STEM Learning Through Drones

This class is designed to utilize the numerous components of drone aircraft and related equipment and the STEM-based learning opportunities these components provide.

The learning challenges and materials used in our program allow for diverse knowledge and skill development – the kind needed for future careers in an innovative, yet competitive global economy.

  1. will work with various drone aircraft. From RTF (Ready To Fly), to buildable / rebuildable, to programable drones. And other related equipment, such as radio control transmitters, First Person View video systems, battery power systems, and more will also be incorporated into the program.

Students will be taught why drones are - or will be - important to their lives. They will be taught the ‘Big Picture’ that recognizes that the aircraft itself or the flying of a drone are but parts of the overall value of drone technology. And they will also be enlightened to some of the numerous STEM-specific disciplines related to drones. There will be no book involved but we will regularly incorporate handouts and other instructional materials.

Class title: Game of Drones

Class description: Get off the chair and in the air with fun and games – and some education – with drones. Beginner pilots will be able to learn the basics of drone flying while experienced pilots can hone their skills as attendees play a variety of games like tic-tac-drone, leap-drone, drone bowling and obstacle course racing. Drone simulator software is also utilized as a crash-free, worry-free supplement to getting ‘stick time’. Attendees will also being educated on the importance of drone safety and applicable regulations.

September Session:

Session Dates: 4 Tuesdays in September: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 from 6:30-7:30pm

Cost: $100 per student

October Session:

Session Dates: 4 Tuesdays in October: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 (no class on 10/30) from 6:30-7:30pm

Cost: $100 per student

Drone 101

Our Drone class (Drone 101) for kids ages 9-13 covers the basics knowledge of drones including safety and regulations, history, how to fly and parts of the drone which include a hands-on-building of a drone kit. This course requires no materials but access to a computer or mobile device would be helpful.

At the end of class your child will be able to:

  • Know where and when & how to safely fly a drone
  • Describe the history of drones & the names used for drones
  • Assemble and name all the major parts of a drone & flight terminology
  • Understand the use of drones
  • Fly a drone via a flight simulator

Drones Technology 101

This class will be an engaging, hands-on learning experience. Students will be involved in the team building of a First Person View (FPV) racing drone. They will also learn about the components and technology of the drone. Additionally, the class will cover the critical topics of safety as well as touch on current applicable regulations. There will also be discussions about the impact of drones in society and the commercial and recreational opportunities these aircraft are generating.

Students will receive a drone on which they will learn hands-on basic flying concepts and then keep for their own future practice and enjoyment.

Additional learning materials will be provided – such as access to online flight simulator software and a related controller. To be determined will be if students get to retain the controllers after the class. Access to the flight simulator program will be for the students to keep.

Note: Class fee includes drone and flight simulator program for the student to keep at the end of the program.