Taking field trips to museums, planetariums, historical sites, parks, and other interesting sites are often the high point of a child’s school year. They’re fun, but they’re also educational, allowing children to have hands-on experiences with academic concepts and materials outside of the classroom. A field trip can bring school subjects to life and rekindle the desire to learn. A field trip might spark an interest in a subject beyond schoolwork that leads to a new hobby or even an eventual career.
Connections Academy® free online home schools offer a variety of field trip opportunities for students to reap the same educational and motivational benefits. In addition to local places to explore, virtual field trips allow online school students to see places, things, and people from their home classrooms that they would normally have to travel to see. A virtual field trip can take students, well, virtually anywhere.