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Designing Robots for Underwater Research /LEGO Design Challenge - Grades 5 -8

 

 

 

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Engineering Design Challenge:
Open-ended challenges inspire students to investigate their own solutions to problems
Grades 7 – 12

Robots are complementing ship based science to aid long-term ocean exploration over a wide range of temporal and spacial-scales.  These instruments survey regions and collect information by providing data and high definition visualizations of areas hard-to-explore by humans.  Given the importance of the ocean in human history and its role in regulating climate,  utilizing technology has become indispensable in providing valuable information to solve some of the most complex environmental issues around the world.  Students explore the differences between ROVs and AUVs in Anatarctic science and build and ROV for the classroom.