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Virtual Field Trips: Earth and Space Science

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 about Earth and space science 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: Earth and Space Science

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

Explore Earth and Space Science Virtual Field Trips

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

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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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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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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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Manufacture Your Future

Explore the brave new world of manufacturing and learn how to inspire the manufacturing innovators of the future.

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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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