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Web videos that involve physics are fun to watch. They can be even more engaging with the addition of a few well-crafted questions.
This activity engages students with Griff Jones' classic, Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics (YouTube v=yUpiV2I_IRI). I use this as a review of mechanics. The activity then goes on to have students find the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's rating of vehicles they drive or are passengers in. Or aspire to own. The activity finishes with a pair or head-on collision tests showing that vehicle safety regulations have demonstrable, positive effects on vehicle design. Students are very interested in cars, so they find this activity very engaging.
Add this to your mix of classroom demonstrations and lab activities to thoroughly teach the topics at hand.
I developed this resource for use with my own students.
Print-friendly Google Docs Update (Summer 2021): The documents for this lesson were originally created to be printed and photocopied for classroom use. When the pandemic forced instruction to be remote, the documents were quickly recreated in Google Docs format. When instruction migrated into hybrid models, another redesign was called for: print-friendly Google Docs.
The student Google Docs file linked to in this product is suitable for use as Google Docs AND for printing and photocopying. My priority is to redesign the student documents first. Extant answer keys will remain as PDFs for the immediate future.