Substitute Lesson Plan
Students can not work in the shop on days I am not here, so I have a few plans in case they are needed.
1. The first is a lesson in creativity. Students can pick an episode of Scrapheap Challenge to watch and complete a paper assignment. Scrapheap Challenge is a reality show that pits two teams against each other to build some machine that will complete/do a given task. Students will come up with their own ideas how they would build a machine. What are the features they think would be needed to get the job done.
Scrapheap Challenge Monster Trikes
Scrapheap Challenge Rock Crawlers
Scrapheap Challenge Sand Racers
Scrapheap Challenge Wheelie Cars
After picking the video, watch the video as they introduce the teams and present the challenge.
Stop the video and have the students list the team names, the parameters of the challenge and draw their concept machine.
Resume the video and watch how the teams are tackling the problem.
Stop the video before the actual competition begins and have students list the pros and cons of each team's machine.
Watch the rest of the video and give the results. What worked and what failed??
2. A traditional lesson plan would be to assign chapter(s) to read and answer the 20 questions at the end of the chapter(s).
Students should write out the answers and cite the page number(s) the answer was found on.
Use chapters from Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines textbook, Section VI, OEM Service Information and Engine Systems.
Chapter 36 - Navistar Diesel - Looking Back, Moving Forward
Chapter 37 - Detroit Diesel Two Stroke Video
Chapter 38 - Caterpillar History Cat C-15 and 3406
Chapter 39 Volvo - Mack and PACCAR Peterbuilt Kenworth
3. Students can log into SP2.org and complete units they have not completed as of yet. Supervisor's Course, Land that Job, and Ethics and You would be good ones to start with.