Extreme Deep – Interactives
EXTREME DEEP: MISSION TO THE ABYSS INTERACTIVES
Alvin Personnel Sphere Interactive: Visitors approach a recreation of the Alvin sphere to prepare for a dive. Complete a checklist of tasks to prepare the submersible to “dive.”Robot Arm Interactive: Watch through a 4-inch viewport window–just like Alvin’s window–and attempt to operate Alvin’s robotic arm. Others may watch the motions of the scaled-down robotic arm from the sides, then try to perform the same task watching only the video monitor.Alvin Arm Artifact: It’s the real thing! Touch and manipulate the claw of a real Alvin arm. This is the essential tool on Alvin used by scientists to collect biologic and geologic specimens for examination from the ocean floor.
Types of Vehicles: Visitors have all the pieces in their hands to build a high-tech submersible. Using colorful puzzle pieces, visitors can build one of WHOI’s remarkable underwater explorers, let the pieces fall and try again.
Build A Sub: Kids of all ages can flex their engineering muscles building this 3-D Alvin. Using the lightweight, interconnecting pieces the complexity of this remarkable submersible is made clear. The arms go in front, the personnel sphere goes in the center. What else do you need to build a research sub?
Vent Sites Video: Imagine your living room window opens up into the extreme depths of the ocean–it’s that clear! Through the use of state-of-the-art, high definition technology, you will experience 9oNorth and the amazing and bizarre creatures that live at such depths.
Biological/Geological Specimens: The Real Stuff. Five-foot worms, see-through crabs, and other fragile-yet-tough creatures thrive more than 3 miles below the ocean’s surface. These other-worldly creatures live on a diet of hydrogen sulfide and bacteria, nestled snuggly around volcanic vents in near freezing water. Now we get to see them up close and personal. Visitors examine deep-sea life–biologic and geologic specimens–through a magnifying lens.
ROV Pilot: Explore the wreck of the Titanic as the ROV pilot. Manipulate this ROV and work with another guest to spot and identify surface details on the deck of the sunken vessel.
EXTREME DEEP, designed for ages 6 and older, introduces geology, history, biology, chemistry, exploration and the critical role that technology plays in understanding our world and its future.
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