## 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.

## What’s in the Police Van?

1st September 2019 and it is the canal festival, which started as Cops on the Canal. It was potentially our 8th visit, but we missed a few, especially last year as we were trapped at the Kelpies. The Police part of the festival is really growing and this year I took some photos in the vans and photos of the speed cameras, now working with laser pulses.

Thanks to all the Police who shared information and their experiences, although I am not sure giving out certificates for the kids saying “I outran the Police” is sending the right image to all those potential criminals!

## Tart Ma Cart

This is the start of the Tart Ma Cart material put together by Gregor Steele from SSERC and spread by Brian Redman. Thanks guys.

The pupil instructions are given in the sheet and are copied below.

Tart Ma Cart2

Tart Ma Cart Pupil Instructions

Style and Safety

You have probably seen TV shows where an ordinary car is fitted with an amazing body kit and a fancy stereo before being given a stunning paint job.

• Your group’s task is to take an ordinary physics trolley and fit it with a bumper or crumple zone to make it safer in a collision. You can make it stylish, but safety is more important!
• You will be given a choice of materials plus card and sticky tape.
• Your design must be able to be fixed to the front of the test trolley with Blu-Tac.
• It should not add more than 2 cm to the length of your trolley.
• It must not have a large effect on the performance of the trolley.
• Your design will be tested. The test will measure the deceleration of the vehicle in a head-on collision.

Do you think a large or small deceleration will be best in a collision? (Should the change of speed in the collision happen quickly or slowly?)

Tart Ma Cart

Tart Ma Cart teacherguide

Tart Ma Cart technicianguide

## 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!

## 2019 where did we go?

This post was titled 2017… It’s now 2019 and I’m heading to Brussels on Wednesday to celebrate 15th anniversary of the ERSC.

In 2018 I had the privilege of presenting our work at the Scottish Parliament.

I am a little out of date, so ought to spend sometime catching up on where we’ve been with our Road Safety Project. I’ve been rather busy doing and had no time to get all these things up to date.

2017 continued to see our work displayed wider afield.

In January Mrs Physics took to Reading to be part of the ASE Conference as part of the Science on Stage UK delegation.