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Tuesday, July 19 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Educator's Workshop: Testing & Polishing STEM Activities for Recreational Drones

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Fifteen educators selected through our application process will test and refine a range of activity ideas. Participants will make plans for facilitating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) investigations using recreational drones in clubs, classrooms, and / or science fairs. Participants will also learn about ESIP projects and initiatives that provide learners with opportunities to apply skills in acquiring and using data. AGENDA: 8:30 Welcome, introductions, ESIP overview & distribute assembled drones to participants 9:00 Participant-led intros to safety and documentation (Use B4UFLY app* and fill out a pre-flight checklist) 9:15 Drone Aerodynamics 1: Goal: controlled flight and simple maneuvers. New pilots will be paired with experienced pilots. 10:00 ESIP Education sampler sessions (Three 10-minute talks with connections to drones) 10:30 Meeting-wide Break 11:00 Three more 10 minute talks 11:30 Drone Aerodynamics 2: Running simple investigations Model best practices for safety and documentation (always). UAV payloads and / or other activities for novices; Image gathering challenge for experienced folks. Share all suggested activity sheets and invite exploration, input, and feedback. 12:30 Lunch 1:30 Drone Aerodynamics 3: off-the-shelf and miniature DIY sensors Take your skills to the next level. Explore and imagine new activities. 3:00 Discuss the most effective way to help educators remain motivated and engaged. Assign responsibilities for testing activities. Develop consensus on best practices for activity instructions. Outline timeline and milestones for e-book. 4:40 Evaluations & wrap-up

Speakers
avatar for LuAnn Dahlman

LuAnn Dahlman

Science Writer and Editor, NOAA Climate Program Office
The updated Climate Explorer application.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

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