Science-U Crash Test 8

Science-U Crash Test 8

Sean Brennan, associate professor of mechanical engineering and adviser to the Science U camp on Robots, Rockets and Racecars, talks with campers about what damage was done to the car they just crashed at Penn State Larson Institute’s Crash Test Research Facility. Here, he shows them how the floorboard buckled and explains that when driving, you should have the seat back as far as possible while still comfortably able to reach the pedals, so there is room for your feet to escape this sort of damage in a crash.

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