Programs at Melbourne Museum
Road to Zero offers innovative education programs for secondary school students.
An education visit to Road to Zero comprises two experiences:
- Curriculum-linked programs in the purpose-built Learning Studio.
- An immersive and exploratory Experience Space showcasing the latest multi-sensory interactive technologies.
Delivered in two parts, with a total duration of two hours Road to Zero is designed for Years 9, 10 and VCAL students. It can also cater to students participating in wellbeing or city camp programs.
Learning Studio (75 minutes)
The Learning Studio programs address the following curriculum:
- Science: Physical Sciences and Science Inquiry Skills - Years 9/10
- Health and Physical Education - Years 9/10
- Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (VCAL)
Students will undertake one of two curriculum-aligned education programs:
- Getting the Message - Health & PE (Years 9 and 10) and VCAL
- Road to Zero Physics Challenge - Science (Years 9 and 10) and VCAL
Students reflect and respond to the Road to Zero exhibition content through the creation of a collaborative community health campaign. In small groups, students use a range of information sources to research 14 -17 year old road user groups (e.g. pedestrians or cyclists). They use their findings to develop a YouTube campaign with a compelling call to action, reinforcing positive road usage amongst their target audience.
Key curriculum linkages:
Plan, implement and critique strategies to enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (VCHPEP149)
Evaluate health information from a range of sources and apply to health decisions and situations (VCHPEP148)
Personal Development Skills and Literacy (VCAL)
A virtual reality physics experiment lets students explore the impacts of speed and friction on stopping distances. Students are then required to apply their learning to a real-world problem by designing a safe road system.
Key curriculum linkages:
The description and explanation of the motion of objects involves the interaction of forces and the exchange of energy, and can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (VCSSU133)
Personal Development Skills, Numeracy and Literacy (VCAL)
Experience Space (45 minutes)
The Road to Zero Experience Space allows students to explore a range of interactive exhibits at their own pace. A Zerocard enables students to interact with the exhibits and record their experiences.
As students discover the principles of Towards Zero, they're encouraged to consider a future free of death and serious injury on our roads, and how we might achieve this.
Learn more about the experience spaces.
Pre- and post-visit resources:
Road safety education has to be more than a one-off event. In fact, research shows that best practice road safety education requires continuous, age-appropriate and sequential education be delivered to students in every year level, every school year (Harris, 2014).
School resources have been designed to extend the Road to Zero experience for students studying VCAL and Science and Health & Physical Education at Years 9 and 10. They also support English and the Capabilities at Years 9 and 10.
The activities allow students to gain knowledge about road safety before their visit, and to extend their learning and reflect on their behaviour as road users after their visit.
You can access the range of resources available below: