Discovering Drones - Celebrating National Aviation Month Vol.6 #8
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Enhancing our children's S.T.E.A.M education is imperative to their success and will help them become innovators of the future.
S.T.E.A.M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
By integrating these concepts into our children's educational lives (in school and at home), we hope to give them the tools to become better at:
We can't possibly explore National Aviation month without discussing drones. Drones range from being fun gifts for both adults and children, to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) used by the military. Most of us have probably seen a drone buzzing around at a park or in your neighborhood, but do we understand how they fly?
How they work
There are two types of drones:
Fixed-wing drones have simple, aerodynamic structures that allow them to fly for long periods of time at high speeds.
Rotarty drones usually have 4, 6 or 8 propellers. Rotors spin and push air downward, which pushes up on the rotor to result in vertical ascension allowing it to hover! It is ideally used for exploring tight areas.
Fixed-wing drones- creates forward motion;
Rotary drones-creates lift and helps to steer it.
Brushless Motors- uses less battery, higher rpm and virtually no maintenance
Receiver- allows drone to receive radio signals
Transmitter- sends radio signals from the operator to the drone
Drones are used for things like:
Aerial assessment of natural disasters
Search and rescue
Filming and photographs
For a lot more information on drones and what they are used for visit
Engineering Let's Code
Code your Drone!
Drones are not just about mastering the skills of a remote control, so that you can steer the device around your backyard. It can also be educational. Drones can help our children hone in on their computer programming skills! Below are some educational drones that I found at Dronezone.com.
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