The ocean covers around 70% of the Earth’s surface but remains largely unexplored, leaving humans to dream about what might be hidden within its depths. However, with new technology, the aid of bright young minds, and human ingenuity we are coming even closer to discovering what lies beneath the surface. March 2nd-10th San Diego is celebrating STEM Week, a week of activities dedicated to igniting passion for STEM education, including at Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC), where kids can explore our underwater world by participating in an ROV Design Challenge on Sunday, March 3.
Working as a team, you will get to build your own underwater remote operated vehicle or ROV for short. You will work together with other students from the very beginning of the planning and design process, to building and testing your creations. Adjacent to MBAC we have our very own underwater ecosystem filled with fascinating creatures and plant life that you can then discover with your ROV.
This activity is for students from elementary school up to high school and is an engaging combination of several different STEM fields. It will focus on the circular experiential learning model of “Plan > Do > AHA! > Reflect > Plan,” and is perfect for anyone interested in marine life, oceanography, robotics design, or engineering.
During STEM Week you get to test your skills and knowledge of the world around you, and where better to do that than beautiful Mission Bay? With your help, we can begin solving one of the greatest mysteries on Earth. The ROV Design Challenge will take place on Sunday, March 3rd from 9:00-11:30 AM. If you would like to be a part of this challenge, or if you have any questions, you can call MBAC at (858) 488-1000 or sign up on our website at https://mbaquaticcenter.com/youth-classes.htm#stem-explorations–rov-design-challenge.