Virtual Field Trips

Welcome to Virtual Field Trips!

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Inspire your students and spark their curiosity with Virtual Field Trips, a new program for grades K‑5. Build your own virtual field trip with FREE activity guides and videos, and/or reserve a LIVE virtual visit from one of our talented educators!

  • K-5 NGSS-aligned content
  • Grade-level specific resources
  • Available in both English and Spanish

Free On-Demand Video Field Trips

  • English and Spanish
  • 15–20-min. segmented episodes driven by a question of the day
  • No prep necessary!
  • Functional in any learning environment
  • Visit the California Science Center and meet our staff virtually
  • High-quality, grade-appropriate, engaging!

Browse by grade level

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Join Monica in the Kelp Forest to play 'Algae Says' in the 5th grade Life Sciences video.

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Explore your senses with Louise as she interacts with a macaw in the 4th grade Life Sciences video.

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Dig into fossils and explore environmental changes in the 3rd grade Life Sciences video.

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Investigate habitats to discover environmental diversity in the 2nd grade Life Sciences video.

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Go behind the scenes to make connections between parents and their offspring in the 1st grade Life Sciences video.

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Sing with the Science Songbirds and learn what plants and animals need to survive in the Kindergarten Life Sciences video.

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Join Monica in the Kelp Forest to play 'Algae Says' in the 5th grade Life Sciences video.

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Explore your senses with Louise as she interacts with a macaw in the 4th grade Life Sciences video.

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Dig into fossils and explore environmental changes in the 3rd grade Life Sciences video.

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Investigate habitats to discover environmental diversity in the 2nd grade Life Sciences video.

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Go behind the scenes to make connections between parents and their offspring in the 1st grade Life Sciences video.

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Sing with the Science Songbirds and learn what plants and animals need to survive in the Kindergarten Life Sciences video.

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Free On-Demand Activity Guides

  • English and Spanish
  • Ready to assign through Google Slides or downloadable PDFs
  • Minimal materials required
  • Problem-based activities utilizing science and engineering practices
  • Teacher Guides provided to support student learning
  • Can be used in any learning environment

Browse by grade level

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All Activity Guides available in English and Spanish.

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Ready to use guides are easily assigned in Google Doc or PDF formats.

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All activities have supporting teacher guide for expanded details and tips.

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All Activity Guides available in English and Spanish.

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Ready to use guides are easily assigned in Google Doc or PDF formats.

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All activities have supporting teacher guide for expanded details and tips.

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Live Virtual Experiences

Book a live program for your students to virtually engage with our skilled educators.

Browse by grade level

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Explore Activities by Grade Level

Current activities focus on Life Science standards, and additional field trips are in development. Please check back periodically for new options!

02/01/21 Update: Life Science Activities Now Available

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Testimonials from Teachers for Virtual Field Trips