The Yellow Submarine

Oceanographers from the Royal Society explore Cape Coral

Who and what will be inside the submarine?

The submarine will carry 12 scientists ( including my partner Kylie and I) , and it will have 4 bathrooms. There will be two main floors ( top one for living area and bottom one for lab) and one station on top for driving the Yellow Submarine.

What is the submarine's purpose?

In 1672, oceanographers from the Royal Society ( including Kylie and I) set off from Liverpool to explore the sea near the coast of Cape Coral. With my partner, Kylie Sturm, we designed a yellow submarine that the scientists will use to explore and gain knowledge from the ocean around Cape Coral. They want to discover new sea life and see the so-called "sea monsters" that they believed to live in the ocean.

What is the Yellow Submarine like?

The submarine will have two main floors, one for the lab and one for the living area. It will have 4 bathrooms ( each 5 feet by 4 feet and each around the perimeter of the bottom floor of the sub. There will also be a 5 by 6 foot ( 6.5 feet tall) station on top of the submarine for two people to drive. Also, two of the Royal Society members will cook for everyone. Also, both of the two main floors will both be 8.5 feet tall, 35 feet long, and 25 feet wide. The total volume of the Yellow Submarine is 15,150 cu. feet.

What was the outcome of the trip?

Kylie and I, along with the rest of the Royal Society did not find the sea monsters we were looking for, and we realized that they did not exist. We did not find the giant squid and evil mermaids they were looking for. This was the start of science! However, we did find different types of sea turtles and crabs. We even discovered the clown fish!

Latitude, Longitude and How Far We Traveled

Liverpool is 53 degrees north and 3 degrees west. We traveled to Cape Coral, which was

26 degrees north and 81 degrees west. In all, we traveled 4,318 miles, and this took us 9 days to reach our destination, off the coast of Cape Coral.

How will the Yellow Submarine run?

The submarine will use a direct-drive power source, which means that the propeller shaft is directly connected to the diesel engine. Because of this, the engine functions as a direct current generator. A direct current generator is" A direct-current (DC) generator is a rotating machine that supplies an electrical output with unidirectional voltage and current." ( from Encyclopaedia Britannica ) picture of engine at the top
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We brought 90 gallons of water and many ingredients for food that the cooks will prepare. Also, each scientist was allowed to bring 1 suitcase with them, of their belongings. Also, we brought the lab equipment needed for us to explore and learn about the ocean off the coast of Florida.

Rooms on the Yellow Submarine

On the lowest level, there will be a lab with 12 desks and lab equipment including microscopes. There will also be 12 port holes on the lowest level ( one next to each desk ) and there will be a ladder with a hole in the floor on the second level for the scientists to get to different floors. On the second level of the submarine, there will be a small kitchen. The kitchen will include a stove, oven, and a box with ice in it for temporarily preserving food. Also, there will be non-perishable food ingredients. Every two days, the person cooking will change. There also will be three bathrooms, and bunk beds. Two people will sleep in each bunk bed (one on top one on bottom). There will also be a hole in the third floor (the driving station) and a ladder leading up to it. In the driving station, there will be two members of the Royal Society driving at a time.

Stops Along the Way

On the way to Cape Coral, we will be making one stop, on the coast of Ireland. We will search for sea life there, to see what