SeaPerch Project

SeaPerch Project Dives to New Depths
© Alexis Brochu 2017

© Alexis Brochu 2017

© Alexis Brochu 2017

On Friday, March 3rd, 2017 John Fuller School 6th grade students from Mrs. Beckwith and Mr. Thompson’s classrooms culminated their week long Sea Perch ROV project from the UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping and the UNH Cooperative Extension, by participation in underwater testing exercises at the Eastern Slope Inn in North Conway.


The Sea Perch ROV Project had students building underwater-robotics vehicles in an intensive program to build on their knowledge of electricity, submersibles and buoyancy. Throughout the project, students gained real-world applications for engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications in conjunction with an in-school research project about real-life submersibles and research expeditions.

Some of the mornings challenges included:

  • ‘Animal Retreval’ - The teams race to send the ROV out to retrieve the “animal” and get it onto the mesh of the ROV at the end of the lane and return it back to the finish line safely.
  • Speed Test Challenge - The speed challenge tests the ROV’s overall speed.
  • Depth Test Challenge - Teams must race to the bottom of the deep end to retrieve as many pool rings as possible and return them back to the surface in three minutes.


Thank you
Eastern Slope Inn
UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Claes Thelemarck, from the UNH Cooperative Extension
Parents and Volunteers

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