Skype in the Classroom

Take a virtual field trip to the Discovery Center without leaving your classroom through Skype in the Classroom. Explore our current offerings and request a session today. For more information, email us at discoverycenter@gatesfoundation.org.

Skype in the Classroom is an online community that enables thousands of teachers to inspire the next generation of global citizens through transformative learning over Skype.

Virtual Field Trip Details

SESSION LENGTH
  • Ages 8-1035 minutes
  • Ages 11-1335 minutes
  • Ages 14-1835 minutes
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS:
  • Connect with us through our Skype in the Classroom virtual field trip offerings! Bring the Discovery Center into the classroom. Explore current challenges and solutions that impact your world today.

Meet the Worlds Deadliest Animal

On this Skype virtual field trip, we'll introduce your students to the world's most deadly animal: the mosquito. By spreading diseases, mosquitoes are responsible for upwards of a million deaths worldwide every year, more than any poisonous snake, crocodile, lion or other animals. Students will have time for Q&A.

What to do with all the poo? Reinventing the Toilet!

On this Skype virtual field trip, we'll introduce your students to some of the current challenges around sanitation and potential solutions. 2.5 billion people don't have a safe place to go to the bathroom. This leads to pollution, disease, and other issues that make it hard to live a healthy life. We work with partners around the world to find solutions to this crisis.

Vanquishing the Vectors: Ending Disease, One parasite at a time

On this Skype virtual field trip, we'll introduce your students to neglected tropical diseases such as Guinea worm disease which can be the second the second human disease to be eradicated. Learn how the global community is working together to eliminate disease, and how you can spread the word and help us in the efforts to reach the last mile.

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