⁣Lesson Plan: How to Make a Foot-Operated Water Tap Valve

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⁣Lesson Plan: How to Make a Foot-Operated Water Tap Valve

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: Engineering and Technology

Duration: 120 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-12.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.3: Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments.

Lesson Objectives:
- Students will understand the principles of hydraulic systems and how they can be applied to create a foot-operated water tap valve.
- Students will learn about the engineering and design process involved in making the valve.
- Students will be able to explain the steps and techniques used to make the foot-operated water tap valve.

Materials:
- Plastic tubing (flexible)
- Two plastic bottles (empty and clean)
- Water source (e.g., faucet or water container)
- Drill or hot nail
- Knife or scissors
- Rubber bands or zip ties
- Plastic container or basin
- Water

Procedure:
1. Begin the lesson by discussing the principles of hydraulic systems and how they can be used to control the flow of water.
2. Show the students examples of foot-operated water tap valves or use images/videos to familiarize them with the final product.
3. Explain to the students that they will be designing and creating their own foot-operated water tap valve.
4. Distribute the materials to each student or group of students.
5. Instruct the students to drill or create small holes in the bottle caps of the empty plastic bottles.
6. Cut the plastic tubing into appropriate lengths, ensuring that it can reach from the water source to the plastic container or basin.
7. Attach one end of each plastic tube to the holes in the bottle caps using rubber bands or zip ties, creating a T-shape configuration.
8. Fill one plastic bottle with water and close it tightly with the cap.
9. Connect the other end of the plastic tube from the water-filled bottle to the water source, ensuring a secure connection.
10. Place the empty plastic bottle in the plastic container or basin, ensuring it is stable and won't tip over.
11. Connect the other end of the plastic tube from the empty bottle to the water tap or faucet, ensuring a secure connection.
12. Test the foot-operated water tap valve by pressing on the water-filled bottle with your foot. Observe the water flow and adjust the connections if needed.
13. Discuss the design, functionality, and potential applications of the foot-operated water tap valve.

Assessment:
- Observe students' engagement and participation during the activity.
- Evaluate students' understanding of hydraulic systems and the engineering and design process through class discussions.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.9-12.2
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.3

It's always a good idea to avoid touching water tap in public places to reduce the spread of a virus ( Corona / Covid-19) or bacteria. We are making a unit that can install into a existing water tap line and make it foot operated. It's easy to make and cost effective. We will take you through the process of making the unit in this video.If you like our video please give us a thumbs up and don't forget to subscribe. Also if you have new ideas, questions or complaints don't hesitate to comment below, i'll reply you as soon as possible. Hope you will enjoy our videos! Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channe....l/UC6_4orowrtKA5yKnS music I use in my videos:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW9d8vYrVFQAll rights reserved by Creative SL 2020

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