Part of Unit: Basic Agricultural Electricity and Wiring
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Students will become familiar with and learn the correct names for the tools and equipment used in this basic electrical wiring unit.
- lesson time
- 60 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- ANR.B.B3.2 Know how to use proper electrical test equipment for AC and direct current (DC).
- ANR.B.B3.4 Understand proper basic electrical circuit and wiring techniques with nonmetalli...
- ANR.FS.11.0 Demonstration and Application
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
- Students will name and how to use the proper electrial testing equipment
- Students will name and how to use common electrical wiring tools
- Students will demonstrate how various tools are used to perpare basic electrical circuits
Activities in this Lesson
- Speaking a common language - Hooks / Set
Break the class into 4 or 5 groups as they enter the classroom. Tell the students that in their groups they will be doing a task today and they can only get the materials needed from me (the teacher) and they can't use other groups materials. Now tell the students that they need to draw a color picture of a mountain seen with trees, a river and a bright sun! What do you need? The students will ask for paper, blue pens, green pens etc. As the students ask for the proper materials give them the wrong color pens or tell them that you don't know what that is, or could you please explain that to me? As the frustration mounts stop the assignment and discuss the activity. Ask the students what went wrong? What relevance does this have to the real world? Would this have been easier if we all new exactly what you needed? Say, "A job always goes better if we speak a common 'tool language'". (Listen for the student responses). Need to know the name of the tool. Need the right tool. Need to know how to use the right tool. Today we are going to learn about some common electrical wiring tools and equipment as well as their function.
Use this power point (see Electrical Tool ID below) to introduce the various tools used in electrical wiring (having the tools on a projection screen allows all students to see the tool easily). Describe how each tool is used and demonstrate the use by showing the actual tool to all students. (Note: I use a Digital Presenter connected to the LCD projector to demonstrate the use of each tool.)
- Electrical Tool ID Power Point [ Download ] Use this Power Point in tandem with the actual tools to show the function of each. If you use more or less tools in your electrical wiring project simply download this power point and change it as needed. I found that using a digital camera to take pictures of the actual tools and equipment that the students will be using is helpful.
- Tool ID Test (hour 2) - Assessment
Review the tools that where covered yesterday (hour 1). Have students get out a blank sheet of paper and a pencil. Have the students write the names of the tools as you show them on the power point titled "tool test" (below). Another option is to layout all the tools and equipment in the shop and have the students walk from tool to tool and write the correct answers. I have found that if I use the power point I can monitor the students better as they take the test. Collect the tests and if there is time go through the power point one more time and repeat the correct names to the students.
- Electrical Tool Test [ Download ] Use this tool test or number and layout the tools in the shop to evaluate the students understanding of each tool.
- Assessment Types:
- Teacher-Made Test,
Use the power point above titled "Electrical Tool Test" and give the students an allotted time limit to view each slide and write the proper name for each tool. Another option is to number and layout the tools in the shop so the students can walk from tool to tool to take the test. This allows students to take their time, however it does lend itself to cheating as students can look at each others papers easier.