ROV Races

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In this activity, learners will work together to create a program to navigate a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) through an obstacle course. Through trial and error, they will learn that programs must be extremely specific to be effective. Activity works best with partners or a small group.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • A partner
  • A blindfold
  • Obstacles (playground, cones, chairs, etc.)
  • Egg(s) - plastic or real is fine!
  • Spoon
  • Paper and Pen
  • A safe space for the activity


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Computing
    • Technology


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