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.


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Full Lesson Plan
Student Worksheets


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.