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Virtual Field Trips: Grades 9-12

Take Your Students to the Most Amazing Places

Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required, Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the President of the United States. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free!

Watch archived Virtual Field Trips for grades 9-12 below or browse the complete archive. For a list of Virtual Field Trips coming up, check out the Discovery Education Events Calendar.



Virtual Field Trips: Grades 9-12

Take Your Students to the Most Amazing Places

Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required, Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the President of the United States. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free!

Watch archived Virtual Field Trips for grades 9-12 below or browse the complete archive. For a list of Virtual Field Trips coming up, check out the Discovery Education Events Calendar.



Explore Virtual Field Trips for Grades 9-12

Now Available: Careers Behind The Court Virtual Field Trip

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Game-Set-Match! Join former professional tennis player James Blake and USTA for this in-depth look at the diverse careers in tennis.

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Navy’s Elite STEM Workforce: Aboard the USS Nimitz

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Watch now to hear the personal stories behind some of the Navy’s elite Sailors. From an F-18 pilot to an aircraft handler, students will get an exclusive look into the lives of those who serve and defend, while living on one of the greatest aircraft carriers ever built — the USS Nimitz.

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Know the Risks Live Virtual Field Trip

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. youth, but do teens know the real risks they take when using them? Join the CDC and Discovery Education to examine the science behind e-cigarettes and the impact they can have on teens’ health and well-being.

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Careers that Count: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA

Join Discovery Education and Jr. NBA for a virtual field trip to the NBA headquarters, Madison Square Garden, and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in New York for an inside look at how math is brought to life through careers in basketball. Meet NBA basketball players and staff who use math every day to improve the game both on and off the court.

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AgExplorer: The Science Behind Your Food

In this Virtual Field Trip, Discovery Education and National FFA will transport you to the Cargill Innovation Center in Wichita, Kansas for an inside look at how a diverse range of agriculture careers work together to ensure safe and affordable food production across the globe.

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AgExplorer: Behind The Scenes at Ford Motor Company

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Join National FFA and Discovery Education as they take you behind-the-scenes at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, to learn how the needs of agriculture customers impact the design, engineering and testing of Ford F-Series trucks. Meet Ford employees who use advanced technologies to solve the practical challenges faced daily in agricultural settings.

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Go Inside the World of 3M Science!

Watch the archived virtual field trip from 3M's World of Innovation! You will hear from 3M's leading scientific experts about just a few of the countless 3M innovations that are improving lives worldwide!

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The Smart Farm: Where Technology and Innovation Meet

Take a virtual field trip with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education to the Deere & Company World Headquarters in Moline, III. Conversations with leaders in agriculture will allow you to explore new techniques that have revolutionized the industry and the career opportunities that these advancements have brought to the field.

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Go Behind the Scenes with the Founders at the Library of Congress

In honor of Constitution Day, Discovery Education is taking you behind-the-scenes at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Take your students on this exclusive virtual field trip as we journey back in time to 1789 to understand the men who gathered that hot summer in Philadelphia to form our enduring democracy.

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Discovery STEM Day

#CelebratewithDE as we tour Discovery Communication’s world headquarters and meet the men and women behind the world’s #1 nonfiction media company. This archive showcases five different live-streamed career spotlights providing your class the chance to learn about the STEM skills needed in a variety of fields. Additionally, we encourage you to follow up your viewing experience with our hands-on STEM Challenges.

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Exclusive Virtual Tour of a Lockheed Martin Space Facility

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Celebrate Space Week with your students by introducing them to the latest in space exploration technology and meet the team of STEM professionals designing missions to an asteroid, Jupiter, and Mars. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect STEM concepts with real world applications and inspire the next generation of space pioneers. Register TODAY for the Generation Beyond Virtual Field Trip.

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Shakespeare 400

In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death we visited Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare, and toured the school he attended. We then took a trip to London to explore places important to William Shakespeare while he lived there, including the famous Globe Theatre.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Cuba

The First Lady traveled to Cuba in March 2016. During her trip, as on previous international trips, the First Lady focused on the power and importance of education, both in her own life and in the lives of young people living in these countries. As part of this visit the First Lady hosted a discussion with high school girls about education in Cuba.

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Toyota Under the Hood

Join host Cristy Lee from Velocity's All Girls Garage at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana. Meet the engineers and manufacturers who specialize in robotics, automotive safety, and production innovation. Learn how Toyota's Highlander, Sienna and Sequoia are assembled with a little help from a robot named Godzilla, and take a spin on the test track with a safety specialist as they test out the vehicle's safety features!

This 45-minute Virtual Field Trip is appropriate for middle and high school students.

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Manufacture Your Future: Alcoa Kitts Green

Take a tour of the Alcoa Kitts Green Manufacturing Plant in Birmingham, UK to find out about the processes behind the manufacturing of aluminum. Apprentices at the plant will also share more about the careers opportunities in manufacturing.

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Manufacture Your Future: Alcoa Power and Propulsion

Take a tour of the Alcoa Power and Propulsion Manufacturing Plant in Whitehall, MI and find out about the processes, materials, and careers behind the manufacture of jet turbine engines.

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Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Join Discovery Education for an exclusive Red Ribbon Week virtual field trip as we go behind the scenes to learn how police canines are selected, trained, and patrol the streets. The Santa Ana Police Department dogs will demonstrate their intellect, agility, and obedience through a variety of exercises at their training academy.

This 30-minute Virtual Field Trip is appropriate for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.

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Kilimanjaro Expedition

Hear about Mount Kilimanjaro first-hand from educators who climbed the mountain as part of Discovery Education's #DiscoveryKili expedition. Students will lear about the mountain’s six biomes and meet a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist to discuss the SMAP Mission, a satellite that measures the Earth’s soil moisture.

This 30-minute Virtual Field Trip is appropriate for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.


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Of the People: Space Day

Take a tour inside NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and meet the scientists and engineers working on some of our nation's space programs.

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Live From the Farm: Technology and Soil Science

Tune in to watch a family farmer Brian Bomke gives middle school students a deeper understanding of how modern technology and nutrients play a role in the planting and harvesting seasons! During this live event we will show students how technological advances have made the Bomke's farming operations more productive and efficient!

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Education Station: Creighton Brothers Farms

Meet America’s egg farmers and tour their family farms to learn about the different ways eggs get from the farm to your table.

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Celebrate Pi Day with Discovery Education and NIST

Tour inside the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and meet the mathematicians and scientists doing cutting-edge research on problems worth solving.

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Dig Into Mining: Metals in Everyday Life

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a working copper mine where students will see a Geologist and Mine Planning Engineer showcase real-world examples of how STEM is used in the work place.

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Polar Bears by the Numbers

Find out how scientists use math to understand polar bears! Take our Math Challenge and check out Taking It Further to dig a little deeper.

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Manufacture Your Future: Alcoa Davenport

Explore the brave new world of manufacturing and learn how to inspire the manufacturing innovators of the future with this virtual field trip to the Alcoa Davenport manufacturing plant in Davenport, IA.

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Of the People: White House Science Fair Featuring Kari Byron

Virtually transport students to the fourth annual White House Science Fair, a celebration of the student winners from a broad range of STEM competitions.

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Education Station: Pearl Valley Farm

Meet America’s egg farmers and tour their family farms to learn about the different ways eggs get from the farm to your table.

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Connect With Weather:
Virtual Field Trip With Meteorologist Mark Elliot.

Watch with your classroom a behind-the-scenes virtual field trip with meteorologists from The Weather Channel! Explore the science behind severe weather, learn about the technology used to predict hurricanes, tornadoes, winter storms, and wildfires and understand the steps families can take to prepare and stay safe during a weather emergency.

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A Virtual Field Trip From the Museum of Science

Join us from the Museum of Science in Boston, one of our nation's premiere informal learning institutions. This event will explore the natural and human-made world through the lens of engineering. We'll be visiting STEMtastic exhibits like a Van de Graaff generator, a machine that makes musical thunder and lightning.

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North America: Meet the Animals

Go on the trail of the Smithsonian Zoo to meet some of the animals feauted in the Discovery Channel's series, North America.

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A Behind the Scenes Look at the Discovery Channel Telescope

Share with your students an exclusive tour behind the $53 million facility that encapsulates the 4.3 meter Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). In addition to the breathtaking images that the DCT has captured in its short life, we’ll review the engineering and architectural challenges that were conquered to sustain such an amazing undertaking.

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Journey to the Extreme: Your VIP Pass to Mars

Learn from the scientist at NASA's headquarters in Washington, D.C. about Earth's neighborning planet, Mars. Get to know everyting from how Mars got its name to details of the Martian soil and atmosphere.

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All About Amphibians

Dedicated scientists around the world are working to save amphibians, and you can too. Join scientists and researchers live from the National Zoo in Washington D.C. where your class will be able to see a wide range of amphibians from around the world; learn what amphibians are, why they are important, and the threats facing amphibians; and hear about programs that you can get involved in to help save amphibians in your local area. Presented by Siemens STEM Academy and the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park.

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Discovery, Innovation, Sustainability

If you've been participating in our #WeCanChange Wednesdays, you know that the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is about making a positive environmental impact in our schools, communities, and the world. If you're looking for sustainability ideas to get your project started, join us on this all-access tour of Discovery Channel's World Headquarters. We'll be highlighting the Green technologies, building procedures, and design planning that helped this building achieve LEED Platinum certification. We'll also draw connections to resources and ideas that just might help your team win!

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Reading Discovery Featuring Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Share an exciting reading experience with Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Discovery Education's Hall Davidson. Join classrooms across the globe as Mrs. Bush and students read excerpts from the award-winning book “Rushmore” and Mr. Davidson demonstrates how the book literally comes to life using augmented reality technology.

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A Conversation with President Obama

This discussion builds on the ConnectEd initiative launched by President Obama in June 2013 to ensure all students have access to the best technology in schools and libraries and learning experiences that prepare them for college and career.

Live from the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C.


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Of the People: Exchange for a Day With First Lady Michelle Obama

An American student, studying in China this year, discussed his experience in China with First Lady Michelle Obama. Access the First Lady’s trip to China as way to help your students build cultural awareness and global citizenship.

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Take Stock in Your Future:
Your All-Access Pass to Financial Literacy

Celebrate Financial Literacy Week with a trip to Wall Street. Experience New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext from the trading floor, with a behind-the-scenes tour of the world's largest marketplace.

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Auschwitz: The Past is Present Virtual Experience

Holocaust survivors, teachers, and students gathered this past January in Poland to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Now, you are invited to participate in the Auschwitz: The Past is Present Virtual Experience so your students can hear from the participants first-hand.

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Ford's Theatre 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination

Take your students on a Virtual Field Trip to explore Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC! Our experts will lead an engaging and lively discussion that will deepen your student’s understanding of our 16th President and the events surrounding his assassination.

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Of the People: Cooking Up a Healthy Lifestyle

Join Sam Kass, the Executive Director of Let's Move!, in the White House kitchen to discuss the importance of nutrition and healthy choices.

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Earth Day 2012:
What the Ice and Penguins Tell Us About Our Changing Planet

In the 2012 Earth Day, we took the ultimate expedition with your students to explore the Arctic and Antarctic poles like never before. Join producers and scientists in this archive from Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking series, Frozen Planet, to hear about their experiences filming the series in the polar regions and the work they are doing each and every day to study the evolving landscape and ecosystems there. They will discuss how their career lets them make a positive impact on the environment every day, and what students can do to make a difference. Every student has the power to help protect our environment, from their local community all the way to the poles.

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Constitution Day at the National Constitution Center

Watch this exclusive event recorded live from Philadelphia. Students will take a tour of the National Constitution Center and hear from Judge Marjorie O. Rendell.

This 30-minute Virtual Field Trip is ppropriate for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.

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Explore the Blue!
Live from J.N. "Ding"

Put your waders on and come exploring with us on this virtual field trip live from Sanibel Island, Florida. Ding Darling is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States, and it is world famous for its migratory bird populations.

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