SeaPerch

The Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge is open to middle schools and high schools in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware region. The goal is to increase student interest in robotics, science, mathematics, engineering and technology and to introduce students to naval engineering. The event is structured to give students an overall experience in the engineering process.

Glenn Heck, DVFS Science Teacher and SeaPerch Team Advisor, has been working with groups of 10-12th graders in the regional SeaPerch STEM competition since 2013. Glenn is a founding teacher at DVFS, and a lifetime associate in the National Center for Science Education.


SeaPerch 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 DRAGON DYNAMIX TEAM!
On Saturday, April 30, the DVFS SeaPerch team, Dragon Dynamix, competed in the 2016 Greater Philadelphia ‪#‎SeaPerchChallenge‬. We are very pleased to announce that the DVFS team WON the overall competition, was FIRST place in the pool, won FIRST place for their design notebook, and was awarded THIRD place in the poster presentation. Dragon Dynamix were the only team to complete the Salvage Mission at the competition! The team has been invited to the national competition at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on May 20 – 21.

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SeaPerch 2015

For the past three years, Science Teacher Glenn Heck, has been Advisor to a group of 10-12th graders in the regional SeaPerch STEM competition. On April 25, at Drexel University, the DVFS Dragon Dynamix team competed against forty-one high school teams in the Philadelphia region using their Sea Dragon III in the pool to run a maze of obstacles and to solve a complex “search and rescue” mission.

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Inside The Classroom

See more Inside the Classroom Features:


The video presentation that the team shared at gathering, showing the entire process of developing the Sea Dragon from beginning to end:

Some more photos from the research and development stages of building the Sea Dragon:

Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader in educating students (6th - 12th grades) with language-based learning differences and the only IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) accredited school-based program in Pennsylvania. DVFS offers a rigorous and comprehensive research-based college preparatory curriculum, expert individualized instruction,
leading-edge assistive technology, and an emphasis on self-advocacy within a nurturing and supportive community based on Quaker values.
DVFS is proud of its students in action, who are taking their skills and dedication to their community into the world in meaningful ways.


Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150

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