We use drones in our workshops as they can be coded or hand flown and they are extremely stable and robust. Using Tynker, a block-based coding system allows all ages to access these workshops. Students watch their code come to life as they program the drone to overcome challenges, learning to de-bug, adapt and improve.
We use our workshops to develop a desire to learn about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and how it is used in everyday life. Alongside this we know that by taking part in STEM activities students develop other skills such as team working, communication, problem-solving, resilience and much more.
Our Drone coding workshops are very popular and we have worked with over 7000 learners on these workshops alone. They are versatile, engaging and all link the curriculum and fulfil OFSTED criteria
Computing. Use computational thinking to be creative, design, write and debug programs to control physical systems.
Literacy. Working in groups, expressing opinions and hypothesising. Using correct technical language
Maths. Programming robots; measuring, shapes, perimeters, turns and angles of rotation, coordinates
Science. Use equipment to perform simple tests, make observations and collect data
D & T. Program, monitor and control products Geography. Directional language, using maps, grid references and compass directionsTo book this activity, please contact:
07740 948868 / 01270 748415
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||07 October 2019|
|Last modified||07 October 2019|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Computing, Effective use of tools, Programming, Impact of technology, Algorithmic Thinking, Cross curricular, Electronics, programming and control, Engineering, Mathematics, Working scientifically, Practical work, Demonstrations, Design and technology, Science|
|Age||5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||A day|
Teachers can apply for a STEM E&E grant of up to £500 from the Royal Institiution. Grants are awarded on a yearly or twice-yearly basis. Other organisations also provide funded opportunities. Contact us for more information.
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