Turn your students into deep sea explorers! The Undersea Observatory is a lab located at the bottom of the ocean, complete with observation rooms, a classroom, and student-created exhibits about marine life. Students pilot a submarine to reach the facility, put on a deep sea diving suit, and explore the ocean depths. This sim is designed to be a discovery-based, constructionist learning experience, as students participate in scavenger hunts to document the aquatic wildlife, and contribute their own creations back into the sim for the benefit of future learners.
- The sea level of the region is raised to 40.
- The notecards containing teacher and student instructions are found in the classroom podium.
- The Personal Submarine is an attachable vehicle, so wear it instead of trying to sit on it. Attach it to the stomach, if it doesn’t attach correctly for whatever reason.
- The eastern edge of the region is left open in case you want to create an optional neighboring “sandbox region” for students to build their own marine creations.
More information: Blog post
Credits: Underwater facility built with Tube City by Edtharan; Additional content taken from Universal Campus by Oni Kenton; Plants and other creations by Linda Kellie. Original content by Justin Reeve. Song in video: “Point of No Return” by Roger Subirana Mata.