Drone

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, projected more than 100,000 new jobs in unmanned aircraft by 2025.

Growing Drone Pilots, A K-12 Progression

Woz ED is a model for incorporating the engineering process in the K-12 classroom and accelerating the path to employment for students who choose drones as a career. Students start with an introduction to aviation in Kindergarten and transition to physics of flight and flight skills in middle school.

Students may choose elective courses in the Junior and Senior year to enroll in a drone course where students learn the engineering behind a Drone, as well as earn their certification. The certification will make the students employable as they leave high school.

Aeronautics - Level I (Grades K-2)

In the Aeronautics Level 1 Kit, students will learn about the science of travel through
the air. They will watch videos, participate in experiments, and perform research to investigate flight, evaluate the effects of air pressure, discover how birds fly, identify
the basic parts of an airplane, and demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of lift and thrust. Using the Engineering Design Process, students will participate in a paper airplane challenge, which will allow them to apply their knowledge in real time to create and improve upon a far-flying paper airplane design. The kit culminates with students examining a real-life drone up close and in flight.

MATERIALS

• drone (1)
• vocabulary word cards (30)
• markers (12 sets)
• balloons
• pencils (30)
• cup (6)
• index cards (1 pack)
• empty bottle
• crayons (30 packs)
• string
• straws
• funnel
• ping pong balls
• student journals (30)

COPIES OF

• Airplane Handout (30)
• High and low air pressure worksheets (30)

*** Device Required – Computer, tablet, or Laptop (no Chromebook)– minimum 1 per kit

Drone (POP) - Level I (Grades K-2)

Students will apply their knowledge of the science of flight as they explore the uses and mechanics of drones. They will compare and contrast drones and airplanes, learn the basics of flight safety, and even assemble into drone teams to fly drones. Considering
a drone’s place in the sky, students will explore the view from above through maps and artwork. They will make their own maps of familiar places and then follow those maps through walking or flying the drone. They will conclude the last module by creating artwork using the view-from-above perspective.

MATERIALS

• drone (1)
• vocabulary word cards (30)
• markers (12 sets)
• balloons
• pencils (30)
• cup (6)
• index cards (1 pack)
• empty bottle
• crayons (30 packs)
• string
• straws
• funnel
• ping pong balls
• student journals (30)

COPIES OF

• Airplane Handout (30)
• High and low air pressure worksheets (30)

*** Device Required – Computer, tablet, or Laptop (no Chromebook)– minimum 1 per kit

Getting Ready for Flight - Level II (Grades 3-5)

In this course, students will gain valuable experience in piloting small aerial vehicles. Students will use a simple UAV to learn important vocabulary surrounding the use of personal drones. Each student in these lessons will be able to pilot the drone and act as the Visual Observer to develop good habits for safe flying. Each lesson in this unit is designed to progressively build on the previous, challenging students to increase knowledge and experience from piloting missions and challenges. At the end of the course, students will be able to verbalize important basic features of drones as well as vocabulary of movement in space. Students will gain physical, hands-on experience piloting and spotting for drone missions.

MATERIALS

• permanent marker sets (6)
• masking tape
• take off and landing target (6)
• drones (6)
• battery voltage testers (6)
• battery charging bags (6)
• remote control batteries AAA (6)
• Hula Hoop
• hula hoop stand
• Cones (6)
• Stopwatch (6)
• Pipe cleaners, 1 pack of 100
• Rubber bands
• string
• wire
• wire cutters
• Blindfolds (6)
• Box of paperclips, 1 pack of 300 • Zip Ties
• Pencils
• Crayons (15)

COPIES OF

• Drone Controller Directions (6)
• Drone Photograph with Labeled Parts (6)
• Phonetic Alphabet Sample (6)
• Mission #1 Objective (30)
• Mission Preflight Checklist (30)
• Take-off and Landing Target (6)
• Team Flight Log (6)
• Mission #2 Objective (30)
• Mission #3 Objective (30)
• Top Flight Team Certificate (6)
• Mission #4 Objective (30)
• “Wings” Certificate (30)
• Up/Down Arrows (6)
• Left/Right Arrows (6)

*** Device Required – ANY, minimum 10 per kit

Drone Olympics (POP) - Level II (Grades 3-5)

In the Drone Olympics Level II Pop, students will work together to build an event- centered competition themed around the Olympic Games. They will be challenged
to research and explore nations they wish to represent as a team and participate
in a variety of event-style challenges. Groups will participate in events based on interests and strengths in course building, flight skills, and teamwork. The activities may be expanded to include additional grade-appropriate social, historical, racial,
or ethical elements through provided examples. Students will design and build the courses, events, venues, awards, and other tasks that will make for a rich and dynamic experience!

MATERIALS

• permanent marker sets (6)
• masking tape
• take off and landing target (6)
• drones (6)
• battery voltage testers (6)
• battery charging bags (6)
• remote control batteries AAA (6)
• Hula Hoop
• hula hoop stand
• Cones (6)
• Stopwatch (6)
• Pipe cleaners, 1 pack of 100
• Rubber bands
• string
• wire
• wire cutters
• Blindfolds (6)
• Box of paperclips, 1 pack of 300 • Zip Ties
• Pencils
• Crayons (15)

COPIES OF

• Drone Controller Directions (6)
• Drone Photograph with Labeled Parts (6)
• Phonetic Alphabet Sample (6)
• Mission #1 Objective (30)
• Mission Preflight Checklist (30)
• Take-off and Landing Target (6)
• Team Flight Log (6)
• Mission #2 Objective (30)
• Mission #3 Objective (30)
• Top Flight Team Certificate (6)
• Mission #4 Objective (30)
• “Wings” Certificate (30)
• Up/Down Arrows (6)
• Left/Right Arrows (6)

*** Device Required – ANY, minimum 10 per kit

Deploy Drone: Build Your Drone - Level III (Grades 6-12)

The Deploy Drone Level III kit prepares young pilots for true success in flight. Working with safety and drone regulations, students will acquire the knowledge and appreciation needed to fly safely in and out of the classroom. This kit supports students in improving piloting skills while also exploring the science behind flight and drones. Allowing for research and hands-on application, the modules build into challenges and tasks to give plenty of flight time with support. The kit begins with students building a snap together drone then culminates by combining flight skill, science, and teamwork with fun competition.

MATERIALS

• drone (6)
• fire retardant bag
• journals (30)
• drone pilot licenses (30)
• tape measures (6)
• Smart Weigh Professional Digital Kitchen and Postal Scale (6)
• Legos (1)
• masking tape (6)
• sidewalk chalk (1)
• stop watch (15)
• note cards (3 packs)
• paper clips (1 pack) • twist ties (100)
• pipe cleaners (100) • craft sticks (1 pack) • glue sticks (30)
• student journals (30)

COPIES OF

• I can Drone checklist for student self assessment (30)
• QR Codes and images for module 2 • Drone word cloud
• cargo template (30)
• Module 3 Exit Ticket (30)
• Module 4 Rubric (30)
• Team challenge cut outs (15)

*** Device Required – ANY, minimum 10 per kit

Drones: Ready For Flight - Level III (Grades 6-12)

In the Ready for Flight Level III kit, students will gain valuable experience in piloting small, aerial vehicles. They will use a simple UAV to learn important vocabulary surrounding the use of personal drones. Every student will take turns piloting the drone and also acting as the Visual Observer to develop good habits for safe flying. Each module is designed to progressively build on the previous, challenging students to increase knowledge and experience from piloting missions and challenges. At the end of the course, students will verbalize important basic features of drones as well as vocabulary of movement in space. Students will gain hands-on experience piloting and spotting for drone missions. This course is designed to go beyond basic operations and will challenge students to explore complex maneuvers, rules for flying outdoors, as well as legal and social issues regarding public and private use of drones.

MATERIALS

• Permanent Markers (6) sets
• Masking Tape (6)
• Drone (6)
• Hula Hoops (6)
• Hula Hoop Stands (6)
• timer
• pencils(30)
• zip ties
(1 pack of 100)
• rubber bands
• scotch tape (6 rolls)
• string/twine
• wire
• wire cutters
• paperclips
• dimes (6)
• crayons (6)
• Bic pens
• AAA batteries (pack of 8)
• dry erase markers (pack of 12)
• chalk
• scale
• blindfolds

COPIES OF

• I can Drone checklist for student self assessment (30)
• QR Codes and images for module 2
• Drone word cloud
• cargo template (30)
• Module 3 Exit Ticket (30)
• Module 4 Rubric (30)
• Team challenge cut outs (15)

*** Device Required – ANY, minimum 10 per kit

Deploy: Flight Challenge (POP) - Level III (Grades 6-12)

In the Drones Level III Kit, students will gain valuable experience in piloting small, aerial vehicles. They will use a simple UAV to learn important vocabulary surrounding the use of personal drones. Every student will take turns piloting the drone and also acting as the Visual Observer to develop good habits for safe flying. Each module is designed to progressively build on the previous, challenging students to increase knowledge and experience from piloting missions and challenges. At the end of the course, students will verbalize important basic features of drones as well as vocabulary of movement in space. Students will gain hands-on experience piloting and spotting for drone missions.

MATERIALS

• drone (6)
• fire retardant bag
• journals (30)
• drone pilot licenses (30)
• tape measures (6)
• Smart Weigh Professional Digital Kitchen and Postal Scale (6)
• Legos (1)
• masking tape (6)
• sidewalk chalk (1)
• stop watch (15)
• note cards (3 packs)
• paper clips (1 pack)
• twist ties (100)
• pipe cleaners (100)
• craft sticks (1 pack)
• glue sticks (30)
• student journals (30)

COPIES OF

• I can Drone checklist for student self assessment (30)
• QR Codes and images for module 2
• Drone word cloud
• cargo template (30)
• Module 3 Exit Ticket (30)
• Module 4 Rubric (30)
• Team challenge cut outs (15)

*** Device Required – ANY, minimum 10 per kit

Drone: Natural Disasters (POP) - Level III (Grades 6-12)

Using a variety of scenarios, students will analyze, explore, and respond to a natural disaster. Using their knowledge of weather and conditions, they will learn to plot
a solution to the problem, map the affected area, develop a flight plan for search, and also a plan for rescue and recovery of people and valuables. Using a regionally- appropriate natural disaster, this unit can be adapted to a variety of regions, cultures, and geography around the world. This activity could focus on a local area or be extended to cover a geographic region with which students are not yet familiar. In either case, the structure of the inquiry-style project will be the same; investigate the problem, work through a series of possible solutions, and report the results.

MATERIALS

• drone (6)
• fire retardant bag
• journals (30)
• drone pilot licenses (30)
• tape measures (6)
• Smart Weigh Professional Digital Kitchen and Postal Scale (6)
• Legos (1)
• masking tape (6)
• sidewalk chalk (1)
• stop watch (15)
• note cards (3 packs)
• paper clips (1 pack)
• twist ties (100)
• pipe cleaners (100)
• craft sticks (1 pack)
• glue sticks (30)
• student journals (30)

COPIES OF

• I can Drone checklist for student self assessment (30)
• QR Codes and images for module 2
• Drone word cloud
• cargo template (30)
• Module 3 Exit Ticket (30)
• Module 4 Rubric (30)
• Team challenge cut outs (15)

*** Device Required – ANY, minimum 10 per kit

Drone Development - Level IV (Grades 9-12)

Over the course of the semester, students will explore various drone topics, including soldering, electronics, avionics, kit maintenance, preflight procedures, batteries, and battery technology. Students will also be introduced to other general aviation topics, including weather, aircraft design, flight skills, dynamics, safety, and ethics. In addition, they will be studying for their FAA Part 107 (Pilot License) through an online training course, which includes question and answer sessions with a live pilot.

MATERIALS

• drone (6)
• fire retardant bag

COPIES OF

*** Device Required – ANY, minimum 10 per kit

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“It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.”

~ Wilbur Wright

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