Teacher guide Drone search lesson

TLF ID M025350

This lesson plan introduces students to the practice and applications of using drones to take aerial photographs. Students learn safety procedures regarding the use of drones then capture images of simulated disaster areas. Students observe the use of drones in science and technology-based endeavours and suggest new applications for drone technology. The resource features suggestions for engaging girls in the use of drones, and provides links to drone-related websites, as well as downloadable versions of a pictorial slideshow, safety pamphlet, assessment rubric and lesson plan.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource provides a highly motivating sequence of activities for students in years 7 and 8 working in the Technologies learning area.
  • The resource is also valuable for introducing students to women who've made careers in science and science-related fields, and for providing suggestions for engaging girls in STEM.
  • This resource is very valuable in addressing the Digital Technologies content description in which students implement and modify programs in a general-purpose programming language.
  • The resource is also valuable in meeting the Design and Technologies content description in which students analyse how motion, force and energy are used to manipulate and control electromechanical systems when designing simple engineered solutions.
  • The resource is very valuable in engaging students in Design and Technologies Process and Production Skills in years 7 and 8.
  • The resource includes links to relevant, informative and engaging websites.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • Design and technologies
  • Digital technologies
  • Technologies

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
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