Museums, historical sites, art galleries, and zoos offer excellent opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Ideal for kinesthetic learners, these types of field trips allow for plenty of movement while engaging all the senses. Unfortunately, with so many public places closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not possible to visit these amazing sites in person this spring. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the museums, history, and art to you! Click on the links below for a variety of virtual tours.
Virginia Virtual Field Trips
Discovery Education Field Trips
Hands-on experiments, online educational activities, and games provide additional opportunities to learn in an unstructured environment. Here are a few ideas from the Smithsonian, National Geographic, NASA, NOAA, and more.
Smithsonian- Fun for Kids & Teenagers
San Diego Zoo
Hour of Code Activities
Wonder of the Day
Feeling creative? Set out the art supplies, open to a blank page in your journal, or clear a space in the living room for those art lessons, writing reflections, and dance moves.
100 Sketchbook Prompts
Creative Writing Now
Move to Learn. Dance Videos