskan earthquake alluvium deposits
Videos or Animations
California Academy of Sciences, PBS LearningMedia

What are earthquakes? Get a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with this collection of videos and infographics co-presented by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED. You'll learn why earthquakes happen, how they've shaped the Bay Area, and what you can do to prepare for the next...

Weather Stations at the Quelccaya Ice Cap
Videos or Animations
UNC-TV, PBS LearningMedia

Have you experienced a thundersnow storm?  Most snow storms form when warm air moves into an area in the winter and rising warm air condenses to form snow.  If the warm air rises very quickly, the condensing moisture collides with existing particles in the cloud causing electrically charged...

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