Drone safety lesson: How close, how far?

TLF ID A002431

This lesson provides an authentic context to develop skills of estimation and measuring length. It provides an opportunity for students to connect decimal representations to the metric system and convert from centimetres to metres, and metres to kilometres. It also provides a context to investigate and become familiar with non-metric units for length, such as feet. Flying a drone draws on a person’s spatial awareness and estimation skills related to distances, in particular 30 m and 120 m. Understanding no-fly zones and the need to be at least 5.5 km from these zones draws on map-reading skills and units of measurement.





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Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • Mathematics

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  • Name: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
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  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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