Explore free educational resources to help you learn or teach about the science of car crashes.

Videos, demonstrations and teacher-developed, classroom-tested activities aligned to the latest standards bring crash safety STEM applications to grade 5-12 classrooms.

About Crash Science in the Classroom

About IIHS

About Griff Jones

Griff Jones is an award-winning teacher and professor. He is your guide to the science of car crashes and vehicle safety.

How it Works

View: Classroom Videos and Video Segments

Begin by viewing one of the Understanding Car Crashes videos with engaging crash tests and demonstrations as Dr. Jones explains the science behind car crashes.

Do: Hands-on Activities with Supporting Videos

Conduct inquiry-based activities to explore the vital connections between science, technology, medicine, mathematics, engineering, and teen crash safety.

Explore: Other Crash-Safety Resources

Extend key concepts or engage students with dramatic head-to-head crash tests and “behind-the-scenes” tours of the Vehicle Research Center.

Utilize: Teaching Tips

Register and sign-in to receive free access to additional teaching resources. Enjoy the additional benefits of downloadable standards-based lesson plans, student activity sheets, Teacher Tips videos, answer keys and more.


Explore in class or at home without registration. 

Explore the videos, demonstrations and activities by yourself, in small groups or as an entire class.


Watch Prof. Jones as he shares classroom-tested advice on preparing and conducting each lesson.


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Click on the “Teachers” tab available under the Understanding Car Crashes videos or Lessons to view step-by-step instructions on how to best use the content.

Materials include lesson plans, guiding questions, teacher tip videos and more.

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