We might be using playmats, but some of the students appear to have poor road habits already ingrained as you can see in this video taken by two students in S2 who are currently completing the Road Safety 1 topic. We are looking at speed, distance, time, calculations, using calculators, and laying out questions correctly.
Thanks to Pete Monteith of Police Scotland a.k.a. Calculator Pete (as he still has his calculator from school, and in those days there was no direct algebraic logic) for these updated pdf files of the plans. He’s done so much behind the scenes for this project and so many people owe him so much. THANKS from Mrs Physics (who chucked out her school calculator last year as it was never used)
Your Ideas Your Initiative have hosted many of our resources that we’ve used. We are grateful to Renault for hosting these, although several are now out of date.
We published the work in CATALYST magazine too.
This is the link to our work that was submitted by the students, particularly Leelah and Laura. This received a gold award by the Royal Society and 11 of us went back to the Summer Science Exhibition 2015 to receive a Science Book each. Thanks to the Royal Society for their wonderful support.
Below are the resources for the crash simulation part of the Road safety course. For lower school road safety work please see the BGE page of the website www.mrsphysics.co.uk/bge and click on the road safety section.
Hope you find the materials useful and I’ll tidy them up as soon as I can. I’ve also a few more items to upload
A photo of the set up in the assembly Hall. Obviously this can be adapted for your own use, or reflected for those who drive on the right.
Pupil sheets pdf version
Pupil Sheets word version
Thanks to Julian Gillespie for producing a poster for the ASE Conference.
witness statements word version
witness statements pdf version
Signs SiS1 word version
Signs SiS1 pdf version
Calculation carsA B word version
Calculations pedestrian word version