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.

Level I - Grades K-2

Aeronautics – Drone

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 15 per kit

Level II - Grades 3-5

Drones: Getting Ready for Flight

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, handson 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 – Computer, tablet, or Laptop (no Chromebook)–minimum 15 per kit

Level III - Grades 6-12

Deploy Drone: Build Your Drone

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 – Computer, tablet, or Laptop (no Chromebook)– minimum 15 per kit

Level III - Grades 6-12 [POP]

Drones: Ready for Flight

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

• 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

• Drone Controller Directions (6)
• Drone Photograph with Labeled Parts (6)
• Phonetic Alphabet Guide Sheet (6)
• Mission #1 Objective (30)
• Mission Preflight Checklist (30)
• Takeoff 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)
• Flight Team “Wings” Certificate (30)
• Up/Down Arrows (6)
• Left/Right Arrows (6)

*** Device Required – Computer, tablet, or Laptop (no Chromebook)– minimum 15 per kit

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