Part of Unit: Classroom/Lab Management Procedures
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Trw's Active Safety Systems help drivers maintain control over a wide range of challenging driving situations, blending a broad range of braking, steering and suspension technologies to enhance vehicle control and help make the driving experience safer.
- one class period
- 87 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- T.C.C1.1 Know and understand common environmental conservation practices and their applic...
- T.C.C8.6 Maintain, diagnose, service and repair under vehicle systems and malfunctions.
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
- Learning to work in groups.
- What are some of the types of safety systems out there?
- What systems interact?
- Why use lasers or radar?
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge to the Active Safety System activity.
Activities in this Lesson
- Working in Groups - Hooks / Set
As the students enter the class they need to get into their assigned groups. One member from each group will get their group binder from the bookcase. After bringing it to their group, it will be opened and the note pages will be taken out that were given to them the preceding day for this activity. I give out the next day’s activity at the end of each day so the students know what they are going to learn the next day. No Surprises! I will play with a laser ruler in the class measuring different things.
- Active Safety Systems [ Download ] Information Packet
- What Do We Use A Laser For? - Lecture
Once I have the groups attention. I ask them, "What you can use a laser for in industry?" Some will come up with gun sights, pointers, security, door buzzer in markets and stores. Next question I ask them, "What you can use radar for in industry?" Some will come up with police, boats for navigation, military etc.
I now make sure the students have out their Information Packet.
- Out of Your Seat - Demo / Modeling
I have the groups get out their safety glasses and go over to a vehicle I have on the rack and point out the steering system, with the assistance of a student. I ask the question, "What does the steering do in simple terms?" Students will answer: It turns the car left and right or to switch lanes.
I ask the next question, "What does the braking system do?" I have one of the student show where the braking system is. Students will answer: Stops or slows down the car.
The third much harder question is, "What does the linkage system do and what is the purpose of the suspension for?" Answer: To allow the steering system to turn both front wheels at the same time in the same direction, and to prevent the car from leaning or shifting weight which could have handling results.
I help the students by giving them hints.
- Practice - Group Work
The students will go to the vehicle one group at a time and explain and show where the components might be located and explain how they work with corrects being made by instructor.
- Review - Closure
I do a quick review of today’s activity and the introduction of the next assignment, which is identify Airbag Components. I pass out the activity sheet for this assignment to be put into the student’s binder. When this is done, the students put their binder back on the bookcase. This way the students already know what they are going to learn when they come to class.
- AirBag [ Download ] Air Bag Componets
- Assessment Types:
- Demonstrations, Observations,
After practice, the students will go to the vehicle one group at a time and explain and show where the components might be located and how they work . The rest of the groups will grade the group presenting with a score of 1 thru 5, five being the maximum points. Scores will be collected by instructor for evaluation.
We have a calendar in the front of the classroom which shows each day which group will do the evaluation for that day. This helps in making sure that group really concentrates on the lesson. The group that evaluates the students will give feedback to me so that I may have to modify the lesson for some or the grading scale for others.