Life (and Fewer Deaths) After Seat Belts

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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. This is the fifth lesson in a series of nine.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable

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Instructional Ideas

  • Join forces with driver's education representatives to demonstrate the cross-curricular connections
  • Investigate the material used to make seat belts and why car manufacturers use it
Classroom Considerations

  • Carefully select the area to complete this activity, respecting the walls and rooms around you
  • The fifth lesson in a series of nine
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  • Lesson includes homework questions
  • Provides extension ideas
  • Lesson is engaging for science enthusiasts and young motorists alike

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