Good Practices - Field Trips Good Practices

Virtual Field Trips

    %The Butler Does It%

  1. Earth Trips by Time and Space
    Paleontological Research Institute. "This exercise will allow you to discover the raw information of earth science in the same way professionals do - from field exploration! Select a virtual fieldtrip. You may explore by time (period) or by space (locality). "

  2. Glacier Bay
    A Multimedia Tour. "This video brings glaciers to life with nine spectacular "fly-bys" of scenic rides over 3-dimensional glaciers, live video footage of ice fronts calving into the sea, and dramatic picture sequences of historical and satellite data, and more. . . The NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center video tape, "Glacier Bay, Alaska, from the Ground, Air and Space," is an assemblage of live-captured and remotely-sensed computer images of glaciers at Glacier Bay, Alaska. Dr. James P. Strong/ Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) at GSFC's Earth and Space Data Computing Division and Cindy Starr/HSTX/SVS produced this narrated video under the direction and guidance of Dr. Dorothy K. Hall/Code 974, Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes at GSFC's Hydrological Sciences Branch. "

  3. Eastern Washington University
    A collection of virtual field trips including one with a good use of real audio

  4. Galapagos on the Web
    "WELCOME to GALAPAGOS GEOLOGY ON THE WEB. For those interested in natural history, there are few places quite as facinating as the Galapagos. The intention of this web site is to provide information on the Galapagos Islands to both scientists and non-scientists alike. Charles Darwin was the first geologist to explore the Galapagos. He made many important observations of Galapagos geology and drew conclusions that remain valid today."

  5. Grand Canyon Geology
    "How was it formed? The truth is that no one knows for sure though there are some pretty good guesses. The chances are that a number of processes combined to create the views that you see in todays Grand Canyon. The most powerful force to have an impact on the Grand Canyon is erosion, primarily by water (and ice) and second by wind. Other forces that contributed to the Canyon's formation are the course of the Colorado River itself, vulcanism, continental drift and slight variations in the earths orbit which in turn causes variations in seasons and climate. "

  6. Geologic Tours of Southern California
    "The geologic structure of Southern California is intricately tied to the boundary between two tectonic plates. Large expanses of rock are broken, displaced, and deformed around this tectonically active area better known as the San Andreas Fault Zone. The San Andreas Fault Zone is the boundary between two converging lithospheric plates: the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. The two plates are grinding past one another in the region of Southern California. The plate boundary consists of a zone of subparallel faults that is roughly one hundred kilometers wide and has shifted its location several times since the onset of this transform (strike-slip) plate boundary. "

  7. Iceland - A Geologic Field Trip
    "Begin your trip here. First make an itinerary for your virtual trip to Iceland. If you are planning a real trip check out the equipment lists so you don't forget important stuff like beef jerky and duck tape! Study Tip: As you proceed on your trip take notes about what you read. The best way to make sure you understand something is to try to explain it to yourself in writing. For example, after you read about how fiords are created, try to explain it to yourself in your own words (in writing). This technique will help you to remember what you have learned. It will also test how well you understand what you read. "

  8. the Josephine Ophiolite
    College of the Redlands - " No trip through cyberspace can begin to communicate the thrill of actually being at the Smith River. This multimedia journey is intended to simply provide a glimpse of the river and share some of the spectacular outcrops we investigated during our field studies course. If you want to see the real thing, come take one of our earth sciences courses at College of the Redwoods! "

  9. Texas Hill Country Field Trips
    Texas A&M University. "The objective of the Texas Hill Country Virtual Field Trip is to educate visitors to the website about the geology of the hill country in Texas. A key part of this objective is that we wanted to create a websitethat people could visit that would, in effect, show visitors what the hill country would be like if they visited it themselves."

  10. Virtual Geology Project
    University of North Carolina. "Welcome to the University of North Carolina Geology Department's "Virtual Geology Project" home page. This educational resource will eventually feature an extensive offering of over 20 "virtual field trips" to various locations of geological and environmental interest in North Carolina. Trips are arranged by subject in the frame to the left, and by region in this frame.

  11. Thr Virtual Geoscience Professor Does the Stone Forest
    "In June of 1999 my wife Susan and I had an opportunity to visit the Yunnan Province (green area) in the Republic of China. The flight from Houston, Texas to Hong Kong took about 20 hours including a layover of about 2 hours in Narita, Japan. The hotel at the new Hong Kong airport was a welcomed sight and it proved to be the last place to get large quantities of ice for the next 8 days.

    There are more than 300 virtual field trips in the database the FileMaker Pro Database and your students can gain some practical experience by "clicking" through some of these..

January 15, 2001

Return to the Virtual Geosciences Professor's Good Practices Home Page