USC YSP Deep Sea Science WorkshopNovember 15 2016
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The USC Young Scientists Program hosted their CDEBI funded Deep Sea Science workshop at Vermont Elementary. The OpenROV was the star of the ROV station! The ROV Station consisted of fourth and fifth grade students creating their own ROV's out of PVC and waterproof motors and testing them out in a 12 ft pool. The OpenROV documented their creations from an underwater perspective. It was great to see the student created ROVs compared to the fancy more scientific OpenROV.
The USC Young Scientist Program (YSP) is hosting a deep sea science workshop at Vermont Elementary on November 15th, 2016 from 2- 5 PM. There will be fifty 4th and 5th grade students from Vermont Elementary. YSP, Ocean Exploration Trust/ Nautilus, Deezmakers and the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (CDEBI) are collaborating to make the event happen. Students will learn how scientists explore the deep sea with underwater robots and tools and see how the deep sea floor is studied. A scientist from onboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus will also be present to talk about discoveries and science occurs when they explore the deep sea floor.
The Young Scientists Program works in partnership with five USC community schools, from the greater ‘USC Family of Schools’ to engage more than 1400 elementary school students, 45 LAUSD teachers, and five principals through a broad repertoire of science curriculum. YSP Teaching Assistants, or TAs, are placed at each school presenting hands-on science labs to fourth and fifth grade classrooms. YSP brings scientific laboratory experiences directly to students and their teachers with the goal of supplementing current science instruction, complimenting LAUSD and state grade level science learning standards, strengthening science literacy and promoting interest in scientific careers