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.
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