iOcean Interactive

iOcean Interactive

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iOCEAN is a 3D educational app developed to supplement high school oceanography. It is intended as a resource for students and provides a fun way to learn through interactive visualization.

- includes three areas of learning: the globe, the bookcase, and the fishing area
- the globe provides information on the world's oceans and seas
- the book case provides access to the history of oceanography through various book selections
- the fishing area contains activities to learn about salinity and salinity testing as well as clam shells and starfish.
- the fishing activity allows you to fish for ocean life and learn about what you catch

iOCEAN was developed through a partnership between the Creative Gaming and Simulation lab at Norfolk State University (NSU) and WHRO Education. It is made possible by an Enhancing Education Through Technology competitive grant from the Virginia Department of Education.

iOCEAN was developed by Norfolk State University project team:
Dr. Rasha Morsi, Bratislav (BaTo) Cvijetic, Cory Hornsby, and Michael Chase

WHRO Education project team:
Mitzi Fehl and Meagan Taylor-Booth

SOL content was developed by VA educators through WHRO Education.

This application addresses the following Virginia Standards of Learning for Biology:
BIO.6a, BIO.6c, BIO.6d

This application addresses the following Virginia Standards of Learning for Earth Science:

Research was conducted at the Creative Gaming and Simulation Lab at NSU.
Web:; Contact: and 757-823-0047

The Creative Gaming and Simulation lab (CGS) is a 3700 sq. ft. facility housed in Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research (MVMCAR) at Norfolk State University. CGS specializes in Modeling, Simulation, Visualization, and Training Technologies (MSV&TT) research and development in areas that include game-based and interactive web-based applications as well as interactive training solutions for education, industry, and government.

Tags: nsu whro iocean, iocean, iocean interactive app nsu.

Comments and ratings for iOcean Interactive
  • (70 stars)

    by Nicole Tracey on 14/03/2014

  • (70 stars)

    by Madison Brown on 02/06/2013

    Amazing and I'm wondering what is the astronomy and other rooms for? Will it be in a future update or do i need to download it?

  • (70 stars)

    by Rachel Silva on 06/02/2013

    So cool and informative but entertaining. How do u go to chemistry though? {:-)

  • (70 stars)

    by keevin hood on 22/01/2013

    Great and very interactive!

  • (70 stars)

    by Brian Rose on 17/01/2013

    This app is very interactive and fun! If you want to learn a thing or two about the ocean and its sea life, check it out. It is very informative! PS: Spin the fishies!

  • (70 stars)

    by David Hutchins on 03/01/2013

    There is soo much information in this app. Incredible!!

  • (70 stars)

    by oaktown cali on 02/12/2012

    I really love this game the little fish in this game are awesome when you catch them they reveal info about them "i totally recommend this game"