When third graders learn about engineering with a drone flying overhead, they are more abuzz with excitement than the noise from the small aerial device.
Mike Wambolt is a professional engineer for the KLJ engineering firm. “Are you ready to see some drones?” he asked the excited group.
“Yes!” they responded excitedly.
“Do you even know what a drone is?” Wambolt asked next.
The third graders had a pretty good idea what a drone was, and by the end of the visit, they knew that the small drone could fly up to 2500 feet, and stay in the air 20 minutes. They also knew what engineers find useful about drones.
“I learned about measurement and teamwork,” said third-grader Jackson Daschendorf. He watched the KLJ engineers fly the drone while an attached GoPro camera shot video of the school that was loaded onto a computer.