8th Grade Students
About Roger
Students' Photo Album
Research and Robots
The students began the year by forming teams. These teams learned to research oceanography subjects on the internet and create electronic lab journals. They began to build ROV's similar to the ones used at sea by oceanographers for later testing and deployment by the student builders.


Sound in the Ocean & Bathymetric Charts
Classroom research and construction of batymetric charts.


Sand Lab
In the sand lab, students looked at sand samples from various beaches, deserts, and deep ocean sites from around the world. There is an astounding variety between sands from different areas. Their studies in the sand lab helped the students to understand beach and coastal processes.


Touring the R/V Melville
The students' tour of the R/V Melville at the Scripps Nimitz Marine Facility (Marfac) on Point Loma near San Diego, California. The Melville is named after George Wallace Melville, a pioneer arctic explorer, engineer, and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.


Touring the R/V Roger Revelle
The students' tour the R/V Roger Revelle. Revelle is the flagship of the 4-vessel fleet at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It travels the globe on research missions that can take up to 2 1/2 years before it returns to home port.