Virtual field trips connect students and teachers with locations and content experts without the costs and inconveniences associated with physical field trips. Each virtual field trip has a number of video modules that correspond to curriculum standards and can be used to supplement classroom instruction on a topic. Additionally, live question-and-answer sessions held over the Internet allow students across the region to interface with experts from their classrooms.
What goes on in a stone quarry? Find out in this virtual field trip to Stoneco Newport, where Michigan's limestone deposits are processed into a variety of products for the region's construction needs. Quarry technology, career paths, and environmental context are explored. go to video page →
Take your students on a virtual field trip to Magna TEAM Systems in Toledo, Ohio, where a variety of robots automate tasks in the automotive production process. Plant staff members explain the types and applications of robots and what it takes to pursue a career in this growing technology field. go to video page →
Explore the science of sound and human hearing with a working audiologist as she explains the anatomy of the ear, characteristics of sound, and how hearing losses are identified and treated. A live question-and-answer session will be held on May 12. go to video page →
Take your students on a virtual field trip to the greenhouses of Southeast Michigan. Mike Schenk, owner of Fitkin's Greenhouse in Ottawa Lake, explains what a greenhouse is, as well as the characteristics and needs of the plants he carries. Tom Smith, owner of Four Star Greenhouse in Carleton, will take questions from local students and discuss the business of running a greenhouse. go to video page →
The following activities relate classroom curriculum to some of its real-world applications at the Berlin Township Wastewater Treatment Plant. 1. Population Size and Water Habits 2. How Long Might It Take To Process Lake Erie? 3. Olympic Swimming Pools 4. Washing Machine Efficiency 5. Water Usage In The Shower go to video page →
Where does wastewater go once it flows down a drain? Join Jason Dobson, superintendent of the Berlin Wastewater Treatment Plant, as he takes you and your students on a tour of his facility and explains some of the concepts surrounding wastewater treatment and the maintenance of environmental quality. (Intended for 5th-8th grade students) go to video page →