Virtual Field Trips
Discovery Ed and Partners Launch 3 Free Virtual Field Trips
- By Dian Schaffhauser
belonging, the truth about vaping and the potential of nuclear
science are the topics of three free "virtual" fieldtrips
that have been introduced by Discovery
Education working with various partners. The point of
the curriculum is to provide lessons to help students explore aspects
of the world they might not otherwise have exposure to. Each field
trip comes with educator guides, student activities and other
The lessons include:
Belonging, and Legacy: How Testimony Makes Us Stronger Than Hate,"
produced with USC
Shoah Foundation, which maintains a library of
audio-visual testimonies with people who have experienced genocide.
The lesson opens for use on Apr. 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. Eastern time and
explores the ways the present continues to be shaped by our
collective past. The specific topic is the Armenian Genocide, which
took place more than 100 years ago, but is still affecting people
today. The virtual field trip is intended for students in grades
Frontiers," created with help from the American
Nuclear Society and the U.
S Department of Energy, will launch on May 6. This
interstellar virtual journey explores how nuclear science has fueled
human progress from Earth to outer space "and beyond."
Intended for grades 3-12, students will learn about the potential of
nuclear energy and the STEM careers driving its innovation.
trips are a unique way to engage all learners and ignite their
natural curiosity about the world" said Cecilia Wilburn-Davis, a
grade 5 English language arts teacher at South Carolina's Oakbrook
Elementary School at Dorchester School District Two,
in a press release "With the digital content supports from
Discovery Education and its partners, I have a set of powerful
resources that take students beyond the classroom to explore the
planet and discover new places, people and ideas they might not
otherwise have the chance to meet."
The field trips can
be found within its K-12 learning platform on the Virtual
Field Trips channel, in the Corporate Education
Partnerships channel and on the individual websites for each.
Learn more and
register for the virtual field trips on
the Discovery Education website.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.