Who are building these sea-perch?

Who are building these sea-perch?
Posted by Captain Nemo at 2017-03-22 10:38:55

Are 6th-8th grade students only allowed to build the seaperch? Can I bring in some local engineers from NASA? I see a lot of these sea mullets on the YouTube that weren't built by students. Seems to be helped by people with an education higher than a thirteen year old. I have lots and lots of water experience, running a crew, ROV, and many others I won't bore you with here. I just want a fair competition.

Lets work to make sea perch great again. Let's make our oceans great again. Let's make our students great again

If you can not ensure beyond a reasonable doubt that every team competes with a STUDENT designed and built device you competition is worthless and fraudulent

Re: Who are building these sea-perch?
Posted by Colleen Schwartz at 2017-04-03 16:58:47

STUDENTS ONLY should be building the ROV. The coach can teach them how to solder and drill but the students do the actual building. This should all be documented by the students in their engineering notebooks. The thing is, if they don't build it themselves then how are they going to know what to do when something breaks? I have observed this multiple times. The kids that build it themselves and learn the principles behind the build will know exactly what to do if things go wrong. The kids who don't build it are stuck. So, my teams have all built their own. I have grades 6-8 and 9-12 building separate ROVs. We shall see how they do in a few weeks! 

Captain Nemo wrote on 2017-03-22 10:38:55:

Are 6th-8th grade students only allowed to build the seaperch? Can I bring in some local engineers from NASA? I see a lot of these sea mullets on the YouTube that weren't built by students. Seems to be helped by people with an education higher than a thirteen year old. I have lots and lots of water experience, running a crew, ROV, and many others I won't bore you with here. I just want a fair competition.

Lets work to make sea perch great again. Let's make our oceans great again. Let's make our students great again

If you can not ensure beyond a reasonable doubt that every team competes with a STUDENT designed and built device you competition is worthless and fraudulent



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