How Bad Was It?

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In this lesson the students will use a program called Logger Pro to analyze a video clip to determine the impulse force acting on the crash test dummy. The activity is followed by discussion of the amount of damage impulse forces can cause to the human body. There are a couple of video clips that address how engineers try to reduce these forces during a collision.

If you do not have logger pro you can download a trial version from http://www.vernier.com/ or other sources on the internet. (becareful because some of the trial versions will not allow you to insert a video clip)


LESSON FILES
1) How Bad Was It?.zip



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Grade Level(s)
  • 9 - 12th Grade
Transportation Topic(s)
  • Highway
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