Crash Science in the Classroom

This free teaching guide will help you:

  • Utilize the award-winning Understanding Car Crashes videos.
  • Teach inquiry-based lessons relevant to crash science.
  • Fulfill science and engineering objectives aligned with national standards.
  • Explore real-world applications of STEM concepts.
  • Stimulate interest in modern crashworthiness and vehicle safety.


Click on the image thumbnail to view example pages from the Crash Science in the Classroom Teacher Lesson Plans and Student Activities. 

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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.

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.

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