Course Syllabus

 

Lyme-Old Lyme High School                                                                                      

Mr. Goss  and mr. Derry

Technology and Engineering Department                                                            

 

     Electric Vehicle Design

This year in Electric Vehicle Design, we will be working together to develop our problem solving skills through the design, construction, testing and evaluation of electric race vehicles. As a result of successfully participating in this course of study, students will be able to:

 

  • Safely and correctly use tools and equipment in the construction of an electric vehicle
  • Work safely in the laboratory demonstrating professionalism and craftsmanship
  • Utilize problem solving skills in the diagnosis and repair of electrical systems
  • Disassemble, inspect, evaluate, and rebuild and repair vehicle systems.
  • Electricity, build test and evaluate electrical circuits.
  • Utilize measuring, scaling, drafting, CAD, and CAM in the design of electric vehicles and subsystems.

High School Expectations Addressed in this Course: Creativity and Innovation

Demonstrates ideas and/or feelings through creative and innovative applications

Score

Craftsmanship

5

Consistently and independently demonstrates exceptional application of appropriate skills. Demonstrates masterful understanding and use of materials and/or resources within a specific medium.

3

Generally, and with minimum guidance, demonstrates proficient application of appropriate skills. Demonstrates basic understanding and use of materials and/or resources within a specific medium.

1

Rarely, and/or inconsistently, demonstrates application of appropriate skills. Demonstrates limited understanding and use of materials and/or resources within a specific medium.

 

Score

Creativity

5

Consistently and independently demonstrates originality and self-expression through innovation or application of unique perspectives. Produces an exceptional work by generating, evaluating and analyzing a broad range of ideas.

3

Generally, and with minimum guidance, demonstrates originality and self-expression through innovation or application of unique perspectives. Produces proficient work by generating, evaluating and analyzing a broad range of ideas.

1

Rarely, and/or inconsistently, demonstrates originality and self-expression through innovation or application of unique perspectives. Produces limited work by generating, evaluating and analyzing a broad range of ideas.

 

Score

Reflection

5

Consistently and independently demonstrates exceptional and meaningful self-reflection of the relevance and impact of work and/or performance.

3

Generally, and with minimum guidance, demonstrates self-reflection of the relevance and impact of work and/or performance.

1

Rarely, and/or inconsistently, demonstrates self-reflection of the relevance and impact of work and/or performance.

               

Creativity & Innovation: Demonstrates ideas &/or feelings through creative & innovative applications.

 

Unit Name or #

Assignment

Craftsmanship

Creativity

Reflection

Laboratory Safety, Tool and Equipment Use

The race preparation and  inspection of preexisting electric vehicle drive system

X

 

X

Electrical Systems

Construction of an electric vehicle drive system

X

 

X

Steering Systems

Construction of an electric vehicle steering system

X

 

X

CNC Machining

 

X

X

X

Engineering Design Process

Design and construction of a new electric race vehicle for the Connecticut Electrathon

X

X

X

 

  1. Summary of Course Units/Learning Guides

 

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Title

# of Days

1

Laboratory Safety, Tool and Equipment Use

20

2

Electrical Systems

40

3

Steering Systems

30

4

CNC Machining

40

5

Engineering Design Process

50

 

Unit  1      Safety and proper use and care for mechanical tools and equipment, while Demonstrating craftsmanship and professionalism 

Essential Question(s):

How do we safely and properly utilize tools and equipment to solve problems?

What does craftsmanship look like and how to we achieve it?

 

After successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

Knowledge (K)

Application (A)

Synth/Eval (E)

Safely and properly use tools and equipment

A

Care for tools and equipment

A

Work safely in a tech lab

A

Display professionalism when working on and around electric vehicles

A

Display craftsmanship in their lab activities

A

Demonstrate safety consciousness for themselves and others when working in the lab

A

Operate a MIG and TIG welder

A

Operate a tap and die

A

Properly size hardware and associated tooling

A

 

Vocabulary: Professionalism, craftsmanship, tool and equipment names

 

Unit Performance Tasks:

  • Safely and properly use and care for mechanical tools and equipment, while demonstrating
  • Professionalism while working in an industrial environment.
  • Students will master these skills through the preparation of two preexisting electric race vehicles for the Fall Connecticut Electrathon.

Unit Other Required Assignments/Assessments

            Safety Test

            Rubric for safety craftsmanship and professionalism

            Hardware assembly drawer and plate

Operate a MIG and TIG welder

Operate a tap and die

Operate a Mill and Lathe

 

 

 

Unit 2 Electrical Systems

 

Essential Question(s)

How do we diagnose, repair and maintain technical systems and machines?

 

After successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

Knowledge (Low)

Application (Mid)

Synth/Eval (High)

Safely and properly utilize tools and equipment

Mid

Utilize tools and equipment to construct working electric circuits

High

Use test equipment to monitor and diagnose electrical circuits

Mid

Design basic circuits to solve engineering problems

High

 

Vocabulary:  Electricity, Voltage, Amps, Ohms, Ohms law, Kirchhoff’s law

 

Unit Performance Tasks:

 

Students will perform the wiring and assembly of an electric vehicle drive system.

 

  • Construction and testing of basic series, parallel and combination circuits
  • Construction testing and diagnosis of basic resistive circuits
  • Students will multiple circuits to demonstrate an understanding of the application of Ohm’s law.
  • Students will multiple circuits to demonstrate an understanding of the application of Kirchhoff’s law.
  • Students will multiple circuits to demonstrate an understanding of the application of series, parallel and combination circuits.
  • Students will multiple circuits to demonstrate an understanding of the application of electronic test equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 3 Steering Systems

 

Essential Question(s)

How do we safely and properly utilize tools and equipment to solve problems?

How do we diagnose, repair and maintain technical systems and machines?

      How do we design, engineer, and evaluate solutions to technical problems?

 

After successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

Knowledge (K)

Application (A)

Synth/Eval (E)

Diagnose repair and tune steering systems

Mid

Design, engineer and problem solve steering systems

High

 

Vocabulary:  Caster, Camber, Toe, alignment, tie rod, spindle, steering box

 

Unit Performance Task

Students will design, engineer and problem solve, steering systems on Electrathon electric race vehicles.

 

They will do this while working within the design parameters of the Electrathon race rules.  Students will work as a team

Students will working within the provided design parameters brainstorm a solution to an electric vehicle design problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 4 CNC Machining

 

Essential Question(s)

How do we safely and properly utilize tools and equipment to solve problems?

After successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

Knowledge (K)

Application (A)

Synth/Eval (E)

Utilize CAD and CAM software to program a CNC machine

A

Utilize CAD and CAM software to solve an engineering problem

E

Safely and properly operate a CNC mill or router

A

 

Vocabulary:  CNC, CAD, CAM, XYZ plane

 

Unit Performance Task

Design, construction and evaluation of a CNC component for an electric race vehicle engineering project.

 

  • Students will utilize CAD and CAM software to design and program the manufacture of parts.
  • Students will utilize CAD and CAM software to solve engineering problems surrounding the Electrathon electric race vehicle challenge.
  • Students will generate a design plan which they will work from to construct their electric vehicle project.
  • Students will operate a CNC machine in the manufacture of an Electrathon part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit  5    Electric Vehicle Design Engineering

Essential Question(s)

How do we safely and properly utilize tools and equipment to solve problems?

      How do we design, engineer, and evaluate solutions to technical problems?

After successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

Knowledge (Low)

Application (Mid)

Synth/Eval (High)

Safely and properly utilize tools and equipment

Mid

Brainstorm, plan and design electric vehicle parts, systems and designs

High

Construct an electric vehicle part, system or design based on their design plans

Mid

Evaluate and reflect on their and their classmates electric vehicle engineering projects

High

 

 

Unit Performance Tasks:

 

Design, construction and evaluation of an electric vehicle engineering project.

 

  • Students will working within the provided design parameters brainstorm a solution to an electric vehicle design problem.
  • Students will generate a design plan which they will work from to construct their electric vehicle project.
  • Students will construct an electric vehicle project accurate to their work plans
  • Students will evaluate their and their classmate’s electric vehicle projects and provide reflection and feedback.

 

 Texts:

No texts for this course, articles and note books will be utilized.

What to have for class:

  • a notebook/ journal specifically for power mechanics
  • Pen or pencil
  • closed -toed shoes and proper work wear; you will be exposed to grease and grime

Expectations:

Be an active learner in the class.

  • Be on time
  • Participate constructively in class discussion and labs
  • Work cooperatively with your classmates
  • Be ready for class every day. If absent, check with the instructor for missed assignments
  • Adhere to all safety rules

 

Extra Help

Extra help is always available for any concern, small or large. All you have to do is arrange a time, before or after school or during periods 1, 6 or 8.

 

Homework / Graded Assignments

All homework is due on time. Make it meaningful and do it well.  Homework will be checked off and counted as complete, or it will be collected and graded. If you are absent (and not truant) from class, any missed assignments, tests, and quizzes must be made up within 5 days of the day you return.

 

Grading: will be based on percentages.

  1. Lab activities/assignments 80%
  2. Test and Quizzes 10%
  3. Safe and proper care of tools, equipment, and lab space 10%

 

Grade book (POWER SCHOOL) policy for updating student grades

In order to provide students with timely and effective feedback every effort will be made to grade and update student work as quickly as possible. Tests and homework will be entered within 3 days. Other grades are detailed below.

The Technology Education classes engage students in long term projects and activities.  Some of these projects can take up to a full semester.  Large projects will be broken into three or more separate grades. These component grades will be given approximately every two weeks. This will provide students with ongoing feedback throughout the assignment.  In addition to homework, test and assignment grades, throughout most of the year, a weekly lab grade will be provided. The lab grade will reflect student’s laboratory safety, laboratory project management and laboratory professionalism.  The score will be based on a rubric.

Attendance-due to the laboratory nature of the course students must make up missed lab days or lose 3 points from their marking period grade for each day absent.  Student may make up labs before and after school or during a study hall.  They must schedule these lab make ups in advance with the instructor.  Student will be allowed 2 missed classes per marking period without affecting their grade. With the third missed class students must make up missed lab days.

 

Working in the lab:  Diagnosing and repairing vehicles requires the highest level of care for both the vehicle and the occupants who will be operating it.  Double and triple checking your work is a necessity along with having the instructor check all repairs before leaving the lab.  Great responsibility goes along with auto repair.

 

Communication:

If for any reason you would like to or need to reach me, you can do so either through email or voice mail. Never hesitate! … gossj@region18.org   / 434-1651 x 1101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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