In this activity, students use computer software to explore the impact of car crashes under varying conditions and the effects on a simulated dummy. Students can select a car, a crash point and a speed, then watch an animation of a crash and see the results as physical impact on the dummy and as numerical data. Students are expected to represent and analyse a situation from the real world. The emphasis in this activity is on interpreting and analysing the data generated, reflecting on its meaning and communicating the results. Students will also use rational numbers, proportion, accuracy and rounding and will have to apply the handling data cycle, using graphical representations of data. To use this resource: • download the zip file • extract all of the files • run the start file

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