Ready, Set, Drone! - Second Edition

  • 2,995.00 USD
Mini Drones, Take Two! 

Take to the skies with mini drones! Paired with thrilling, easy-to-operate aerial robotics equipment, these 12, one-hour, collaborative lessons are the perfect introduction to the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In this exploration of UAV technology, safety is a priority as students learn to fly and capture aerial photos and videos, exploring the real-world applications and possibilities of drones. Putting critical thinking to the test, this multi-subject, inquiry-driven curriculum has students problem-solve through a thrilling exploration of drone physics, introducing learners to tomorrow's drone-filled future.

Grades: 4-8
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Physical Science, Technology, Engineering Design, English Language Arts Connections

Tech requirements:

Droneology Ed App: One device per student (digital curriculum is compatible with Internet-connected Macs, PC’s, iPads, Android tablets and Chromebooks.)

Tello Quadcopters: One smartphone or tablet required per drone as a radio controller (requires Android 4.4.0 or later, iOS 9.0 or later; not compatible with FireOS, Amazon's tablet operating system)

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer camps
  • Classrooms looking for hands-on STEM activities
  • After-school programs
  • Homeschool environments

Curriculum Topics:

  • Essential Drone Knowledge
  • Flight Safety
  • Basic Piloting & Photo Skills
  • Drone Physics
  • Drone Rules & Ethics
  • Real-World Applications of Drones

One Great Drone, Three Curriculum Options:

Using the same mini drone, take your students to new heights by adding-on curriculum from Ready, Set, Code! and Drone Designers. With an add-on option available for each mini drone program, we’ve made it easy to further your student interaction with UAV technology. Dive into the world of computer science with Ready, Set, Code!, then apply these new coding skills to create a choreographed performance in Drone Designers: Exploring STEAM Careers.


  • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
  • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • BrickLAB bricks: 3900+
  • Mesh Bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Brick separator: 1
  • Small storage containers with lids: 8
  • Pencil sharpeners: 6
  • Colored pencils (12 pk): 12
  • Composition notebooks: 30
  • Droneology Jr online course licenses: 50
  • Extra prop guards: 6
  • Extra propellers (set of 4): 6
  • Flight Team Lanyards: 30
  • LiPo batteries: 12
  • LiPo battery multi-charger: 3
  • LiPo safe storage bag: 1
  • Mini quadcopters: 6
  • #2 Pencils: 36
  • Quadcopter carry cases: 6
  • Safety glasses: 30
  • Scissors: 12
  • Storage tubs: 3
  • Tape: 12
  • USB multi-port wall charger: 1

Refill Kit:

Looking to use Ready, Set, Drone! with a new flight crew? This refill kit will get you back up and flying in no time!

  • Printed Sheets of 25 Droneology Jr License: 2
  • Parts of a Drone Pages (Day 1): 8
  • Radio Controls Pages (Day 3): 8
  • Drone Controls Pages (Day 3): 16
  • Drone Doctor Observation Pages (Day 7): 16
  • Forces of Flight Pages (Day 9): 16
  • #2 pencils (12 pack): 3
  • Colored pencils (12 pack): 6
  • Composition notebooks: 30
  • Tello Prop Guards (extra sets of 4): 3
  • Tello Propellers (extra sets of 4): 3
  • Tape Dispensers (Transparent): 6

Add-On Package:

If you currently own either Ready, Set, Code! or Drone Designers, this Add-On Package is the perfect addition to build your drone collection!

Ready, Set, Drone! Add-On Package Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Digital Resource License Key: 1
  • Printed sheets of 25 Droneology Jr Licenses: 2
  • Large storage containers: 2
  • Small storage containers: 7
  • #2 Pencil (12 pk): 3
  • Brick separator: 1
  • BrickLAB Brick Pack (box of 650): 6
  • Colored pencils (12 pack): 12
  • Composition notebook: 30
  • Lanyards: 30
  • Mesh bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Pencil sharpeners: 6
  • Scissors: 12
  • Tape dispensers (Transparent): 12
  • Tello Prop Guards (sets of 4): 6
  • Parts of a Drone Pages (Day 1): 8
  • Radio Controls Pages (Day 3): 8
  • Drone Controls Pages (Day 3): 16
  • Drone Doctor Observation Pages (Day 7): 16
  • Forces of Flight Pages (Day 9): 16
  • Sets of Racing Gate Build Plans - 1 each of Top, Base, Column, Foot: 6
  • Set of Inserts for Flight Team Lanyard Badges - 1 sheet of 6 for each role: Pilot, Spotter, Safety Officer, Mechanic and Engineer: 1
  • Set of Posters - 1 each of Drone Controls, Parts of a Drone,
  • Propellers and Radio Controls: 1

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Gathering Data Through All the Senses
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking About Thinking
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking Interdependently

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Information, Media and Technology Literacy
  • Leadership and Responsibility

© 2018 Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), All Rights Reserved. P21 was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

International Society for Technology in Education:

  • ISTE 1d Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
  • ISTE 2b Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
  • ISTE 7c Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

© 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). All Rights Reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Next Generation Science Standards:

  • NGSS 3-5-ETS1-1  Define a simple design problem reflecting a want or need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
  • NGSS 3-5-ETS1-2  Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  • NGSS 3-5-ETS1-3  Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
  • NGSS 4-PS3-1  Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.
  • NGSS 4-PS3-2  Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
  • NGSS 5-PS1-1  Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
  • NGSS 5-PS2-1  Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.

NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards:

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