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SeaPerch

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting.

 

Official website:

https://www.seaperch.org

 

Other online channels:

General decription:

Yes. Students are encouraged to compete the SeaPerch Challenge. Events at the Challenge can include:

  • Vehicle performance – maneuvering and recovery
  • Innovative design (optional)
  • Engineering Notebook submissions – Selected oral presentations to judges

Winners of regional SeaPerch Challenges may be able compete in the National SeaPerch Challenge, held each spring.

SeaPerch Kit costs $179.00

Teacher’s Tool Kit costs $249.00 (recommend for every 5 individual SeaPerch kits)

SeaPerch is scalable to meet your needs and learning outcomes. If you wish to simply build the vehicles, you can do so in a few days. At a minimum, a schedule of 10 hours of build time is required.

If you wish to stretch out the learning process and incorporate other activities/teaching units into the actual build, that works well also. Some schools have taken a whole semester to build the SeaPerch ROVs. It’s all up to you and what concepts/outcomes you want to teach and achieve with the SeaPerch and your students.

 

Materials in Italian:

Not specified

Info for teachers:

Any age from 6th grade through college freshmen can benefit from the program, as it’s easily scalable for those ages depending on how you wish to use it. 

Tools and supplies that are used during a build require dexterity and good hand-eye coordination. For this reason, it is recommend to build the ROVs with kids who are in at least 6th grade. However, students of any age can drive a SeaPerch with adult supervision.

Online video training is available on the SeaPearch website. These videos walk you through the entire build process and provide extra training in areas like soldering, for those who require this level of detail and can be viewed at any time and stopped and started as needed.

There are a number of other materials available at https://www.seaperch.org/teacher_tools:

  • Resource Activity Guide
  • Lesson Plans
  • SeaPerch Build Manuals

The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

Requires no coding

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