About Motion Commotion

Developed by Oregon State University Cooperative Extension, Motion Commotion is a two-part experiment that investigates the physical and human factors of motion using toy cars to simulate a speeding car collision and distracted driving.

How-To Video

Use these step-by-step instructions and the Experiment Guides below to complete the 2015 National Science Experiment, Motion Commotion.

1. Construct a simulated runway to analyze the speed, momentum and kinetic energy of a car in motion, and explore the science behind the car’s collisions.

2. Lead an experiment that uses the same physics principles to demonstrate the consequences of distracted driving

Youth Experiment Guides

Youth Experiment Guide - Full Color

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Facilitator Guides

Facilitator Guide - Full Color

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