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Teacher guide Collisions and biomechanics lesson

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.



Educational details

Educational value
  • The lesson plan is very valuable in explaining the impacts of car accidents on human bodies and the efforts made by automobile manufacturers to improve the safety of cars.
  • The lesson plan is very valuable in engaging girls in STEM subjects. It provides tips for teachers and exemplary role models of women working in STEM positions.
  • The lesson plan is valuable in providing real life examples of the Physical sciences content descriptions regarding energy conservation in a system [that] can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations, and that the motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics.
  • The resource is also valuable for understanding that advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and are often linked to scientific discoveries, as described in Science as a human endeavour for students in years 9 and 10.
  • The resource is valuable in that it allows students to proceed through the steps described in the Science inquiry strand for years 9 and 10.
Year level

9; 10

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
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