Road to Zero Physics Challenge
- Museum Staff-led
- Terms 1 to 4, Monday to Friday
- Year level
- Years 9 to 10, VCE VM
- Minmum student numbers
- Minimum 10 students
- Maximum student numbers
- Maximum 25 students
- Free program
- Booking information
- Bookings 13 11 02
Road to Zero school programs at Melbourne Museum and via Regional In-School visits are now open for bookings in 2024.
Students participate in a virtual reality physics experiment to explore the relationships between speed and friction on car stopping distances using touch-table and VR technology.
They will gain insights into the impacts of speed, and an understanding of the notion of inertia, as described in Newton's first law of motion.
Students then apply their learning to a team based challenge examining the roles of setting speed limits and designing roads for safety.
Class data sets and student work will be sent to the teacher after the program for analysis and exploration back at school.
Your students' visit to Road to Zero will also include a 45 minute session in the Road to Zero Experience space – an interactive and immersive gallery experience.
Victorian Curriculum links
Science levels 9 to 10
The description and explanation of the motion of objects involves the interaction of forces and the exchange of energy and can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (VCSSU133)
Science inquiry skills
Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically, including identification of independent, dependent and controlled variables (VCSIS134)
General capabilities including critical and creative thinking, ethical capability and personal and social capability