(CBS) — A middle school in the far north suburbs is letting its students learn by using a drone.
After getting the drone as a gift from its student council last spring, principal Robert Collins says Hawthorn Middle School North in Vernon Hills is incorporating it into its STEM curriculum.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warming Centers Open Ahead Of Tuesday Temperature Drop
Collins says the school’s finding many uses for it.
“We were hosting a gigantic cross-country meet at Vernon Hills High School and we used it for that – to show the starting line of hundreds and hundreds of kids. The other coaches and parents thought it was pretty cool.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Storm In Effect For Monday Morning Commute
“You get some pretty awesome pictures with that.”