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:
- Health and Physical Education - Years 9/10
- Science: Physical Sciences and Science Inquiry Skills - 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 by creating a collaborative health campaign video. The program begins with a facilitated introduction covering the key features of successful behaviour change campaigns. In small groups, students use a range of information sources to research and reflect on road safety behaviours of 14 -17 year old road user groups (either pedestrians or cyclists). Students then apply their findings to create a brief video campaign that reinforces positive road use among their peers.
Teachers receive all student videos created.
Students gain a first-hand understanding of the science of motion and apply this knowledge to a real world challenge: setting speed limits for safety. Following a facilitator lead introduction, students participate in a virtual reality physics experiment to explore the relationships between speed and friction on car stopping distances. They then apply their learning to a team based challenge using touch table technology.
Teachers receive full class data sets.
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: