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Design Technology

 4-13-20
  • Find an object and sketch it in 3 views (fold a piece of paper in half then in half again) 4 areas upper left Top, lower left Front, Lower right Right Side, top right empty
  • Sketch an object as you see it, keep proportions, make one view (pictorial)
  • Find online a CAD system, read about its capabilities and requirements (ex. AutoCad, AutoSketch, Tinker Cad, etc…)

4-20-20

  • the object that you sketched 3 views, use a pencil and lightly connect the front view to the top and the side to the front.
  • The pictorial you drew, name what type of pictorial it is: isometric, oblique, perspective.  Also take the pictorial and and some color or shading to it to make it look as realistic as possible.
  • what are the differences in CAD systems from the ones that you found online.
4-27-20
  • Find three object that are made of simple shape and sketch them in 3 view, one per side of a paper.
  • When following direction to assemble a product that you purchased, notice the directions all have drawings to help with the directions.  These are done by a person that has a career doing this.
  • Find on the internet what the title of the person that does the drawing for the assembly instructions.
5-4-20
  • The three objects that you made the 3 views for last week you need to add a pictorial view for the object.
  • Pictorials: isometric is equal angles, oblique has the front horizontal the depth angled, perspective looks like it is getting smaller as it goes to the right left or up/down
  • Use the internet to search for jobs/careers that need CAD skills to enter the field.
5-11-20
  • Look for drawings in what you do for everyday.  Instructions have drawings, books have drawings, websites have drawings.  Take note of where you find drawings. 
  • The old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words holds true for a drawing.  Most times if a drawing is accurate the instructions make sense.  How many times have you used pictures when doing something and not read the written instructions. 
  • Look up statistics that support effectiveness of instructions with drawings compared to without drawings
5-18-20
  • Find an object and sketch it in 3 views (fold a piece of paper in half then in half again) 4 areas upper left Top, lower left Front, Lower right Right Side, top right empty
  • Sketch an object as you see it, keep proportions, make one view (pictorial)
  • What do you find difficult about making 3 view drawings.  Was the drawing easier using the CAD program or did you find that sketching became easier?



Woods

4-13-20

  • Make a list of items (1-3) found around your house that were made using techniques used in class.Describe how you think they were made.
  • When you are outside look at the trees, what do you notice about the trees this time of year.What type of trees are you seeing.
  • Online, find a video about how to make something from wood.What tools are needed, are those tools that we have discussed during class.

4-20-20

  • Of the tools used in class which is the most useful for making items you have found aroud your house or in your travels
  • What type of wood is most furniture made from, is it a type of wood that is found locally or is it something the is imported
  • find a video online that describes how to make a cutting board, do they use the same processes that we used in class.  Is the final project similar to what we had, what is the differences.
4-27-20

  • Find some scrap boards and determine what they could be made into to become useful around your house.
  • What tools will be needed to do this project. Make a list of the tools and the other things you will need to complete this project
  • Find online a method to make a table surface using epoxy as a filler
5-4-20

  • where is a place you can find wood materials available.
  • Besides purchasing the wood materials what other options do you have to find lumber that is usable.
  • using the internet I have found many sources to find ideas for small projects.  Do a search to find wood projects online.  Make a list of 3 or 4, note if the plans cost money and also how much information you get depending on the amount of money you spend.
5-11-20
  • Review safety when operating a machine.  If you recall I stated that most safety is common sense. 
  • Even machines that are used in your home have safety rules.  Make sure yoyu read the manual for safe operation of the machine.  You don't have someone to interpret these so you need to take the time to do it yourself.
  • check out this link to get some information about Midwest Technical Institute a trade school in the Quad Cities.  https://youtu.be/eTsp10gioNw
5-18-20

 

  • Make a list of items (1-3) found around your house that were made using techniques used in class.Describe how you think they were made.
  • When you are outside look at the trees, what do you notice about the trees this time of year.What type of trees are you seeing.
  • Look up types of trees, determine which types work better for furniture or projects compared to building structures.


Welding

4-13-20

  • Find around your house, property, neighborhood items that have been welded.Take a picture of describe on paper what weld it is.Ex. Butt weld, tee weld, lap weld.
  • What careers in welding would be considered essential and non-essential in this social distancing time.Is this something that might guide you in deciding on a career.
  • Online find a You-Tube video that shows a welding process that you did in class

4-20-20

  • What different metals have you found that had the welding on them?
  • Did it make a difference the type of metal for the type of weld?
  • When you find a video on you-tube about welding usually there a several from the same person, explore the videos, share the titles of the good ones with me by emailing the address to me.  I will try to add links so others can take a look at them. 
4-27-20
  • What tools and accessories are needed when you are welding?
  • Electrodes come in many types and sizes, what is the purpose for having all of the options?
  • Using online sources, pick a welding machine that would allow you to do this type of welding.  List the brand, model and features of the machine.
5-4-20
  • of the tools needed for welding which of them would be considered safety equipment or PPE
  • When you used different electrodes, what did you notice for differences and similarities of them
  • I have been watching you-tube videos about welding.  Check online and find and watch 2 videos that show a butt weld.  If it is a different type of welding machine the process will look different but the outcome should be the same. What similarities will you see in the finished weld?
5-11-20
  • Recall what is the actual process of welding doing.
  • What type of metal can be welded using electric arc welding?
  • check out this link to get some information about Midwest Technical Institute a trade school in the Quad Cities.  https://youtu.be/eTsp10gioNw
5-18-20

 

  • Find around your house, property, neighborhood items that have been welded.Take a picture of describe on paper what weld it is.Ex. Butt weld, tee weld, lap weld.
  • What careers in welding would be considered essential and non-essential in this social distancing time.Is this something that might guide you in deciding on a career.
  • What amount of time during class before the closing of school did you actually participate 100% on task.  In this type of class you get out of it what you put into it.


Building Construction

4-13-20

  • Look at buildings around where you live, name the different types of roofs that you see
  • What type of foundation does your house have? What would the advantage have been to use this type of foundation when the house was built?
  • Online find a video on You-Tube that shows wall framing. List the components of the wall as they build it.

4-20-20

  • On the roofs that you see and the ones that you named, what type of roofing materials were used to make them weatherproof?
  • How much construction is happening while we are living in this social distancing?  Would you consider construction an essential job?
  • When you find a video on you-tube about wall framing usually there a several from the same person, explore the videos, share the titles of the good ones with me by emailing the address to me.  I will try to add links so others can take a look at them. 
4-27-20
  • Take a piece of paper or a notebook and use your imagination to design or come up with a plan for a house or apartment that you would like to live in.
  • Label all of the rooms or areas in your plan, make sure you have everything needed to be functional and meet all of your living needs.
  • online, do a search for house-plans.  Look at what is available and how that compares to what you would like to have from the previous activity.
5-4-20
  • on the plan that you came up with last week I would like you to estimate how big the rooms are that you want.  Use your home to give you ideas for room size, length by width of each room.
  • Find the area of each room then add all the room's areas together.
  • Houses cost approximately $150 per square foot to build.  How much would your house cost?
5-11-20
  • Where can you get training to become a carpenter?
  • How many different fields, or job type are in the construction industry?
  • check out this link to get some information about Midwest Technical Institute a trade school in the Quad Cities.  https://youtu.be/eTsp10gioNw
5-18-20

 

  • Look at buildings around where you live, name the different types of roofs that you see
  • What type of foundation does your house have? What would the advantage have been to use this type of foundation when the house was built?
  • The projects that would have been done during lab time support and strengthen what was covered in the classroom.  When you are in the lab 100% on task is important, you will discover that understanding the concepts is much easier when you are doing a project.  My challenge to you is to take another lab class and exceed the teachers requirements. See what amount of understanding you have of the class after doing that.


PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

4-13-20

Unit 6  Reverse Engineering

  • Read landing page

Activity 6.1 (read and follow directions)

  • You will need to view the resources for information to help you follow and complete the procedure.
  • Find 5 objects around house ex. toy, game, kitchen tool, study aid, etc…
  • No index cards, make a slide or page in power point or word instead
  • This assignment will be emailed to me  
  • Also answer the conclusion questions

Activity 6.2 Visual Analysis (Alternate)

  • Read the description of the activity
  • We will use word to do this assignment, this can be emailed to me or another means of electronic delivery.
  • You will work individually and follow the procedure
  • Answer the conclusion questions.
  • This assignment will be emailed to me  

 

Activity 6.3 Functional Analysis (Alternate)

  • Read the description of the activity
  • You will need to view the resources in the activity to complete the procedure
  • You might find it easier to do this activity on your own paper, take a picture of it then insert it into a word document to be emailed to me
  • Answer the conclusion questions
  • This assignment will be emailed to me  

4-20-20

Activity 6.1 Due Mon 4-20-20
Activity 6.2 Visual analysis (Alternate) Due Wed 4-22-20
Activity 6.3 Functional Analysis (Alternate) Due Fri 4-24-20

Activity 6.4 Structural analysis (Alternate)
Due Mon 4-27-20

  • This activity asks you to take apart the object you have been using, If that is not possible/not allowed that is ok.  Determine the different parts and do the best you can at drawing them and determining what there purpose is
  • Annotated means measured and dimensions included in your sketches
  • Take a picture of your sketches and insert it in to a word document to be able to send it to me
4-27-20
  • IED will be concluding and your grades will be averaged.
  • If you have questions contact Mr.McGehearty, Mrs. Wulf, or Mrs. Putnum-Genz
  • I will continue having office hours Wednesday and Thursday

PLTW Principles of Engineering (POE)

4-13-20

Activity 2.2.2 Manufacturing Processes

  • Read the description of the activity
  • Go through the Power Point Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
  • Watch videos
  • Follow the procedure
  • We did not do 2.2.1 so upi won’t be able to pick components, use these 2 objects
  • 1-a cooking pan/fry pan
  • 2- a tire for a car or truck
  • Make a chart using Power Point, word, or excel to show the processes used
  • Complete the conclusion questions
  • This assignment will be emailed to me

Activity 2.2.3 recycling

  • Read the description of the activity in the introduction
  • Go through the resources to understand he procedure.
  • Follow and do the procedure
  • Answer the conclusion questions
  • This assignment will be emailed to me

4-20-20

Activity 2.2.2 Manufacturing Processes Due by Mon 4-20-20

Activity 2.2.3 Recycling Due by Fri 4-24-20

  • in the procedure #2 asks you to use the items from 2.2.1, you will use the tire and the frying pan from 2.2.2
  • Do all 4 parts to the procedure
  • Answer all conclusion questions

Activity 2.3.1 Stress/Strain calculations Due by Mon 4-27-20

  • You will view the Resources for the activity, you don't have access to MDsolids
  • Review the information in the rest of the procedure
  • start working through the examples for this activity
4-27-20

  • POE will be concluding and your grades will be averaged.

  • If you have questions contact Mr.McGehearty, Mrs. Wulf, or Mrs. Putnum-Genz

  • I will continue having office hours Wednesday and Thursday


PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)

4-13-20


Unit 4 Commercial Building Design Problem

           Read preface to get an understanding of 4.1 and 4.2

Problem 4.1 Commercial Building Design Problem

  • Read through the procedure, we are not going to be able to do #2 or #3 without access to Revit
  • Also; this is to be done as a team, I feel this is possible using electronic communication.However; each of you will be responsible to turn in a completed project not a copy of one project.
  • The resources have much information that can and will be used to complete the procedure (you will need to look back at previous activities and projects to what they are used for, some we did not do only read about them)
  • Again, each student will complete and turn in all deliverables except those noted above by email or other electronic means as we figure out what works best.

4-20-20

Problem 4.1.1 Due by Fri 5-8-20

The property that you will be using is the piece of property where the current Columbus Junction swimming pool is located

Activity 4.1.3 Property Description Due by Wed 4-22-20
      You will do as much of this activity as possible, your limitations will be the software availablity
     

Activity 4.1.4 Site Discovery Due by Fri 4-24-20
      Follow the procedure.


4-27-20

CEA will be concluding and your grades will be averaged.

Any part of this last assignment you would like to be added to your grade please turn in by Monday 4-27-20, I will average that into your 2nd semester grade.

Your grades will be an average of sem1 and sem2

If you have any questions please contact Mr. McGehearty, Mrs. Wulf, or Mrs. Putnum-Genz

I will continue to have office hours on Wednesday and Thursday