Challenge your pupils to measure local traffic speed.
Understanding how to measure distance and time, and learning the formula for speed as part of a numeracy or physics lesson readily lends itself to classroom-based worked examples. However, when students are engaged calculating the speed of the traffic that passes their school gate and exploring the potential implications/campaign opportunities as a result of their findings, then the learning becomes much more relevant and pupil-centric. Excellent links to be made to health and wellbeing, society and citizenship.
Learning through Landscapes developed this resource for a range of levels. The activity idea is adaptable for different age groups. For more ideas check out their Curriculum Linked Resources book in the Outdoor Library.
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