STAGE 5 STEM Drones – introduction

1.Video  Challenges of Getting to Mars- Curiosity   NASA   – 7 minutes of terror 

2.    (23 mins) Video Drone Age  

3.The role of Science in STEM and What drones are used for around the world.

Pages 29 to 33 National Sciene Week 2016 dronesdroidsandrobots2016v5

Legalities/safety for drone usage in Australia.

Components of drones: Transmitter (Tx), receiver, Flight control board, Electronic Speed control, Electric Motor, Propeller.

Propeller and Newton’s third law:

Answer the Following Questions:

  1. What are the four forces that act on an aircraft/flying object?
  2. What are three things that determine the weight of an airplane/flying object?
  3. What are two things that determine the thrust of an airplane/flying object?
  4. A high thrust to weight ratio means that the aircraft will have high _____________and a high _______________.
  5. If the thrust to weight ratio is greater than 1, this means the aircraft/flying object will be able to ______________________________.
  6. Explain what a ratio is in your own words.
  7. Write a few sentences summarizing this activity and what you learned from it.



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