Engineering with Perrone
Principles of Engineering • VHS

Recommended Pace (2015-2016)

Vandegrift High School | 9500 McNeil Drive, Austin, TX | T: 512 570 2300 |  Andrew.Perrone@leanderisd.org

Aug 24-28:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: K1 K2 S2

 

Aug 31-Sep 4:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: S1 S3, begin S5

 

Sep 8-11:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: S5, S6, S7

 

Sep 14-18:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: K3 S4

 

Sep 21-25:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: begin S8 S9 S10

 

Sep 28-Oct 2:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: S8 S9 S10

 

All of the learning objectives above are due by the end of the 6-weeks, October 2nd.

 

Oct 5-Oct 9:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: K1 K2 (research paper and presentation)

 

Oct 13-Oct 16:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: K1 K2

 

Oct 19-Oct 23:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: K5 S2 S6 S7

 

Oct 26-Oct 30:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: S2 S3 S6 S7

 

Nov 2-Nov 6:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: K3 K4 S4 S5

 

All of the learning objectives above are due by the end of the 6-weeks, November 6th.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nov 9-Nov 13:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: K3 K4 S4 S5

Unit 1.3 Energy Applications: K1

 

Nov 16-Nov 20:

 

Unit 1.3 Energy Applications: K2 K3 K4

 

Nov 30-Dec 4:

 

Unit 2.1 Statics: K1 K2 K6 K7 S1 S2 S5 S6

 

Dec 7-Dec 11:

 

Unit 2.1 Statics: K6 K7 S1 S5 S6

 

Dec 14-Dec 18:

 

Midterm: Midterm Review and Midterm Review Answer Key

 

All of the learning objectives above are due by the end of the 6-weeks, December 18th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 4-Jan 8:

 

Unit 2.1 Statics: K3 K4 K5 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8

 

Jan 11-Jan 15:

 

Professional Interview and Field Research (due Jan 12/13)

Unit 2.1 Statics: S5 S6 S7 S8

 

Jan 18-Jan 22:

 

Unit 2.1 Statics: S5 S6 S7 S8

 

Jan 25-Jan 29:

 

Unit 2.2 Material Properties: K1 K3

 

Feb 3-Feb 5:

 

Unit 2.2 Material Properties: K1 K3

 

Feb 8-Feb 12:

 

Unit 2.2 Material Properties: K2 S4

 

Feb 15-Feb 19:

 

Unit 2.3 Material Testing: K1 K2 K3 K4

 

Feb 22-Feb 26:

 

Unit 2.3 Material Testing: K1 K2 K3 K4 S1 S2

Unit 3.1 Machine Control: K1

 

Feb 29-Mar 04:

 

Unit 3.1 Machine Control: K2 K3 S5

 

Mar 07-Mar 11:

 

Unit 3.1 Machine Control: S5 S7 S8

 

Mar 21-Mar 24:

 

Unit 3.1 Machine Control: S1 S3 S8 S9

 

Mar 28-Apr 01:

 

Unit 3.1 Machine Control: S1 S3 S8 S9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 04-Apr 29:

 

Unit 3.1 Machine Control and Unit 3.3 Design Project (Ball Sorter)

 

May 02-May 13:

 

Unit 3.2 Fluid Power: K1 K2 K3 K4 S1 S2 S5 S6 S7

 

May 16-May 27:

 

Review for EOC exam

Oct 19-Oct 23:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: K5 S2 S6 S7

Oct 19-Oct 23:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: K5 S2 S6 S7

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Calendar (2016-2017)

Aug 22 - 26:

 

Introduction to the class.

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: build 1st, 2nd and 3rd class levers and measure their ideal and actual mechanical advantage; discuss the 6 simple machines and calculate both ideal and actual mechanical advantage and efficiency

 

Aug 29 - Sep 2:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: practice MA calculations; review via Kahoot; began building simple machines

 

Sep 6 - Sep 9:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: measure and calculate the ideal and actual mechanical advantage of VEX-built simple machines

 

Sep 12 - Sep 16:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: discuss gears (simple and compound) and calculate gear ratio, begin building gear trains; introduce torque

Simple Machines Quiz

 

Sep 19 - Sep 23:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: finish building gear trains; research chain and sprocket systems online

 

Sep 26 - Sep 30:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: design and build a compound machine; determine its ideal MA

 

Oct 3 - Oct 7:

 

Unit 1.1 Mechanisms: complete the building and testing of a compound machine

 

Oct 11 - Oct 14:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: build series and parallel circuits, with small light bulbs and a battery, and measure the voltage and current with a multimeter; discuss electric charge and the Coulomb

 

Oct 17 - Oct 21:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: practice using Ohm's Law and calculating the power at a resistor or battery; build a circuit with a breadboard, LED, resistor and power supply

 

Oct 24 - Oct 28:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: practice calculations using Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws with circuits, including combination circuits; quiz over circuits

 

Oct 31 - Nov 4:

 

Unit 1.2 Energy Sources: build a winch and test the efficiency of its motor as it lifts a weight

 

Nov 7 - Nov 11:

 

Unit 1.3 Energy Applications: discuss alternating current; research types of power plants and create a poster listing their pros and cons; discuss solar PV cells and how they work

 

Nov 14 - Nov 18:

 

Unit 1.3 Energy Applications: discuss hydrogen fuel cells (PEM fuel cells) and concepts surrounding thermal insulation (worksheet completed in class)

 

Nov 28 - Dec 02:

 

Unit 2.1 Statics: introduction to structural engineering (video) and practice calculating forces and torque (notes packet with problems)

 

Dec 05 - Dec 09:

 

Quiz over Energy Applications

Unit 2.1 Statics: practice calculating the forces and torques on static structures

 

Dec 12 - Dec 16:

 

Midterm: Midterm Review and Midterm Review Answer Key

 

Winter Break

 

Jan 2 - Jan 6:

 

Unit 2.1 Statics: calculate beam deflection (defining, then using, modulus of elasticity and moment of inertia); continue work on determining the forces and torques on static structures

 

Jan 9 - Jan 13:

 

Unit 2.1 Statics: analyze trusses using the method of joints

 

Professional Interview and Field Research (due Jan 30/31)

 

Jan 17 - Jan 20:

 

Unit 2.1 Statics: build (from balsa wood) and test truss bridges

quiz over Statics

 

Jan 23 - Jan 27:

 

Unit 2.3 Material Testing: watch introductory YouTube videos and practice calculations using stress, strain and modulus of elasticity

 

Jan 30 - Feb 3:

 

Unit 2.3 Material Testing: complete calculations

Unit 2.2 Material Properties: begin online research of material properties

 

Feb 8 - Feb 10:

 

Unit 2.2 Material Properties: research and present findings on common raw materials

 

Feb 13 - Feb 17:

 

Unit 2.2 Material Properties: watch video on manufacturing process of Coca Cola; online quiz over unit

Unit 3.1 Machine Control: begin construction of testbed for robotics unit

 

Feb 20 - Feb 24:

 

Unit 3.1 Machine Control: practice controlling robotics testbed using ROBOTC

 

Feb 27 - Mar 3:

 

Unit 3.1 Machine Control: practice controlling robotics testbed using ROBOTC (Activity 3.1)

 

Mar 6 - Mar 10:

 

Unit 3.1 Machine Control: practice controlling robotics testbed using ROBOTC (Activity 3.1)

 
Spring Break
 
Mar 20 - Mar 24:
 
Unit 3.1 Machine Control: begin Machine Control project
 
Mar 27 - Mar 31:
 
Unit 3.1 Machine Control: continue working on Machine Control project
 
Apr 3 - Apr 13:
 
Unit 3.1 Machine Control: complete Machine Control project
 
Apr 17 - Apr 21:
 
Unit 3.2 Fluid Power: introduction to pressure (gauge and absolute), the ideal gas law, and Boyle's Law, Charles' Law, and Gay-Lussac's Law
 
Apr 25 - Apr 28:
 
Unit 3.2 Fluid Power: discussion of hydraulics and pneumatics; hydraulic lift design project
 
May 1 - May 5:
 
Unit 4.2 Kinematics: model projectile motion and solve related problems
 
May 8 - May 19:
 
Review for EOC Exam, including topics in statistics
 
May 24 & 25: EOC Exam