Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are a growing part of modern agriculture, and 4-H is getting behind the technology as well. As part of National Youth Science Day, 4-H students across the nation took part in the lesson called “Drone Discovery.”
Members in Rapides Parish, La. got an up-close look at a collection of drones and a chance to build one of their own during the nation-wide lesson showing 4-H’s commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math, better known as STEM.
“I like to show the connectivity of STEM to every aspect of life, not just in the classroom, but outside the classroom in real-world,” said Crystal Bowie, a 4-H advisor.
The lesson focused on the students devising solutions to three different situations using a drone, and were also given the task of building their own drone—testing its flying characteristics. Many students said this was the best part.
“It was fun and challenging,” said Michael Cruz, a 4-H member.
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