Day 61: Texting While Driving 2014
College-Prep Physics: Today we did the Texting While Driving activity that I first did last year. I love that this is a High Engagement – Low Tech activity. I also love that it’s very open ended and students need to make a variety of assumptions and measurements. Of course, they are very uncomfortable with this type of problem and ask me all sorts of questions:
“How fast are am I going?
“Is the time just for texting, or do I pull the phone out of my pocket, unlock it, and then text?”
“What if I just use Siri?”
And my answer is always, “That’s up to you.”
Then we share out results:
And compile the results:
And finally go out into the hallway to measure some of the values:
And the student reactions are priceless.