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Auto Mechanics II






Course Objectives

The student will:

Understand how different gases and liquids act when they are compressed.
Understand how fluids can be used to transmit motion or force.
Explain the basic principle of Pascal’s Law.
Describe the effects of pressure on a confined liquid.
Describe the relationship between area and force in a hydraulic system.
Identify the purpose and describe the operation of the master cylinder.
Identify the master cylinder safety features and describe the purpose of each one.
Identify the purpose of the power brake booster.
Describe the purpose and function of a drum brake system.
Describe the purpose and function of a disc brake system.
Identify the difference between two-wheel and four-wheel disc brake systems.
Identify the advantages of disc brake system over drum brake system.
Identify the components and describe the operation of a typical parking brake mechanism for a drum brake system and a disc brake system.
Describe the correct bleeding procedures for brake systems.
Identify correct parking brake adjustment procedures for drum and disc brakes.





Performance Objectives

The student will:

·       Conduct him/herself in a manner that is consistent with safety rules of the auto shop. Use various tools and equipment that would be found in an auto shop.
·       Take proper care of the tools and equipment found in an auto shop.
·       Be able to do a brake job on disc and drum brake vehicles.
·       Be able to properly bleed a brake system using various methods.
·       Be able to properly adjust parking brakes on disc and drum brake vehicles.
·        Identify various brake safety features that are used on            vehicles today and explain why one may be better than another.  Example: front/back and diagonal split.
·        Understand the functions and relationships of various parts of braking systems in general.
·       Get involved in various projects.





Standards Alignment

·       009 Reference Materials
·       012 General Housekeeping
·       027 Listening
·       028 Observation
·       034 Safety
·       037 Basic Math Skills
·       045 Problem Solving
·       061 Units of Measurement
·       078 Scientific Method
·       079 Teamwork
·       102 Mechanics / Forces
·       118 Hand and   Power Tools
·       166 Inspection
·       167 Diagnosis
·       G08 Positive Attitudes Personally and Professionally
·       G17 Work Ethic
·       G20 Appreciation of Diversity







Technology Standards Alignment

·       1 Basic operations and Concepts
·       2 Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
·       3 Technology Productivity Tools
·       5 Technology Research Tools
·       6 Technology Problem-solving and Decision-making Tools






Student Assessment

Skill and content-based tests and semester exams.
Homework  / classwork assignments.
Lab work.
Group projects.
Assigned projects.
Student picked projects.





Student Activities

View  “Brakes: Controlling the Power” disc.
Work with model brakes.
Work on “live” vehicles.
Group projects.
Individual projects.





Mission and Student Expectations Alignment

Student will be provided an environment in which to acquire knowledge and skills to become a respectful, productive, and responsible citizen.





Applied Learning Alignment

A1, C1, C2, C3, D1, D2, E1


Common Core Standards for Mathematics

N-Q 1,2,3,
A-CED 1,2,3,4

Math Practices 1,2,5,6




Common Core of Learning



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