Looking for a great educational tool to teach students about dairy farming and where food comes from?
The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum has partnered with Google Arts & Culture to develop “Explore a Dairy Farm,” a virtual reality (VR) expedition available through the Google Expeditions app.
This virtual tour offers users exclusive access to rarely-seen areas of the museum, which is a working farm located on a national heritage site. Follow the museum’s herdspeople as they complete their afternoon chores and care for the dairy herd.
Created using 3D photography, the virtual tour is designed to be viewed using a smartphone within a Google Cardboard viewer. The tour can also be viewed with a smartphone or tablet — without using Google Cardboard. There are nine slides, or panoramas, with each one offering between three and five points of interest.
The museum has also prepared several streams of questions that teachers can pose to their students about the tour, which are age-appropriate for different grade levels and linked to the provincial and territorial educational curricula.
A narrated audio file is also available for users who want to take a solo trip.
Ready to “Explore a Dairy Farm” at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum? Just follow these steps:
- Download the Google Expeditions app for iOS or Android.
- Launch Google Expeditions, then search for: Explore a Dairy Farm.
- Download the tour — it is now added to your library!
- View with or without a VR viewer.