Measure Tire Track Evidence and Learn how CSI use skid marks to determine how fast a car was moving when it hit the breaks! Was the driver going over the speed limit at the time of the accident? This tire impression evidence is important for investigating hit and runs and traffic accidents. Students learn, and then get a chance to test their skills on six sets of skid marks.
NO PREP! No direct instruction needed – everything students need is on the interactive Google Slides. Just share it with your students and let them go!
Students will learn:
- What are skid marks?
- How are they useful for investigations
- Methods for measuring skid marks
- Use a formula to calculate speed of a car
Tire Tracks Activity resource includes:
- Learn Skid Marks Interactive Google Slides: Fifteen slides that ask students to drag and drop, sort answer choices, label images, fill in the blank, and calculate practice questions
- Learn Skid Marks KEY
- Skid Marks Notes Sheet: Students record what they learn as they go!
- Skid Mark Activity: Six Google Slides with different accident scenes. Students use a digital ruler to measure the skid marks and calculate the speed the car was going when it hit the breaks. Was the car going over the speed limit?
- Skid Mark Activity KEY
- Printable Skid Mark Activity Sheet: Same questions, but in printable form!
- Teaching Guide: Includes instructions for how to set up a hands on activity with the skid mark accident scenes!
Your students will enjoy learning this new Forensic Science skill!
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Here are what a happy teacher says about the Tire Track Activity:
Very helpful resource for my forensics class. – Jason B. May 20, 2021Great no-prep resource for me to use as I had not taught this topic before. – Angela S. April 29, 2021