Cover Sheet for Exemplary Lessons/Units Project
Faculty Member Name:_Jeff Toomey_____________________________ Date: 9/21/06__
SchoolDistrict: ___Northern New Mexico College___________________________
Teacher’s School email address: email@example.com__________________________
Title of Lesson/Unit: ___Volume Calculations ofParts using SolidWorks_____
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) STEM Concepts Addressed: __Geometry (Volume Calculations)_______________________________________
Length of instructionperiod: _50 min.__
How many periods needed to implement lesson unit: _3 50 min periods
Grade Level(s) for use: ____7-13___________________________________________
Demonstrate calculationof volumes of simple geometric shapes
Calculate volumes of machine parts using calculator
Acquire volumes of machine parts using Solidworks’ Mass Properties
Reinforce and practice basic modelingskills developed in Lesson 2
Volume formula sheet
Dimensioned machine part drawings
Start by reviewing volume formula calculations,including volume of a box (rectilinear prism), sphere, cylinder, wedge, cone, etc. Handout a sheet with volume formulas and a sheet with some sample problems to solve in class.
Move on to calculatingvolumes of 3 fairly simple machine parts. This gives students a better understanding of how volumes of machine parts are determined.
Create the 3 models using SolidWorks. Students should be ableto complete the 3 machine parts with competencies acquired in Lesson 2: Basic Functionality from the SolidWorks STEM Teacher Guide. After the model completion, the student should be able to use theMass Properties tool to ascertain part volume. Student can compare software obtained volumes with those calculated by the student.
Once students have the volume calculation process in hand, then...