Teen Driving: Skills, Responsibilities and Reactions

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As an introduction to the skills required for and responsibilities of driving, pre-teens and teens engage in a series of activities, chart their response times, and analyze how variables effect these reaction times. Class groups use the provided links to engage in reaction time experiments, including the NY Times Driving Game and review reaction time literature. A carefully scaffolded, interdisciplinary unit that deserves a place in your curriculum library.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Connect with the local Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) chapter and examine the programs they have available in your area
Classroom Considerations

  • The unit is appropriate for both middle and high school science, health, and biology classes

  • The 18-page packet includes detailed plans and mini-labs, links to sites that permit groups to engage in research and conduct experiments, and worksheets and rubrics

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