Virtual Field Trip

Last updated on
Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Program Description

Do your students have challenging questions about space science and astronomy? We might have the answers! Connect your students with our staff so we can share their passion and knowledge with them through a 45-minute video Skype session. Your virtual field trip will include a short demonstration related to one of the themes below and a Q & A session with our staff. 

A Day in a Dangerous Place Called Space

This video Skype presentation introduces students to the world of the International Space Station where astronauts live and work. We investigate the differences between living and working on Earth versus the microgravity environment of the ISS and highlight the challenges involved in exploring the extreme environment of space. Available Monday to Friday 8:30am - 10:00am (Pacific Standard Time).

Let's Talk about the Universe

For a more in-depth look at the science of astronomy, our curious staff are ready for your questions. From black holes to dark matter, to the origins of the Universe, we can customize a session based on your learning objectives and the topics that you're most interested in. Available anytime.

Big Ideas
  • Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
  • The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
  • Newton’s three laws of motion describe the relationship between force and motion.
  • The solar system is part of the Milky Way, which is one of billions of galaxies.
  • Trip Details
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    $150 + applicable taxes for a 45 minute session.

    Additional Notes

    Setting up for a video Skype session is easy to do. However, the school must provide their own computer, webcam, microphone, internet access and Skype software. For more information about setting up for a Skype session, please click Skype Info (pdf 165 kb).