Part of Unit: Projects-Beginning Level
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
For beginnng welding students it gets boring just practicing welds. This project lets them build something that they will have a lot of fun with, will teach them layout and fabrication skills, and practice their welding.
- 15 Minutes
- 3 Hours
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- MPD.D.D1.1 Interpret scaled welding prints; gather design and materials information; perfor...
- MPD.D.D2.2 Use welding tools and equipment, such as MIG, TIG, arc, forge and furnace, to co...
- MPD.D.D3.2 Understand the processes used for finishing welded materials.
- MPD.D.D6.2 Select and use appropriate welding tools, equipment, and inspection devices to m...
- MPD.D.D8.1 Know various welding processes used to complete a fabrication, an assembly, or a...
- MPD.FS.10.1 Use and maintain tools, equipment, systems, and products common to the school ma...
- MPD.FS.10.2 Know the processes for acquiring and storing industrial materials as well as for...
- MPD.FS.11.0 Demonstration and Application
- MPD.FS.5.3 Use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions and solve problems.
- MPD.FS.6.2 Understand critical elements for health and safety practices related to storing,...
- MPD.FS.6.4 Understand the safe and appropriate use of tools and equipment in the school man...
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.9-10.R.CAGT.2.6 Demonstrate use of sophisticated learning tools by following technical direction...2
- M.7.MG.1.2 Construct and read drawings and models made to scale.11
Objectives and Goals
- Interpret scaled welding prints; gather design and materials information; perform calculations; and use the detail to plan, lay out, and produce parts or finished products.
- Use welding tools and equipment, such as MIG, TIG, arc, forge and furnace, to combine or join manufactured parts and products, resulting in a finished product that meets the standards of the American Welding Society or a similar industry.
- Use and maintain tools, equipment, systems, and products common to the school manufacturing facility.
Activities in this Lesson
- Hook - Hooks / Set
Have an example of one of the dice for the students to look at and play with. Once the students see it they will want to have one for themselves. Ask them, "If you were to make this dice, how would you lay out the holes so they are evenly spaced?" "How would you find the center of the plates?" "Does it matter what numbers go on what side of the dice?" Alot of people don't know that a correct die's opposite sides should add up to the number seven. Use this project as a reward for hard work at the end of a Oxy-Fuel or TIG welding section. If the students are able to complete a certain amount of welds in a given amout of time then they can build the die project. This will keep the student working hard to pass their welds and give them something to look forward to.
- Picture of completed dice [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] With 1/2" dimple died holes, TIG welded and powder coated.
- Picture of Completed Dice [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] Close-up View of 4 Inch Dice with 1/2" Punched Holes - 1/8" Diamond Plate Aluminum
- Picture of Completed Dice [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] 4 Inch Dice with 1/2" Punched Holes - 1/8" Diamond Plate Aluminum
- 4" Die project - Projects
Go over the plans with the students before they begin. Point out the construction lines that they need to mark out on their plates before they center punch. Have them check the corners for squareness when they have it tacked together. I recommend welding it with TIG but Oxy Acetylene will work too.
The plans below show the project with just drilled or punched holes but the example picture above shows the project completed with flared holes. If you are able to get a 1/2" dimple die tool the project has a more professional look. The student will also learn about the increase in ridigity by using the flared hole design.
We have a small powder coating system that the students get to paint their projects with. This is the best looking finish but some good spray paint will work well too. If you have the students spray paint make sure they practice spray painting on a piece of scrap metal. It's amazing how many students dont know how to spray paint. They always get too close and put it on too heavy then they have runs all over their project.
- 4" Die Plans [ Download ]
- Assessment Types:
- Rubrics, Projects, Observations,
This project can be graded through teacher observation and through the completion of the project which can be graded with the given rubric.
- 4_Die_Project_Score_Sheet.doc [ Download ] Project Score Sheet