Drones (small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or sUAVs) are an engaging context for teaching STEM topics in the middle school classroom. Drones can demonstrate, and provide challenging inquiry-based activities, in physics, mathematics, and geography.
Learn the basics of drones, how they relate to STEM and other standards, and how they can be safely used in an indoor or outdoor setting. You will be introduced to the types of functions a drone can perform including photography, videography, and geo-imaging, have the opportunity to fly a drone, and learn how they are operated safely.
Mark Wiley, M.S., maintains multiple roles in his work at UNH: assistant director for marine education, NH Sea Grant; director of the UNH Marine Docent Program; and Extension state specialist in science literacy, UNH Cooperative Extension. In addition, Mark has designed professional development for educators at Measured Progress. He also taught high school biology, environmental science, and math for 10 years at Tilton School in New Hampshire. Mark earned his master's degree in natural resource management from UNH.