Monday, June 13, 2011

PSA Presentation Reflection

In class we had to make a Public Service Announcement about safety in anything and how Inertia is involved in it. I chose to do safety in horseback riding, because I train it so I know a lot about it. I learned about the positions in horseback riding, and how inertia is involved in it, like when the horse starts a canter you feel a tugging force in your back. That is inertia. I also learned about friction, momentum, and Newton laws of Motion. The first one is Inertia that any object stays in rest or in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. An example in horseback riding is that when a horse starts in a canter you feel a force pulling your back and if the horse were to abruptly stop you would go flying forward because your body wants to stay in motion and then the floor is the outside force that causes you to stop. From my class mates I learned a lot about how inertia and momentum an friction cause things to happen in car accidents, motor safety, poet safety, rowing safety, airplane safety. It tells you how weight also affects safety in those things. I think that it is important to understand the science between accidents because then it can show you how to prevent it form happening again and it can show people to stay safe and live longer! All hail Science!!!