Cycling is a key way to travel sustainably while keeping active and fit. However, it’s essential that children understand how to be safe as a cyclist, including the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet.
In this lesson, students investigate how bike helmets protect a cyclist’s head in a crash through energy transfer and transformation.
This lesson links directly with the Bike Ed program resources available for Years 7 - 8 Health and PE
This activity supports:
- Physical sciences
- Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat, light, chemical energy and potential energy; devices can change energy from one form to another (VCSSU104)
Science Inquiry Skills
- Planning and conducting
- Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (VCSIS108)
- Analysing and evaluating
- Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to identify relationships, evaluate claims and draw conclusions (VCSIS111)
Download the lesson plan in the link above.