Fun With Drones Targets Girls and STEM Learning

Parents and teachers have an engaging new way of introducing drone technology to young children. Fun With Drones helps children learn the basic vocabulary and safe practices that are important to know before actually attempting to fly a drone.  The book is filled with  activities like coloring and counting drones as well as word puzzles and mazes.   Fun With Drones also answers questions like where drones got their name and how they can be used to help people.

The activity book was created by FAA Certified Drone Pilots Sharon Rossmark and Wendy Erikson.   They saw a need for drone education focused on younger age groups.  Rossmark, who founded Women And Drones, is committed to encouraging students in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.  “Drones are an ideal pathway for STEM/STEAM learning. The books are an ideal fit for our educational platform learning through the wonders of flying robots” she says.  Erikson is the mother of three girls and adds, “The fact that most of the characters in Fun With Drones are female is important. We want little girls to love this book and see themselves flying drones.”

The book has the endorsement of educational professionals as well as Dr. E.L Lewis, who says “Exposing children to drones is an innovative way to cultivate their interest in STEM.  Fun With Drones is filled with wonderful learning activities to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills.”

Fun With Drones is recommended for children 5-8 years old.  It is available for purchase through Amazon.com and retails for $12.99.

About Women And Drones

WomenandDrones.com is the largest online platform for women in the UAS industry.  The organization enables women to collaborate and make global business connections to grow their network.  The organization has expanded to offer STEM/STEM educational programs to encourage more kids, especially girls, to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.  Visit www.womenanddrones.com and follow @WomenandDrones on Twitter.

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