Mr. Comfort

Internal Combustion, Metals Fabrication, and Automotive Electrical Resources

 

Welcome back to our final home learning assignment of the school year. I want to take this time to thank my students for a wonderful experience during my first year of teaching. I have learned as much or more from you, as you have from me. Thank you. 

I also want to congratulate the class of 2020. This year has proven to test our ability to adapt under any situation. Despite slowing down the progress of our busy lives, this has allowed us to pause and reflect on the truly important things. Each, and every one of you are destined for great things. Keep your chin up, and be proud to be the graduating class of 2020! 

 

Period 1. Internal Combustion Engines, Period 2. Metals Fabrication, Period 4. Automotive Electrical.  

While concluding this year's home learning experience. I would like to reflect on the year as a whole. I would like you to answer questions about your experiences. When considering what we have learned in the Industrial department so far, it is important to reflect on these experiences for the next school year and your future career paths.  

Please answer the following questions.  

  1. List the ten most important safety rules you have learned in the industrial department. 

  1. Explain why you think these rules are important. Will they help you in the future? 

  1. List five of the most important things you learned in each specific class. Example. In Tune-up and Emissions, I learned how to identify the difference between a distributor ignition system and a coil over plug ignition system. 

  1. Do you think you can use this knowledge to help yourself or others in the future? Example. Helping someone change a flat tire. 

  1. Explain your experience in the industrial department.  

  1. Explain how we can make next year better for everyone’s learning experience? 

 

Again, Thank you for being patient with myself and the staff of DRHS during these extraordinary times. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for us.  

If you need to reach out, my email is Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca 

Mr. Comfort 

 

 

 

Greetings scholars! We are counting down the days until the end of the school year! And I would like to thank you for being great students!

I look forward to what next year has in store for us and I can’t wait to get back into the shop.

Period 1. Internal Combustion Engines. 

In this class, I would like you to research information about engine cooling systems. You can use search engines such as Google for your information, however, keep in mind what reliable information looks like.

When searching engine cooling components, search the following terms:

Air cooled and liquid cooled systems

Radiators

Water pumps

Cooling fans

Hoses

Heater components

Water jackets and coolant ports

Different coolant types

If you have any questions, don’t forget to email anytime! Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

 

Period 2. Metals Fabrication.

Hey class! This week, we will be working on three modules that cover plasma cutting and cutting tools. Just click on the link below to access the website. If you completed the earlier assignment, you would have made an account with Miller. You can use the same password. If you did not complete that assignment you can sign up.

The link to the website is:

https://openbook.millerwelds.com/Courses/6721/Home-Learning-June-1st/Home-Learning-June-1st?authorizeCode=ff5b7999-f8c6-404e-aa47-ff77507b6bfa

 

If you have any questions, send me an email anytime! Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

 

Period 4. Automotive Electrical.

Hey everyone, I would like you to use search engines such as Google to research some Automotive terms. (Remember to use credible websites when searching.) With these terms, I would also like you to explain how they function in a vehicle.

The list of terms are:

Natural Magnets

Permanent Magnets

Electro Magnets

Relays

Solenoids

Magnetic attraction and repulsion

Basic electrical motor principles

Armatures

Field coils

Starter drives

Magnetic switches

Pull-in and hold-in windings

 

Search each term and explain the basics of it along with what types of applications it is used in. If you have any questions, send me a message any time!

Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

Hey class! I hope you had time to enjoy this beautiful weekend! It’s important to stay active and happy! We will soon be into June and summer is fast approaching!  

 

Period 1. Internal Combustion Engines and Period 4. Automotive Electrical. 

Hey everyone, this week, we will be working on an assignment that will keep us “rolling” down the road safely. At the bottom of this week’s assignment will be a PowerPoint about tire identification and sizing. I would like you to open up that assignment, Google search the definitions, tell me what each term means, and add pictures to the slides. You can send them to me when you are finished.  

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca 

 

Period 2. Metals Fabrication 

Hey scholars! We have talked about different types of welders and how they function to bond different metals together. Today we will talk about the different accessories welder’s use to make work more efficient. Click on the link below, it will take you to a Miller welding website, where I have set up a teacher page. Once you are on the site, you will have to create an account by putting in your email address and creating a password. Remember to write down your password so you do not forget for future assignments. Once you are signed up, you can click on the assignment called “Accessories”. Watch slideshow presentation and answer the questions at the end of the presentation.  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message anytime. Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca 

 

Hey everyone, I hope you found time this weekend to enjoy the wonderful weather.

Last week’s assignment was all about career planning and how we can take our own dreams and turn them into careers. The people in the videos spoke about the relation between their work life and home life, affirming why they enjoy what they do. I hope this sparked inspiration in your path.

This week, we will be switching gears back to learning content from each individual class subject. There will be three assignments, with videos and questions to answer along the way.

Period 1. Internal Combustion Engines.

Hey gang, I would like you to watch this video on compression ratios, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qH_ThYLD6Q and answer the following questions:

  1. What manufacturer brand is the engine used in the demonstration video?
  2. What three things about compression ratio’s will be explained in the video?
  3.  Explain, what is compression ratio?
  4. Why would it make power if you increase or decrease the compression ratio?
  5. What average compression ratio does the 70’s “smog” engine have?
  6. What type of compression ratio’s do street performance engines have?
  7. What compression ratio is considered “no man’s land”?
  8. Does higher compression ratio mean a higher-octane fuel is needed?
  9. What two things inside the cylinder and chamber can increase compression ratio?
  10. Define the term displacement.
  11. Define the term stroke.
  12. Does having a piston with a “dish” in it increase or decrease compression ratio?
  13. Will a thicker head gasket increase or decrease compression ratio?
  14. How many thousandths of an inch is the head gasket when bolted down to the engine?
  15. Name all of the elements needed to properly calculate compression ratio
  16. What is the compression ratio of the Mopar engine in the video?

If you have any questions, shoot me an email at Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

 

Period 2. Metals Fabrication

Hey class! This week in welding, I would like you to watch a video that explains tips and tricks to help you work safely while welding in the automotive industry. Here’s the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbFjqNxls1U and please answer the following questions.

  1. Explain tip #1.
  2. Why do you think it is important to have the metal properly prepared to weld?
  3. What type of brake cleaner is recommended?
  4. Finnegan mentions a chemical in Chlorinated brake clean that starts with a “T” find the name of this chemical on Google.
  5. What can happen to you if you use Chlorinated brake cleaner while welding?
  6. What other chemicals are considered safe to use?
  7. Do you need to be precise when welding tubes together using a Mig welder?
  8. Do you need to be precise when welding tubes together using a Tig welder?
  9. What types of metals do you need to use a Tig welder for?
  10. What types of metals can you weld with a Mig welder?
  11. Why is it important to wear gloves and protective covering when welding?
  12. What is mentioned about welding in confined spaces?

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email anytime! Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

 

Period 4. Automotive Electrical

Hey all! Welcome back to Electrical! This class, we will learn a bit about Digital Volt Ohm Meters, or DVOM for short. In this video, a demonstration of a unique electrical tool called a Power-Probe will be shown. Here’s the link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVNG20hmIc and please answer the following questions:

  1. Where is he connecting the alligator clips of the Power-Probe to?
  2. How many volts are showing on the meter when checking the battery?
  3. What is the purpose of powering 12 volts to the tip of the Power-Probe?
  4. When triggering 12 volts to pin 30 and 86 of the relay, which pin does the power come out of?
  5. What is he sending power to?
  6. When he is applying power to one pin and ground on the other, what noise can be heard?
  7. By using this system, what two possible problems can this resolve?
  8. Do you think the Power-Probe can replace the original Digital Volt Ohm Meter? (If you do not remember volt meters, search a quick video on DVOM to better understand.)

If you have any questions, please send me an email anytime! Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

Period 1. Internal Combustion, Period 2. Metals Fabrication, Period 4. Automotive Electrical

Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a great week and that you didn’t get too much snow!

This week, I want to focus on career paths and the unique variety that New Brunswick has to offer you. As we proceed through our daily lives, we often question what we would like to pursue in the future. Some of you have known at a young age what type of career path you are interested in, while others want to explore the many possibilities life has to offer! Either way, you are destined for great things!

I would like you to watch this video on NB career paths to see there are multitudes of opportunities within our province. To watch the video, please go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKZ9a0XMlFY

After watching this video, I would like you to go to the webpage: https://www.nbjobs.ca/explore/occ-videos

On this page, there are 10 career path videos. Choose 5 of these videos to watch and write a paragraph for each video that you chose, explaining:

1.Why did you choose each video?

2.What did you find interesting about each video?

3.Could you see yourself working in this career path?

4.Did this video make you think more critically about career opportunities?

5.The people in each video speak about how their own personal experiences revolve around their lifestyle. This is a reflection of their skills matching up to what they enjoy doing at work and at home. Tell me, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time, and how could it help guide your future career goals?

Please feel free to find other resources to help guide you. On the NB jobs site, there are also many resources that show statistics on where these jobs are located, average salaries, and required education.

If you have any questions, shoot me a message anytime. Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

Welcome back again everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! The nice weather is on its way. Don’t forget to enjoy it!

This week, we will be working in the same format as usual.

 

Period 1. Internal Combustion Engines.

Hi guys and gals! This week, I would like you to watch this YouTube video about the internal combustion engine and answer the following questions.

The link to the video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_HzAxhyXLo

The questions are:

  1. When entering the vehicle, after putting on your seatbelt, what is the first thing you do?
  2. What types of energy does a starter motor transform into?
  3. What is the starter motor coupled to?
  4. The explosions that occur inside the cylinder are converted into what energy?
  5. What is the aim of the engine?
  6. The back and forth linear motion of the pistons is converted into what type of motion?
  7. What is the term four-stroke referring to?
  8. What are the four-strokes of and internal combustion engine?
  9. What number is the air-fuel ratio?
  10. When the pressure in the cylinder rises, does the temperature rise too?
  11. What happens at the top of the compression stroke?
  12. What is the fourth and final stroke?
  13. How many times per second the four-stroke cycle repeat?
  14. In your own words, why is it important that all the moving parts maintain the same timing? What could happen if the timing changed too much?

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at: Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

 

Period 2. Metals Fabrication.

This week in welding, we will be working through one PowerPoint presentation followed by a quiz. Feel free to work back and forth between the presentations and the quizzes. The topics they cover are SMAW, or Shielded Metal Arc Welding. This is the basics of how electricity and current function to bond metals together.

The Presentation link is: https://www.millerwelds.com/Training/PresentationsQuizzes/SMAW-Stick/SMAW_3/presentation_html5.html

And the quiz link is: https://www.millerwelds.com/Training/PresentationsQuizzes/SMAW-Stick/SMAW_3_Quiz/story_html5.html

If you have any questions, email away! Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

 

Period 4. Automotive Electrical.

Hey class! Remember when we began on Ohm’s Law, we practiced using the formula to figure out voltage, resistance, and amperage? This week, we will continue to work on this formula to keep our minds fresh!

There will be a link at the bottom of the page called: Ohms law exercise.

From there, you will access it, read through the real-life situations, and find the correct answers to the problems.

If you need any help, don’t hesitate to shoot me a message anytime! Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

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Welcome back scholars! I hope you had a great weekend!

This week, we will continue to forge forward and learn new things! I welcome everyone to provide me with feedback on how the assignments are. I would like to know how they work with technology you have at home. If there is anything I can do to make assignments easier to navigate, I am all ears!

Period 1. Internal Combustion Engines and Period 4. Automotive Electrical.

During this week’s Home Learning Assignment, we will be working on questions that make us think critically about the automotive trade and what we have learned throughout it. These questions are answered in your own words, however, you may certainly do some research if you do not feel confident in your background knowledge.

The attachment at the bottom of the page you will use is called: DiscussionForum_Assignment.

Please reach out if you have any questions. Good luck! 

My email is: Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

 

Period 2. Metals Fabrication.

In welding, we will be working through two PowerPoint presentations, followed by two quizzes. Feel free to work back and forth between the presentations and the quizzes. The topics they cover are SMAW, or Shielded Metal Arc Welding. This is the basics of how electricity and current function to bond metals together.

There are four links below. The first presentation and quiz links are:

https://www.millerwelds.com/Training/PresentationsQuizzes/SMAW-Stick/SMAW_1/presentation_html5.html

https://www.millerwelds.com/Training/PresentationsQuizzes/SMAW-Stick/SMAW_1_Quiz/story_html5.html

 

The second presentation and quiz links are:

https://www.millerwelds.com/Training/PresentationsQuizzes/SMAW-Stick/SMAW_2_Current/presentation_html5.html

https://www.millerwelds.com/Training/PresentationsQuizzes/SMAW-Stick/SMAW_2_Quiz/story_html5.html

 

If you have any questions, please reach out. Once again, my email is: Daniel.comfort@nbed.nb.ca

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Hi everyone! I hope you are all keeping healthy and happy. This week we will be working on the same format for assignments. At the bottom of the page, there will be links for each assignment. Good luck and stay safe!

 

Period 1. Internal Combustion Engines and Period 4. Automotive Electrical.

Similar to last week’s assignment, we will be working on a service information document. This document is for both automotive classes. You will use this document along with a link called www.motologic.com. Here you will scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the link “Explore A Test Car”, where you will be working on a 2014 Buick Regal. You can search throughout the site to find answers on how to properly service this vehicle. 

The links you will use to complete this assignment are at the bottom of the page. They are called: DL01_60KService_Assignment And the link www.motologic.com

Good luck and please don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

Period 2. Metals Fabrication.

This week’s assignment is focused on proper welding joints and terminology. This is an important aspect to becoming fluent in the welding world. At the bottom of the post, there will be two links to use to be successful. You will open the PowerPoint and the question sheet. Read the questions and find the answers in the PowerPoint Presentation.

The first is a PowerPoint named: Joint Design and Symbols Presentation and the second is a document named:  Joint Design and Symbols EXAM.

Good luck and reach out anytime!

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A student submitted a picture of why wearing proper PPE is important. 

If you have an appropriate, and possibly funny safety picture. Send it to me and I will add your picture...

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Home Learning Assignment Monday, April 13, 2020

Welcome back to another week of home learning. I hope you all had a relaxing Easter weekend. This week, we will be diving into service information. This is an important aspect in the Automotive industry. In order to repair a vehicle, you must be able to find the right specifications and answers to correctly repair vehicles and work efficiently.

Period 1. Internal Combustion Engines and Period 4 Automotive Electrical. (Both Automotive classes, same assignment)

In this exercise, you will open the following document and answer the questions while navigating the Identifix website. This website is a great resource that I have used throughout my career. You can click on the link in the question document, or use this link https://www.identifix.com/test-drive/ Once you are on the website, scroll to the bottom and click “Test Drive”. This will take you to a preloaded page, with a 2007 Honda CR-V as a sample vehicle. All of the questions relate to this vehicle.

The document you will use for this assignment is at the bottom of the screen titled: dl06_serviceinformationchallenge_assignment  

Just a little tip: You can search keywords from the questions in the search bar and it will take you very close to your destination.

Good luck and remember, I am just a message away if you need help with anything. Or just say hi!

 

Period 2. Metals Fabrication

During this assignment, we will get a better understanding of GMAW. (Gas Metal Arc Welding)  This is the basics of how a welder works, along with its advantages and disadvantages. There are two PowerPoint presentations you will need to navigate through, while answering the questions on the third document. Please have patience and don’t hesitate to message me with any questions you may have. Take care!

The documents you will need are at the bottom of the page and the titles of the PowerPoints are basicmetalarcweldingpart1 and 2

 

The questions are under gasmetalarcweldingpptquestions

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