Savannah River Site Virtual Field Trip
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2023
Also, available throughout the year!
The Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has four virtual field trips to benefit students from elementary school to high school,
* "In the Beam, Science in the Fast Lane"
Created for Virtual Reality, take a video journey with us as we follow a sample through a mass spectrometer. The recreation of the instrument in the video was produced from a laser mapping inside a mass spec used in Savannah River National Laboratory. R&D Engineering, imaging robotics engineers created the experience.
Attention Educators: To provide the virtual experience of the atomic world inside mass spectrometers to students, teachers may complete a short form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/INTHEBEAM to receive a free video and educator’s guide.
* "Feathers in the Forest" Come On! Get on the Bus!
Joining our team as ecologists, you will assess two different forests to determine which forest meets the habitat requirements of the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW).
Experience up-close SRS conservation efforts by the US Forest Service as they work to preserve the RCW’s home. Roundtrip 20 minutes!
Attention Educators: For keys to the bus, complete the short form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RCWvirtualfieldtrip2
* "Wet Wonders" Come On! Get on the Bus!
Your journey takes you to on a "Wet Wonders" adventure at SRS to study biotic factors that determine the health of a pond. Roundtrip 14 minutes!
Attention Educators: For keys to the bus, complete the short form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VirtualTripWetWondersSRS
Upon submission, within 1-3 business days, you will receive a link to the video, and a Student Activity Sheet with Answer Key.
* “A Trip Down Under”
Discover the science of soil and the mysteries beneath our feet as students take A Trip Down Under at the Savannah River Site.
Investigate soil, layer by layer, in the Sandhills Region of the Carolinas and Georgia, learn of weathering and the role it plays in soil creation, understand the effects of soil quality on the characteristics of an ecosystem, take a look at how the earth’s materials, as natural resources, are used for common products in society and learn of an archeological find at the Savannah River Site that remembers history through an artist known as "Dave".
Roundtrip 20 minutes!
This free resource (includes Student Activity Guide and Teacher Answer Key) may be requested at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tripdownunder