Construction Fasteners

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

September 2010

Subject         Technology Education                       

Grade     12

Unit   Construction Fasteners, Fastening Tools                     


Essential Question(s):

  • Do you think builders need to be able to select appropriate nails and drive them effectively?
  • Do you think hand driven nails hold a house together better than air driven nails?
  • Do you think hand driving of nails will remain an important skill in the near future?

Big Idea(s):

  • How to drive nails manually and pneumatically
  • How to use screws, bolts, cordless drills impact drivers


Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:


Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:



  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Demonstration
  • Student Application.


  • Hammers                                    
  • Drywall screws
  • Nails                                           
  • Lag screws
  • Cordless drills                        
  • Impact driver