The Shedd Educational Adventures have fun online games that are perfect for elementary and middle school teachers who are teaching units about fish, the ocean, or the environment. These interactive educational games are fun learning activities for students, and SEA’s games can be sorted by grade level.
“Squish the Fish” is perfect for elementary students. Players help Squish survive in the big ocean and learn about survival strategies and fish adaptation.
“Build a Fish” is a popular game. Older elementary and middle school students can create fish from optional body parts, and then let the fish swim out to sea. Students guide the fish as they try to find food and avoid danger. Students must use critical thinking to solve problems and trial and error as they create a surviving fish.
“Amazing Reef Movie Maker” is great for middle school students. Players choose characters, plot movies, create drama, and make credits for the Amazing Reef movies. This site appeals to elementary and middle school students on different entertainment levels. Students learn about art, motion, and the basics of creating stories. Students can build in humor, drama, and realism into the plotlines of their movies.
A version of this article was published on January 31, 2009 by Alex Sharp on Suite101. Read more about websites for students who have free computer time in the classroom.