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More Google Voyager adventures

Chateau Castle, Denmark and the spectacular formal gardens

What's coming up

Google Voyager brings Google Earth to life, taking you to the furthest reaches of the globe to learn more about our amazing planet – from the rainforests of India to the markets of Marrakech.

In this activity, we’ll investigate what Google Voyager has to offer.

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See more than holiday snaps

While Google Voyager offers amazing images from exotic locations, there's a lot more to see than just photos.

It also includes 360-degree panoramas, video clips and interactive maps, drawing on content from the likes of National Geographic, the World Wildlife Fund and PBS (the American Public Broadcasting Service).

You'll also find travel guides and planners for when you're inspired to take your own voyage.

A school of sharks and some very brave fish
An example of a quiz on Google Voyager's website

Test your knowledge

Once you've been on a Google Voyager adventure, you can test your knowledge with quizzes covering landmarks, history, culture, natural wonders and more. The multiple-choice quizzes include photos and maps to help you along the way.

Google Voyager quiz

Let's have a look at one of those quizzes in action. There is a video on the next slide that will show you a Google Voyager quiz on Natural Wonders.

On the next slide, click the ‘play’ button to watch the video. You can also click anywhere on the video to pause or restart it.

Google Voyager quiz in action

Google Voyager quiz in action

This video runs for 5 mins and 11 seconds and there is no sound track. It is a demonstration of one of the quizzes on Google Voyager - on the natural world. There is text and animation on stage throughout the video.

[Right hand panel text] Let’s take a quiz with Google Earth Voyager.

[Left hand panel animation] To get started, we click on the Voyager icon - the one that looks like a ship’s wheel. This opens the Google Voyager home page. We scroll down the page to find the list of topics available, and click on the ‘Nature’ link.

Next, we scroll down to find a quiz that looks interesting. We select the ‘Natural Wonders’ quiz to get started.

On the Natural Wonders page, we click on the Let’s Go button. This opens up the first question and images and we start answering the questions. There is immediate feedback so you know straight away if you got the answer right. If you do select an incorrect answer, it doesn’t matter because it will give you more information on the correct answer so you’ll know next time. There are interactive maps and images on display to help you with each quiz question. At any time, you can click onto an image and drag the mouse around to see more or change the angle of view.

We watch as a number of questions are answered, all with images and videos to watch, and then click on the Score button to see the end result is we got 5 out of 7 correct - so we clearly still have some room for improvement!

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Follow in their footsteps

Some voyages show the routes taken by famous explorers and tell their stories. You can learn about Marco Polo's journeys to China and the adventures of Magellan, Drake, and Columbus as they travelled around the world.

A screenshot of an interactive voyage following Romulus and Remus
An example of other areas of interest in Google Voyager, including artist, writers and music. This screenshot is of Frida Kahlo's page

Admire the view

Google Voyager isn't just for history buffs, though. It can also take you into famous jazz clubs and tour the haunts of prolific authors like Ernest Hemingway, from Paris to New Orleans. You can also visit the homes of writers such as George Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Beatrix Potter and Jane Austen.

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eSafety Top Tip

Whilst you can use Google Voyager and Google Earth on smartphones, we recommend using the largest screen you have available to really get the most out of the wonderful images and information presented. Modern screens on tablets, laptops or desktop computers really help make the experience amazing.

A screenshot of some of the other adventures you can take with Google Voyager, including tours and quizzes

Come back for more

Google is constantly adding new adventures to Voyager, so it's worth coming back regularly to discover what's on offer.

Congratulations

Well done - you’ve come to the end of the More Google Voyager adventures activity. You've learned that Google Voyager has something for everyone, whether you're interested in exploring the rainforest, wandering through city streets or paying homage to your favourite authors.

Next up, you’ll learn how to get the most from Google's wealth of online information in the Embrace Google Arts & Culture activity.

A picture of China's Entombed Terracotta Warriors