High school students rarely investigate underwater wrecks by boat using side scan sonar, sub bottom profilers, and magnetometers. Rarely do high school students have a chance to determine the shape, and design of a historic sailing vessel, as many vessels older than 200 years have already been discovered in US waters. Washington College not only enabled high school students to discover and identify a previously unknown wreck, but created a game to bring the technology into the high school classroom to interest students into becoming marine scientists, marine architects or marine engineers.
Finding Wrecks in Rivers and Bringing Technology into the High School Classroom
Buskop, Jacqueline, and Douglas Levine. "Finding Wrecks in Rivers and Bringing Technology into the High School Classroom." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2014. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/SMC-2014-S8
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