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Virtual Field Trips: Grades K-5

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 K-5 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 K-5

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 K-5 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 K-5

Live from the Tundra Virtual Experience Series

#CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, MB for the annual polar bear migration. This year’s virtual experience series looked at Arctic ABCs, water conservation, and STEM jobs on the tundra. Find out about these extraordinary animals, the environment of the arctic and careers open to you on the tundra.

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

Streaming On Demand September 16th

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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International Dot Day

Join Fablevision Author Peter Reynolds, Dot Day Creator Terry Shay and Discovery Education to #CelebrateWithDE for International Dot Day. Streaming from Traer, Iowa where Dot Day began, this event will discuss the origin of Dot Day, showcase how students are celebrating, and hear from author Peter Reynolds about his book, The Dot.

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Celebrate Her Majesty, The Queen's 90th Birthday

We're celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty, The Queen with a live broadcast and royal tea party for schools across the globe. Join us as we explore the nine decades that have passed during The Queen's life - six of them while she has reigned. Glimpse inside St. George's Hall and the State Apartments at Windsor Castle and see a live link-up with schools across the Commonwealth. You might even find out some fascinating facts about The Queen that you were not aware of!

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Red Nose Day in School

Red Nose Day is on a mission to lift kids out of poverty using the power of entertainment. Now, Red Nose Day in School provides the tools for U.S. classrooms to discover their power to make a difference. Join Connie Britton, star of Nashville and Friday Night Lights (and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador), and the students of Staten Island Academy as they discuss the root causes and impact of poverty, explore how students are helping others in need, and inspire students to make a difference.

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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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Live Read Aloud with Author Peter Reynolds

Join FableVision and Discovery Education for a live read aloud of the book Going Places from award-winning author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds. Live streaming from the FableVision Studios we will go behind-the-scenes as they reveal their newest projects, share their creative process, and answer student questions.

This 30 minute Virtual Field Trip is appropriate for elementary grades.


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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 2015

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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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