Q -How do you keep students engaged for 30 minutes in May???
A- Virtual Field Trips
Check out Recipe for Innovation – a site by Discovery Education and Chobani yogurt complete with classroom resources. We were taken through the yogurt making process, saw a tour of the plant, and how Chobani makes and fills containers full of yogurt. Some even remembered that it takes 3 parts milk to make one part yogurt.
Today, we went to the Seattle Aquarium through Google Hangouts and were able to ask questions at the end. Students learned about seasons underwater compared with seasons on land.
There were 117 people/schools who were scheduled to ‘attend’ on Google Plus- not sure about the final viewing number.
If you’re looking for a cool way to work with STEM subjects, writing questions and responses, and collaboration with people all over the world – virtual field trips are really cool with a classroom full of kids.
*bad pics but the field trips were really neat.