Middle-school students can experience the engineering process while learning about Great Lakes maritime history and underwater exploration with this loanable pack. ROVe (Remotely Operated Vehicles and Engineering) provides a rich learning experience aligned to the engineering principles found in the Next Generation Science Standards. The ROVe Pack provides the lesson plan and equipment necessary for teachers to carry out the engineering design process with students as they build their own simple ROVs within a regular classroom while using common classroom supplies and a small children’s pool.
Wisconsin residents can borrow a ROVe Pack for free from the Wisconsin Water Library at UW-Madison. The Pack will be delivered to your local library via the Library Delivery Network of Wisconsin.
All curriculum materials are downloadable below and do not come in the pack. The pack available for loans contains all the supplies necessary, including a small pool.
- Introduction to remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) (ppt)
- The engineering design process (ppt)
- Slide share for student research project (PowerPoint slides – please download for your students)
- Slide share for student research project (Google slides – please download for your students)
- Student Research Resources: These files can be used two ways: on a desktop computer or printed out and used with a cellphone or tablet. Scan the QR code on the paper and your device will display the online resources. The students can put there presentation materials in the PowerPoint slides above (the slide share).
- Formative assessment
- Brainstorming guidelines
- Engineering an ROV: a team project
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