Where Online Learning Meets Fun
Travel back in time to Independence Hall in Philadelphia to learn about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Discover the magic of space and the first moon landing from a spaceship’s launch pad. With OptimaEd’s online Virtual Reality Field Trips, learning is not limited or bound by where you can travel by bus or air. OptimaEd has ‘hacked’ time and space—harnessing the power of virtual reality to make previously impossible learning opportunities just a few clicks away. Our VR Field Trips provide powerful ways of engaging users on a whole new level while providing learning experiences that help you see the relevance of what you are learning.
We offer a three-month subscription to our VR Field Trip Environments. During these three months, you can spend as much time in our uniquely created Metaverse environments as you like. Each environment has its own theme, learning experiences and adventures. Plus, each adventure in our field trips is a single user experience, aside from our in-system learning guides, offering you top safety as you journey through.
Our Most Popular Field Trips
Whether adding to your home learner program, supplementing your school schedule, looking for an online school alternative or wanting to experience virtual reality in a safe, fun environment, Optima Academy Online has courses for you.
Artemis Launch Experience
The Artemis program is going to push the limits of space travel to establish a sustainable colony on the moon. These efforts set the stage for future explorations into deep space. Come with us and learn about the new chapter of human space travel.
Power of Light
Life is dependent on a balance between photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Known as the short carbon cycle, this is the mechanism to transfer energy through a food chain. Join us to discover the complexities of energy transfer within an ecosystem.
Vikings, Castles & Plagues Oh My!
This 45-minute virtual reality exploration will give students the chance to experience Medieval Europe in a way like never before. The journey will begin with a Viking invasion on the shores of early 9th-century England followed by a lesson in castle construction. Students will then be transported to the throne room of King John in 1215 where they will learn about the limits placed on royal authority before traveling to Runnymede for an opportunity to participate in the signing of the famous Magna Carta. Finally, the journey will end in a 14th century Medieval village where students will be offered the challenge of saving the community from the first wave of the deadly bubonic plague.
Explore all four islands on Island Town through this portal adventure. Explorers will seek out the portal to the next island through clues provided by the guide. Hours of fun can be had by further exploring the islands to figure out creative new ways to hop from one island to another using pirate ships, rocks and more.
When in Rome
This virtual reality expedition will allow students to experience ancient Rome in a way like never before. The journey will begin with a visit to the Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD just as Mt. Vesuvius is beginning erupt. Students will then be transported to a real Roman marketplace where they will learn about the importance of trade in the Roman economy while practicing their own bartering skills. Finally, the expedition will end on the topic of government during the period of the Roman Republic and will include a close encounter or two with some powerful people.
The DaVinci Experience
This virtual reality expedition will allow students to experience the European Renaissance in a way like never before. The journey will begin with a self-guided exploratory space that introduces students to some of the scientific advancements, artwork, politics, and philosophy that defined the Renaissance period. From there, the spotlight turns to famous Italian polymath, Leonardo Da Vinci. Students will learn about some of his most legendary inventions before visiting his workshop in 15th century Florence, Italy. There, they will harness their inner Da Vinci to complete several exciting building challenges sure to strengthen their creativity and bring a smile to their face. The last leg of the journey takes students to a beautiful garden setting. In this immersive environment, they will learn a little about Renaissance art and then try their own hand at another of Da Vinci’s famous talents, painting.
A fun and interactive lesson that gives students the opportunity to experience firsthand one of the most fascinating parts of ancient Egyptian history: mummies. They will learn about the mummification process and help a kind, but unfortunate mummy who has lost his organs and needs wrapping.
Our three-month subscription costs $319 [plus tax]. VR headsets are not included. If you have a VR headset already, click here to see if it’s compatible with our system. If you do not already have a headset, we recommend the Meta Quest 2. You can purchase it from Meta directly or from Amazon.
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