Create Your Own Aquarium Activity for K–12
Activity: Simulating the Sea
Description | 60 mins
Media: Learn about coral research on this 360° video tour of the Australian Institute of Marine Science’s SeaSim, where they simulate the ocean in a lab!
- See the media: Each activity is linked to a piece of media. You can watch the 360º video by visiting the Ocean School website or by visiting the direct link here. If you like this activity you can see all of the available resources in the Ocean School Resource Catalogue. Everything in Ocean School is provided free to the public.
Activity: Design a sea simulator - Students learn about how scientists create simulations to conduct experiments. Then, they take inspiration from the SeaSIM tour to design their own simulated marine environment.
- Want a Google Slides version? We offer a Google Slides version of the activity, a Microsoft Powerpoint version of the activity, and a PDF version of the activity on the Ocean School website.
About Ocean School
This is a free educational resource from the Canadian Government about the ocean, through the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University and the National Film Board of Canada. Ocean School provides free, media-rich, ocean-based resources in multiple subjects for students in grades 5–12. Created by educators, scientists and storytellers, these interactive learning materials help students understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us.
Please note: Ocean School activities are not stand-alone lessons (they do not cover all aspects of one topic or subject) but instead supplement learning through dynamic and engaging experiences.