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Students prepare to take a well-informed virtual field trip to historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They use formatted techniques to create a presentation for a designated audience.
Students analyze data from a virtual field trip to Michigan. They conduct Internet research on mileage and travel time between cities, calculate and compare fuel costs, and research and calculate lodging, activities, and meal costs.
In this research lesson plan, students take a virtual field trip and research marine animals. Students write summaries, narratives, expository and persuasive essays. Web links are included.
Students calculate the costs for lodging and meals for a virtual field trip. They calculate the number of nights lodging needed for road and city travel and the number of meals needed, the costs for each, and input the data using Microsoft Excel software.
Eighth graders explore the Civil War by reading Irene Hunt's novel, Across Five Aprils. They take virtual field trips to these battle sites and answer questions that guides them in their study of the Civil War.
Class members publish a letter describing their Virtual Field Trip incorporating data from previously developed charts, graphs, and data tables. The final lesson in a series devoted to collecting information and publishing data.
Students access a variety of virtual field trip related resources on the Internet. They view videos, audio, panoramic views, and live Webcams regarding the White House, Pentagon, United Nations, rainforests, and various countries.
Students complete a word problem to determine the cost of gasoline per mile of their virtual field trip. They determine the travel time and gasoline costs for two routes and record the information on a data sheet. They check their work using calculators before discussing the most economical route.
Love this lesson idea! Using Google Earth, learners create a travel brochure highlighting a country studied, such as Ancient Rome, Egypt, Greece, or China. While this lesson provides a good template, a teacher would need to flesh-out the details, such as the instructions for the brochure.
Before the days of cameras, scientists had to use pen and ink to capture the shape and form of their specimens. Learners take a virtual field trip to observe scientific illustrations of insects and plants. They choose two specimens to study, illustrate, and describe in written form.
Students discover ways to stay healthy by utilizing Internet education software.  In this computer technology lesson, students investigate Internet programs that simulate a field trip by showing images and video.  Students participate in a healthy living Internet activity in which they act as health detectives and collect clues about eating right and exercising.
Maximize instructional time and reduce costs and planning by using virtual field trips.
Learners participate in a virtual field trip. In this virtual field trip lesson, students access a web site that takes them to Antarctica to watch Adelie Penguins as they care for their offspring. They make a flag of Antarctica and keep a journal of the life cycle of the penguins.
Students explore landmarks around the world. In this world geography and technology lesson, students view world landmarks using a webcam. Students take a virtual field trip during which they zoom in and manipulate three dimensional images in order to observe these famous landmarks.
Students become aware of how animals use their colors to their advantage. They participate in a virtual field trip with the Bronx Zoo. Students use correct grammar and punctuation to write a paragraph discussing how an animal's color or color markings help protect it.
Students calculate the mileage, gasoline costs, and travel time and costs for a vacation. They conduct a virtual field trip, and create a comparison graph of costs using Microsoft Excel software.
Students compare and contrast two routes selected for a virtual field trip. They create a data table of educational activities, lodging, and meal costs using Microsoft Excel software.
Students explore a variety of sources, including their experiences in visiting places. They access information online, observe and make determinations based on observations. Students hypothesize about observations of bird behavior.
Fourth graders determine the Great Salt Lake is a unique, thriving, and diverse ecosystem. They engage in an actual or a virtual field trip. They record field trip, whether actual or virtual, in science lab book or journal and present research projects in the form of a travel brochure.
Young scholars investigate the history of Pompeii and its destruction. They take a virtual field trip to the ruins of Pompeii, create a travel brochure to attract tourists to the site, and write an account of their trip.

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