Welcome to the virtual outreach unit on Unmanned Systems from The U.S. Space and Rocket Center! We would like to thank the Northrop Grumman Foundation for their generosity in sponsoring the development of this unit. In this module you will find many resources that will help you provide an exciting and educational experience for your students. From introductory concepts, to career connections, in addition to activities and lesson plans, we hope you find everything you need for a successful teaching experience. Please see below for a detailed listing of the unit:
    • Pre-Activity Resources – This document provides links to articles and videos that provide introductory information about drones; how they work and what they do.
    • Interview with a Research Engineer – This video highlights the career and educational experiences of an engineer who works at the University of Alabama in Huntsville specializing in Unmanned Aircraft System Research.
    • Activity – This document provides background information and the history of Unmanned Systems. It also focuses on one of the most exciting new drones, NASA’s Ingenuity. Ingenuity will be the first rotary craft to fly on another planet, and your students will investigate the craft as well as the flight.
    • Continue Learning – This document includes links to help continue engagement. The links include videos, and articles, as well as additional activities.