What a great success!!!!
My grade two students participated in the first ever virtual field trip in Saskatchewan through the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. The students got to ask a Science Educator their most pondering questions about dinosaurs such as: How tough was the toughest dinosaur? What did the climate and land look like in the cretaceous period? How do fossils form and how do we know where to look? The responses were given to the students through movie clips, images and they got to view real fossils through a desktop camera. It was a truly amazing experience as the interaction that took place between the museum and students was unforgettable.
I truly recommend this experience for any classroom. I think my school division has ironed out all the tech problems (which took about three weeks) to set it up for anyone in this province (but don’t quote me on that :))
I can’t seem to embed the video here, so here is the link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNEaTxH870U