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At TTK, we believe everyone should have access to adventure learning. In an effort to maintain our mission during COVID-19, we are offering all of our Virtual Field Trips free. Join us!

 

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These are digital products. After purchasing your VFT, you will have access to a document that includes the link and other VFT information.

What do I have to do to join?

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Sign your child up for the event using our coupon code.

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Mark your calendar!

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When you receive the document, print it off and share any preparatory materials with your child.

Confirm that your child's device has a working webcam and microphone. If you are joining from a phone, please download the free Zoom app in advance. 

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Field trip day: to join the field trip, click the link from the document and you are in for a great adventure! 

Attention: We recommend that students use a PC to access the virtual field trips. There have been previous technical difficulties with students joining the field trips via a Mac.

 
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Liquid Nitrogen and Properties of Materials

With Fizzics Education

A show performance where your class interacts with our science presenter as we explore how liquid nitrogen affects the properties of materials. Engaging demonstrations cover phase changes, expansion and contraction, Newton's Laws, basic cell theory, air pressure and the atmospheric research. Explanations and demonstrations are tailored to the year level and abilities of your students. Includes pre-class and post-class activities as well as background teacher notes.

  • Date: Friday, May 27, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 3-5

  • Length: 45 minutes

Reading Ancient Artifacts: Gold Weights

With Penn Museum

How do archaeologists and anthropologists learn by examining artifacts? Share your observations, articulate claims, and formulate questions as we learn about gold weights used by the Asante/Ashanti people of West Africa. Notice the many different types of gold weight designs and learn more about how these objects were made and used.

  • Date: Tuesday, June 7, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-10

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Adinkra Symbols and Stamps

With Penn Museum

Visual symbols can be decorative while also communicating important messages about shared beliefs and traditions. The Akan people and Asante people of Ghana have used Adinkra symbols to decorate fabric, pottery, and more. Learn how select symbols represent objects associated with unique stories or beliefs. Follow along to draw a symbol yourself and discover its meaning!

  • Date: Tuesday, June 14, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-10

  • Length: 45 minutes

Make an Egyptian Cartouche

With Penn Museum

Ancient Egyptians wrote the name of pharaohs and other royal people in hieroglyphs inside an oval with a horizontal line at one end. This special way of writing names is called a cartouche (pronounced car – toosh). Take a close look at a pharaoh’s cartouche on the Sphinx located in the Penn Museum, then create your own version, with your royal name on display for all to see!

  • Date: Tuesday, June 21, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-10

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Making a Mosaic

With Penn Museum

A mosaic is a picture or pattern made by arranging small colored pieces of stone, glass, or ceramic. People have created mosaics for thousands of years. Explore the history of this art form and learn how to make your own ancient Roman-style mosaic at home!

  • Date: Tuesday, June 28, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-10

  • Length: 45 minutes