General Headquarters — Columbus, Ohio
For Immediate Release: September
Contact: Lt. Tony Bradshaw (614) 752-2792
When: September 27, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Hilliard Davidson High School, Media Center
5100 Davidson Road
Who: Edheads, CarMax Foundation, Ohio State Highways
Patrol and Hilliard Davidson High School students
A Hilliard Davidson forensics class will participate in a demonstration of the new online program, Crash Scene, created by Edheads to educate students on how math and science take part in crash scene investigations.
The Edheads online activity gives high school students an opportunity to conduct a traffic crash investigation. The program’s traffic crash scenario is an easy and fun way for students to learn the fundamentals of mathematics and physics as they pertain to crash investigations and the proper mathematical equations used for the type of crash being investigated. The program also includes important traffic safety messages focused toward the teen motorist demographic and is free for anyone to use at www.edheads.org. In a unique partnership, Math and Science Teachers from Hilliard City Schools and the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted Edheads in the development of the content for the site.
Edheads is a non-profit organization, and offers educational Web experiences that are free to teachers, students, and parents. They strive to deliver in-depth content in a fresh, exciting style allowing the user to learn intuitively in an online environment.
The CarMax Foundation provided a grant to Edheads, which provided the majority of the funding and made the creation of the program possible. The CarMax Foundation is supported by CarMax Inc., the nation's largest retailer of used cars.
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Note to editors: For on-screen video and images of the Edheads crash scene investigation program, visit www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/edheads.htm