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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Year 5’s Flybrix drone!

31 October 2018

In Year 5 this week, the students faced an incredibly exciting STEAM challenge from MIT: Test or Develop wearable technologies that enhance the identity and/or superpowers of a superhero.

  • STEAM Year 5 Flybrix Drone
  • STEAM Year 5 Flybrix Drone
  • STEAM Year 5 Flybrix Drone
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  • STEAM Year 5 Flybrix Drone
  • STEAM Year 5 Flybrix Drone
  • STEAM Year 5 Flybrix Drone
  • STEAM Year 5 Flybrix Drone
  • STEAM Year 5 Flybrix Drone

Based on the flying man seen in Singapore at the 2018 Grand Prix, the students were presented with the task of creating wearable technology that would enable a person to fly. They investigated the four forces of flight – thrust, drag, weight and lift – and attempted to make an aeroplane fly faster and higher by adjusting these forces as necessary. The children also tested how far and how high they could ‘fly’ without any assistance, as well as for how long. 

The most exciting part of the week involved the children building and flying their own drone using Flybrix. They had to follow a set of complicated instructions, using very intricate Lego pieces, to create their quadcopter. They were then able to test out which type of drone flew the highest and was the easiest to control, analysing their results against the four forces of flight. Their final task was to design their own piece of wearable technology that would enable human flight.

Annie Morgan
Year 5 Class Teacher