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Hi all ... in January, I purchased 5 drones for my middle school classroom grades 6-8. I have 3 Hubsan H107C, 1 Hubsan H107C+, 1 Hubsan H107D+ FPV, and 1 Parrot Bebop Drone. I have developed a ground school and flight instruction program (... former pilot) for 7 students and we are well into the curriculum. The UAVs are used in persuasive writing class as well as science class and the kids are inspired and learning (3 have since obtained their own UAVs and have as yet to have lost them or damaged them so far!) Once this class has run its course, I will create the Kestrel Club here at school and open it up to other interested students! I'm looking forward to see how others are bringing this technology to life through learning in their classes!

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  1. Will be incorporating mini quad copters into my STEM and Maker Ed professional staff development this Summer. I'll keep you posted on how the teachers respond. As far as how to incorporate drones, mini quad copters etc. I would start off with the basics and have the students study the materials the drone is made of (materials science) then onto the design of the drone, study the interior workings of the drone (take a broken one apart or take one apart that can be put back together without destroying it). Then onto learning about the transmitter. All the physics/ aviation terms and concepts related to flying the drones. Finally, the students fly the drones. If you have the time, $, students design, build, and test drones.

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  2. Dr. Diana Wehrell - Grabowski sounds great!... what are the grade levels you are working with? Yes, keep us posted!

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  3. Doug, I'm incorporating mini quad copters at the intermediate 4th grade and up (teachers). I'll also incorporate low-end drones eventually. There have been numerous write-ups in NSTA publications on the use of drones in MS recently.

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