Road to Zero physics challenge

MUSEUM STAFF-LED

Years 9-10
Terms 1-4 2019, Mon-Fri
Maximum 25 students

Science

Road to Zero: Road Safety Experience

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 test road treatments at different speeds to create safe road solutions and design a road system where no one will be seriously injured or killed.

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.

Curriculum links

Science Levels 9-10

Physical sciences
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