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USI Regional SeaPerch Challenge
2013 Challenge Information
|Date & Time:||Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.|
|For:||Teams of Students Grades 3-12|
|Location:||Mount Vernon Junior High School, Mount Vernon IN|
|Fee:||$40 per team|
|Registration Information:||Call 812/228-5019|
What is SeaPerch?
Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering concepts. It also teaches basic science and engineering concepts and tool safety and technical procedures. Students learn important engineering and design skills and are exposed to all the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering.
- Fun & challenging
- Integrating engineering & technology into the classroom
- Teaching teamwork & the scientific process
- Building teamwork and inspires young minds
- Introducing career discussion
A Hands-On Activity.
Students learn best by doing, and during the
process of building SeaPerch, they follow steps to completely
assemble the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), test it, and then
participate in launching their vehicles.
After the SeaPerch robot is constructed, students are encouraged to test their vehicles, deploy them on missions, compete in a culminating event, the SeaPerch Challenge, a district-wide one-day design competition, to take what students have learned to the next level. The Challenge fosters an end goal, rewards sportsmanship, spirit and presentation skills, as well as mastery of the concepts. Events at the Challenge can include:
- Vehicle Performance - maneuvering & recovery
- Innovative Design (optional)
- Team Presentations - oral presentations to judges
- Notebooks - document planning, design, construction, testing, and learning
- Team spirit & sportsmanship at the event
A Teacher Training
One of the most important aspects of
SeaPerch, and one that differentiates it from similar programs, is
that it includes training for teachers. Teacher training is provided
at no cost to the school district. Teachers participate in a two-day
training program to teach the teachers how to build the SeaPerch and
discuss curriculum for the classroom. Continuing education and/or
professional development credits may be offered, as educators are
often required to attend workshops throughout the year.
An Established Curriculum.
The SeaPerch curriculum has been
designed to meet many of the national learning standards identified
by the government. With one project, schools are able to teach many
of the concepts required for their grade level: an efficient use of
time and a fun, hands-on activity for students. Some of the concepts
the students learn during the build include:
- Ship and submarine design
- Soldering/tool safety & usage
- Electricity/circuits & switches
- Depth measurement
- Biological sampling
- Attenuation of light
- Moment arm, basic physics of motion
- Career Possibilities
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