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Transportation

BLUE A

GOALS/STANDARDS and BENCHMARKS:

ISBE Science Goals

11.B.3b:Sketch, propose and compare design solutions to the problem considering available materials, tools, cost

effectiveness and safety.

*Students will choose four designs from CO2website, sketch designs and compare each design.

11.B.3c:Select the most appropriate design and build a prototype or simulation.

*Students will sketch their car design, transfer the design to wood block and then carve wood

block.

11.B.3d:Test the prototype using available materials, instruments and technology and record the data.

*Students will race their CO2 car and mark where their car stops.

11.B.3e:Evaluate the test results based on established criteria, note sources of error and recommend

improvements.

*Students will evaluate their car’s results and complete the product evaluation worksheet.

13.B.3b:Identify important contributions to science and technology that have been made by individuals and

groups from various cultures.

*Students will identify major changes brought about by ships, airplanes and automobiles and

important individuals that contributed to the advancement of these modes of transportation.

 

OTHER OBJECTIVES:

EPS Goals

Technology Goal 1:Understand the use of hardware and software in order to effectively use technology in the learning environment.

EPSTS4:Be able to manipulate files.

Technology Goal 2:Demonstrate research skills to seek, gather and evaluate information through the use of technology resources.

EPSTS12:Use the Internet.

EPSTS15:Use grade level appropriate researching techniques.

Technology Goal 3:Integrate different forms of technology in the creation, presentation, and applications stages of product development.

EPSTS9:Create multimedia projects and products.

·Students will

  1. learn about the history and development of transportation.
  2. identify the parts of a plane.
  3. research famous planes in history.
  4. design and craft a CO2 powered car.
  5. identify major changes brought about by ships, airplanes and automobiles.

MATERIALS ARE KEPT BY:Katie Kobus

Materials Needed: projector, United Streaming, building supplies for the CO2 cars: wood blocks, CO2 cartridges, wheels, axles, paint

all worksheets are located in the “Transportation” binder in the Tech Lab (room B10).

all other materials are located in the cabinets and file cabinets labeled “Transportation” in the Tech Lab (room B10).

ASSESSMENTS: correlated to the benchmarks and objectives

    1. Timeline Rubric (13.B.3b) (EPSTS4, 12, 15, 9)
    2. Quizzes after United Streaming videos (13.B.3b)
    History of Flight Quiz
    History of Automobiles Quiz
    History of Ships Quiz
    3. Plane Project Rubric (13.B.3b) (EPSTS4, 12, 15)
    4. Car design draft and evaluation of design (11.B.3b, 11.B.3c) (EPSTS12)
    5. CO2 Car Product Evaluation Worksheet (11.B.3d, 11.B.3e)
    6. Poster Rubric (13.B.3b)

    STRATEGIES

    whole-group instruction, cooperative groups, independent activities, United Streaming videos

    CURRICULUM MAP

    Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
    History of Transportation History of Transportation History of Flight History of Flight & History of Automobiles CO2 car designs CO2 car designs CO2 car designs Race cars & History of Ships History of Ships

     

    DESCRIPTIONS AND DIRECTIONS FOR TOPIC CLUSTERS, UNITS, CHAPTERS with assessments.

    all project descriptions and requirements are attached or in the Transportation binder

    DAY-BY-DAY LESSON PLANS

    Day 1

    1.Introduce course & grading

    2.Discuss the history of transportation using the “History of Transportation” sheet

    3.Model how to use Microsoft Excel to create a timeline of the history of transportation

    Day 2

    1.Students create a timeline of the history of transportation – include information and pictures

     

    Day 3

    1.Students continue creating a timeline of the history of transportation – include information and pictures

     

    Day 4

    1.Students continue creating a timeline of the history of transportation – include information and pictures

     

    Day 5

    1.Students print their timelines

    2.Discuss timelines

    3.Watch the History of Flight video fromwww.unitedstreaming.com

    4.Students take video quiz

    Day 6

    1.Discuss parts of a plane & how the plane is able fly

    2.Students label the parts of a plane

    3.Introduce famous plane project

    Day 7

    1.Students research their famous plane

    2.Students complete the information sheet for their plane

    Day 8

    1.Students finish researching their plane

    2.Partners begin to build their famous plane

    Day 9

    1.Partners continue to build their famous plane

     

    Day 10

    1.Students finish building their famous plane

    2.Discuss the differences for each plane.

    3.Locate their plane on the timelines, previously made.

    Day 11

    1.Watch video of the History of Automobiles onwww.unitedstreaming.com

    2.Students answer questions during video

    3.Discuss the importance of automobiles

    Day 12

    1.Introduce CO2 car project

    2.Read throughEngineering for the Futurebooklet and discuss

    Day 13

    1.Students go tohttp://co2technologyeducator.comto explore differentCO2 cars

    2.Students choose 4 cars designs, draw designs and explain why they like the design

    Day 14

    1.Discuss different view points of 3D objects

    2.Model how to draw different view points

    3.Students draw different view points of several objects

    Day 15

    1.Students sketch different designs for their car

    Day 16

    1.Students choose their favorite design

    2.Students create full size design

    Day 17

    1.Students continue to sketch their design

    Day 18

    1.Students make appropriate changes to their designs and trace designs on wood block

    Day 19

    1.Start sanding and painting cars

    Day 20

    1.Finish sanding and painting cars

     

    Day 21

    1.Students attach wheels and axels to cars

     

    Day 22

    1.Students race cars in hallway

    2.Measure which car travels the farthest

    Day 23

    1.Race any cars that did not get to in the previous class

    2.Discuss outcome of the race

    3.Students complete Product Evaluation Worksheet

    Day 24

    1.Watch video on the History of Ships fromwww.unitedstreaming.com

    2.Students answer questions during video

    3.Discuss the importance of ships

    Day 25

    1.Partners create posters showcasing the major changes brought about by ships, airplanes and automobiles.

    Day 26

    1.Partners finish posters.

    2.Share information with the class and discuss the major changes brought about by these forms of transportation.

    Day 27

    1.Students research the future of transportation – search for new forms of transportation

    2.Discuss students’ findings