Lesson 6: The science of stopping

This contains everything you need for lesson 6

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Resource details:

Key stage
7 to 12
Resource type
Lesson plan
Resource format
Teaching length
21-30 minutes
Type of activity
Whole class


In this lesson pupils will discover how distractions impact reaction times.

Pupils will analyse how the speed a car is travelling impacts both the thinking and braking times of the driver.

Learning objectives

  • I know the Green Cross Code, and safe crossing places on the road.
  • I understand the risks and the effects of risky behaviour.
  • I can develop strategies to cope with dangerous situations caused by others.

This pack contains everything you need for lesson plan 6, The science of stopping.


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