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Virtual Field Trips: Technology

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 technology 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: Technology

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



Explore Technology Virtual Field Trips

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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