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Simple submarine design activity

Grade Level Grades 5-9
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Activity Description | 20 minutes

Media: Dive into the deep sea with submarine pilot Shmulik Blum! Learn how the DeepSee submarine takes scientists deep underwater in this inspiring video.

Activity: Build your own submersible - Students are invited to imagine their own robo-sub using provided parts, and label their diagrams with the types of technology their submersible would use to gather data on habitats and species.

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Captions and Described video are available for videos on the Ocean School YouTube channel.

About Ocean School
This is a free educational resource from the Canadian Government about the ocean, through the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University and the National Film Board of Canada. Ocean School provides free, media-rich, ocean-based resources in multiple subjects for students in grades 5–12. Created by educators, scientists and storytellers, these interactive learning materials help students understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us.

Available in French
Check out the Resources tab for the French activity sheets and media.
Or check out the French Ocean School page.

Please note: Ocean School activities are not stand-alone lessons (they do not cover all aspects of one topic or subject) but instead supplement learning through dynamic and engaging experiences

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