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Accidents Happen: Seat Belt Laws, Enforcement, and Usage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Start with a NOVA video about car crashes, crash test dummy footage, or other video about seat belt use. Or have groups review attached data about seat belt usage (by state) and share their conclusions. Learners then devise a method to...
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Life (and Fewer Deaths) After Seat Belts

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half. Scholars continue crashing their cart with a crash test dummy into a wall, but this time, they experiment with different types of seat belts to reduce injuries....
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Life (and Death) Before Seat Belts

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know only 80-90% of passengers wear a seat belt in a moving car? Young scholars use clay and a cart to complete an experiment about what happens without a seat belt in a collision. The lesson includes Newton's Second Law of...
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Newton's Laws and Seat Belts

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study Newton's Laws of Motion. They review an assessment task and rubric and discuss Newton's Laws of Motion. They discuss how to test the relationships of mass and acceleration in personal situations. They write a one-page...
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Health in Progress - Seat Belts

For Students K - 6th
There is only one question on this learning exercise, but it includes a review of information about wearing seatbelts. Youngsters cannot be reminded enough to always wear their seatbelts, and to wear them properly. Seatbelts are made for...
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Automatic Triggering Devices

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does the air bag trigger in an accident? The lesson explores how automatic triggering devices work in automobiles. Using examples such as a seat belt lock and air bag, scholars design their own device to better understand the...
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Buckling Up May Not Help Bus Safety

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the issue of putting seat belts on school buses to increase safety. Using the internet, they research the school bus safety record for their district. In groups, they interview school administrator's and debate the pros...
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Why Use Seat Belts?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars explore reasons why using a seat belt is a safe choice while riding in a car. In 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...
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Seat Belts and Bike Helmets

For Teachers K
Students answer questions on seat belts and bike helmets. In this seat belt and bike helmet lesson plan, students watch a demonstration with eggs and simulated seat belt and bike helmet about why some eggs broke and some stayed safe...
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ADULT ESOL LESSON PLAN--Transportation and Travel.

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore and identify specific safety practices when driving (seat belts, child safety, air bags, etc.) with the help of prepositions. They practice many of the techniques shown to them on their vocabulary list of terms with the...
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Belt-Abouts Lesson 4

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students continue to examine the importance of wearing a seat belt. After identifying new vocabulary, they discuss the ways in which wearing a seat belt can better people's lives. They write a letter to the newspaper to state why the...
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Crash Test Dummy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why are car manufactures required to install seat belts and airbags; do they really make that big of a difference? Scholars use a simulator to determine the amount of force dissipated by a seat belt and airbag in a head-on crash. This is...
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Belt-Abouts (Lesson 3)

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discuss the importance of wearing seat belts every time they are in a car. After identifying new vocabulary, they review some of the excuses others use not to wear their seat belts. They give a survey to their family members...
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Health: Seat Belt Safety

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the importance of wearing seat belts and why it is one of the most common causes of traffic accident deaths. They also discover the importance of child restraints for younger children. Students examine the myths and...
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Material Resiliency in Safety Harnesses

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What type of material would be best suited for seat belts and why? These questions are examined as middle schoolers put different fabrics to the test after hypothesizing which material would work best for the intended purpose. Once the...
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Getting to Know Government

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars read a passage about the government and identify why the seat belt law was created and then fill out a graphic organizer about the main idea and details they read. In this government lesson plan, students also create a...
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Meet Firefighter Roy Mason

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this kid's safety instructional activity, students, after reading an article about firefighter Roy Mason, put an illustrated version of how to wear a seat belt correctly in sequential order.
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Overview

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the forces involved in a collision. In this physical science lesson, students complete a CBL lab and create an article about the results. They create a photo story about seat belts and safety using digital photos.
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Buckling Up May Not Help Bus Safety

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discuss the issue of putting seat belts in all school buses. Using the internet, they research how other districts are solving this problem. They interview school administrators about the pros and cons of putting seat belts in...
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Teens Buckle Each Other Up

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore teen driving habits. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Teens Buckle Each Other Up", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based...
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Proper Method of Carrying a Beaker

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Special glass, that doesn't react to heat or chemicals, makes up most laboratory beakers. JFR Science presents a short video about beaker safety as part of a larger series. It explains the common way to carry a beaker as well as the...
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Street Safety

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners explore fire safety rules through a variety of teacher-led activities. In this safety lesson, students choose appropriate felt board pieces as they listen to My Car by Byron Barton. Seat belt and car seat safety, as well as...
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ESOL Transportation and Travel

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students identify safe driving practices and discuss new vocabulary to go along with it. They compare and contrast safe driving practices in the U.S. and the students' native countries.
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Buckle Up

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students explore the importance of wearing a seatbelt and the consequences of not. In this car safety lesson, students research seat belt safety and identify an audience to informa with their findings. Students can create a bulletin...

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