Lesson 1 – Objectives

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To have all the systems ready to go!

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Explore real-world applications for Drones.

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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.

Lesson 1 – Outcomes

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Do the students know the 3 rules for flying Drones.

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Can the students identify multiple real world applications for Drones.