REFLECTION JOURNAL Name: Brooks Lloyd Hubbard Modules 3 & 4 Module 3: Natural Forces Affecting the Driver Date: 10/19/12 Vocabulary: Please define six (6) of the following terms in your own words. Please do not just copy and paste the definition. 1. Gravity- A invisible force that an astronomical object exerts on its surface. 2. Inertia-The property of a body by which it remains at rest or continues moving until affected by another force. 3. Potential Energy-The energy that a body or system has stored because of its position 4.
Kinetic Energy- The energy a body or system has because it is moving. 5. Friction- Resistance encountered by a moving object in contact with another object. 6. Traction-The adhesive friction between a moving object and the surface on which it is moving. 7. Centrifugal Force-An apparent force that seems to pull a rotating object away from a center. 8. Centripetal Force- a force that pulls a spinning object toward a center. 9. Deceleration- The property of an object slowing down. 10. Force of impact- Module 4 – Signs, Signals & Pavement Markings 1.
Explain the purpose of the following in complete sentence answers, using proper spelling and grammar: A. Broken yellow lines indicate: Broken yellow lines indicate passing zones for vehicles traveling on a two way, traffic opposing each other road. B. Yellow lines (broken or solid) indicate what type of traffic flow: The side of the road with the solid yellow line facing it is a no-passing zone, while the opposite side of the road, with the broken yellow line facing it, passing is allowed. C. Broken white lines indicate: The white line means traffic in both lanes is traveling in the same direction.
The broken lines indicate that drivers may change lanes. Observe and describe the different signs in YOUR city. Give specific examples of each (include color, shape, what the sign is for, etc. ). Write in complete sentences, using proper spelling and grammar. A. A regulatory sign: There are these white signs around key intersections in the town. They have written on them “Buckle Up It’s the law” with a white human stick figure who has a seatbelt on. Just so drivers know what state it is for, the put a green-colored image of the State of Florida. B. A motorist services sign:
When we are driving home and we are coming off the freeway, I always notice a big blue sign with categories. The categories sometimes say “Gas” or “Food” with the emblems of corporations such as Burger King or Shell gas. C. A recreational sign At the beach, there are signs put up far from land for boats. It usual says not to go past this point or beware of sharks and tidal waves. D. A sign that you know what it means because of its shape: *If there is not one of each of the above signs in your town describe any 3 different types you see in your community.
Answer in complete sentences, using proper spelling and grammar. 2. List 3 interesting or important facts from Module 3 and 4 using complete sentences and proper spelling and grammar: A. Recognize the color and type of lines on the road at all times, it could save your life. B. You cannot pass when a solid yellow line is on your side. C. Once you start through an intersection, keep going. Last-second changes may cause collisions. If you missed a turn, continue to the next intersection and work your way back to where you want to go.