Physics of Distracted Driving Legislation

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Students will write a data-based evaluation that supports or criticizes the current distracted driving legislation. The inquiry will also address ways to improve the legislation to better address teen drivers. To support their evaluation, students will perform an experiment that uses kinematic equations to make calculations about stopping time and distances.

This activity is designed for Physics 20 and Science 20 in Alberta and has the following learning outcomes:

• To apply kinematic equations and to convert units in real world applications
• To reflect on the role of science and technology in society
• To develop skills in science (nature of science)

* Although this activity was created for Alberta students it can be easily adapted to other provinces.

Dated Added:
January 21, 2013
Published By:
LawCentral Schools
Language:
English Only
Grades:
Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9
Subject:
Science
Keywords:
Distracted Driving Legislation
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/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Distracted-Driving-Assignment.pdf
/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Distracted-Driver-FactSheet.pdf

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