Safety Gear—Science of the Winter Olympics

Safety first! A science video explores the design of safety helmets. It considers both elastic and inelastic collisions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a graphic organizer to record notes during the lesson
  • Ask pupils to bring in different types of helmets to analyze their effectiveness for absorbing a collision
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson uses new vocabulary that may be difficult for English learners to understand

  • Consults a scientist in the field for explanations
  • Provides closed captioning to aid in note taking

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