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ROV races add excitement to Gruening science project

Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Danny Thomas puts her ROV in the water for the start of a race. About 300 eighth graders from Gruening Middle School in Eagle River gathered at the Bartlett High School pool for an ROV competition on Friday, December 14, 2012. The students have been working on their ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles, in science class for about six weeks. Cally Leader, a science teacher at Gruening, says the project teaches students about buoyancy, electric circuits and various tools. For the final competition, teams consisting of 3-4 students raced the ROVs from the surface of the water to a hoop at the bottom and back as classmates cheered from the stands.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Students on the Copper team try to get the spectators involved. About 300 eighth graders from Gruening Middle School in Eagle River gathered at the Bartlett High School pool for an ROV competition on Friday, December 14, 2012. The students have been working on their ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles, in science class for about six weeks. Cally Leader, a science teacher at Gruening, says the project teaches students about buoyancy, electric circuits and various tools. For the final competition, teams consisting of 3-4 students raced the ROVs from the surface of the water to a hoop at the bottom and back as classmates cheered from the stands.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Ryan Holmes steers his ROV from the edge of the pool at Bartlett High School. About 300 eighth graders from Gruening Middle School in Eagle River gathered at the Bartlett High School pool for an ROV competition on Friday, December 14, 2012. The students have been working on their ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles, in science class for about six weeks. Cally Leader, a science teacher at Gruening, says the project teaches students about buoyancy, electric circuits and various tools. For the final competition, teams consisting of 3-4 students raced the ROVs from the surface of the water to a hoop at the bottom and back as classmates cheered from the stands.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News About 300 eighth graders from Gruening Middle School in Eagle River gathered at the Bartlett High School pool for an ROV competition on Friday, December 14, 2012. The students have been working on their ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles, in science class for about six weeks. Cally Leader, a science teacher at Gruening, says the project teaches students about buoyancy, electric circuits and various tools. For the final competition, teams consisting of 3-4 students raced the ROVs from the surface of the water to a hoop at the bottom and back as classmates cheered from the stands.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Students on the Delta team cheer for their teammates. About 300 eighth graders from Gruening Middle School in Eagle River gathered at the Bartlett High School pool for an ROV competition on Friday, December 14, 2012. The students have been working on their ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles, in science class for about six weeks. Cally Leader, a science teacher at Gruening, says the project teaches students about buoyancy, electric circuits and various tools. For the final competition, teams consisting of 3-4 students raced the ROVs from the surface of the water to a hoop at the bottom and back as classmates cheered from the stands.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Danny Thomas puts her ROV in the water for the start of a race. About 300 eighth graders from Gruening Middle School in Eagle River gathered at the Bartlett High School pool for an ROV competition on Friday, December 14, 2012. The students have been working on their ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles, in science class for about six weeks. Cally Leader, a science teacher at Gruening, says the project teaches students about buoyancy, electric circuits and various tools. For the final competition, teams consisting of 3-4 students raced the ROVs from the surface of the water to a hoop at the bottom and back as classmates cheered from the stands.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Students on the Copper team try to get the spectators involved. About 300 eighth graders from Gruening Middle School in Eagle River gathered at the Bartlett High School pool for an ROV competition on Friday, December 14, 2012. The students have been working on their ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles, in science class for about six weeks. Cally Leader, a science teacher at Gruening, says the project teaches students about buoyancy, electric circuits and various tools. For the final competition, teams consisting of 3-4 students raced the ROVs from the surface of the water to a hoop at the bottom and back as classmates cheered from the stands.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Ryan Holmes steers his ROV from the edge of the pool at Bartlett High School. About 300 eighth graders from Gruening Middle School in Eagle River gathered at the Bartlett High School pool for an ROV competition on Friday, December 14, 2012. The students have been working on their ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles, in science class for about six weeks. Cally Leader, a science teacher at Gruening, says the project teaches students about buoyancy, electric circuits and various tools. For the final competition, teams consisting of 3-4 students raced the ROVs from the surface of the water to a hoop at the bottom and back as classmates cheered from the stands.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News About 300 eighth graders from Gruening Middle School in Eagle River gathered at the Bartlett High School pool for an ROV competition on Friday, December 14, 2012. The students have been working on their ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles, in science class for about six weeks. Cally Leader, a science teacher at Gruening, says the project teaches students about buoyancy, electric circuits and various tools. For the final competition, teams consisting of 3-4 students raced the ROVs from the surface of the water to a hoop at the bottom and back as classmates cheered from the stands.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Students on the Delta team cheer for their teammates. About 300 eighth graders from Gruening Middle School in Eagle River gathered at the Bartlett High School pool for an ROV competition on Friday, December 14, 2012. The students have been working on their ROVs, or remotely operated vehicles, in science class for about six weeks. Cally Leader, a science teacher at Gruening, says the project teaches students about buoyancy, electric circuits and various tools. For the final competition, teams consisting of 3-4 students raced the ROVs from the surface of the water to a hoop at the bottom and back as classmates cheered from the stands.
Marc Lester
Alaska Dispatch