Primary School

As a child enters their primary school years, pedestrian and passenger safety as well as continued role modelling of positive road safety behaviour is key to their development as safe road users. In the later primary school years as children begin to transition to secondary school, road safety education messages begin to explore pedestrian, public transport and cycling safety as independent travellers.

Showing 31-40 of 48 Primary School resources

Learning areas
Primary year levels
  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Marketing and advertising strategies

Have students investigate how vehicle manufacturers market and advertise their product. They should focus on the features they promote to sell their vehicles. Have them review advertising via manufacturer websites and/or television, newspaper or

Learning areas:
  • English
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Friction and stopping distances

In small groups, have students design and conduct an experiment that investigates the principles of friction and its relationship to stopping within a required distance or time.Students could use toy cars, balls or blocks as the basic equipment and

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Road safety and public health

Direct the class to find information about the size and cost of road trauma in Victoria and in Australia.They could investigate the road trauma problem from a number of perspectives – such as the numbers killed, seriously injured or injured;

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Listening skills for road safety

Using the book ‘That’s the sound the street makes’by Danny Katz, discuss the role of listening in being safe when walking on the street.‘That’s the sound the street makes’can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the ITunes store.

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Rules and safety

Discuss the reasons why communities have rules and laws.Ask the class to provide examples of situations where there are rules, and the reasons why we have rules. These rules could be from any aspect of life, and not just to do with travelling. They

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
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  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Local speed zones

In response to the scenario below, have students investigate what the existing situation is in relation to different speed zones in the local area. Have students prepare a report with research about the different speed zones that exist and make

Learning areas:
  • English
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Calculating stopping distances

Discuss the concepts of ‘stopping distance’, ‘reaction distance’and ‘braking distance’and the relationship between speed and stopping distanceUsing the worksheet ‘Calculating stopping distances’, have students work out the total

Learning areas:
  • Science
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

What causes a road crash

Have students explore the Towards Zero website www.towardszero.vic.gov.au to find out about the factors that can contribute to a road crash (people, vehicles, roads, speed).Jason was riding his bicycle down to the local swimming pool with some of

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Walking

What are the risks for pedestrians?

StatisticsAsk and discuss with the class their perceptions of the problems and risks that young people face when they are pedestrians. Probe factors such as gender, age, weather conditions, day of the week, month of the year, way to or from school,

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Walking

Risky behaviour

In a large space, draw a continuum line with a 1 down one end (Low Risk) and a 10 down the other end (Extremely Risky). Read each of the statements below one at a time. Invite students to position themselves along the continuum somewhere between 1

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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