The Sea Perch program is a great way to get students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Sea Perch easily aligns to the national science standards and lends itself well to interdisciplinary projects. As we travel the world spreading Sea Perch, educators are creatively integrating this project into their classroom.

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Grades 5-8 National Science Education Standards

Building the ROV

II. Science as Inquiry (8ASI national)
C. Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (8ASI1 national)
7. Use appropriate tools to gather analyze and interpret data (8ASI1.3 national)
8. Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions and models using evidence (8ASI1.4 national)
9. Think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations (8ASI1.5 national)
10. Communicate scientific procedures and explanations (8ASI1.7 national)
11. Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry (8ASI1.8 national)
D. Understandings about scientific inquiry (8ASI2 national)
7. Central role of mathematics (8ASI2.3national)
8. Use of technology (8ASI2.4 national)
9. Investigations may yield new ideas and approaches (8ASI2.7 national)
II. Physical Science (8BPS national)
A. Motions and Forces (8BPS2 national)
5. Position, direction and speed (8BPS2.1 national)
6. Constant speed and pathway (8BPS2.2 national)
7. Effects of balanced and unbalanced forces(8BPS2.3 national)
B. Transfer of energy (8BPS3 national)
5. Energy properties association and transfer (8BPS3.1 national) (5.6 mass)
6. Electrical circuits (8BPS3.4 national)
III. Earth and space science (8DESS national)
A. Structure of the earth system (8DESS1 national)
1. Water cycle (8DESS1.6 national)
2. Water solvent (8DESS1.7 national)
IV. Science and Technology (8EST national)
C. Abilities of technological designs (8EST1 national)
6. Identify appropriate problems for technological design (8EST1.1 national)
7. Design a solution or product (8EST1.2 national)
8. Implement a proposed design (8EST1.3 national)
9. Communicate the process of technological design (8EST1.5 national)
D. Understanding about science and technology (8EST2 national)
4. Science helps drive technology (8EST2.3 national)
5. Perfectly designed solutions do not exist (8EST2.4 national)
6. Technological designs have constraints (8EST2.5 national)