Lesson 1 – Objectives
To have all the systems ready to go!
Explore real-world applications for Drones.
Understand safety and drone regulations.
Lesson 1 – Worksheet
Lesson 1a – How Drones work
Lesson 1a – Worksheet Guide
Step 1. INVESTIGATE
Explore with the students the use of Drones and discuss how Drone technology can be used for both good and bad. Discuss these answers. We always choose good – why do you think is it important to talk about the bad use of technology as well?
Step 2. HOW IT WORKS
Drones are called rotary-winged aircraft as they have a rotating wing that generates lift. Can you explain the difference between fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft? Think of big aircraft from the airport – like a Boeing 747, a fixed-wing aircraft.
Step 3. DRAW
How do the four motors of a Quadcopter work together to make the drone rotate? Draw some arrows on the worksheet to show the directions of each propeller.
Lesson 1b – Drone Flight & Safety
Lesson 1b – Worksheet Guide
Step 4. HOW IT WORKS
Can you explain how drones fly and perform the following movements? write the answer on your worksheet.
- fly forward
- fly backward
- bank left and bank right
Step 5. SAFETY
Can you write down all 3 rules we have for flying? you might to watch the video again if you missed any
Step 6. DRAW
Let the students draw a representation of how they think the world would look like if we didn’t have any rules for Drone flying.