Congratulations to Plantation Middle School for competing in the 2015 National SeaPerch Challenge, on May 30, 2015.
The competition took place at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where Plantation Middle competed against more than 100 teams from across the country in an “in-pool technical event” with their SeaPerch Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Plantation Middle received 21st place in the Obstacle Course and 16th
place in Finesse, out of 72 middle school teams.
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 learned engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications. Plantation Middle School students built the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater ROV in an in-school or out-of-school setting.