2. Introduction to Drones and Safety Practices (1 Hour)

Introduction to Drones

In today’s class, we’re going to find out about drones and explore the drones you have. After that, we’ll figure out how to use drones safely. Drones are really cool and exciting, but we need to be careful to make sure we stay safe while having fun with them.

What is a Drone?

A drone is an unmanned aircraft that is more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Unmanned means that there is not someone inside the drone when it is flying. A drone is a flying robot that can be controlled by a remote on the ground or by programming. 

Parts of the Drone

Drone Safety

  1. Keep an eye on your drone’s battery. If it gets too hot, take a break and remove the battery.
  2. Don’t charge your drone battery all night. Just a few hours of charging is enough.
  3. Never touch the moving propellers of your drone.
  4. Only fly your drone in places where there are no people or things in the way.
  5. Stay away from flying your drone near people, buildings, vehicles, power lines.
  6. Only fly your drone when the weather is nice. No flying in windy, rainy, snowy, or foggy weather.
  7. If you can, fly your drone inside or when the air is super calm outside.
  8. And most importantly, only fly your drone when your teacher says it’s okay.