I had the last session with my year 10 science class last week (due to being at maths moderation this week) we had just done a crash course (somewhat literally) on energy transfers and efficiency so I wanted to have a discussion about as many types of energy as we could, along with energy efficiency tied up in it. Something hands on is always good with this group (and any, really. It’s a science class!) and it was the last lesson so I also wanted something fun.
A colleague and I have vague plans of starting a drone flying/building/racing club under the STE(A)M banner at the school next year so I invested in some very cheap hand sized quadcopters which got delivered last week. It seemed like a perfect time to bring them into the class and see how easy they break (Very)
Admittedly the discussion was much less academic than it could’ve/should’ve been but it was great to see a couple of the quieter students demonstrate some previously unknown flying skills, and a good way to seed some interest in next year’s activities.
(and now back to report writing)