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NEW June 1

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION DESIGN

HI Everyone,

This week I would like you to think about the time we were together in school and also the virtual lessons I presented to you while we have been home. Please give some thought to what you enjoyed the most about the course over-all and write a half page reflection and submit in Google Classroom. I would like you to turn this final assignment in on Thursday, June 4th. Thanks! D.Ash

NEW May 26


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Passive Solar Green Construction


Please view the u-tube video in Google Classroom entitled “Couple Builds Energy Efficient Passive Solar Home- Green Building”. This week’s lesson centers around learning more about alternative energies and what WE can do if we put our minds to it as far as saving planet earth! These ideas in all or part are being folded into designs in most new buildings and are now being considered in residential dwellings. I found the video to be an honest reflection of how this couple views there daily habits that can change the carbon foot print in their lives. They recognize that they are trying to do their part in conserving energy by using different but effective alternatives. Please view and answer the prompt below in a word doc and send back to me in Google Classroom. I think you will be amazed at the creativity of these architectural engineers! Please look for a zoom invite for Thursday morning!

****In a word doc, please list THREE examples from the video of how this couple has incorporated energy saving systems in their house. Please explain briefly how each works…. Please submit in Google Classroom.

This assignment will be due on Friday, May 29, 2020.



FABRICATIONS DESIGN: SPACE X and NASA Prepares For Flight


Please view the u-tube video in Google Classroom that I have selected for this week. The video is called “Space X and NASA Attempting First Manned Space Flight in a Decade From U.S. Soil- Breakthrough”. I thought it would be incredibly interesting to look the technology, fabrication and design that went into the new capsule and rocket that will launch a crew to the International Space Station this week ( May 27 ). The video provides a look into the history and journey the nation has traveled to get a manned capsule to launch from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. This is a moment in your generation that will be a game changer for the way we continue to use our curiosity, technology and will to seek scientific data to generate opportunities for the world. It might just be one of several times in your life that you will remember the day, time and event. Please try and take in the live launch this Wednesday, May 27th!! Please look for a zoom invite for Thursday morning.


Assignment: In a word doc please answer the following three questions and submit in Google Classroom. This assignment is due on Friday, May 29, 2020.

1. Where in the flight does “autonomous” play a role in the flight?

2. How is the flight crew connected to their communication systems?

3. What component is actually 3D printed on the astronauts space suit?



NEW May 18


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: The Best Architects Of All Time!!!!!

Please view the u-tube video in Google Classroom entitled “The best Architects Of All Time, Ranked”. This week’s lesson centers around learning more about several of the most talented architects of our time. They have influenced the way we design AND build structures even to this day! The shape, use of materials, engineering concepts and environmentally friendly construction methods have been developed from years of experience. Please view and complete the Worksheet in Google Classroom. I think you will be amazed at the creativity of these architects!


This assignment will be due on Thursday, May 21, 2020.



FABRICATIONS DESIGN: ASIMO- Robots: Your Guide to the World of Robotics


Please view the u-tube videos in Google Classroom that I have selected for this week. We will begin exploring this technology since it is expanding rapidly. Additionally, there are a number of commercial applications which could utilize robotics and artificial intelligence in their product offerings. As you view the videos try to grasp the idea of how they work and the what the term “autonomous” means in regard to robots and driverless automobiles. What capability will they have in real world applications? I have selected several prompts I would like you to respond to on the attached worksheet. Some of the answers may not be directly in either video so I would ask that you do a search on your computer to find the answer.

The videos are in the slide bar past the pictures. Thanks! D.Ash

• This assignment is due on Thursday, May 21, 2020.



NEW May 11


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Architectural Model Company


In Google Classroom, please see the following instructions:

Please type Southernmodel.com into the search bar of your computer and look through the many different styles of building models that they offer clients and corporations. You will find incredibly detailed professional models I thought you would find fascinating. As you explore the web site please identify one category you find the most interesting. I have put together a couple of prompts in a reflection worksheet also in Google Classroom.


This assignment will be due on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

• Please look for an Exit Ticket Question for the week Thursday afternoon which is due on Friday, May 15th



FABRICATIONS DESIGN: Drone/Quadcopter Technology


In Google Classroom, Please view the attached TED Talk video and sample video. This technology is growing incredibly fast and there a number of commercial applications which use drones. As you view the video try to grasp the idea of how they work and the capability of their varied real world applications. I have selected several prompts I would like you to respond to on the worksheet in Google Classroom. Some of the answers may not be directly in either video so I would ask that you do a search on your computer to find the answer.


This assignment is due on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

• Please look for an EXIT Ticket Question for the week on Thursday afternoon which is due Friday May 15th .


NEW May 4


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Architect Interview With Ms. Karlene Raines Class of 2013

Please view the video below. This week I had the privilege of interviewing a formal student of mine who now works for Harman Deutsch Ohler Architectural Firm in Philadelphia. The interview explains the journey needed to be an architect and some of Ms. Raines individual projects she worked on in college. It fits nicely into our S.T.E.M. Academy career readiness initiative. Please view the interview ( 23 mins ) and then write responses to the following prompts in a word document and submit.:

1. Please share one thing you learned about being an architect?

2. Select any project, slide or picture that was shared of her work and explain what you found interesting?

3. Please write a brief summary about this career in general and how it might fit into your future post high school plans.

Thanks!

This assignment is due on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

• Please look for an Exit Ticket Question for the week Thursday afternoon which is due on Friday.


FABRICATIONS DESIGN: 3D Manufactured Sports Cars

Please view two videos in Google Classroom I have selected as we continue to explore 3D printed items that could make manufacturing and assembly techniques much different than we know today. These sports cars take two different approaches when designing the chassis of the cars highlighted in the videos! This week I would like you to do a” Compare and Contrast” of the two design concepts. You will see the prompts in the attached worksheet. I’m interested to know at the conclusion which design you feel has the best chance of making it to mass production and why. As you watch the videos you may want take notes to make it easier to fill out the worksheet. Thanks!


This assignment is due on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

• Please look for an EXIT Ticket Question for the week on Thursday afternoon which is due Friday.


NEW April 27


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Modular Construction


Please view the videos in Google Classroom. This week I wanted to continue to explore a newer technology that builders are considering to speed up the process of constructing a building. This week it involves the idea of using modular pods, almost like legos, built in a factory and then bringing them to the site to install. These technologies are not for every application but we can see from this week’s lesson the advantages when an accessible building site and home design allows for this type of construction. At the beginning of our “Project House” power point in class we saw the advantages of using prefabbed foundation walls that were trucked to the building site and the time it saved in starting the house construction! We will be completing a 3-2-1 worksheet where I would like you to identify THREE facts, TWO points of interest and ONE question you learned from watching the video. As you watch take notes or at the end fill out the worksheet. You may need to review the video more than once to identify your thoughts to write. I have also included a power point I made to show you how this construction method has been applied right here in Delaware County. It is slides of how Cheyney University actually built their new dormitory. ( They actually used a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System as well! ) This assignment is due on THURSDAY, April 30, 2020!


Please look for an EXIT Ticket Question to answer on Thursday! ( Due on Friday )


FABRICATIONS DESIGN: Electric Planes


Please view the video ( In Google Classroom ). I have selected this video to build background knowledge as we continue to explore alternative energy sources to power our transportation needs. This lesson covers a range of S.T.E.M. issues that were presented when the first electric cars were designed and the obstacles that needed to be over come to make the application more environmentally friendly. Arguably, performance is at times sacrificed and the ingenuity to understand how to resolve these issues are the highlight of how automobiles have become a success story. Can this same type of drive and ingenuity be applied to manufacturing electric planes?? Let’s take a look! We will be completing a 3-2-1 worksheet where I would like you to identify THREE facts, TWO points of interest and ONE question you learned from watching the video. As you watch take notes and/or at the end fill out the worksheet. This assignment is Due on Thursday, April 30, 2020! Thanks!


Please look for an EXIT Ticket Question to answer on Thursday! ( Due on Friday )

ALSO, Try to get one straw for next week’s lesson, If you don’t have one maybe your family will be ordering out between now and next week!


NEW April 20


Hi Everyone, Great job on last week's assignment! I am really proud of each of you for taking the time to complete the worksheets etc.... this week we have something new for each course so I hope you enjoy the respective assignments. So with that said, here we go!


Architectural Design: (Power Point and Worksheet )


This week I thought it might be fun to name architectural styles of homes that are all IN Springfield( except for the Barns and Carriage Houses! ). YOU WILL FIND THE POWER POINT AND WORKSHEET IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM. Each slide number is represented on the worksheet. Please put the letter of the correct Architectural Style next to the correct numbered slide. If you don't know what that style of house looks like, please look it up on the internet to help you. Please submit by Friday, April 24.


Fabrications Design: ( Pilot Interview )


This week I thought about how cool it would be to interview our good friend Chris DeAugustine who is a pilot for American Airlines. I thought this would give us some great closure for our Flight Unit and give you guys some information on a possible career track. This fits nicely into our S.T.E.M. academy initiatives and goals for the year.

Please view the video, I think it turned out really well! I hope you enjoy it. SOOO after I interviewed Chris, he called me the next day and said, "hey, Mr.Ash I can a ticket on my Allentown flight tomorrow, do you want to go!!!? WHATTTTT? Are you kidding! Needless to say it was a really awesome experience and my goal was to try and give anyone the total experience of flying if they have not done so already.

After viewing the video, Please write a one page summary of what comments you thought were interesting that Captain DeAugustine shared and then any comments on the flight itself. The reflection summary should be submitted by Friday, April 24 as your exit activity.


April 13 Cont.

If you are having trouble accessing Google Classroom I have up-loaded this weeks videos. The worksheets are in Google and in my Outlook E-mail. Please complete by Friday, April 17.


Fabrications Design: Use any of these Google Classroom Codes:

  • Period 2: xv5dd36 Period 3: rw4l6zg Period 4: hvppopw

https://youtu.be/1D3YiOg_i5o


If you are having trouble accessing Google Classroom I have up-loaded this weeks videos. The worksheets are in Google and in my Outlook E-mail. Please complete by Friday, April 17.


Architecture Design: Use either of these Google Classroom Codes:

  • Period 1: oapdb24 Period 6: flzllom

https://youtu.be/1Jmgz_t4jmw


NEW April 13

Hi Everyone! I hope you are adjusting to this new normal. I have to tell you that I had the opportunity to go into class to pick some things up and it was really strange being there without you guys. I miss you all for sure. We'll try to do our collective best in delivering interesting content and lessons. So with that said, here we go....

PLEASE GO TO OUR RESPECTIVE GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS WEEKS LESSON. YOU WILL FIND THE VIDEOS AND ASSIGNMENT. Assignments are due by Friday, April 17.


Fabrication Design ( 3d Printing Lesson ):


1. Please view my homemade 3d printing video lesson.

2. Please review the key vocabulary terms below

3. **Please complete the " Fill In The Blank" worksheet ( Word Bank at the bottom ) and submit.


** "Fill In The Blank" Worksheet: In a word doc I would like you to write the vocabulary term followed by the definition of each statement 1-10. As we know, writing out the correct vocabulary term and the definition will help you retain the content we have reviewed in this lesson! Try and do the worksheet without looking at the answers below! If you need some help then the answers are there. Please send me the completed terms matched to their definition in a word doc.


Key Vocabulary Terms:

1. Infill- The interior structure of a 3D printed model.

2. Raft- To prevent warping, a flat layer of support material will print below the model on the plate.

3. Extruder- The part of the 3D printer that melts and deposits the melted plastic.

4. Build Envelope- the measured limitations of a 3D printer's space, which determines the maximum physical size of a 3D model that can be produced.

5. ABS- Acrylontrile Butadiene Styrene. One type of plastic filament used in 3D printing.

6. Supports: Models that have large overhangs or gaps between parts require support material to be printed.

7. Filament- The plastic material that is melted and extruded to create the 3D printed object.

8. STL- Short for Stereolithographic. A file format from 3D modeling programs commonly used in 3D printing.

9. Slice- A single layer of the 3D printed model.

10. Print Bed- The surface on which the 3D printed model is formed.



Architectural Design: Electrical and Geothermal Install


1. Please view my homemade video lesson. These are slides from our Project house that we have been tracking.

2. Please review the Key Vocabulary Terms below.

3. Please view the U-tube video entitled: Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling.

4. As an exit ticket for this week's lessons, please write a summary of what you learned from both videos in a word doc and submit. Thanks!

5. Please complete the "Fill In The Blank" worksheet ( word bank at the bottom ) and submit.

** "Fill In The Blank" Worksheet: In a word doc I would like you to write the vocabulary term followed by the definition of each statement 1-10. As we know, writing out the correct vocabulary term and the definition will help you retain the content we have reviewed in this lesson! Try and do the worksheet without looking at the answers below! If you need some help then the answers are there. Please send me the completed terms matched to their definition in a word doc.


Key Vocabulary Terms:


1. Main Electrical Panel: Accepts the main power to the home and distributes electrical current to circuits in the home.

2. Romex Cable: Cable of two or more wires enclosed in a plastic or rubberized sheath to carry current to areas of the house.

3. Electrical Meter: A device that measures the amount of electric energy consumed by a residence or business.

4. Kil-O-Watt Hour: A measure of electrical energy equivalent to a power consumption of 1,000 watts for one hour.

5. Alternating Current: An electric current that reverses its direction many times a second at regular intervals, typically used in power supplies.

6. Direct Current: An electric current flowing in one direction only, primarily used in battery power.

7. Geothermal Energy: Relating to or produced by the internal heat of the earth.

8. Heat Pump: CA device that transfers heat from a colder area to a hotter area by using mechanical energy.

9. Geothermal "Loops": Underground pipes using coolant in a Geothermal system that helps to either heat or cool the interior of a house.

10. Earth's Crust AMBIANT Temperature: Geothermal Cooling and Heating takes advantage of the earth's ambiant temperature of 55 degrees to help heat or cool a building.




NEW April 5

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN:

I wanted to share with you my thoughts on our next assignment. As you know we are trying to be as prepared as we can be for Celebration of the Arts when we get back. The purpose of doing last week's Large Poster was for the same reason. This week's assignment would be for you to finalize your Small Frame Ready House Bio. This actually should be easier for you because it will be all electronic. The Frame Ready Bio should be done on a 8.5" x 11" word doc. Place a picture of your house in either regular or landscape format with bullet points below. The bullet points are only to be factual in nature. Your name should be placed at the top of the sheet in large type followed by the name or theme of your house below that. I will place sample pictures in Google Classroom.

This assignment should be turned in by Wednesday April 8, 2020.

Please e-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks Guys! Stay safe! D.Ash


FABRICATIONS DESIGN:

I wanted to post our next activity for the week. It is a follow up lesson to the Small Internal Combustion Engine we did last week. At the end of last week's video I showed you in a somewhat humorous fashion, I think, how complicated gas powered equipment can be. This goes without saying how much pollutants we put into the air. Today's trends are to go CLEAN and GREEN!! This not only applies to small engines but automobiles as well!


Assignment: Please view my video below and then select ANY gas powered piece of equipment OR automobile that today's technology has introduced as a rechargeable version. I would like you to research and write a one page summary that is due by Wednesday April 8, 2020. It should include the following:


1. Piece of equipment or automobile name and use

2. Manufacturer

3. History of when it became a rechargeable item

4. Power specifications

5. Run Time

6. Time it takes to recharge

7. Cost

8. Final Thoughts: Would you buy this piece of equipment, why or why not....


I will also be posting this in Google Classroom.

Take Care and Stay Safe,

D.Ash



NEW March 30

Hi Everyone,

I hope you guys are staying safe and are finding things you haven’t been able to do because you are usually too busy to occupy your time. When we are dealt lemons, we need to make lemonade! I miss you all! Stay COUGAR Strong!! Please see the activities I have set up for you below in our individual classes. *****YOU WILL NEED THE GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES BELOW TO ACCESS OUR RESPECTIVE GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, SAMPLE PICTURES, VIDEOS & HANDOUTS!


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN:

Architectural Design Period 1 Google Classroom code: oapdb24

Architectural Design Period 6 Google Classroom code: flzllom

Architectural Design: Poster Project

March 30th Activity (Due Friday April 3 ): Please take the “House Bio” write up that I had assigned last week and begin to create your large poster. Most of you took the poster paper before you left school. If you did not, please use a poster paper from home, use construction paper or tape white print paper together to form your poster ( 12” x 18” ). Remember to print in large letters the name/theme/location of your model across the top and then your Name in bold below. Please be creative and apply a border around the edge. ( ie. Cut wrapping paper, use comics from the newspaper, tissue paper, construction paper etc…. ) . All lettering should be typed. If printing capabilities are not an option, please print as neatly as possible. I have attached a copy of several of the posters we discussed in Google Classroom. Please take a picture of your final poster and send it to my Google e-mail at dave.ash@ssdstudent.org by Friday April 3rd. If you have any questions, I will only be checking this e-mail. I will respond promptly. I’m really looking forward to seeing your poster in it’s completed form!!!

FABRICATION DESIGN:

Fabrication Design Period 2 Google Classroom code: xv5dd36

Fabrication Design Period 3 Google Classroom code: rw4l6zg

Fabrication Design Period 4 Google Classroom code: hvppopw

Fabrication Design: “The Internal Combustion Engine, Are there cleaner, greener alternatives?”

March 30th Activity ( Due Friday April 3rd ): Please view the U-tube video I produced!! 😊

*** Two safety points I wanted to make you aware of in the video***

  • When doing maintenance on any small engine, disconnect the spark plug!
  • When using a weed whacker always where safety glasses!

This week’s lesson centers around the understanding of how an internal combustion gasoline engine operates. Next week we will be looking at comparable rechargeable, cordless alternatives!

Activity/Assignment:

  1. Please view the two videos.
  2. Please review the “Key Concepts” below.
  3. Please use the “Four Stroke Cycle” handout and engine video to answer the questions on the “Practicing Strokes” worksheet. You may print a copy, fill it out and then send me a picture of your responses OR rewrite in a word doc the terms/open ended statements with your responses and send as an attachment. Please send the final copy to my e-mail at dave.ash@ssdstudent.org Any comments on my video would be welcomed. I will only be responding to this e-mail. If you have any questions about this assignment please e-mail me and I will respond promptly. Thanks for enduring my painful attempt at providing you with some interesting info and having some fun!

Key Concepts

Crankcase- Main body of engine, holds all parts together

Shroud- Has pull handle to start engine, helps redirect air to cool engine

Crankshaft- Turns up and down motion into more useful rotary motion

Camshaft- Opens and closes intake valve and exhaust Valve

Intake Valve- Allows a mix of air and gas into cylinder

Exhaust Valve- Allows exhaust gases out of engine cylinder

Piston Head- Slides up and down in cylinder, seals and provides the power of an engine

Connecting Rod- Connects piston head to crankshaft

Flywheel- Cools engine, balances engine, helps generates electricity

Magneto- Sends electricity to spark plug

Sparkplug- Provides spark to ignite compressed fuel and air

Cylinder Head- Holds sparkplug, has cooling fins and mounted on the top of the engine


Hi Everyone, In light of being away from school, please find a number of assignments to maintain your connection to our class and help you to be as productive as possible. My goal would be for you to return and transition back into our content and projects as seamlessly as possible. I want to make sure you now I miss you all and am looking forward to getting back into our daily routine. Thinking of you all, be safe! Mr. Ash

Architectural Design Classes:

  • Although these assignments will not be graded, we will use them to identify your house and be a part of the over-all display at Celebration of the Arts
  • Please continue working on the two posters we talked about prior to Leaving:

1. Large Poster

2. 8 x 10 Frame Ready

Fabrications Design Classes:

  • Please research and write a reflection on the history of Flight Simulators and their relevance in training pilots both commercially and in the military. 1 Page minimum
  • Please research Boeing Corporation ( Many of our Fight Sim gauges were donated by Boeing ) Explain the company history and what well known planes/helicopters are manufactured from their plants in Ridley and Seattle. 1 Page minimum
  • Please share with me if you would ever want to get your pilots license, be trained in flight and fly with a flight instructor. Explain why you would or would not want to have this experience in detail. 1/2 page minimum

Courses/Syllabus

Dave Ash Dave.ash@ssdcougars.org

610-938-6143

Engineering, Fabrication & Architectural Design

Mr. Dave Ash

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!

The high school Architectural Design program has been created for students to investigate architectural elements and engineering concepts. Emphasis is placed on floor plan configurations, traffic flow patterns, interior design, elevation drawings, “typical” wall elevations/exploded views, landscape design and the use of 3D virtual reality software. Model building will bring the theory to reality using a state of the art Laser Engraver. Creativity, accuracy of plans to models and craftsmanship exhibited in building the structure will be included in the evaluation for success. Projects will be featured at our annual Celebration of the Arts festival in the Spring.

The high school Structural Engineering Design program offers students an opportunity to explore engineering practices and theory in a learning environment emphasizing critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork. The S.T.E.M. ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math ) curriculum, combined with other instructional methods, will provide experiences relating to authentic real life issues. Through the use of research, creative solutions, assembly techniques and manufacturing processes, students will be able to build workable prototypes that solve various design challenges. Innovative technologies such as CNC machining, solid works design software, technology modules and Laser Engraver processes will enhance, motivate and individualize instruction.

The high school Fabrication Design program is a course offering that is designed to have a high level of hands-on experiences. The curriculum will be driven by the use of both the Laser Engraver and our 3D printing capabilities. These technologies will enable students to reflect on challenges relating to engineering fields that are current in our society. Exploration of Alternative Energies, Robotics and Flight/Drone technology will be key curriculum initiatives that will be explored. The Design Lab will feature an atmosphere that will link theory and design applications to assist and prepare students for post-secondary opportunities .

· Parent(s) will be sent an e-mail on an individual basis if their child is not performing to their potential. Parent(s) are encouraged to monitor their child’s progress in TAC on a regular basis and are welcome to e-mail me using the e-mail below in regard to any questions or concerns they may have.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dave Ash

Springfield High School

49 W. Leamy Ave.

Springfield, Pa. 19064

(O) 610-938-6143

dave.ash @ssdcougars.org