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Lesson Overview

Lesson Title:
Safety Cages and Seatbelts

Ms. Jami Turnquist (Primary)
Dr. Gabriel Bruguier

Brief Description:
This lesson talks about what happens in a car crash, how to do crash testing, and safety measures in place.

Topics Introduced:
crash testing, impacts


Lesson Information

Learning Expectations:

Students will what happens during a car crash and safety measures in place/how they work to protect people in a crash.

Plan Of Action:

Students will talk about crash testing, what happens during a crash, and how seatbelts and airbags help protect people in a crash.

Data Set Used:

Students will be given rules and supplies for this activity.

Materials Needed:

1. Egg for testing
2. A make-shift downhill ramp for testing
3. Variety of materials for testing
Suggestions: craft sticks, rubber bands, plastic cubs, hot glue, wheels, 1/8" dowels

Preparation Period:

1. Download powerpoint to computer ahead of time and look through material.
2. Have an idea how many members you want in each group.
3. Have supplies ready for groups

Implementation Period:

Lesson will last approximately 45 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for powerpoint and questions, 20 minutes for building, 15 minutes for testing.

Lesson Files

Crash testing
Powerpoint for lesson
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