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Lesson Plan Instructor: Ms. Jami Graham Grade Level(s): 10-12 Course: Equipment Operations and Maintenance # of Students: 24 Unit Topic: Agricultural Engines Lesson Title: Winterizing Agricultural Engines Objectives: Broad Goal/Terminal Objective: 1) Create a 500 word newspaper article using the information presented in class covering the importance of winterization. (synthesis) Specific Objectives: 1) Discuss the importance of winterization, given your notes, according to the points we talked about in class. (Comprehension) 2) Describe the ten steps to winterization given some key terms, according to your notes. (Comprehension) Connections: (Identify the Standards to Which the Lesson Connects) Skills Standards AC 001 Apply narrative workplace problem-solving techniques of math and science. (Students understand ratios of solution) OA 002 Match measurement activities to manufacturing processes. (Students understand ratios of solution) Academic Expectations 2.37 Students demonstrate skills and work habits that lead to success in future schooling and work. (when students become knowledgeable about the different ways to care for an engine they are better prepared for the job market) Core Content PL-HS-4.2.1 Students will identify individual work habits/ethics (e.g., individual/team responsibilities, willingness to learn, integrity, respect, confidentiality, self-discipline, problem-solving, punctuality, communication skills) and explain their importance in the workplace. (when students become knowledgeable about the different ways to care for an engine they are better prepared for the job market) Context: Where are the learners beginning? This is the first shop class for the students of this class. They had a small introductory unit to the shop during their freshman year in agriscience but did not go into detail. We have been in the shop some this semester and students are familiar with the basic parts of an engine and how it works. Any special circumstances? No Any students on IEPs? /What modifications are necessary? No Resources and Materials: Materials: Resources/References: rubric (30 copies) http://extension.usu.edu/cache/files/uploads/Winteri ze%20Equipment.pdf http://www.ehow.com/how_2092946_winterize- farm-equipment.html Instructor Directions/Methods Content Outline Announcements/Review: Goal of 100% Membership Executive/chapter Meeting Review Announcements of up Christmas Party coming events that are on the board INTRODUCTION (Preparation/Interest Approach/Learning Context) What is winterization? Questioning Refers to the process of preparing something for an upcoming winter. When do you winterize? In the late fall What do you winterize? Farm equipment, cars, boats, systems, lawns, and homes. LESSON (Presentation, Methods & Application) Objective 1: Discuss the Why Winterize? importance of winterization, Connection: Though you may be ready to park much of your given your notes, according to the farm equipment for a few months, or if you are getting your points we talked about in class. car ready for a long cold winter, we must remember that METHOD: Discussion spring will be here quickly and the equipment must be ready to go. The care we provide our machinery, such as proper cleaning, maintenance and storage not only increases equipment reliability and performance, it can also improve resale value. Farmers who properly winterize farm equipment now will be rewarded with a reduction in start-up time next spring. Saves money/start up fees. Objective 2: Describe the ten Now that students have and idea of what winterization is steps to winterization given some ask them to list any steps that they think would be involved key terms, according to your in winterization. (Write steps on the board). Now go notes. through the steps, placing numbers by the ones that are METHOD: Lecture already on the board and adding any that are not up there. Have students get out their notes Step One Take engine and hydraulic oil samples from and have them take these steps your tractors and combines. Get the oil samples analyzed down. to obtain more information about your equipment's engine, power train and hydraulics. Instructor Directions/Methods Content Outline Step Two Give all of your equipment an oil change to Move about the room. prevent corrosion. Change air filters and fuel filters. Completely fill gas tanks to prevent water from accumulating in the tank. Clean engine oil will reduce internal engine corrosion during storage Step Three Lubricate the bearings and joints on your farm equipment to maximize the life of the equipment. Step Four Check the antifreeze in your equipment for the correct freezing temperature. Use an antifreeze tester which can be purchased at an auto store. The composition of fluid in your radiator should be 50 percent water and 50 percent antifreeze. Step Five: Enhance the life of your belts by reducing the tension. Hydraulic cylinders should not be stored fully extended. If temperatures increase, hydraulic oil will be confined and high pressure may cause damage to the hydraulic system. Step Six Minimize sidewall damage to your tires by inflating them to the recommended pressure in the owner's manual. Step Seven Clean planters, combines, air seeders and Rodents like to eat electric wire! drills. Removing grain and other debris reduces the likelihood that rodents will find your equipment attractive for nesting. You also prevent potential rusting. Compressed air is a great way to clean hard to reach places and may be a better choice than water. When water is needed to clean surfaces, use only moderate pressure and mild soap. Step Eight Remove soil from tillage equipment. Follow with an application of rust proof compound and then store with other components on blocks. Step Nine: Store equipment in a protected building or shelter throughout the winter months. Step Ten: Proper battery storage can protect batteries from deterioration. Even a small current drain can eventually discharge batteries and cause them to freeze in cold weather. Consider removing batteries to convenient storage Instructor Directions/Methods Content Outline where they can receive a periodic charge. Clean all connections and coat terminals with a thin layer of grease to prevent corrosion. Objective 3: Create a 500 word Review the ten steps from above. Review the importance newspaper article using the of winterization. Introduce the writing assignment by information presented in class passing out the rubric and allow students time to work on a covering the importance of rough draft of their newspaper articles. winterization. (synthesis) If needed go over the basics of writing a newspaper article. METHOD: Discussion (Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How) Walk around the room to provide any type of help that is needed. ASSESSMENT Formative Assessment Students will be watched during class to see their level of Participation participation which will be a 5 point daily grade and the notes taken in class will be part of an over all notebook grade that will be taken at midterm and finals. Summative Assessment Students will be graded on a newspaper article that covers End of Unit test the topics discussed in class. Students will be graded according to a rubric and the project will be worth 20 points. Winterization Newspaper Article Teacher Name: Ms. Graham Student Name: ________________________________________ CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Headline & Articles has headline Article has a Article has a Article is missing Caption that capture the headline that headline that headline OR article reader's attention accurately describes accurately describes does not have and accurately the content. All the content. Most adequate headline describe the content. graphics have graphics have OR many graphics All graphics have captions. captions. do not have captions that captions. adequately describe the people and action in the graphic. Spelling and No spelling or No more than a No more than 3 Several spelling or Proofreading grammar errors couple of spelling or spelling or grammar grammar errors remain after one or grammar errors errors remain after remain in the final more people (in remain after one or one or more people copy of the addition to the typist) more people (in (in addition to the newspaper. read and correct the addition to the typist) typist) read and newspaper. read and correct the correct the newspaper. newspaper. Graphics Graphics are in Graphics are in 80-100% of the More than 20% of focus, are well- focus and are clearly graphics are clearly the graphics are not cropped and are related to the article. related to the article clearly related to the clearly related to the articles OR no article graphics were used. Who, What, The article The article The article The article When, Where & adequately address addresses 4 of the 5 addresses 3 of the 5 addresses 2 or less the 5 W's (who, W's (who, what, W's (who, what, of the 5 W's (who, How what, when, where when, where and when, where and what, when, where, and how). how). how). and how). Requirements All of the required Almost all the At least 75% of the Less than 75% of content was present. required content was required content was the required content present. present. was present.
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