Construction Materials Bathouse

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Project by Mr. Tim Zavacki posted 04-06-2017 02:01 PM 769 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Construction Materials Bat house

Students in my 2016-17 Basic Home Maintenance class (grades 10-12) utilized construction materials to build bat houses for themselves or the schools environmental group. This introduction project taught the students how to use a handheld circular saw, handheld jigsaw, miter saw, layout tools (including chalk lines, levels, rulers, tape measures, drywall squares, carpenters squares), sawhorses along with correct job-site safety theories and procedures. All in all it was a success. They were stained dark for the area/zone we live in. In addition we discussed bats and their habitats along with why bats are an important part of our ecosystem.

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#1 posted 04-06-2017 02:19 PM

A very interesting course. All students need that one. Should be a requirement.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-06-2017 05:09 PM

Nice bat house. It looks to have all the needed features for such a house, too!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 04-06-2017 05:42 PM

Great project and teaching much needed living essentials too.

Unfortunately our education “systems” are way too interested in sports and not even close to interested enough in living working in the real world!

I think basic shop=repair courses should actually start being taught in the 5-6th grade area. we have college graduates that can NOT even change an interior door knob! Or a tire on their car; but that know all about NFL NBA—and PGA etc. Might be why the country’s jobs are being sent to places where people can actually still do an honest day’s work.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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