STEM Lesson Plan & Activities - DRONE Year 4/5/6/7
*Students to be able to get a feel for the drone by putting it through a series of manoeuvrers.
*To research and present briefly about; history of the drone, safety, ethical issues, technology behind it, laws/rules about the use of drones in our society at present.
*To see the wider purposeful application for the drone in our everyday living now and beyond. Work in small groups to come up with a challenge/problem and how to solve it, using the drone (to demonstrate). In can include a Maths, Science or Technology perspective.
*To be able to pair the drone with a device (tablet, iPhone) and control its movements.
To view two clips about the drone to get discussion being generated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CYT4PFV_Hs – Pizza delivery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiwJwtlGrWg - Man on drone brings in Soccer Ball to a match
Discuss insights, applications, problem, anything found interesting and surprising for further follow up later. Record comments for later reference.
Have a turn of being a controller and try and perform the following;
*Fly up, down and land the drone.
*Do a flip 360 degrees.
*Complete a full turn, fly back down and land.
*Flying in a square, zig zag pattern
In pairs or a small group research and present in an interesting way;
*ethical issues about its use
*history/technology- how it works?
*coding/pairing drone with a device-steps, how to?
A couple of lessons on coding and language used by computers/robots or the drone.
Lessons 5 – 7
Work in their groups to come up with a challenge/ task in which to use the drone to solve the problem- to demonstrate to the group/class.
Need to work to a few restrictions;
*flying time is 8mins
*must use some aspect of Maths, Science and Technology ibn their presentation/ demonstration- like use of directional language, some aspect of lifting and dropping, how can it be applied in the real world.
After demonstrations/ discussions, finish off by showing the students the following image / discuss.