WHY MAKE A DRONE?
"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge" — Carl Sagan
Make A Drone believes that STEM education is a critical avenue in which to inspire the next generation of innovators.
Children are fabulously intelligent. If we can incite enough curiosity, we can get out of the way and the rest will take care of itself.
WHAT IS MAKE A DRONE STEM?
Make A Drone STEM is a full-service, hands-on solution to STEM education. Unlike conventional programs, there are no fractures in the flow of absorption. The children learn about, build and fly their drones in one organic narrative.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Make A Drone STEM program is a complement of three parts:
1. A presentation that explains why technology is important and how drones and pizza and smartphones are all one and the same. Once the information is in context, the odd assortment of pieces in front of them will suddenly have meaning.
2. The kids assemble their drones by following step-by-step building instructions. Even though the children are playing, they are actually getting their first taste of hands-on experience with robotics hardware.
3. Cherry on top. The "learn, build, fly" model culminates here. Their efforts are rewarded with the satisfaction of chasing their newly manufactured drones around the playground with each other. No structure here, just fun.