Why Air Bags?

If a heavy steel car can't protect you from injury, how can a bag filled with air? The lesson answers this question and many others as young scientists experiment with the impulse and forces related to air bags in automobiles. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Team teach the lesson with driver's education
  • Research the different generations of air bags
Classroom Considerations

  • Find a clear space to complete the experiment so that everyone remains safe
  • The sixth lesson in a series of nine

  • Lesson includes homework questions
  • Provides hands-on activities that are engaging for all learners

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