You never know where reading and writing about something will take you.
Drones are the perfect example. I've been working with my students how to work a scientific argumentation discussion around a topic that would engage them.
Drones fit that bill, so we've been wondering
Is it legal to use drones?
Is it ethical to use drones?
Is it wise to use drones?
Gathering information from articles, DVDs and even a guest speaker (an aerospace engineer who knows drones first hand).
Which led to students wanting to bring their drones to school and fly them for all of us. Why not? It makes a high interest study even better. So they brought them in and we had a blast.
Some were small and could fit in your hand and others had their own metal case....and wouldn't fit in your hand.
We had a blast.
And it made students more aware of possibilities and opportunities they might have to turn a hobby into a career or profession.