Students loved to play the role of engineers and scientists by using a toy robotic arm to pick up rock samples and put them into boxes, simulating the actual ROV on the ship that collects geological specimens.

Students loved to play the role of engineers and scientists by using a toy robotic arm to pick up rock samples and put them into boxes, simulating the actual ROV on the ship that collects geological specimens. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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