Aquatic Robotics Project
Learn science, technology, engineering and math skills to design and build your own remote-operated vehicle, then adapt it to monitor the water quality of Minnesota's rivers, lakes and streams. Solve scientific questions by designing and carrying out real experiments. Learn about biology by testing the water and observing nearby habitat. Learn about physics through buoyancy and electrical wiring.
This new project is being rolled out across the state in phases starting in 2011. Find out more by contacting your county office.
State & regional events
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
See the ROVs in action in the 4-H Building! 4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. More than 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info
Aquatic Robotics Project resources
- There's No New Water (National 4-H)
Project leader resources
- Healthy Water, Healthy People (Project WET)
- Stream Monitoring Guide (University of Minnesota Water Resource Center)
- SeaPerch (Office of Naval Research)
Research about STEM education
Learn more in our research pages about teaching and learning science, technology engineering and math.
Other online resources
- About SeaPerch
- Robot Platform
- Choosing a robotic platform
- Minnesota 4-H Aquatic Robotics is on Facebook
4-H Youth record keeping
- Aquatic robotics evaluation sheet (314K PDF)