Why Use Seat Belts?

Young scholars explore reasons why using a seat belt is a safe choice while riding in a car. For this physics/safety lesson, students set up and observe a doll with and without a seat belt moving down a ramp in a dynamics cart. Collision points, speed, and the angle of the ramp are recorded and compared to the distance a "passenger" is thrown from a cart.

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5th - 6th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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