Underwater Robots

Which Robot When

Grade Level:

6th - 8th grade (Physical Science/Engineering/Technology)

Lesson Description:

Students learn about the variety of underwater robots that are used for ocean exploration and the technical capabilities that differentiate them from one another. Students analyze several mission scenarios and apply their knowledge of underwater robots to figure out which robot is best suited for the task.


Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): 
  • Performance Expectation: MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2
  • Disciplinary Core Ideas: ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems; ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
Ocean Literacy Essential Principles: 
  • Principle 7: FCs b, d, f