This section will help you discover the answer to the following questions:
Do you know why helmets are designed the way that they are? Do you know the use or value of each part of a helmet? Use this “Parts of the Helmet” game to find out more!
There are many important things to know about wearing a helmet so that it is really safe for you when you wear it. Watch the videos below to learn how to wear and care for your helmet.
Wearing a helmet can dramatically reduce your chances of a head injury. You may notice that the responsible athletes all wear helmets. Find out what these athletes have to say about the use of helmets.
How is your skull as fragile as an egg shell? The skull can only do so much to protect your brain if you hit your head, fall or sustain a head injury when your not wearing a helmet. Watch the video below. Can you see the similarity between this unprotected egg and your unprotected head?
Could you design an “egg-helmet” to prevent the egg from sustaining an injury like this?
Design a test that will prove the effectiveness of your helmet. What materials will you use?
Some materials that might be helpful are:
When you are finished making your “egg helmet,” think about how you will prove how your helmet worked to others?
The facts are compelling! Every year, children sustain injuries due to bicycle crashes and head injury is the leading cause of death. Use this Powerpoint presentation to learn some interesting facts about Helmet safety. Think of a creative way to teach others what you discover. Now that you know some of the facts, how could you share this with others?
Some ideas you might like to try are:
Now that you've had some time to find out about different types of helmets and how they protect your head, how can you help?
Working in groups, prepare a presentation that would encourage people to wear helmets.