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Course Syllabus

for

Basic Auto Maintenance

 

Instructor: Mr. Franks

Course Number: 97101

Room 173 - 175

E-mail: cfranks@mpls.k12.mn.us

This is a Semester class of 18 weeks

Phone and Voice Mail:  612-668-4832

 

 

Course Description:

This course is intended to provide you with the knowledge to make economical decisions and take preventative measures to enhance the overall satisfaction of being an automotive consumer. The class discussions and lab activities provide the fundamental knowledge and experience in owning and maintaining an automobile.

 

Course Goal:

This course is designed to provide you with the necessary environment and interactions to advance your knowledge and understanding in owning, maintaining, and repairing the automobile.

 

Intended Competencies/Skills:

Please see the Excel spreadsheet titled Auto Upkeep Competency Profile.

 

Content Delivery Method:

This course includes in-class activities and lab/shop activities. In-class activities include lectures, discussions, student presentations, and research. Lab/shop activities include completing designated procedures that involve inspection, replacement, and identification of automotive components. During lab/shop activities you will apply knowledge obtained from in-class discussions and readings to further advance your understanding of the automobile.


Course Evaluation:

You will be evaluated on the achievement of the tasks/skills as listed on the competency profile, study questions, lab activity participation, daily reflection logs, and exams.  

 

Grade Distribution/Weight

20% Competency Profile

20% Study Questions

20% Lab Activities

20% Daily Reflection Logs

20% Exams (Written and Practical)

 

 

 

 

 

Grading:

Assignments, homework, tests, quizzes, notes, projects, and most class work are awarded points.  Your grade will be calculated by a percentage of the total points. 

A= 93-100%  A-=90-92% 

B+=87-89%  B=83-86%  B-=80-82% 

C+=77=79%  C=73-76%  C-=70-72%

D+=67-69%  D=63-66%  D-=60-62% 

F=0-59%

 

Grading continued

The work completed during a regular class period is worth 10 points.  Tests and projects will be more than 10 points because they cover more than one day’s material.  Late work will have 10% of the point value deducted from that assignment after grading.  Late work must be turned in a week before the end of the marking period for the student to receive credit.  Students must make arrangements with the instructor to make up work for EXCUSED absences.

 

Textbook:

Gray, M.E., & Gray, L.E. (2007). Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair (2nd Edition). New Windsor, MD: Rolling Hills Publishing.

ISBN: 978-0-9740792-1-9  Available at www.AutoUpkeep.com.

 

Supplemental Resources:

Activities that correlate with the book’s content are available for free download at www.AutoUpkeep.com or can be purchased as a workbook (ISBN: 978-0-9740792-2-6). Each chapter in the text has useful “Web Links” that can be accessed through the Internet for additional resources throughout the course.

 

Safety:

It is essential that each student follow all safety guidelines, rules, and procedures as discussed in class and demonstrated in the lab/shop. Safety glasses are required for all lab activities.

 

 

Course Schedule:

18 Weeks

Week

Day

Topic

Read/

Discuss

Assignment/Lab/Log

Test

1

1

Introduction to the Class

Course Syllabus

Tour of Area

 

Daily Reflection Log

1

2

Chapter 1

Introduction and How Cars Work

Pages 8-11

Daily Reflection Log

1

3

Chapter 1

Introduction and How Cars Work

Pages 12-15

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

1

4

Chapter 1

Introduction and How Cars Work

 

Car Identification Activity

Daily Reflection Log

1

5

Chapter 1

Introduction and How Cars Work

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

2

6

Chapter 2

Buying an Automobile

Pages 16-18

Daily Reflection Log

2

7

Chapter 2

Buying an Automobile

Pages 19-21

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

2

8

Chapter 2

Buying an Automobile

 

Buying an Automobile Activity

Daily Reflection Log

2

9

Chapter 2

Buying an Automobile

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

2

10

Chapter 3

Automotive Expenses

Pages 22-25

Daily Reflection Log

3

11

Chapter 3

Automotive Expenses

Pages 26-27

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

3

12

Chapter 3

Automotive Expenses

 

Automotive Expenses Activity

Daily Reflection Log

3

13

Chapter 3

Automotive Expenses

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

3

14

Chapter 4

Repair Facilities

Pages 28-31

Daily Reflection Log

3

15

Chapter 4

Repair Facilities

Pages 32-33

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

4

16

Chapter 4

Repair Facilities

 

Repair Facilities Activity

Daily Reflection Log

4

17

Chapter 4

Repair Facilities

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

4

18

Chapter 5

Safety Around the Automobile

Pages 34-38

Daily Reflection Log

4

19

Chapter 5

Safety Around the Automobile

Pages 39-43

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

 

 

4

20

Chapter 5

Safety Around the Automobile

 

Automotive Safety Activity

Daily Reflection Log

5

21

Chapter 5

Safety Around the Automobile

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

5

22

Chapter 6

Basic Tools

Pages 44-51

Daily Reflection Log

5

23

Chapter 6

Basic Tools

Pages 52-57

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

5

24

Chapter 6

Basic Tools

 

Basic Tools Activity

Daily Reflection Log

5

25

Chapter 6

Basic Tools

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

6

26

Chapter 7

Auto Care and Cleaning

Pages 58-63

Daily Reflection Log

6

27

Chapter 7

Auto Care and Cleaning

Pages 64-65

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

6

28

Chapter 7

Auto Care and Cleaning

 

Interior Cleaning Activity

Exterior Cleaning Activity

Daily Reflection Log

6

29

Chapter 7

Auto Care and Cleaning

 

Waxing Activity

Daily Reflection Log

6

30

Chapter 7

Auto Care and Cleaning

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

7

31

Chapter 8

Fluid Level Check

Pages 66-69

Daily Reflection Log

7

32

Chapter 8

Fluid Level Check

Pages 70-73

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

7

33

Chapter 8

Fluid Level Check

 

Fluid Level Check Activity

Daily Reflection Log

7

34

Chapter 8

Fluid Level Check

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

7

35

Chapter 9

Electrical System

Pages 74-79

Daily Reflection Log

8

36

Chapter 9

Electrical System

Pages 80-83

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

8

37

Chapter 9

Electrical System

 

Battery Activity

Daily Reflection Log

8

38

Chapter 9

Electrical System

 

Charging Activity

Starting Activity

Daily Reflection Log

8

39

Chapter 9

Electrical System

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

 

 

8

40

Chapter 10

Lubrication System

Pages 84-87

Daily Reflection Log

9

41

Chapter 10

Lubrication System

Pages 88-89

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

9

42

Chapter 10

Lubrication System

 

Oil and Filter Change Activity

Daily Reflection Log

9

43

Chapter 10

Lubrication System

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

9

44

Careers Paths Chapters 1-10

Review Chapters 1-10 for Mid-Term Exam

 

Discuss Career Paths

Review for Mid-Term Exam

Daily Reflection Log

9

45

Mid-Term Exam

 

Mid-Term Exam

Daily Reflection Log

10

46

Chapter 11

Fuel System

Pages 90-94

Daily Reflection Log

10

47

Chapter 11

Fuel System

Pages 95-99

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

10

48

Chapter 11

Fuel System

 

Fuel System Activity

Daily Reflection Log

10

49

Chapter 11

Fuel System

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

10

50

Chapter 12

Cooling System and Climate Control

Pages 100-105

Daily Reflection Log

11

51

Chapter 12

Cooling System and Climate Control

Pages 106-109

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

11

52

Chapter 12

Cooling System and Climate Control

 

Air Conditioning Activity

Cabin Air Filter Activity

Daily Reflection Log

11

53

Chapter 12

Cooling System and Climate Control

 

Cooling System Activity

Daily Reflection Log

11

54

Chapter 12

Cooling System and Climate Control

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

11

55

Chapter 13

Ignition System

Pages 110-113

Daily Reflection Log

12

56

Chapter 13

Ignition System

Pages 114-115

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

12

57

Chapter 13

Ignition System

 

Ignition System Activity

Daily Reflection Log

12

58

Chapter 13

Ignition System

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

12

59

Chapter 14

Suspension, Steering, and Tires

Pages 116-119

Daily Reflection Log

12

60

Chapter 14

Suspension, Steering, and Tires

Pages 120-123

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

 

 

13

61

Chapter 14

Suspension, Steering, and Tires

 

Suspension and Steering Activity

Daily Reflection Log

13

62

Chapter 14

Suspension, Steering, and Tires

 

Tire Inspection and Rotation Activity

Daily Reflection Log

13

63

Chapter 14

Suspension, Steering, and Tires

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

13

64

Chapter 15

Braking System

Pages 124-127

Daily Reflection Log

13

65

Chapter 15

Braking System

Pages 128-129

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

14

66

Chapter 15

Braking System

 

Brake Inspection Activity

Daily Reflection Log

14

67

Chapter 15

Braking System

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

14

68

Chapter 16

Drivetrain

Pages 130-133

Daily Reflection Log

14

69

Chapter 16

Drivetrain

Pages 134-135

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

14

70

Chapter 16

Drivetrain

 

Drivetrain Activity

Daily Reflection Log

15

71

Chapter 16

Drivetrain

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

15

72

Chapter 17

Exhaust and Emission System

Pages 136-139

Daily Reflection Log

15

73

Chapter 17

Exhaust and Emission System

Pages 140-141

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

15

74

Chapter 17

Exhaust and Emission System

 

Exhaust and Emission Activity

Daily Reflection Log

15

75

Chapter 17

Exhaust and Emission System

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

16

76

Chapter 18

Alternative Fuels and Designs

Pages 142-147

Daily Reflection Log

16

77

Chapter 18

Alternative Fuels and Designs

Pages 148-151

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

16

78

Chapter 18

Alternative Fuels and Designs

 

Payback Period Activity

Daily Reflection Log

16

79

Chapter 18

Alternative Fuels and Designs

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

16

80

Chapter 19

Automotive Accessories

Pages 152-157

Daily Reflection Log

17

81

Chapter 19

Automotive Accessories

Pages 158-163

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

17

82

Chapter 19

Automotive Accessories

 

Automotive Accessories Activity

Daily Reflection Log

 

 

17

83

Chapter 19

Automotive Accessories

 

Review

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

17

84

Chapter 20

Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies

Pages 164-169

Daily Reflection Log

17

85

Chapter 20

Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies

Pages 170-177

Study Questions

Explore Web Links

Daily Reflection Log

18

86

Chapter 20

Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies

 

Changing a Flat Tire Activity

Replacing Wipers Activity

Daily Reflection Log

18

87

Chapter 20

Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies

 

Jump-Starting Activity

Lighting Activity

Daily Reflection Log

18

88

Chapter 20

Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies

 

Review  

Chapter Test

Daily Reflection Log

18

89

Careers Paths Chapters 11-20

Review for Final Exam

 

Discuss Career Paths

Review for Final Exam

Daily Reflection Log

18

90

Final Exam

 

Final Exam

Daily Reflection Log

 

Expectations:

·         Follow the teacher’s instructions.

·         Come prepared with required materials every day

·         Attend class every day and be on time

·         Strive to do your best

·         Be RESPECTFUL!  This means showing respect to the teacher, classmates, the room, substitutes, mentors, and the rest of the school community.

·         Follow all of the school rules. (See handbook)

 

 

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