The Rear End Collision

Did you know one in every four car crashes are rear end collisions? The lesson explains what happens to your neck when you are involved in a rear end collision. Scholars experiment and apply Newton's Second Law of Motion. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Lesson makes cross-curricular connections with driver's education
  • Ask students what happens to helium balloons inside a car as the car accelerates and decelerates
Classroom Considerations

  • Carefully plan the area for the experiment to prevent falls and damage to walls
  • The eighth lesson in a series of nine
Pros

  • Includes homework questions to assess pupils' understanding
  • Lesson provides a hands-on and engaging activity
Cons

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