Virtual Reality Journey Through the Tomb of Nefertari
Students don’t need to pack their bags to step inside the tomb of Nefertari and bask in the story of its beautiful artistry, majestic history, fascinating construction, and mythology. They can head off on their adventure by downloading Nefertari: Journey to Eternity, a virtual reality experience that invites them to embark on an educational journey into one of the world’s most stunning and mysterious locations. They’ll also learn about the tombs of other Egyptian queens and kings, mythology of the afterlife, preparation of the tombs, and much more. The publisher of Nefertari: Journey to Eternity, CuriosityStream, is also the publisher behind the space exploration experience Destination: Pluto The VR Experience, which takes users on a trip to the surface of the Pluto.
When I was in fifth grade, I remember my teacher showing us pictures from his summer European travels. It was amazing to me to see such incredible structures like the Eiffel Tower and the Roman Colosseum. Our teacher did a wonderful job of sharing what these locations were like but I remember wishing I was there.
Created by the Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration at Washington University in St. Louis, the GeoXplorerapp for iOS and Android devices helps students understand the complex, three-dimensional nature of geologic structures.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum provides unique fieldtrip opportunities for teachers and students to engage with the museum’s content online. Among the museum’s offerings are “Earth and Its Place in the Universe” (grades 5–12); “Finding Our Way: Geography and GIS” (grades 6–8)); “Living Through History” (grades 1–8); and “Paper Airplane Design” (grades 3–8).