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Stop: Practice Stopping at Vehicle Intersections

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Stop: Practice Stopping at Vehicle Intersections

This is an online game about stopping distance. Learners choose one of three vehicles and one of three speeds. They then decide whether or not to stop for a yellow light and find out how physics and mathematics can affect life and death decisions. Will they safely get through the intersection, stop in time, or get a ticket?

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 14 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet connection


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Equations and Inequalities
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale
    • Number and Operations
    • Problem Solving
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Momentum and Velocity
      • Acceleration
      • Newton's Laws
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Mass and Weight
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Transportation


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection:

  • COSI classroom and online acitvities


  • All Rights Reserved, COSI, ©2009


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