Biological Oceanographic Investigations – Through Robot Eyes

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How can a robot measure the length of something when we don't know how far the camera is from the object? The lesson plan explains the concept of perspective and many others. Scholars apply this knowledge to judge the length of fish and the distance they are from the camera.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Build a box with laser lights, such as the one pictured on page 11, for those that need to see a more concrete example of how the process works
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires downloading various files onto computers for pupils to use during the lesson
  • Assumes prior knowledge of basic algebra
  • Lesson is the 15th in a 16-part series
  • Provides many related resources and links for those that would like to go more in depth
  • Includes answer key
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