Stopping Distances: animation

Primary KLA:
Science and Technology
Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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Students use this resource consisting of a webpage in which students can vary either the vehicle (car or truck) and the road surface (dry, wet, icy) to explore the effect on stopping distance. This could be used as an introduction to friction.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-5WS) collaboratively and individually produces a plan to investigate questions and problems

(SC4-6WS) follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually

(SC4-7WS) processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions

(SC4-10PW) describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU117) Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object

(ACSIS126) In fair tests, measure and control variables, and select equipment to collect data with accuracy appropriate to the task

(ACSIS130) Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
File type:
Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Resource ID: d998a59c-bea7-4da2-8905-12019cb546e3