This is a general Tech Ed course. The projects the students build are examples of Grade 9 Metal courses. I try to have a variety of projects so students can have a wide cross-section of experience to help them choose which course to take.
The course involves both group and individual work, and heavily emphasizes design and process. All projects involve both handtools and machines, and Shop Safety is highly stressed.
Students will have the opportunity to use the following tools and machines:
- Scroll Saw
- Hand Files
- Soldering Pencil
- Whitney Punch
- Box & Pan Brake
- Drill Press
- Band Saw
- Vacuum Former
- Various hand tools
Flasher (leads to Electronics 9)
Gravity Car (leads to Power Mechanics 9)
Organizer (leads to Tech Ed 9)
Wood Project (leads to Woodwork 9)
Pop Bottle Rocket (leads to Tech Ed 9)
(The Design component of each project leads to Drafting 9)
- Practical Shop Work – 50%
- Theory Assignments and Quizzes – 50%
The Practical Shop Work Mark is based on productivity, work habits, safety and cleanup while working on assigned projects, or assigned labs. The student will fill out a Technical Activity Report of work completed at the end of each period which will be assessed a mark out of 5, per day. A variety of labs will be assigned.
All students are expected to treat others with respect.
Absences do not excuse assignments.
YOU are the motivational force behind your success in this course. You give me your commitment, I’ll give you my help.