Bite-size classroom activities that support big science ideas relating to road safety.
Get students learning hands-on as they explore big science ideas with these engaging activities.
Each activity features concise online teacher support material:
With thanks to teachers Jane Lennon and Drew McGlashen for their advice.
Artwork: Jacqui Trumpet.
Students develop their understanding of gravity and how friction slows things down, as they experiment with marbles, tin cans and bits and bobs like bubble wrap and sandpaper.
Help students learn about movement, forces and energy. They'll get hands-on with marbles, record their observations and focus on using their evidence as they build up their conceptual understanding of physical world phenomena.
These activities are used to model safety features such as bicycle helmets and vehicle crumple zones. Your students will practise critiquing their own evidence while squashing paper cones and protecting eggs!