Put a car in the garage



NOTE TO TEACHERS - In this lesson I have the videos placed on the school's server. Students then watch the videos, and pause the video as necessary, on their computer. The students will need to use a computer with a pair of headphones to listen, and follow the directions, for completing the lesson. The students save their files to their folder for grading. You'll need the following software for this lesson: 1) Excel. 2) SketchUp. 3) PowerPoint.

In this lesson students will gather dimensions about their dream car, then design a garage for their car. Students will use spreadsheet software to enter in data, calculate dimensions, and make infrences to their garage's size. Students will also use 3D software to design their garage. Finally, they will choose a country, that uses the metric system, to build a copy of their garage thereby converting their American (English units) garage into a Foriegn country (Metric units) garage. Students will be using Excel, SketchUp, and PowerPoint to complete this lesson. There's a video that show the step by step process for entering and creating this project. Higher end students will enjoy the challenge of this assignment, while Special Ed student will need teacher assistance with these many steps.

Lesson Time

2 - 4 Class periods (depending on the speed of the students)
2 - 4 Days

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (4)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Find a car's measurements.
  • Enter data, and program, spreadsheet software.
  • Draw a 3D object with dimensions.
  • Convert English to Metric measurements.
  • Create a presentation to showcase their work.

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