Though real-world field trips are invaluable experiences, logistics of time, cost or distance aren't always aligned in our favor. Students can make critical connections between themselves, their learning, and the wide-ranging historical, cultural, and scientific environments through inquiry-based virtual learning experiences. They can explore oceans that cover almost three quarters of the Earth’s surface without getting wet and fly through the night sky to explore the life span of a star or the terrain of Mars. The exploration of Historic Moments, Culture, Science & Technology are just a few in the an array of vast potential possiblities for exploration and discovery!
Discover artworks, collections and stories from around the the world in extraordinary detail before with the Google Cultural Institute. The site is divided into three areas: Art Project, Historic Moments, and World Wonders. Google World Wonders brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online using Street View and other Google technologies.
'From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google’s World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world. By using our Street View technology, Google has a unique opportunity to make world heritage sites available to users across the globe.'
Explore online exhibitions detailing the stories behind significant moments in human history. Explore Historic Moments, Cultural Figures, Science & Technology, and other categories to browse through photos, videos, manuscripts and documents on a wide range of topics. See reflections Inspired by the Gettysburg Address, Civil Rights Photography, and Top Pieces at Naturalis.
Google Map Trek on over to Galapagos, Venice, the Grand Canyon. Climb in Nepal or Yosemite. Explore Google Ocean Street View, which now allows us to explore the oceans covering 70 percent of Earth’s surface, all without getting wet. Google's Street View cameras have captured underwater creatures -- view sea turtles, humpback whales, great white sharks and the giant sunfish.
Google Earth creates the ability to fly to and from anywhere on Earth It is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program! Learn more at Google Earth Learn and See 3-D Buildings in Google Earth.