Thursday, February 6, 2014

Learning about the Ocean

Oceans are a great place for 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.

Oceans: FREE
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 different mode

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