Woods I: Syllabus

Grades 9 -12

Grad Standard: None assigned to this class

1 semester credit

Course Description

This is an introductory class in woodworking. Students will get current information on materials, tools processes, safety and technological developments in products, tools, building techniques careers, and cost estimation. Students will learn the steps in processing materials from the design phase to finish thorough the building of a project.

Course Assignments

Assignment I: Case goods and construction. Methods of cabinet and furniture construction.

Assignment II: Plans and bill of material. What is shown on a plan and how to develop a bill of materials.

Assignment III: Woodworking joints. Types and proper use of wood joints.

Assignment IV: Machine operation and safety. Machine procedures and shop safety are covered.

Assignment V: Adhesives. Use of adhesives and clamping devices.

Assignment VI: Mechanical Fasteners.

Assignment VII: Sanding machines and preparing for finishing.

Assignment VIII: Finishes.

Assignment IX: Project. Students will be building a project in this class. We will cover various units as work progresses on the project.

Additional requirements

Attendance: Since this a task performance type of class, you need to be in class in order to perform the tasks required and receive the information presented. Points will be deducted from your daily grade for absences and tardies. Students can replace missed points by making up lab time before or after school or presenting missed lecture notes to instructor. 2 days for make up are allowed for each day absent per school policy.

Due dates: Written assignments will be due on or before the date given. Late assignments will be downgraded 1/10 grade for each day after the due date.

There will be a fee for materials.

Grading Policy

Quarter grades will be determined by total points of all assignments and tests.

90 - 100%             A

80 - 89%                B

70 - 79%                C

60 - 69%                D

Below 60 %          F




 

PLTW – Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) 

Course Description

Civil Engineering and Architecture is the study of the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. The course includes an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design and construction including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry.

The major focus of the CEA course is to expose students to the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects, design teams and teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design and build electronic and physical models of residential and commercial facilities.  While implementing these designs students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process.

Civil Engineering and Architecture is a high school level course that is appropriate for 10th or 11th grade students interested in careers related to civil engineering and architecture.  Other than their concurrent enrollment in college preparatory mathematics and science courses, this course assumes no previous knowledge.

Civil Engineering and Architecture is one of four specialization courses in the Project Lead The Way® high school pre-engineering program. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.

Use 3D modeling software AutoDesk Revit Architecture to create and test your own residential and commercial designs, factoring in:

• Materials and Systems

• Structural Design

• Cost / Efficiency Analysis

• Storm Water Management

• Site Design and Considerations

• Utilities and Services

• Building Codes

• Architectural Style and Guidelines

Research the careers and trends in the design and construction industry, including new developments in energy efficiency, green technologies, and changing populations. Be inspired to shape the spaces of the 21st Century!

Course Goals / Objectives

The Project Lead the Way curriculum, including Civil Engineering and Architecture, focuses on making math and science relevant for students.  The approach used is called APPB-learning (activities, projects, and problem-based learning).  By engaging in hands-on, real-world projects, students understand how the material covered in class can be applied in their everyday lives.  Learning activities will include teacher-led instruction, cooperative learning, and project-based learning.  Technology will be used to enhance student learning, and provide real-world applications.

Engineering is a profession that contributes to change and improvements in our world.  It creates imaginative and visionary solutions to the challenges of the 21st century – the problems of feeding the world, how we will use energy and continue to protect our environment.  Engineering and technology play a vital role in the quality of everyday life and wealth creation.  Appropriate attitudes relative to the professional social obligations of the engineer, and the relationships between math, science, technology and society need to be learned.  Real world, open-ended engineering problems that cover a wide range of content will be presented.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Overview of Civil Engineering and Architecture

                Lesson 1.1: History of Civil Engineering and Architecture

                Lesson 1.2: Careers in Civil Engineering and Architecture

Unit 2: Residential Design

            Lesson 2.1: Building Design and Construction

            Lesson 2.2: Cost and Efficiency Analysis

            Lesson 2.3: Residential Design

Unit 3: Commercial Applications

            Lesson 3.1: Commercial Building Systems

            Lesson 3.2: Structures

            Lesson 3.3: Services and Utilities

            Lesson 3.4: Site Considerations

Unit 4: Commercial Building Design

            Lesson 4.1: Commercial Building Design Problem

            Lesson 4.2: Commercial Building Design Presentation

                       ***CUMULATIVE FINAL EXAM***

 

Assessment Standards / GradingPractices

Grades will be calculated on a straight point basis.  Daily work and participation grades will be based on completion of the Engineering Notebook and Portfolio. 

All students must maintain an Engineering Notebook and Portfolio to pass the class.  They will be checked periodically throughout semester.

·        Attendance:  Being present and actively participating in class. If absent, it is the student's responsibility to see what he or she has missed and make that work up as soon as possible.

·        Mathematics:  It is suggested that students have Algebra and Geometry completed with a grade of B or better.

·        Reading/Writing:  It is suggested that students have a 9th - 10th grade reading level. Technical writing in this class is required.
 

100 - 97 A             79 - 77   C+

96 - 94   A             76 - 74   C

93 - 90   A-            73 - 70   C-

89 - 87   B+           69 - 67   D+

86 - 84   B             66 - 64   D

83 - 80   B-            63 - 60   D-



 

Construction Methods: Syllabus

Grades 10-12

Grad Standard: Shape and Space Measurement

1 semester credit, meets 85 days, 47 minutes each day for a total of 66.5 hours.

Course Description

This class will explore the methods, materials, processes and skills of the construction trades. Students will acquire skills in carpentry, electricity and plumbing. Various trades will be researched.

Course Assignments

Assignment I: Blueprint reading. This unit will introduce symbols and information found in structural plans.

Assignment Il: Safety in the Construction workplace. OSHA requirements and personal safety are covered.

Assignment IIl: Concrete block laying. After discussion about concrete placement and foundations and footings, students will learn to lay block.

Assignment IV: Wall construction: All parts contained in a wall will be presented.

Assignment V: Residential electricity: Learn to wire circuits according to the National Electrical Code.

Assignment Vl: Residential plumbing: From history of plumbing to basic repair and connection. Sweat soldering will be taught.

Assignment VIl: Drywall: Drywall placement and taping.

Assignment VIIl: Roof systems: Learn about trusses, rafters and shingling.

Assignment IX: We will build a building of some sort, a storage shed to a garage, depending on needs of area community members.

Additional requirements

Attendance: Since this a task performance type of class, you need to be in class in order to perform the tasks required and the information presented. Points will be deducted from your daily grade for absences and tardies. . Students can replace missed points by making up lab time before or after school or presenting missed lecture notes to instructor. 2 days for make up are allowed for each day absent per school policy.

Due dates: Written assignments will be due on or before the date given. Late assignments will be downgraded 10% grade for each day after the due date.

Grading Policy

Quarter grades will be determined by total points of all assignments and tests.

90 - 100%             A

80 - 89%                B

70 - 79%                C

60 - 69%                D

50 - 59%                D-

Below 50 %          F


 

Small Gas Engines: Syllabus

Small Gas Engine Theory and Operation

Course Description

This course will introduce the theory and operation of 2 and 4 stroke gas and diesel engines. Instruction on the care and maintenance as well as engine reconditioning and overhaul will be explored. Careers in engine mechanics will be covered.

Course Assignments

Assignment I: Engine Construction

Assignment Il: Workplace Safety

Assignment IIl: Engine Disassembly. Students will disassemble an engine to learn of the parts.

Assignment IV: Engine Theory. Operation of 4 stroke cycle, 2 stroke cycle and diesel engines.

Assignment V: Engine Systems. Fuel, electrical, cooling and lubrication systems will be covered.

Assignment Vl: Engine Performance Measurement. How is horsepower determined.

Assignment VIl: Engine Reassembly. Students will reassemble the engine they disassembled earlier. It must run correctly.

Assignment VIIl: Troubleshooting. Procedures used to determine why an engine is not running.

Assignment lX: Project engines. Students are asked to bring in an engine that does not work and get it running.

Additional requirements

Attendance: Since this a task performance type of class, you need to be in class in order to perform the tasks required and receive the information presented. Points will be deducted from your daily grade for absences and tardies. Students can replace missed points by making up lab time before or after school or presenting missed lecture notes to instructor. 2 days for make up are allowed for each day absent per school policy.

Due dates: Written assignments will be due on or before the date given. Late assignments will be downgraded 10% grade for each day after the due date.

Students may be asked to bring engines or vehicles to class to work on.

Grading Policy

Quarter grades will be determined by total points of all assignments and tests.

100 - 97 A             79 - 77   C+

96 - 94   A             76 - 74   C

93 - 90   A-            73 - 70   C-

89 - 87   B+           69 - 67   D+

86 - 84   B             66 - 64   D

83 - 80   B-            63 - 60   D-