Publication Details

STEM lessons for pedestrian safety: Primer, Can I Get There From Here, Can You See Me Now, Let's Connect Our Community, Need for Speed, and Raise Them Up

Type: Paper

Author(s): Brookshire, Kristen; Heiny, Stephen; Quinn, F.

Publisher: Federal Highway Administration


Publication Date: Dec-2020

Address: Washington, DC

Abstract: To help children, tweens and young adults take a step closer to science and math, FHWA's STEP program developed five STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) lessons. The lessons are for K-8th grade students and emphasize roadway design and pedestrian safety. Lessons include calculations for older students, real-world examples of the key concepts, and hands-on activities including building mock streetscapes. People with experience in the transportation or a related field are well-suited instructors. The lessons are designed for in-classroom, afterschool events, and smaller group activities. Each STEM lesson is an easy to follow format with step-by-step instructions, lists of suggested materials, and visual aids. The Primer describes key concepts in an accessible manner so that anyone can use the materials and become familiar with the why and how of these concepts. The five lessons are titled:       Primer       Can I Get There From Here       Can You See Me Now       Let's Connect Our Community       Need for Speed       Raise Them Up