Mechanics In Agriculture
CASE Curriculum

Introduction to Lesson 6.2 -- The Greening of Energy
Quizlet of Terms of Lesson 6.2

Activity 6.2.1 -- Clean Smoke (access through Canvas)

Notes sheet on Alternative Energy
Activity 6.2.1 -- Solar Array (access through Canvas)
Project 6.2.3 -- Going Green (access through Canvas)
Introduction to Lesson 6.3 -- This is my land
Quizlet of Terms of Lesson 6.3

Notes sheet on Legal Land Descriptions


Introduction to Lesson 6.4 -- How It's Made
Quizlet of Terms Lesson 6.4
Activity 6.4.1 -- How will it measure up (access through Canvas)

Note sheet on Understanding Measurements
Activity 6.4.2 -- Drawing to Scale (access through Canvas)

Note sheet on sketching and drawing

Activity 6.4.3 -- Drawing up Plans (access through Canvas)
Project 6.4.4 -- Road Trip (access through Canvas)

Note sheet on bills of materials

Project 6.4.5 -- Birdhouse Needed (access through Canvas)


Concepts to be learned:

1. People depend on consumable forms of energy, such as fuel and electricity, which are used in everyday life.
2. Agricultural commodities can be converted to alternative energy sources.
3. Many renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, and biofuels, are currently being used in the United States.
4. The efficiency of energy and the amount of energy produced varies among sources.
5. The sustainable use of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources are the basis of many issues and concerns among consumer groups
6. All property is legally defined and recorded based on a standardized regulatory system.
7. English and metric linear measurement systems are two useful forms of measurement used every day
8. Measurement accuracy is critical for project success.
9. The proper use of scale is important when drafting and designing project plans.
10. Agricultural projects involve planning, design, construction, implementation, and evaluation.


Performance objectives: It is expected the student will:

Compare the combustion of two common fuels used for energy production.
Construct a solar energy system and compare the production of electricity under different light conditions.
Develop an educational display that will describe an alternative energy source and the impact agriculture has on that source.
Describe parcels of land using the rectangular survey system and the metes and bounds system.
Use English and metric measurement systems to determine the length of objects.
Convert fractions and decimals.
Use proportions to solve problems and determine dimensions of objects drawn to scale.
Draw three-view plans of three-dimensional objects.
Write step-by-step directions for a coast-to-coast trip and calculate mileage and fuel cost.
Develop complete project plans for a birdhouse including researching the needs of the bird, designing, sketching, drawing,
writing directions, and estimating a bill of materials.