DRONE THEORY & DESIGN – LITE

This is an 8-Unit comprehensive curriculum package that focuses on the basic understanding of Drone Design. Unlike the “COMPLETE” version of this curriculum, it is not based on the “engineering design process” but still encourages group activities and discussion.


Unit 1: Safety First

Unit 2: Drone Overview & Flight Basics

Unit 3: Drone Configurations & Airframes.

Unit 4: Motors & Propellers

Unit 5: ESCs & Flight Controllers

Unit 6: Batteries, Chargers, and LiPo Battery Care

Unit 7: Transmitters, Receivers, & FPV

Unit 8: Regulations & the FAA

This is a lighter version of the full “Drone Theory & Design – COMPLETE” curriculum. By comparison, this version has been truncated to 8 Units which reduces the content and activities. Being a shorter curriculum, it’s perfect for after-school or summer programs, or for schools who want to incorporate drone design into their current coursework. Our hope is this knowledge will provide a stimulus for the students to further explore the topic and develop their own creations and designs. You have the option to purchase drones and/or flight simulator software to enhance the experience, but no outdoor flying skills are part of this curriculum.

Each UNIT includes:

• Dedicated Handouts

• PowerPoint™ Presentations

• Vocabulary Definitions w/Quizzes

• Student Activities

• Unit Quiz (20 questions)

• Teacher Lesson Plan

Although drones are not required for this curriculum, we give you the option of incorporating our “Ready-to-Fly” Indoor Toy Drones so your students can immediately have FUN while applying their knowledge!

Each drone is easy to fly and ready right out of the box. Just attach the props, prop guards, and landing struts. The transmitter requires 4 AAA batteries (not included). These drones are not programmable.($89 ea.)

These are great camera drones, with models capable of advanced flight maneuvers and programming. The Tello drone is specifically needed for our DRONE PROGRAMMING curriculum if that is in your future. We offer various packages for the Tello.

Teacher Requirements:

• Desktop or Laptop (Windows or Mac).

• Adobe Reader

• Microsoft PowerPoint.

• Microsoft Office or OpenOffice.

• Screen Projector.


Student Requirements:

• Course Prerequisites: None.

• Desktop or Laptop (Windows or Mac).

• Adobe Reader

• Microsoft PowerPoint.

• Microsoft Office or OpenOffice.


• Delivery Format: Digital download.

• Curriculum ONLY: $999 per school.

  (Unlimited teachers, students, and computers. License never expires.)

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NOTE: Because each curriculum has been written as a “stand-alone” package, you will find some common content among them. The areas of safety, drone concepts/terminology, and flight basics are deemed important for students to learn no matter the curriculum’s overall focus.