Resources
What is a drone?
The What is a Drone? activity is designed as an introduction to the uses of drones, aimed at dispelling the myth that they are just weapons or toys. In fact, they have wider ranging practical, civil, humanitarian and commercial applications.
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NATIONAL CURRICULUM 
Activity 2 
Mathematics 
KS4 Geometry and measures: interpret and use bearings. 
Activity 3 
Science 
KS4 Working scientifically: appreciating the power and limitations of science and considering ethical issues which may arise; explaining everyday and technological applications of science; evaluating associated personal, social, economic and environmental implications; and making decisions based on the evaluation of evidence and arguments. 
Thinking like a drone
This activity is based around linetracking robots to get students thinking about sensors. It includes several problemsolving activities and discussions.
Download the Thinking like a drone activity and the Drone tracks worksheet.
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NATIONAL CURRICULUM 
Activity 1 
Computing 
KS3 & 4 Develop and apply their analytic, problem solving, design and computational thinking skills. 
Stretch and challenge 1 
Design & technology 
KS3 Evaluate: test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification. 
Activity 2 
Mathematics 
KS3 Ratio, proportion and rates of change: use scale factors, scale diagrams and maps; use ratio notation.
KS4 Ratio, proportion and rates of change: compare lengths, areas and volumes using ratio notation and/or scale factors. 
Stretch and challenge 2 
Design & technology 
KS3 Evaluate: test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification. 

The optimal propeller
The Optimal propeller activity is designed to be a practical way to explore the physics of lift, with stretch and challenge activities to get students working scientifically.
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NATIONAL CURRICULUM 
Activity 2 
Science 
KS3 & 4 Working scientifically: experimental skills and strategies. 
Activity 3 
Science 
KS3 Working scientifically: analysis and evaluation. 
Stretch and
challenge
activity 1 
Science 
KS3 Working scientifically: experimental skills and strategies; analysis and evaluation. 
Stretch and
challenge activity 2 
Science 
KS3 Evaluate: test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification.
KS4: use and interpret scatter graphs of bivariate data; recognise correlation and know that it does not indicate causation; draw estimated lines of best fit. 

Safe delivery
The Safe delivery activity is based on the idea that drones could be used as delivery vehicles. It looks both theoretically and practically at the engineering involved in creating a safe way to deliver goods and humanitarian aid.
ACTIVITY 
TOPIC 
NATIONAL CURRICULUM 
Activity 1 
Science 
KS3 Forces: noncontact forces.
KS4 Forces: Forces as vectors:
KS4 Forces and motion: acceleration caused by forces
KS4 Energy: conservation of energy in a closed system 
Activity 2 
Design & technology 
KS3 Forces: Noncontact forces
KS4 Forces:Forces as vectors
KS4 Forces and motion: acceleration caused by forces
KS4 Energy: conservation of energy in a closed system.
KS3 Evaluate: test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification 
Stretch and
challenge 
Science
Mathematics 
KS4 Forces: Forces as vectors
KS4 Forces and Motion: acceleration cause by forces
KS4 Energy: conservation of energy in a closed system
KS4 Solving problems: model situations mathematically
Algebra: Simplify and manipulate algebraic equations. 
Remote data
This resource is based around how space probes send data they have hand collected back to earth. The activities explore the science and computing involved in collecting, sending and interpreting data from remote locations.manitarian aid.
Download the Remote data activity and bitmap grid worksheet for this activity.
ACTIVITY 
TOPIC 
NATIONAL CURRICULUM 
Activity 1 and 2 
Computing

KS3 & 4 Understand how numbers can be represented in binary
KS3 & 4: Understand how data of various types can be represented and manipulated digitally in the form of binary digits' 
Activity 3 
Science 
KS3 Light waves 
Activity 4 
Computing
Science 
KS3 & 4: Understand how numbers can be represented in binary
KS3 & 4: Understand how data of various types can be represented and manipulated digitally, in the form of binary digits
KS3 & 4: Wave motion

Missing drones
The Missing drones activity is designed as an introduction to the mathematics involved in GPS location.
ACTIVITY 
TOPIC 
NATIONAL CURRICULUM 
Activity 1 
Mathematics 
KS3 & 4: Geometry and measure. 
Stretch and challenge 
Mathematics
Science 
KS3 & 4: Geometry and measure
KS3: Describing motion speed and the quantitative relationship between average speed, distance and time (speed = distance / time) 
Activity 2 
Mathematics 
KS3 & 4: Geometry and measure. 