Lesson Plan

Crashes; Survival and Evolution

Secondary School In-Class Interactive Learning Science Biological Science Year 9 Year 10
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The human body is vulnerable. We’re not designed to survive road crashes. ‘Graham’, a lifelike sculpture created by the TAC and Monash University Accident Research Centre, shows how humans would need to evolve if we were to survive.

In this lesson, students use the Meet Graham digital experience to explore risks to different body parts of a road crash, and how these body parts would need to evolve to survive a crash. They then discuss the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the likelihood, of these evolutionary changes.

Curriculum Alignment

This activity supports:

  • The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence (VCSSU120)

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