The core idea of a project-based learning is that real-world problems capture students’ interest and provoke serious thinking as the students acquire and apply new knowledge in a problem-solving context. The teacher plays the role of facilitator, working with students to frame worthwhile questions, structuring meaningful tasks, coaching both knowledge development and social skill, and carefully assessing what students have learned from the experience. Project based learning helps prepare students for the thinking and collaboration skills required in the workplace.
A FPV Drone build is a true Project Based Learning opportunity. Students must be able to “figure out” how to build a drone. After a successful build, students must master the art of first-person-view drone flight.
MHS PLTW/YCC students successfully built their drone and went to Knott County, Kentucky, on Monday March19th. At this location they demonstrated flight and maneuverability of their drone. They competed against 15 other schools in the Second Annual FPV Drone Race and Summit.