Deep ocean expeditions require specially trained submarine pilots. It is their job to take the science and communications teams safely into the underwater world. Crushing pressure, unpredictable current systems, entanglement in ghost nets, catastrophic equipment failure, or of course pilot error, are just some of the risks of entering the hostile environment of the deep ocean.
New submarine pilots often have difficulty steering the submarine because of how the plastic pressure hull and the water distort their vision. Over time, they get used to this, but we can’t have a new submarine pilot crash a submersible. Your challenge is to teach your brain how to adjust for this distortion.
If you found this activity too easy, try moving the pencils further away from the glass. Say about 20cm away.
This will mean that the direction of the pen(cil)s reverse, which may pose an even greater challenge!
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