4‑H NYSD 2016 - Drone Discovery
Drone Discovery was developed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension. It’s a hands-on engineering design challenge that explores the science behind drones and how they are being used to solve real world problems. Youth will learn everything from flight dynamics and aircraft types, to safety and regulations, to remote sensing and flight control.
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Drones in Action
See the 2016 4‑H National Youth Science Day design challenge in action – Drone Discovery!
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Toolkit and Resources
Education through Aviation is proudly brought to you by The Academy of Model Aeronautics. The FPG-9 glider that is used in Drone Discovery was developed by The Academy of Model Aeronautics and is being used with their permission.
For the 2016 4‑H National Youth Science Day experiment, Click2Science partnered with National 4‑H to offer new resources to deepen the learning experience of Drone Discovery.
One of those resources is a training webinar for facilitators and volunteers working with youth to conduct the experiment. The goal is to provide facilitators and volunteers with the resources they need to more confidently guide youth in the experiment. This webinar goes beyond how to do the experiment, and helps create a deeper and more impactful learning experience for youth when facilitating the NYSD experiment.
Drone Safety & Regulations FAQ
Q: Does this NYSD challenge or kit involve the use of real drones?
A: No. Drone Discovery simulates the experience of working with a real drone by providing a hands-on educational challenge that teaches youth about the basics of flight, remote sensing and real-world uses of drones.
Q: Do any federal or local drone laws and regulations apply to the contents of the science kit?
A: No. The science kit contains unpowered foam gliders and plastic propcopters that simulate a drone experience. Everything in this kit can be safely operated indoors or outdoors.
Q: Will students have the opportunity to learn about drone safety and regulations during this science challenge?
A: Yes. Students and facilitators will learn about safety and regulation issues associated with drones throughout the course of the challenge. They can also visit the FAA guidelines links on page 10 of the youth guide, and noted below, so that they can learn about the regulations when flying a real drone.