Students at Mt. Airy Middle School visited with staff at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Thursday to discuss the use of medieval armor and weaponry.
But they didn't have to travel far to see the museum's medieval exhibits.
Instead, seventh-graders gathered in the school library for a virtual field trip with Izzie Fuqua, a distance learning educator with the art museum.
Fuqua took students on a virtual tour of the museum's medieval exhibits. She described how medieval armor and weapons were made and how they were used, including an actual demonstration of how chainmail armor holds up against a medieval sword.
"It's much better than looking at a picture in a textbook," media specialist Pam Lichty said.