A Service for Teachers: Virtual Field Trip Resources

Peyton Duplechien • 07 Sep 2010 • 2 min read

A virtual field trip is a field trip that is conducted in a classroom or a lecture hall. Organizing a real field trip involves a lot of planning and expenditure. A virtual field trip or an interactive tour can be presented to a class with the use of a computer and the required accessories. Teachers can use virtual field trips to complement a certain lesson. There are lots of great virtual trips available on the Internet. Here’s a list of virtual field trip resources for teachers.

  1. Teachers Guide: A great collection of many interesting field trips like the American Museum of Natural History, Tour of Ancient Roman Villa, and more.
  2. Geology: Provides field trips on the Big Bend National Park, Coastal Erosion, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and more.
  3. LDS Homeschooling: Come here to find virtual field trips to Sutter’s Fort, Alcatraz Island, Westville, and so on.
  4. In Old Pompeii: The lesson plan includes a virtual field trip to the ruins of Pompeii.
  5. Simple K12: Covers ancient Egyptian art, Brazil, Civil War, and much more.
  6. Death Valley: The USGS provides a virtual field trip to the Death Valley.
  7. The Learning Place: A library of virtual field trips by the Queensland government.
  8. Denver Public Schools: Covers African American history, American Revolution, WWI, puppets, and more.
  9. Virtual Field Trips: Discusses virtual field trips and how to create your own trip.
  10. Taxes: The IRS provides a virtual field trip to help students understand taxes.