Field trips are a wonderful way to see and learn about the world around us. Field
trips enhance learning by motivating and engaging students in a way that makes the
subject matter come alive. However, field trips can be difficult to organize, can
be expensive, usually involve travel, and are often impractical. With the advent
of the World Wide Web, virtual field trips have become possible. With just a computer
with an Internet connection, teachers and students can travel together around the
world seeing and learning many new things, and interacting with the people and objects
in the places they visit.