New for 2020, join us for our Virtual Field Trips at the Johnson Geo Centre!
Our virtual field trips are designed to be completed at your class’ own pace. Pick and choose from a variety of activities, virtual games, 360 tours, and lesson plans for you to lead in class, all designed to meet curriculum outcomes. Each class will include educational videos featuring our virtual field trip mascot, Circuit!
Use these virtual field trips as an introduction to or as review of a unit. Johnson Geo Centre wants to be there to support you and your amazing teaching, and enrich your instruction.
Check out our sister site, the MUN Botanical Garden, to see the virtual field trips they have on offer with their mascot, Bizzy! Click here to visit their site.
Virtual field trips we have on offer starting mid-October, 2020:
Grade 4: Geo Detectives VR
Unit 1: Rocks, Minerals and Erosion
Virtual Field Trip Description:
Students will learn about the three rock types, how geologists identify minerals, how minerals are used and how weathering and erosion shape our landscapes. They will use their investigative skills to identify a rock they collect based on the characteristics of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. They will play along with our online game to perform various tests on a set of minerals and then based on the results, will determine the identity of the “mystery mineral”. They will discover materials in our homes that come from the Earth, and think about their own impact on this planet we call home. Then they will have the chance to watch weathering and erosion in real time, and see how these forces can drastically change our landscape.
Virtual Field Trip Components:
-6 educational videos with an interpreter and Circuit
-3 online games
-1 360 tour through the Geo Centre’s main gallery
-6 lesson plans for in-class activities that you can do with your class
Click here for a detailed description of the Virtual Field Trip Components and a list of the curriculum links covered.
Timeslot: Virtual Field Trips start on Monday mornings for 2 week slots. Our first slots will start on October 12, 2020.
Rate: Introductory offer – only $2.00 per student in 2020!
Classroom Details: You will get access to a Google Classroom for 2 weeks. The Google Classroom will have links to all of our educational materials for that virtual field trip. You will also be provided with a Step-by-Step Teacher Guide with detailed descriptions and instructions for all activities.