Teams will be required to construct a stud wall portion of a utility shed.
Teams will also be required to install some electrical wiring in this stud wall.
Teams will be given specific directions via a shared Google document. This document will provide a blueprint of the wall and directions for wiring.
Team members will work cooperatively to complete the steps to construct the wall.
At the same time, team members will document their process and create a log of activities.
Teams will create a bill of materials for this project.
Teams will be given two hours to complete all tasks for this team activity.
At the conclusion of the activity, teams will submit the completed wall with the wiring completed.
At the conclusion of the activity, teams will also submit a written report. This written report will include
A title page
An introductory paragraph
Description of team member roles
Instructional steps to building and wiring the wall
The bill of materials with cost of materials
A concluding paragraph
Interpret plans and working drawings.
Interpret lumber and manufactured wood product grade stamps.
Measure and mark lumber to correct lengths.
Operate power tools such as nibblers, drills and saws.
Operate hand tools such as saws and files.
Use power circular saw and/or hand saw to cut lumber.
Fasten lumber using nails, screws and/or carriage bolts.
Use appropriate standards for agricultural applications, including the National Electrical Code (NEC), Electrical Testing Laboratory (ETL), Factory Mutual, Underwriters Laboratory (UL), Canadian Standard Association (CSA) and/or OSHA standards.
Understand electrical circuits —amperage, watts, voltage, resistance and transistors.
Install electrical wires, electrical boxes, switches and outlets.
Develop a bill of materials.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication abilities.
Demonstrate knowledge combined with leadership qualities and the ability to delegate responsibilities.
Understand and apply principles of mathematics, economics, biology and physics.
Have a high level of common sense, logic and critical thinking skills.
Think independently and analytically.
Ability to understand and follow detailed instruction —written and oral.
Utilize current technologies —computers, electronics, mechanical systems, etc.
Productively use time, money and people.
CRP.04.02. Performance Indicator: Produce clear, reasoned and coherent written communication in formal and informal settings.
CRP.08.02. Performance Indicator: Investigate, prioritize and select solutions to solve problems in the workplace and community.
CS.03.04. Use appropriate protective equipment and demonstrate safe and proper use of AFNR tools and equipment.
CRP.04.01.01.b. Analyze use of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies in workplace situations.
RP.04.02.02.b. Apply techniques for ensuring clarity, logic and coherence to edit written communications
CRP.04.02.02.c. Compose clear and coherent written documents
CRP.04.03.01.b. Apply active listening strategies (e.g., be attentive, observe non-verbal cues, ask clarifying questions, etc.).
CRP.06.03.02.b. Elicit and assimilate input and feedback from individuals and organizations about new ideas or innovations for the workplace or community.
CRP.08.01.01.b. Apply steps for critical thinking to a variety of workplace and community situations.
CRP.08.02.01.b. Assimilate and prioritize potential solutions to solve problems in the workplace and community.
CRP.08.03.01.b. Analyze and determine the best problem-solving model to apply to workplace and community problems.
CRP.12.01.01.b. Formulate action plans to complete team-oriented projects in the workplace and community, including plans for personal contributions.
CRP.12.01.02.b. Apply consensus building techniques to accomplish results in team-oriented situations.
PST.01.02. Performance Indicator: Apply physical science and engineering principles to design, implement and improve safe and efficient mechanical systems in AFNR situations.
PST.01.02.01.c. Apply the scientific method to devise strategies to improve the efficiency of operation of AFNR-related mechanical systems.
PST.03.02.01.c. Analyze and design electrical circuits for AFNR power, structural and technical systems using knowledge of the basic units of electricity.
PST.03.02.03.b. Distinguish and select materials and tools used in electrical control circuit installation.
PST.03.02.03.c. Plan and install electrical control circuits and/or circuit boards to assure proper operation within AFNR power, structural and technical systems.
PST.04.03. Performance Indicator: Follow architectural and mechanical plans to construct, maintain and/or repair AFNR structures (e.g., material selection, site preparation and/or layout, plumbing, concrete/masonry, etc.).
PST.04.01.01.b. Apply scale measurement and dimension to develop sketches of agricultural structures.
PST.04.01.01.c. Create sketches of an agricultural structure by applying principles of design.
PST.04.02.02.b. Assess and analyze local building code requirements for agriculture structures.
PST.04.03.01.b. Analyze and assess samples of materials or products for quality and efficiency of workmanship.
PST.04.03.01.c. Select materials for a project based upon an analysis of the project and the quality of the materials.
PST.04.03.03.b. Calculate costs associated with the repair and replacement of wood and/or metal components in an AFNR structure.
PST.04.03.03.c. Construct AFNR structures using wood and/or metal materials.
PST.04.04.01.c. Install and/or repair fixtures following appropriate codes and standards.
PST.04.04.02.c. Plan and wire electrical circuits (i.e., single pole switch, three-way switch, duplex outlet, etc.).
PST.05.02.01.b. Analyze schematic drawings for electrical control systems used in AFNR systems.