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Designing Drones

Lesson Focus 
Lesson focuses on helicopters and drones, how they fly, how they are used in different ways that helps people and the environment. Teams of students explore helicopter flight; and design, build, and test their own simple rotor out of basic materials.

Age Levels:

8 - 12
Objectives 

Students will: 

  • Learn about the forces that impact flight.
  • Learn about engineering design, testing, and troubleshooting.
  • Learn how engineering can help solve society's challenges.
  • Learn about teamwork and problem solving.
Anticipated Learner Outcomes 
As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of:
  • flight
  • engineering design
  • materials selection
  • teamwork
Lesson Activities 

Teams of students explore helicopter flight; and design, build, and test their own simple rotor out of basic materials.

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.


Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks
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