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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
http://virginiafieldtrips.com/index.php?id=163

Encyclopedia Virginia
https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/vr

Discovery Education Field Trips
https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-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
https://www.si.edu/kids

National Geographic
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

NASA
https://www.nasa.gov/

NOAA
https://www.noaa.gov/education

San Diego Zoo
https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Hour of Code Activities
https://code.org/learn

Wonder of the Day
https://wonderopolis.org/

Brainbashers
https://www.brainbashers.com/

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.

Lunch Doodles
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems

Art Lessons
https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk

100 Sketchbook Prompts
https://theartofeducation.edu/2015/11/10/100-sketchbook-prompts-your-students-will-love/

Creative Writing Now
https://www.creative-writing-now.com/

Move to Learn. Dance Videos
https://movetolearnms.org/for-the-classroom/7-12-videos/