Unit P.3 (Round 5)
Collisions & Momentum

What can we do to make driving safer for everyone?

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Unit Resources and Lesson Documents

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Unit Resources 

Unit Overview Materials (Unit Overview, NGSS Elements, Teacher Edition, Student Edition)

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How does being distracted affect whether or not you will avoid a collision?

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Is there a similar mathematical relationship between the masses and the changes in velocity for two objects in any other collision conditions?

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How could features of modern vehicles reduce a person’s likelihood of serious injury in a collision?

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How do we optimize safety for all the different kinds of vehicles that people drive?

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What can we explain about how we can use physics to reduce driving risk?

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How does speed affect whether or not you will avoid a collision?

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Is there also a quantitive relationship between the change in momentum, force, and the amount of time the force acts on an object?

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How do safety features affect the forces over time on a person during a collision?

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Should we make all vehicles bigger because that will also decrease the forces on the occupants in a collision?

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Why is driving safer today than it was ten years ago, even though the number of vehicle collisions has gone up?

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How does the speed (and the mass) of the vehicles in a collision affect the outcome?

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Can our models be used to explain real world scenarios involving quick stopping times and vehicles of different masses?

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How does the rigidity and length of the crumple zone influence the safety of the occupants during a collision?

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What can we do as drivers, passengers, and residents that could make driving safer for everyone in our community?