The Commander of the Nautilus

Do you have what it takes to become the Commander of the Nautilus? Join Doctor Katy Croff Bell and travel around the world to explore some of the most exciting places in the ocean. From discovering what organisms colonize a whale fall to exploring brine seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, you can apply your knowledge of forces and motion to navigate ships and ROVs in order to complete your objectives.

Explore the oceans as you apply your knowledge of forces and motion! Navigate ships and ROVs through exciting scenarios around the world. Investigate the hydrothermal vents of the Lost City. Avoid the ice floes in the Arctic Ocean. Record footage of underwater volcanoes in the Mediterranean. But, you must understand how forces like wind, water current, and buoyancy affect where you want to go!

Students will:

  • Employ your knowledge of forces and motion to navigate various sea vessels, such as ships or Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) through wind and water currents.
  • Use deep sea technology to see what lies at the depths of the ocean, all over the world!
  • Learn cool facts about the deep oceans as you accomplish each expedition!
 

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Highlights of The Commander of the Nautilus include:
Terminal Velocity Travel the oceans of the world to perform your missions
Terminal Velocity Travel the oceans of the world to perform your missions.
Game host Katy Croff Bell will provide you advice on how to approach each challenge.
Game host Katy Croff Bell will provide you advice on how to approach each challenge.
Chart your ship’s course using your knowledge of forces and vectors. Then, it’s full steam ahead.<br />
Chart your ship’s course using your knowledge of forces and vectors. Then, it’s full steam ahead.
Some missions have you navigating ROVs in exciting underwater adventures.
Some missions have you navigating ROVs in exciting underwater adventures.

 

 

Important Words in this Resource: 
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