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Transport Book 2

Transport Book 2 by Fiona Rayns
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This blackline masters book is designed to complement the teaching of the topic "transport" in the elementary classroom for students working at intermediate level. Activities have been designed to be highly motivating for students, promoting learning across several subject areas. The book does not attempt to present everything there is to know on transport – it is more a resource tool, packed full of interesting activities to enhance a transport-based teaching program.

Each activity stands alone and many of the sheets are suitable for early finishers who wish to complete further research. Some of the more scientific activities may require the teacher to complete the activity as a whole class lesson.

The activities have been arranged according to the method of transport being studied. For ease of use, the relevant subject area has been listed in the Contents on page 3.

Teachers’ Notes

Notes for activity pages are provided on pages 4 and 5. Suitable and relevant Internet references have also been supplied to enable teachers to safely direct students involved in online learning. Many of the web references are provided purely for the teacher to study background information about the particular subject area.

Ready-Ed Publications; June 2003
38 pages; ISBN 9781863975513
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Title: Transport Book 2
Author: Fiona Rayns; Melinda Brezmen

Production Lines

Today many goods are manufactured using a production line. On a production line each worker has one particular job to do and they do it over and over again. The correct parts for the job are delivered exactly where they are needed.

E.g. If you wanted to have a barbecue which would be the most efficient method?

One person in charge of cooking the sausages, one making the salad, another pouring the drinks and another setting the table? OR each person cooking their own sausages, then making their own salad, pouring their drink and then setting their place?

o Draw how you think a production line could work at an outdoor barbecue.

Henry Ford found that by using a production line he could get a Model-T Ford finished in just 93 minutes instead of the 14 hours it normally took to build a car. This meant his cars were cheaper to produce and so were cheaper to buy.

Cars today are made on production lines in large factories. Advances in technology mean the cars can be finished even faster and one can roll off the production line every 54 seconds! Many of the tasks are now done by robots. Robots can work around the clock, are quick and accurate, and can cope with dirty, dull and dangerous work.

o Sequence the stages below to create an assembly line plan. Number the boxes to order the stages according to how you think the order of a car assembly line would operate.

  • Seats, interior trim, stereo and other interior fittings are added to complete the car.
  • Robots weld the body panels together to form the car’s body.
  • Inspection of hinges and possible rough spots. Minor problems fixed.
  • The metal arrives at the factory in big rolls. Body parts (panels) are pressed out of sheet metal (a bit like using a cookie cutter to make biscuits!).
  • Major parts such as steering, suspension, axles and wheels and the engine are added to the painted body.
  • Body painted. First the whole car is dipped in undercoat and then oven dried. It is then sprayed by a robot and oven dried again.
  • Final inspection of completed car over rollers to test brakes and engine. Body is checked for water proofing.