What happens to vehicles and their occupants in crashes is determined by science. "You can't argue with the laws of physics," says Griff Jones, an award-winning high school physics teacher who goes behind the scenes at the Institute's Vehicle Research Center to explore the basic science behind car crashes. Using a series of vehicle maneuvers on a test track and crash test footage, Jones explains the concept of inertia, the relationship between crash forces and inertia, momentum and impulse, and much more.
"The video 'Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics' and accompanying teacher's guide are wonderful. The pacing is excellent, the coverage fascinating, and most importantly, the physics is correct. It's a first rate teaching package. I give it five stars!"
Paul G. Hewitt, the developer of the "Conceptual Physics" curriculum and author of the best selling text book by the same name
Additional materials for teachers are included.
This DVD is available on its own or in a 2-disc bundle with "Understanding Car Crashes: When Physics Meets Biology."
DVD | 2000 | 22 minutes