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. The Mission Bay Aquatic Center invites kids to participate in our STEM Explorations: ROV Design Challenge on Saturday, November 9th where they can practice the concepts that scientists confront to explore our underwater world.
Working as a team, kids will get to build their own underwater remote operated vehicle, or ROV for short. They will work together with other students from the very beginning of the planning and design process, to building and testing their creations. Adjacent to MBAC we have our very own underwater ecosystem filled with fascinating creatures and plant life that they can then discover with their 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.
With your help, we can begin solving one of the greatest mysteries on Earth. The ROV Design Challenge will take place on Sunday, November 9th 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.
STEM Explorations: ROV Design Challenge one activity in a series of activities offered by Mission Bay Aquatic Center. Be sure to check out our STEM Explorations: Microscopic Mysteries on October 20. Learn more at mbaquaticcenter.com/news/2019/10/become-a-marine-scientist-for-a-day-in-our-stem-explorations-microscopic-mysteries/