learning. It might be learning about tides or about erosion, it might be
learning about ecosystems or coral reefs. It might be learning about
the animals of the ocean big and small. Here are a number of apps for when your students are studying about the ocean.
The abundance of water on the Earth's surface is an exceptional feature
that distinguishes our "Blue Planet" from others. Beyond the species
that inhabit them, the oceans are essential to all living organisms on
Earth. Thanks to the oceans, clouds and rainfall are produced, allowing
vital water to reach all.
Map my Globe: FREE
The continents, oceans, and poles have lost their places! Can you help
put them back and restore order to the world? Map My World encourages
children to broaden their global awareness, by asking them to place all 7
continents, 5 oceans, and 2 poles back in their proper world locations.
Ocean Science: $2.99 AU
The Earth has one big water system with many features. The Ocean app of
Ringier Studios is a fantastic journey deep into the sea. Learn and
enjoy the seven essential principles of Ocean Science with movies, 360°
pictures, outstanding animations and motion graphics.
Marine Missions: FREE
Explore with Jacques the hermit crab and learn that a healthy ocean is a
healthy world! This app from National Geographic Kids teaches children
about ocean animals and the importance of water conservation in a fun
and interactive adventure game. Help Jacques on his mission to clean up
the world's ocean!
Ultimate Sharks: FREE
Ever wondered what it would be like to swim among the ocean’s deadliest
sharks? Get in the middle of the action as only Discovery can – intense
attack stories, 3D interactive sharks, exclusive HD videos and awesome
high-resolution photos, and all for free!
Otter on his Own: $2.99 AU
Join Sea Otter as his mother teaches him to dive, hunt, and survive on
his own in the ocean. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and
personalize the story with your own narration. When the pup follows his
mother into the open sea, more than just excitement awaits them- a great
white shark lurks nearby!
Melbourne Aquarium: FREE
Melbourne Aquarium’s iPhone application allows you to access heaps of
fun facts and cool images of our amazing underwater animals, taking you
on a journey through the aquarium’s four exciting worlds; Antarctica,
Weird and Wonderful, River to Reef and Sharks Alive.
MarcoPolo Oceans: $2.99 AU
Make dolphins jump. Build a coral reef. Explore the deep sea. Create
your own aquarium. These are just some of the fun things you can do with
MarcoPolo Ocean, a “digital sandbox” for kids to play in that sparks
their interest in the most unexplored part of our planet – the ocean.
Shark Net - Prisoners of the Blue Serengeti: FREE
Shark Net gives you a deep look into research being done by Stanford
University scientists. Shark Net allows you to connect directly with one
of the most amazing predators on the planet – white sharks, which
return every year to the Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuaries .
Animals of the Ocean: $0.99 AU
Using sight and sound, explore the Animals of the Ocean, in this app
that is suitable for toddlers through to adults. Included are all your
favourite animals you would find deep in the ocean, featured in high
quality photos and authentic sounds. Animals of the Ocean provides three