Automotive Systems Land Transportation Web Quest Created by: Mr. Taffner and Mr. Dupree
Introduction • Every car, no matter what model or brand has the same basic systems. • Each system works in harmony to propel, direct, and stop a vehicle. • The basic systems of a vehicle include: • Braking • Power plant • Transmission • 4-Wheel/all wheel drive • Fuel • Lubrication • Cooling • Heating and A/C • Electrical • Steering • Suspension • Emissions • Safety
Task • Students will work in groups of 2 • The instructor will assign you an automotive system to research. • Your group will be responsible for researching the required information. You will use the internet as your primary source of information. • Your group will then be responsible for presenting the information to the rest of the class. You will use the PowerPoint program for your presentation.
Process • Get into your group (remember groups of TWO) • Receive your groups assigned vehicle system from the instructor. • Using the internet, research your assigned vehicle system. • Using the information from your research, create a PowerPoint presentation. • Present your findings to the class.
Process • Your PowerPoint should contain the following items: • - Function of the system • Brief history • First vehicle to use system and how it was different from current • Components of the system • Common failures of the system (what breaks, how, and why?) • Current innovations to the system (what's new?) • Supporting pictures
Resources • www.howstuffworks.com • www.google.com • http://www.automotivedigest.com/ • Power Point Tutorial http://www.electricteacher.com/tutorial3.htm
Evaluation Your PowerPoint and presentation will be evaluated based on the following criteria: PowerPoint (50 points) • At least 6 content slides (15 points) • Includes accurate information on the 6 required items (20 points) • Title/Bibliography page (10 points) • Supporting images (5 points) Presentation (30 points) • Eye contact (5 points) • Voice projection (5 points) • Prepared (5 points) • Organized (5 points) • Adds information not on the slide, uses PowerPoint to enhance presentation (10 points)
Evaluation 80 Total Points PowerPoint (50 points) Presentation (30 Points) • At least 6 slides (15 pts.) • Accurate information (20 pts.) • Title / Bibliography page (10 pts.) • Supporting images (5 pts.) • Eye contact (5 pts.) • Voice projection (5 pts.) • Prepared (5 pts.) • Organized (5 pts.) • Adds information (10 pts.)
Conclusion • Congratulations! You have completed the web quest. • During this process you have • Learned how to use the program Microsoft PowerPoint • Taught yourself about a vehicle’s system • Taught your classmates about that system • Learned about various other systems from your classmates. • Gained public speaking practice
Teachers • This web quest is designed for a high school (grades 10-12) Land Transportation course. • The intent of this project is for students to gain knowledge through research, teaching each other about a vehicles systems and making the connection on how they work together. • This project should take approximately seven 40 minute class periods to complete. • The presentations should take approximately two to three 40 minute class periods depending on class size.