Part of Lesson Plan: Brake System Operation (updated) By Ken Hamel
Activity Overview / Details
Students are split into teams of four. Each team is given a vehicle and a set of tools and I place two students on each side of the vehicle.
The instructor begins the lesson by describing the master cylinder and its function in the brake system. The instructor should also cover how to diagnose a defective master cylinder. (At this point I don't spend much time on the brake booster other than quickly explaining its basic function because my goal in this lesson is to have the students become familiar with the components at the wheel assemblies.)
The instructor then has the students follow the routing of the brake lines and hoses to the wheel assemblies. During the process inspection of each component should be covered.
Familiarize students with brake system components
- Assessment Types:
- Demonstrations, Observations,
Students will be able to correctly name and identify the major components of the brake system to the instructor. Students will also be able to demonstrate the function of each. Students will also correctly show how to inspect each component and identify those which need repair or replacement.
Students are required to be able to do this with 100% accuracy.