Seven Natural Wonders of the World Virtual Field Trip (Google Earth)

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Michelle McDonald
Grade Levels
5th - 7th, Homeschool
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  • Google Apps™
  • Internet Activities
  • Webquests
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These explorations made such engaging remote learning lessons. Students learn about geography and take an active role in the lesson.
My students loved this! This was new for so many of my students. They enjoyed exploring new places and using Google Earth. Great resource! Thanks!!
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  1. This virtual field trip bundle is a great way to infuse technology, spark curiosity, as students learn about the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. These virtual field trips combine Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, visuals, and response questions to present information in
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Take your students on a virtual field trip to the 7 Natural Wonders of the World! Students will use Google Earth™ and multiple print and digital sources to quickly draw information to answer questions pertaining to the different geographic locations.

Students will complete this activity digitally using Google Slides, but a print version is also included. A link to access the field trip is included in the PDF download. This activity is low prep to save time!

Students will learn about and virtually explore the following:

  • Mount Everest
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Paricutin
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Northern Lights
  • Grand Canyon
  • Victoria Falls

How it Works:

Students begin by reading a one-page passage about each destination to build background knowledge before using the various features of Google Earth™ and/or watching short video clips to learn more about their location. Google Earth™ offers 360-degree views that are amazing! Students will answer questions pertaining to what they explore and learn.


This lesson can be conducted over the course of a week, with students spending time exploring one natural wonder per day. Or use in small groups or assign as independent work. If time is limited, assign small groups different destinations. Have students then share what they learned with the rest of the class.

What’s Included:

  • Teacher Set Up Instructions
  • Grading Rubric & Answer keys
  • Google Earth Keyboard Short Cuts Reference Sheet
  • Reading Passages (one-page reading passage for each location)
  • Destination Sheets (includes all instructions and links and response questions)

Standards Alignment:

:: Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text

:: Washington Geography Standards

:: Can be used as a cross-curricular activity as it fits many different standards

Grading Rubric & Answer Keys:

A grading rubric is included which assesses: accuracy, thoroughness, validity, and writing conventions. Answer keys are also included for each destination sheet.


Please note that students will need to access Google Earth™ to complete this assignment. Google Earth™ can be accessed on a desktop using Chrome as the browser. If using a tablet or smartphone, simply download the Google Earth App before starting the virtual field trip. Your students will also need access to YouTube to view the video clips. Video clips are editable.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out prior to purchasing. I can be reached directly by email at:

Thank you!

Michelle McDonald, B.A.E.

Social Studies Education, K-12

Elementary Education K-8

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.


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