Virtual Field Trip: Water on Earth
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students take a trip to Earth’s bodies of water for an exciting and educational cross-curricular learning experience! Students will learn about ponds, lakes, rivers, oceans, and the wildlife that inhabits them all from their home or classroom. This virtual field trip in Google Slides & Seesaw contains embedded videos (Google) & video links (Seesaw), images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of environmental studies, STEAM, and reading skills. Students also complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary studies, and other skills.
NGSS Science Aligned
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
- Water is found in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Water exists as solid ice and in liquid form. (2-ESS2-3)
*Please note: This resource includes YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. This resource uses links to third party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. Links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Social Studies – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
1. Bodies of Water
2.Bodies of Water
3. Fill Your Pond!
4. Let’s Explore: Ponds
5. Lotus Ponds
6. Directed Drawing
7. Let’s Explore: Lakes
8. How Do Lakes Form?
9. Crater Lake
10. Let’s Explore: Rivers
11. River Features
12. The Amazon River
13. The Nile River
14. Let’s Explore: Oceans
15. Ocean Animals
16. The Pacific Ocean
17. Protecting Earth’s Oceans
19. More to Explore!
Answer Key Included
Take a closer look at what this virtual field trip looks like in this video preview.
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
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