Box and Cover Project Part 1



This two part lesson is designed to utilize the sheet metal fabrication skills that students have previously been taught in the areas of safety and basic sheet metal layout and fabrication. It is built upon a foundation of student knowledge through text assignments and hands-on activities in the areas of safety, drafting, hand tools, layout, cutting and bending. The lesson will also involve problem solving skills, measurement and math.

In the end, the student will produce a sheet metal box and cover made from a specified size of 26 gauge galvanized sheet metal. In part 1, the first hour will involve getting direct instruction from me on procedures and requirements, as well as producing the initial project plans. The second hour will be used to produce the box from their plans. In Part 2, the first and second hours will be used to solve the problem for producing a cover that will fit the box using the amount of sheet metal that was left over from the original sheet that the student was given.

Lesson Time

Two Class Periods
2 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Manufacturing and Product Development

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (6)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (7)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students know policies, procedures, and regulations regarding health and safety in the workplace, including student responsibilities, such as eye protection and tool safety.
  • Students demostrate an understanding of critical elements for health and safety practices related to storing, cleaning, and maintaining tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge of brakes, shears and hand tools by safely and accurately producing a box to required specifications.
  • Students will organize and structure their work individually and in teams to effectively produce a working drawing of a sheet metal box that can be successfully produced by another team member.

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