Virtual Field Trips
Find lessons that integrate files (pdf, ppt, jpg, etc.), Google documents, interactive activities, websites, and videos to keep students engaged in the lesson. You also have the option to create your own. Many lessons available for free, but some do need paid subscription.
Take a Street View journey to sites of cultural, historical, and geographic significance. Explore the Grand Canyons, Gombe Tanzania, Pyramids of Giza, Venice Italy, Mount Fuji and more.
Bring the world to your classroom with geography-based virtual expeditions around the world. Access to past GEOshow virtual field trips, core content, and crowd sourced content for FREE.
Access to additional resources and experiences with paid membership.
Explore the world in photos with Google Maps' Panoramio. This is a geolocation-oriented photo sharing mashup. Accepted photos can be accessed through in Google Earth and Google Maps. New photos are added at the end of each month.
View celestial objects, including stars, constellations, galaxies, planets and Earth's moon.
Stories that highlight the locations of a series of events on a map. This is similar to a timeline but with key points on a map rather than a line. View others that have been made or create your own.
This resource is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy with the help of 550 scientists. The goal is to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and help teach them how we can help keep it running strong. View archived virtual field trips, sign up to participate in a LIVE virtual field trip through Google Hangouts, or virtually visit other schools' gardens and learn about the species students from those districts have observed in their gardens. Also available are interactive games and customizable lesson plans that align to standards.
Upcoming event: Powering the Planet with Renewable Energy Virtual Field Trip geared towards grades 3-8 (date TBD)
Use Google Earth to take a virtual field trip to locations that used as the setting to different K-12 book titles.
Discover exhibits & collections from museums and archives from around the world. Explore cultural treasures. Collections include: arts, historic moments, world wonders, and much, much more.
Panoramas of the most prominent monuments: the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Descriptive information about the monuments complements each photo.
This site has a panoramic virtual tour that allows visitors to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. Navigate from room to room by clicking map locations or by following the blue arrow links on the floor.
Google Connected Classroom is a Google community that allows educators to collaborate with other educators, and connect with classrooms across the world or bring professionals into your classroom.
Join the adventure with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants. This resource has guest speakers and virtual field trips from around the world.