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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:
free

Age Range:
Ages 14 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Computer with internet connection

Subjects


  • 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

Audience


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

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Source Collection:

  • COSI classroom and online acitvities

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI, ©2009

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