Carpentry 11/12 (Skills Exploration) will cover a variety of different areas (Electrical, carpentry/woodwork, plumbing & drafting) throughout this semester long course. Students will start in Term 1 with an Electrical unit that will teach the basics wiring receptacles, switches and lights in the home. From there, they will complete a plumbing unit with PEX pipe and copper, followed by a carpentry unit to understand the basics of framing (walls/floors). For term 2, they will learning a bit of drafting & design and complete a woodwork/carpentry project as an individual or in a group.
Getting Power From The Powerplant To The Outlet – Lab #1
Wiring Receptacles – Labs #2 and #3
Wiring Switches – Labs # 4 – #7
Watt’s Law and Electricity – Basic Theory
Watts Law Assignment
The following machines will be covered in a tradition demo/safety test manor to ensure the safe and proper use of the machine. Students will not be able to use a machine until the safety test/demo is complete.
THis project can be individual or as a group. Depending on the students interest and skill level the scope of this project will vary significantly. A student may chose to make a piece of fine woodworking furniture (chair, table, clock, storage case, etc) or delve into the world of laser engraving and cnc routing. Others may decide to work with outside groups in the school to construct a variety of items.
The teacher and students will discuss project options throughout the course.