Like Fish, but don’t want the upkeep? Well now you can get your fish fix by using the virtual fish tank. You’ll need to have Macromedia’s Shockwave to use this site. If you don’t have shockwave this site will direct you to it. If you’re really curious how this whole site works check out their Technical Stuff Section.
From their Press box: “The Virtual FishTank exhibit teaches lessons about emergent behavior, group behavior and modeling. The rich functionality of VirtualFishtank.com will enable parents and educators to enhance the educational experience by planning pre and post Museum visit online exercises.”
Now for the fun info! You get to build your own fish. That’s right you get to design it, and then you can save it and release at the Museum of Science’s virtual fish tank or you can release your fish into the simulated online fish tank.
Registering is free and only takes a minute and gives you the option of having four fish. This is a great site for both kids and adults. I’m really excited about it, and can’t wait to release my fishies into the tank. Enjoy!