TLF ID M025352
This lesson plan investigates ways in which automobile manufacturers seek to reduce injuries that occur in car accidents. Students note the effects of car accidents on human bodies, the factors that influence the type and severity of injuries, and the safety ratings of vehicles in which they travel regularly. The resource emphasises the risks inherent in the use of crash test dummies that are based on the height and weight of adult males. The resource includes links to websites, videos and a teacher's guide, as well as downloadable versions of a lesson plan and assessment rubric. The lesson plan also features suggestions for engaging girls in the assessment of safety features in automobiles and showcases female role models.