Author:
AnnaLisa Mosel
Subject:
Welding
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Measuring
  • Metal
  • NE Ag
  • NE STS
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • Welding
  • ne-ag
  • ne-sts
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    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    Measuring Metal

    Measuring Metal

    Overview

    This lesson is set up as project based learning on how to measure metal.  Students will get first hand experience discovering foundational knowledge about tools that measure metal length width and thickness.  Then they will get to practice measuring objects and metal.  

    Measuring Metal

    Lesson Name: Measuring Metal

    Overview

    This lesson is set up as project based learning on how to measure metal. 

     

    Essential Question

    Why does it matter what type or size of material we weld on?

     

    Objectives

    Students will be able to identify at least three different thicknesses of metal in the shop.  

    Students will be able to measure their metal length, width, and thickness needed for the task.

     

    Image Credit 

    Photo by William Warby - via Unsplash   

     

    Teacher Notes

    Materials

    variety of metal pieces of thicknesses

    tape measures

    welding gauge inspection tools

    squares

    computer


     

    Interest Approach slide 3

    Have four different pieces of metal laying out.  Ask students the following questions: 

    1. What do you see here?  

    2. What makes each piece different?

    3. What tools do we use to measure the length, width, depth of metal?

     

     

     

    Content/Procedure/Activity

     

    Slide 4

    Direct students through slide 4.  You can use resources page with links to direct students to content if desired.  Some links are articles but there is still one video explaining the answers to the following questions.  

    (Write questions on the board while students work.  Leaving space for students to write under each)

    Slide 5-  Have students come up to the board and write their answers.  Allow all students to come up and fill in what they found.

    Review and go over the answers to each question as a class.  

    Slide 6- Then give each student an activity sheet.  This activity sheet allows them to practice measuring metal in all dimensions.   Review answers as a class if time allows. 



     

    Closure/Check for Understanding

     Slide 7- Why does it matter what type or size of material we weld on?

    Have students write their answers down on a post and turn in on their way out the door.