At the Children's Museum in Canada (muse) exhibits are arranged especially for virtual field trips to different regions.
Wilson Tennis Ball Factory
See how the little green spheres are built in this wordless documentary look at the mass production of tennis balls, from glop to globe, in just over three minutes. It's directed by British photographer and filmmaker Benedict Redgrove.
Pick a subject, and odds are there are video tours posted on-line.
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Colossal Cave Tour
Colossal Cave is a large cave system in southeastern Arizona. It contains about 3.5 miles of mapped passageways.
If tight squeezes, narrow ledges and crevasses are your thing, Colossal Cave offers a special tour just for you. To go on the tour, hard hats, lights, and full-fingered (work) gloves are required. Knee and elbow pads are recommended.
For many, this video may be as close as you want to get to being in inside the Earth.
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Most action at the National Hurricane Center (accessible via NOAA) occurs in the summer. A large climatic data base is available via NOAA also. NOAA is developing Wind and Sea, a focused learning area in which of the 750 selected links 40% are unique to this site. Access this site and save a lot of search time!
Followup discussion for British Columbia occurs at the netbistro.
The Natural History Museum in the UK, while similar in most of its exhibits to other museum, just prepared a 400 million-year old fossil specimen in VRML (virtual reality modeling language); viewers can rotate and perform other manipulations on this amazing find.
Asia Society provides classroom resources and professional development opportunities.
Unlike wonderful but passive films on cable television, these adventures are interactive.We hope that a virtual trek will encourage students to do the real thing!