A range of resources have been developed to be used either before or after your school visit to Road to Zero.
Road to Zero is delivered in two parts, with a total duration of two hours. The program is designed for Years 9, 10 and VCAL students. It can also cater to students participating in wellbeing or city camp programs. An education visit to Road to Zero comprises two experiences: an immersive and exploratory exhibition showcasing the latest in multi-sensory interactive technologies, and curriculum-linked programs in the purpose-built Learning Studio.
The Learning Studio programs are linked to 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)
School resources are designed to extend the Road to Zero experience for students studying Health & PE at Years 9 and 10. They also support English and the Capabilities at Years 9 and 10.
Learning Studio (75 minutes)
Students will undertake one of two curriculum-aligned education programs:
- Getting the Message
- Road to Zero Physics Challenge
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)
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.
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)
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.
All activities are stand-alone and align with the Victorian Curriculum (Health and Physical Education, Science, English and the Capabilities).
It is not envisaged that students would do all the activities, however, doing at least one pre-visit and one post-visit activity will help to increase the learning from the Road to Zero visit. Teachers should choose activities that are most relevant to the student group.
While all the activities are stand-alone, the TAC road safety campaigns – Then and Now, Road safety campaign strategies and Road safety campaigns: target audience, key messages and strategies have been designed as a sequence and provide a more in-depth understanding of health campaigns and the strategies and techniques used in them.
The post-visit activities are designed to extend the Road to Zero Learning Studio programs. They help students reflect on their learnings and to use the knowledge they have gained to undertake their own campaign.
Pre- and post-visit activities 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). To extend the Road to Zero experience, a number of pre- and post-activities have been developed.
These activities allow students to gain knowledge about road safety prior to their visit, and to reflect on the video they have developed and their behaviour as road users after their visit.
Please see downloadable resources below:
PDF (754 KB)
Analysing Road Safety Campaigns
Subject: Health and English
PDF (1.23 MB)
Developing a public health advocacy campaign
Subject: Health classes
PDF (700 KB)
Give your video the Gruen Transfer treatment
Subject: Health and English
PDF (797 KB)
Road to Zero Reflection
PDF (962 KB)
TAC Road Safety Campaigns - Now and Then
PDF (1.3 MB)