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Virtual Field Trips: Science and Engineering

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 Science and Engineering Virtual Field Trips 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: Science and Engineering

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 Science and Engineering Virtual Field Trips below or browse the complete archive. For a list of Virtual Field Trips coming up, check out the Discovery Education Events Calendar.

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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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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

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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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 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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Exclusive Virtual Tour of a Lockheed Martin Space Facility

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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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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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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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 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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National Energy Star Day

Watch the archive event with Discovery Education, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, and our special guest students to learn about the importance of energy efficiency and how our energy use affects climate change.See cool experiments about the science behind energy and explore how innovative products make it easier for us to save energy and protect the environment.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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