Leslie Flynn
The University of Iowa
Science Education
Tim Brown
The University of Iowa
Driving Safety Research Institute

Final Report

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Final Report Summary

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Exploring the Science of Driving (Education)

The Science of Driving project focused on developing a collaborative relationship to develop curriculum units for middle school and high school students to engage them in exciting realworld scenarios. This effort involved faculty, staff, and students from the Colleges of Education, Business, and Engineering who worked to link Next Generation Science and Engineering Standards to the reality of driving. This resulted in the development of three curriculum units focused on graphical interpretation, friction, and distracted driving. These curriculum units were provided to over 56 in-service teachers with a potential to impact 7,700 students. Future development will include a new website to expand the reach of the curriculum modules across the country.

Supporting links:
Teen Distracted Driving Safety - Student Pitch
TRID Record