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Topic: Tools/Materials 

Life Work

 Standard 1.  Makes effective use of basic tools
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Uses hammers, screwdrivers, clamps, rulers, scissors, and hand lenses; operates ordinary audio equipment
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses a hammer
     2.Uses a screwdriver
     3.Uses a clamp
     4.Uses a ruler
     5.Uses scissors
     6.Uses a hand lens
     7.Operates audio equipment
   Benchmark 3.Makes something out of paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, metal, or existing objects that can be used to perform a task
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Makes something out of paper that can be used to perform a task
     2.Makes something out of cardboard that can be used to perform a task
     3.Makes something out of wood that can be used to perform a task
     4.Makes something out of plastic that can be used to perform a task
     5.Makes something out of metal that can be used to perform a task
     6.Makes something out of existing objects that can be used to perform a task
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Chooses appropriate common materials for making simple mechanical constructions and controlling things
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Chooses appropriate common materials for making simple mechanical constructions
     2.Chooses appropriate common materials for controlling things
   Benchmark 2.Measures and mixes dry and liquid materials in prescribed amounts, exercising reasonable safety
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Measures dry materials in prescribed amounts
     2.Measures liquid materials in prescribed amounts
     3.Mixes dry and liquid materials
     4.Follows safety rules for measuring and mixing materials
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Uses hand and power tools to shape, fasten, and unfasten such materials as wood, plastic, and soft metal, exercising reasonable safety
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses hand tools to shape wood, plastic, and soft metal
     2.Uses hand tools to fasten wood, plastic, and soft metal
     3.Uses hand tools to unfasten wood, plastic, and soft metal
     4.Uses power tools to shape wood, plastic, and soft metal
     5.Uses power tools to fasten wood, plastic, and soft metal
     6.Uses power tools to unfasten wood, plastic, and soft metal
   Benchmark 2.Inspects, disassembles, and reassembles simple mechanical devices and describes the various parts
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Inspects simple mechanical devices and describes the various parts
     2.Disassembles simple mechanical devices and describes the various parts
     3.Reassembles simple mechanical devices and describes the various parts
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Learns the proper use of new instruments by following instructions in a manual or by taking instructions from an experienced user
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Learns the proper use of new instruments by following instructions in a manual
     2.Learns the proper use of new instruments by taking instructions from an experienced user
 Standard 5.  Makes general preparation for entering the work force
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 20.Knows the technical skills required for careers of personal interest (e.g., operating and trouble-shooting workplace tools and machines; using email)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that many careers require specific technical skills
     2.Understands operation and trouble-shooting of workplace tools and machines
     3.Knows how to use email