Science on Saturday events are fun, free science demonstrations at Lincoln Laboratory and are given several times each school year by volunteer scientists and engineers. All local community children aged 5-17 years old, their parents, and their teachers are welcome to attend these events.

Underwater Exploration

Saturday, January __, 10:00 a.m.

Presesnted by Andrew March & Carrie Seiberling, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

We know less about what lies beneath the ocean’s surface than we know about the surface of the Moon or Mars. A big reason for that is that light gets absorbed really quickly in water, so we can only see very short distances in water. In fact, there is almost no light at all a few hundred feet below the surface.

This Science on Saturday will explain how sound and robots are used to explore the ocean. We will explain what sound is, and why it’s better to explore the ocean with sound rather than light. We will show a simple sonar and its components. We will then teach you how to build a simple do-it-yourself, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that can explore the water. We will conclude by showing a real underwater water vehicle that explores our tank autonomously.

We are now offering Science on Saturday demonstrations in a virtual format, so there's no need to register! Tune in to join the fun!


CLICK HERE FOR ZOOM LINK at the time of the event.  

Passcode: 452706


















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