Part of Lesson Plan: Masonry Brick, Block, and Stone Wet Saw
Activity Overview / Details
While students file into the classroom, the teacher will ask them which hand is their strong hand. The teacher will then ask the student to place a sock over this hand with holes cut out for certain randomly chosen fingers. Some will have a thumb and pointer finger sticking out with the other three in the sock unable to move them. Other socks will have various fingers sticking out, without the use of between 2 and 3 fingers on a hand. This is to simulate life if a person doesn’t pay attention to safety when operating a large piece of machinery with moving parts, such as a blade. If the students try to use the covered fingers, blue painters tape can be used to wrap around the fingers to keep them immobile during the exercise. The students will attempt to function normally without the use of certain appendages.
Students will take notes on a short film at the beginning of a Powerpoint. This will be done with socks and tape in place to give them an opportunity to function as someone with a serious injury to the hand. Take time to discuss the video but also to discuss what it was like trying to function without the use of a key part of their hand
Remove socks after the discussion.