RAND experts have often been among the pioneers of key scientific research, including computer analysis, satellite development, military technology, and the foundations of the Internet. Thus, as farming technology improved, building technology improved as well; and as we became able to create an excess of food, fewer people had to spend time actually producing food, and we gained the extra time needed to expand our knowledge even more quickly.
A virtual field trip involves linking up with someone working or living near where you want to study (a marine biologist, a park ranger, a zookeeper) and using wireless technology to look around and (the really important bit) to ask the expert questions.
One, if not the most important, aspects of the applications of Nanotechnology is the incorporation of this science into medical programs embracing the present research into vaccine formation, wound regeneration, skin care, narcotic countermeasures and chemical and biologic detectors.
So while your science lesson plans shouldn’t totally abandon real field trips (complete with packing jackets and safety warnings, which are part of the fun and the experience as well as being a learning experience in its own right), you should see how many virtual field trips you can fit in.
The SECAS is a collaborative initiative of DST, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Railways, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC).