Part of Unit: Designing, planning and estimating (green)
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
With good planning and efficient layout, create primary product (cabinet) and create a use for a secondary product made from fall down with the goal being ‘zero waste’.
No standards are associated, yet.
Objectives and Goals
Objective: from one sheet of 4’x8’ -Lay out the case parts needed for a small bathroom vanity. There will be odd shaped fall down pieces that must be used in a new project· Students will choose sheet material based not only on cost, but whether they are sustainable materials, and materials best suited for new product options.· Learn vocabularyü Sheet goodsü fall downü Carcassü Zero wasteü renewable materialü sustainable materials· Students will be assessed onü most efficient lay out of vanity parts from 4x8 sheetü use of “fall down”ü product designed from fall down· Overview: from your cut list for bathroom vanity, find the most efficient way to lay out the parts from a 4x8 sheet creating the fall down that now can be used in a newly designed product.
Activities in this Lesson
- Sample Lay out - Demo / Modeling
On Blackboard or with overhead, the instructor will start by demonstrating in front of class:
- Sample of laying out “I have these pieces that are this size that need to fit on this sheet (of paper)-what works and what does not.”
- “If I lay out this way, I will have these fall down pieces that are this shape. If I lay out that way, I will end up with fall down that size”
- Suggest some ideas for what to do with the ‘fall down’
The students will follow along, take notes, ask questions, and make their own suggestions on what to do with the ‘fall down’
Before proceeding to guided practice, Instructor will
- Restate to the students that they want to get the most out of that sheet and have an idea of what they want to do with the material left over after cutting out the vanity case pieces.
- Ask questions to students as a way to check for understanding of the lesson
- Revisit the idea of Zero Waste.” We are not just building a vanity carcass, we are using every little bit of the 4x8 sheet with only sawdust left over”.
- Create New Item - Lab / Shop
Create small groups consisting of 3-4 students.(groups should be made up of students with a mix of skill and leadership qualities) Before moving into hands on work in shop, groups must choose a new product that is made from material created from fall down of 4’x8’ sheet used in the vanity carcass. It is at this time each group must decide on
- the new product design
- what to use as the sheet good product (wheat board, veneer ply, etc.)
- make necessary adjustments to the lay out of vanity parts and how they will be cut from the 4’x8’ sheet.
- Monitor activity for safe practices
- Set clearly defined timelines
- provide conditions for evaluations and grading rubrics
- Groups work independently
- Using the bill of materials, cut out case pieces for vanity cabinets
- Using fall down from vanity project, build a prototype of the new product.
- Final Project Review - Closure
After all groups have finished the construction on the primary project (bath vanity) and the construction of the new product prototype (designed by group, built from material fall down)
- the class will select the most creative use of ‘fall down’ material
- The teacher will evaluate groups based on
- primary vanity project
- group that best achieved ‘zero waste’
- give credit for the choosing a sheet good that is listed as a sustainable/renewable materials
At this time, the instructor will ask students to apply this ‘Zero Waste’, ‘Conservation of resources’, and ‘Sustainability of materials’ to other aspects of daily life.
Students are given an opportunity to answer the question “Besides the tangible objects created (Vanity, new product made from what once was waste) what have you gained from this lesson? Hopefully, the answer will be “ an appreciation for sustainable materials, good planning for their use, and leave no waste. We will use the sawdust for garden compost!
- Assessment Types:
- Rubrics, Teacher-Made Test,
Using a grading rubric, score each student individually on
- following the directions on guide practice assignment
- attempt made on design of product from ’fall down material’
- participation in group project
provide the students with a letter grade based on rubric point total
Test for Vocabulary
Beyond the classroom assignment:
Have the students look at the developed prototypes as a potential income source. Set up an exhibit of the products at school with the intention of taking orders from students or staff. This could be geared to the holiday season.