Drones take flight with STEAM

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Drones take STEM to the next level, literally!  Cutting edge computer technology makes self-flying vehicles possible, and what they can do is simply amazing.  Start with basic physics ideas, add in programming concepts, a bit of math, and create a drone ballet in the air.  This program is more than just a drone show, it’s a STEM/STEAM show! Interactive inquiry-driven science and engineering will excite volunteers, and your whole audience!

Concepts Explored in Drone Science

    • Newton’s laws – Propulsion, equal and opposite reactions, energy?
    • Torque – Spin at the right times, not the wrong ones
    • Fluids – How does air hold stuff up?
    • Automation – Powerful lightweight computers make drones possible
    • Feedback – Drones rely on fast sensors to react quickly
    • Programming – Instruct drones do simple, and amazing things, all automatically
    • Math – Program drones using coordinates and formulas

The Details

Drone Science is currently on tour and accepting new bookings for the 2019/2020 school year with the Bureau of Lectures and Performing Artists. Please contact them for availability and pricing at assemblyline.com.

Drones is great for audiences of 30-500, and can be presented in most spaces which can comfortably accommodate your group size. We only require electricity, a table, and lots of student curiosity!

 

Next Generation Science Standards

All of our school assemblies align to the Next Generation Science Standards.  Robotics primarily explores electricity, sensing, programming, and much more.