Part of Unit: Plumbing Systems in Agriculture
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Students will use skills and competencies developed over the course of the previous three (3) lessons to create a Sprinkler Manifold project.
- Instructional Time
- 2 Hours
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- ANR.B.B4.1 Know basic plumbing fitting skills with a variety of materials, such as copper, ...
- ANR.B.B4.4 Complete a plumbing project, including interpreting a plan, developing a bill of...
- ANR.FS.11.0 Demonstration and Application
- ANR.FS.5.1 Apply appropriate problem-solving strategies and critical thinking skills to wor...
- ANR.FS.5.3 Use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions and solve problems.
- ANR.FS.6.1 Know policies, procedures, and regulations regarding health and safety in the wo...
- ANR.FS.6.4 Maintain safe and healthful working conditions.
- ANR.FS.6.5 Use tools and machines safely and appropriately.
- ANR.FS.6.6 Know how to both prevent and respond to accidents in the agricultural industry.
- ANR.FS.7.5 Understand the importance of time management to fulfill responsibilities.
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.9-10.R.CAGT.2.5 Extend ideas presented in primary or secondary sources through original analysis...3
- ELA.9-10.R.CAGT.2.6 Demonstrate use of sophisticated learning tools by following technical direction...2
Objectives and Goals
Use steel pipe, copper tubing, and plastic pipe fitting skills to complete the Sprinkler Manifold plumbing project.
Activities in this Lesson
- The End in Mind! - Hooks / Set
Once students have found their seats, I instruct the students to grab their notebooks and follow me out into the shop. Once out in the shop, I have a completed Sprinkler Manifold running outside the door. I inform them that this is what they are shooting for today., a completed, functioning project. I then lead a discussion having students share what specific skills, tasks, and character traits they think it's going to take to accomplish the goal. I synthesize the thoughts and ideas into some concrete goals for the day. I direct them to the demo table.
- Sprinkler Manifold Demonstration A - Demo / Modeling
I have all the components they have created over the course of the three previous lessons, which includes one (1) steel pipe with both ends threaded, one (1) copper tubing with male adapters soldered on each end, and two (2) PVC pieces, each with a slip-slip-thread tee glued in the middle, the thread end open on both. I then both verbally and physically walk the students through the process of assembly theses pieces together to form the manifold. It is my expectation that students jot down notes in their folder about the steps.
- SPRINKLER MANIFOLD A PROCEDURE.docx [ Download ]
- Sprinkler Manifold Lab A - Lab / Shop
Before allowing students to go to work, I inform them that when they are done, they are to check-in with me. Once their project has been checked , they are to wait for further instructions. I then instruct students grab materials and assemble their pieces to form the Sprinkler Manifold.
- Sprinkler Manifold Demonstration B - Demo / Modeling
I introduce students to three (3) additional pieces that must be added to complete the project, which includes the hose adapter, riser, and sprinkler head. I then demonstrate how each of these parts are installed on the manifold.
- SPRINKLER MANIFOLD B PROCEDURE.docx [ Download ]
- Sprinkler Manifold Lab B - Lab / Shop
I then inform the students that once they complete these steps, they are grab a grading rubric off the table and meet me outside for testing.
- Wrap Up/Clean Up - Closure
I then ensure that the shop is clean and allow students to return the classroom. I then congratulate students for finishing project before they leave.
- Assessment Types:
- Rubrics, Projects,
Once a student is finished and they are ready for grading and testing, I first inspect and grade their project based on the rubric criteria. Then I hook their project up to the hose and test it for leaks and general function.
- Sprinkler Manifold Grading Rubric.docx [ Download ]