Aviation and Drone technologies

The curriculum for teaching drone technology to students offered by INNOBOTS for students from grade 6 to grade 10.

Grade Levels: 6-10

Objective: Introduce students to the principles of drone technology, including components, operation, safety, and applications.

Week 1-2: Introduction to Drones

  • What are drones?
  • History and evolution of drone technology
  • Types of drones and their applications (e.g., recreational, commercial, military)
  • Importance of drones in various industries (e.g., agriculture, filmmaking, search and rescue)

Week 3-4: Drone Components and Operation

  • Basic anatomy of a drone (frame, motors, propellers, flight controller, battery, etc.)
  • Understanding flight dynamics (thrust, lift, drag, weight)
  • Principles of drone control (yaw, pitch, roll)
  • Safety precautions and regulations for drone operation

Week 5-6: Introduction to Remote Sensing

  • Basics of remote sensing and its applications in drones
  • Types of sensors used in drones (e.g., cameras, LiDAR, thermal imaging)
  • Understanding how drones collect and process data for various applications (e.g., mapping, monitoring, surveillance)

Week 7-8: Drone Programming and Automation

  • Introduction to drone programming languages (e.g., Python, Scratch, Blockly)
  • Basics of drone programming using block-based programming interfaces
  • Writing simple scripts to control drone movements and actions
  • Introduction to automation concepts and their relevance in drone technology

Week 9-10: Hands-on Drone Operation and Projects

  • Flight simulator practice sessions
  • Basic piloting skills (takeoff, landing, maneuvering)
  • Collaborative drone projects (e.g., obstacle course challenge, aerial photography/videography)
  • Introduction to drone maintenance and troubleshooting

Week 11-12: Advanced Applications and Future Trends

  • Advanced drone technologies (e.g., swarming, autonomous navigation)
  • Emerging applications of drones (e.g., delivery drones, medical drones, environmental monitoring)
  • Ethical considerations and societal implications of drone technology
  • Opportunities for further study and careers in drone technology


  • Flight proficiency tests
  • Project presentations and demonstrations
  • Quizzes and exams assessing theoretical knowledge
  • Peer evaluations for teamwork and collaboration.

Note: It’s essential to prioritize safety throughout the curriculum and provide adequate supervision during hands-on activities involving drone operation. Additionally, integrating real-world projects and applications can enhance students’ engagement and understanding of drone technology concepts.