7 Feb  Tuesday

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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Lesson 1: Introduction

CSIRO videos

Drones and tracking devices  (CSIRO Episodes)

24 mins


Drones andAustralian laws:

Drones and personal surveillance

The legal view
New rules on the way
Drones and privacy rights
The current rules
The dos and don’ts
Small vs large drones
Playing nice with your drone

Lesson 3: Parts of drones

Learn about current and future uses of drones as well as arguments for and against the umanned flying vehicles.




STEM  projects     (1) Colonisation of Mars  Stage 5

  1. Drones – exploration of the surface earth -possibility of drone carrying weights
  2. Plant chamber food for survival   – gravity 
  3. Plants chamber food for survival –LED Lights Used in Plant Growth Experiments for Deep Space Missions