Take an Internet Field Trip: 5 Links to Share with Your Kids

Share awesome, fun links with your kids on an Internet Field Trip curated for Parent Co. by Today Box. Today Box curates fun and educational daily facts, videos, photos, and jokes for curious kids and the grown-ups who raise them.

Week of March 28, 2015

Erodium

Watch an erodium seed plant itself into the ground like a corkscrew when it makes contact with water!

Rainworks

Take a tour of rain-activated art by Peregrine Church in Seattle, Washington. It’s biodegradable and environmentally friendly too!

space shuttle launch

See a space shuttle launch from a very different perspective – the window of an airplane!

bouncing balls

What happens when 250,000 colorful bouncy balls get unleashed on San Francisco? Watch this short video to find out!

Naughty Dog Steals Bread

Catch this naughty dog stealing bread in this favorite video from the Today Box archives.

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Internet Field Trip: 5 Links to Share with Your Kids

Share awesome, fun links with your kids on an Internet Field Trip curated for Parent Co. by Today Box. Today Box curates fun and educational daily facts, videos, photos, and jokes for curious kids and the grown-ups who raise them.

Week of March 1, 2015

cats in sun

Spend the day with a pile of cats as they follow a patch of sunlight in this timelapse video. Learn why cats love napping in the heat and the sun at Today Box.

Levers

Take a trip to ancient times to learn about how levers were invented and how they work in this video from TED-Ed.

Global Shipping Traffic

What does a week’s worth of global shipping traffic look like on Earth? Zoom out to get a worldwide view using satellite technology in this stunning video.

everything is awesome

Take a trip to the Academy Awards and watch a performance of “Everything is Awesome” from the Lego movie in this short video.

Obliteration Room

Visit the Obliteration Room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the Tate Gallery. See a blank white room transform into a colorful and dotted art installation.

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Take an Internet Field Trip: 5 Links to Share with Your Kids

Share awesome, fun links with your kids on an Internet Field Trip curated for Parent Co. by Today Box. Today Box curates fun and educational daily facts, videos, photos, and jokes for curious kids and the grown-ups who raise them.

Week of February 21, 2015

clock

You’ll never need to worry about checking the clock in your classroom again. This clock robot writes down the time on a whiteboard. Watch it in action in a video posted to Today Box.

silly putty

You’ve never seen silly putty or magnets in action like this! Watch this magnetic silly putty eat a rare Earth magnet in this video clip.

ball pit

Take a trip to Chicago’s Union Station and witness one of the best pranks ever – a secret ball pit door.

dominoes

Three cheers for dominoes! Visit the Brattleboro Museum of Art in Vermont for their annual domino toppling. See 27,134 dominoes topple over in this short video.

bird flight patterns

Fly high in the sky with black vultures in New Jersey in this stop motion video produced by ornithologist Dennis Hlysnksy.

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Take an Internet Field Trip: 5 Links to Share with Your Kids

Share awesome, fun links with your kids on an Internet Field Trip curated for Parent Co. by Today Box. Today Box curates fun and educational daily facts, videos, photos, and jokes for curious kids and the grown-ups who raise them.

FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7, 2015

 

[stag_columns][stag_one_half]acorn[/stag_one_half] [stag_one_half_last]Neil Bromhall filmed an acorn for eight months. Watch an acorn turn into an oak sapling in this visually stunning timelapse video on Today Box.[/stag_one_half_last] [stag_one_half]beat blox[/stag_one_half] [stag_one_half_last]Beat Blox is a fun, do-it-yourself electronic instrument. See wood blocks on turntables drop beats and mix sounds in this video.[/stag_one_half_last] [stag_one_half]Seaside[/stag_one_half] [stag_one_half_last]Colorful claymation sea creatures come alive in this delightful stop motion short by Tyler Nicolson.[/stag_one_half_last] [stag_one_half]Stars [/stag_one_half] [stag_one_half_last]Take a trip to space to learn about the birth and death of stars in this short film by BBC Science and Nature.[/stag_one_half_last] [stag_one_half]dog go pro[/stag_one_half] [stag_one_half_last]Ever wonder what it’s like to see from a dog’s point of view? Strap on a GoPro and see what this dog is so happy about in this favorite video from the Today Box archives.[/stag_one_half_last] [/stag_columns]

 

Take an Internet Field Trip: 5 Links to Share with Your Kids

Share awesome, fun links with your kids on an Internet Field Trip curated for Parent Co. by Today Box. Today Box curates fun and educational daily facts, videos, photos, and jokes for curious kids and the grown-ups who raise them.

FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 31, 2015

 

Chloe Kim
Photo by Brett Wihelm, ESPN

This week 14-year-old Chloe Kim earned a goal medal at the X Games. She holds the title for youngest competitor to win a medal at the X Games. Watch her rip it up on her snowboard on Today Box.

 

 

Yuki-taro

 

Meet Yuki-taro, Japan’s newest snowbot. This robot eats up snow and poops out snow bricks. You can see Yuki-taro in action in this short video.

 

 

 

Flow Visuals

All NASA spacecraft go through a series of flight tests. Engineers use these tests to improve designs and flight. NASA released a video showing a series of air flow visuals from different NASA spacecraft over the years.

 

Surfing Dolphins

 

There’s nothing like watching a group of dolphins surfing in the sun. Watch this footage of dolphins captured by a drone in Australia.

 

Googly Eyes

Have endless fun with googly eyes in this music video by Caspar Babypants from the Today Box archives.

 

 

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The Future Belongs to the Brave

Today is NASA National Remembrance Day. We celebrate the lives of all the men and women who died for the sake of space exploration. It was 29 years ago today the Challenger space shuttle exploded, killing six astronauts and a high school teacher aboard the flight.

Approximately 17% of the country watched the shuttle launch live on television that day. I was one of them. Our third grade class got to see the launch, as part of our space unit. Mrs. Slater bounced with anticipation and excitement as we crowded our chairs together in front of the television wheeled to the front of the classroom.

I cringe at the memory of Mrs. Slater’s tears streaming down her face as we watched the shuttle explode. Teachers didn’t cry. Teachers didn’t die. My eight-year-old self vowed that day to never go to space. It was too dangerous.

Today I am a teacher and parent. I live for “aha moments” and mind explosions in the classroom. I take my six-year-old daughter on Internet field trips to space and conduct science experiments with her at home. Together we celebrate the joy and wonder of man’s quest for new knowledge.

President Ronald Reagan gave one of the best speeches of his career on the day the Challenger exploded. He was supposed to give a State of the Union Address that evening. Instead he addressed the families of the NASA tragedy and the nation’s school children:

Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace, that special spirit that says, “Give me a challenge, and I’ll meet it with joy.” They had a hunger to explore the universe and discover its truths. They wished to serve, and they did. They served all of us.

Today let’s celebrate those men and women. Let’s take the time to share our curiosity and passion for learning with our kids. Take an Internet Field Trip through space in the Today Box archives. Play in the cockpit of a real space shuttle. Discover the red surface of Mars.

When the kids go to bed, enjoy Reagan’s speech. It’s a beauty.

Take an Internet Field Trip: 5 Links to Share With Your Kids

Share great links with your kids on an Internet Field Trip curated for Parent Co by Today Box, a website designed for curious kids.

Share awesome, fun links with your kids on an Internet Field Trip curated for Parent Co. by Today Box. Today Box curates fun and educational daily facts, videos, photos, and jokes for curious kids and the grown-ups who raise them.

FOR THE WEEK OF January 24 2015

wetnessExperience the raw sounds of mountain biking through the woods. Hear the splash of mud and muck as your tires smack the ground in this short film called “Wetness” by The Coastal Crew.

 

Tour the World

 

Take a trip around the world with the clever rhymes and music of Renald Francoeur and drawings by Craighton Berman in this music video by Marbles The Brain Store.

 

 

animals talk

 

Do animals talk? New Scientist explores animal sounds and what new research shows about animal communication in this animated short film.

 

 

Paperholm

 

 

Take a peek into the wonderful world of Paperholm, a mobile paper city created by artist Charles Young. You can see more images of Paperholm here.

 

 

Evolution of Lego

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Take an Internet Field Trip: 5 Links to Share with Your Kids

Today Box curates fun and educational daily facts, videos, photos, and jokes for curious kids and the grown-ups who raise them. We share five of their top posts every Saturday. It’s an easy, safe way to share the best of the Internet with your kids.

 

Space XLast week NASA launched Space X into space. The rocket arrived safely with supplies, research materials, and even replacement parts for a broken toilet aboard the International Space Station. Watch the launch at Today Box.

 

United StatesTaking a road trip across the United States was never so easy. Enjoy the clever rhymes and music of Renald Francoeur and drawings by Craighton Berman in this music video by Marbles The Brain Store.

 

 

sea otterHow do sea otters stay warm in icy waters? Learn about the fantastic fur of sea otters in this video from Deep Look.

 

 

BottleTwo strangers exchange messages through a bottle across the ocean. The whole family will love this charming and quirky stop motion animation by Kirsten Lepore. Watch it here.

 

 

jugglingThe four members of Carpool Lane will blow your family’s minds with their next level juggling and acrobatics. See it here.

 

 

 

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