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|Crash Scene Investigation Game Information|
Recommended Grade Levels: 9-12 (ages 15-18)
Run Time: 40-70 minutes
Story Line: A two car crash has occurred. Students must assist the Highway Patrol in reconstructing the crash using forensics, physics, geometry, trigonometry and critical thinking. Students will measure, calculate, interview witnesses and determine who caused the crash that killed three and sent two people to the hospital.
Technical: This is a Flash game, so you will need the Puffin Academy Browser if you are going to play this game on a mobile device. We also recommend having ear buds to play the activity in class or in public areas. Speakers are fine for home use.
High School Physical Science
HS-PS2-1 Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.
[Clarification Statement: Examples of data could include tables or graphs of position or velocity as a function of time for objects subject to a net unbalanced force, such as a falling object, an object rolling down a ramp, or a moving object being pulled by a constant force.]
[Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to one-dimensional motion and to macroscopic objects moving at non-relativistic speeds.]
High School Engineering, Technology, and the Applications of Science
HS-ETS1-4 Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.
High School Math
HSF-BF.A.1 Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.
HSF-BF.A.2 Write arithmetic and geometric sequences both recursively and with an explicit formula, use them to model situations, and translate between the two forms.
HSG-MG.A.3 Apply geometric methods to solve design problems
HSN-VM.A.3 (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors.
High School ELA
RST.9-10.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.
RST.9-10.3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
RST.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
RST.9-10.7 Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
RST.11-12.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.
RST.11-12.3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
RST.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11–12 texts and topics.
RST.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
RST.11-12.8 Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information.
RST.11-12.9 Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.
Ohio Science Standards – Benchmarks and Indicators
Patterns, Functions and Algebra:
Science as Inquiry:
Science and Technology:
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives:
History and Nature of Science:
National Mathematics from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates: