## Updating Resources

I never have sorted out these resources, so with our Third Roads Policing Inspector in the last 5 years, it is time for a sort out. Welcome aboard Inspector McHallum.

• speed is the main cause of accidents in the UK
• safety features and the Euro ncap system
• Average speed and average speed cameras
• Instantaneous speed and instantaneous speed cameras
• reaction time and the causes of reduced reaction time
• braking distance and the causes of increased braking distance
• estimating stopping distances, should I run out in front of that car?

We then coverdisplacement and velocity briefly and it is to try to get across why we don’t STD in Physics like they do in maths, but why we vdt, and vst!

• what is displacement?
• How is displacement different from distance?
• scalars and vectors
• velocity = displacement/time

Need to Know sheet

Get some practice at speed distance and time questions

If the above are still a little too hard try the sheet below. Here I am not asking you to calculate speed distance or time, but can you extract the information from the sheet, write the equation and substitute?

I think these notes need a bit of an update, so here goes

## S3 Transport Resources

Covering Acceleration, velocity-time graphs, Newton’s Laws, Tart Ma Kart, Be a Road Crash Investigator.

• Crumple zones
• Crash Investigation

### Need to Know

Various Need to Know sheets have been made as we’ve both tried to put something together. Check with your teacher what you’ve managed to cover.

The first sheet is the brief version, the second one has more detail in it.

Don’t forget you can get more information and detail from the National 5 section of this website. GO to the PHYSICS NOTES link in the header and click on the DYNAMICS section. You can also answer some of the Compendium Questions and check the answers in the LO Answer section.

Below are the same files as above but as word versions

This information will help you revise for your assessment. We have not covered the sky diver or vectors at right angles this year.

## Measuring Acceleration

### Scalars and Vectors

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.

## Updated materials

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)

School pedestrian no dimensions

School pedestrian

School plan 2 cars

School plan no dimensions 2 cars

This is a great resource to test your driving without using a real granny!

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.

safety-mobility-for-all.com/s3

safety-mobility-for-all.com/s1

safety-mobility-for-all.com/s5

We published the work in CATALYST magazine too.

36331-Catalyst_25_2_597

catalyst_magazine.net

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.

## Be a Crash Test Investigator Materials

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.

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.

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

car pedestrian plan

Pupil Sheets word version

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Thanks to Julian Gillespie for producing a poster for the ASE Conference.

### Witness Statements

witness statements word version

### Signs

Signs SiS1 word version