2016 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge: Drone Discovery


2016 to 2017


“Drone Discovery” is the 2016 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge sponsored by the National 4-H Council. New York 4-H, the 4-H Geospatial Sciences Program and CCE Broome County educators developed the Challenge. It is comprised of activities for youth to introduce them to the science, technology, engineering and math of unmanned aerial vehicles and delivered as a kit of supplies for science inquiry. Progressively engaging topics include how things fly, controlling flight, the remote sensing model using a foam glider and a keychain camera, and coding software to program a flight path. The application of drone technology to agriculture, natural resource management, business and community wellbeing is explored. Nearly 9,000 kits were distributed reaching 90,000 youth across the United States.

Submitted by: 

  • Hoskins, Susan B

Researchers involved: 

  • Hoskins, Susan B
  • Maille, Alexa

International focus: 

  • United States of America

United States focus: 

  • New York