Crime Scene Investigator: Montreal – Murder You Solve  
  Date :
Author :
November 2007
Nathaniel Lasry
Students are placed in the shoes of a Crime Scene Investigator looking for a shooter who has killed a man. The crime scene will be deconstructed and all ballistic information available will have to be used to determine which suspect – from among a list of five suspects – is the shooter.  
Length : 3-4 hours
     
  First Day on the Job  
  Date :
Author :
November 2007
Nathaniel Lasry
Students are placed in the shoes of an insurance investigator who, on the first day on the job, is asked to determine whether a collision that occurred was due to the insured driver's negligence. To establish negligence, students must eliminate certain possibilities. Students must identify that the initial speed ...  
Length : 2 hours
     
  Installation of Microwave Antennas: Rise to the challenge!  
  Date :
Author :
November 2008
Christian Héon
In this activity, students must find a way to accurately measure the position of an antenna and its distance from a second antenna. The main goal of this activity is to work on a real problem in three dimensions, and to provide students with a better representation of 3D exercises.  
Length : 4 hours (2 x 2 hours)
     
  SUV vs. Compact car – a traffic accident  
  Date :
Author :
April 2013
Olivier Tardif-Paradis, Stéphan Gaumont-Guay
The students play the role of police investigators evaluating the scene of a traffic accident. They have to determine what was at fault: one of the drivers or the road conditions.

If one of the drivers was at fault, it means the driver was speeding.

If the speed limits are not safe in all possible c...
 
Length : 4h-5h (over two weeks)
     
  Galilei 27 orbiting Iris 2 (part 1)  
  Date :
Author :
May 2008
Camil Cyr, Adaptated by : Caroline Viger
The students are members of a scientific team on a mission to explore extrasolar planets. Their first task is to calculate the acceleration at orbital height and the force exerted on the space ship while it is in orbit. They will then calculate the gravitational acceleration on the surface of the planet, the forc...  
Length : 30 minutes to 1 hour
     
  Galilei 27 orbiting Iris 2 (part 2)  
  Date :
Author :
May 2008
Camil Cyr, Adaptated by : Caroline Viger
The student is the captain of a flight crew on a space ship whose mission is to explore extrasolar planets. The space ship, Galilei 27, is approaching the planet Iris 2 when the on-board computers malfunction. The crew panics.

The student will need to calculate the velocity at which Galilei 27 must be tra...
 
Length : 1 1/2 to 2 hours
     
  Measuring the Mass of a Car  
  Date :
Author :
November 2007
Nathaniel Lasry
Students are participating in a challenge: They must measure the mass of the car using only the objects available in the lab: a stopwatch, a bathroom scale, a reference weight, a measuring tape, a Vernier caliper or any other available object. Students will have two hours to plan a solution and write a procedure....  
Length : 4 hours total (2 x 2)
     
  Get Out! Designing a Highway Exit  
  Date :
Author :
November 2007
Nathaniel Lasry
Students are placed in a summer-job setting where they are asked to design a flat circular highway exit and determine within a set of constraints what the exit speed limit should be. This requires students to better understand the dynamics involved in an object moving in circular motion.  
Length : 3-4 hours
     
  Bungee jumping  
  Date :
Author :
May 2008
Camil Cyr, Adaptated by : Caroline Viger
The students are members of an engineering team that is working for an outdoor recreational centre in the Laurentians. They must determine the elastic constant of the elastic cord used at a bungee jumping site and determine the safety of the project by calculating the maximum acceleration the jumpers will undergo...  
Length : 1-2 hours
     
  Collision Investigation (1-D) SPVM File # 990827-32  
  Date :
Author :
May 2008
Camil Cyr, Adaptated by : Nanouk Paré
There was a collision between two cars on Notre-Dame Street in Montreal. Here, students take on the role of an intern working for Montreal police investigators. The object of the investigation is to determine, as accurately as possible, the circumstances surrounding the collision (initial velocity of the vehicles...  
Length : 1 to 1 1/2 hour
     
  Collision Investigation (2-D) SPVM File # 990828-67  
  Date :
Author :
May 2008
Camil Cyr, Adaptated by : Nanouk Paré
This investigation extends the previous case of a one-dimensional collision. In this problem, there is a two-dimensional collision between two vehicles. Students take on the role of an intern working for Montreal police investigators. The object is to determine, as accurately as possible, the circumstances surrou...  
Length : 1 to 1 1/2 hour
     
  The case of the gangster and the gun  
  Date :
Author :
May 2008
Camil Cyr, Adaptated by : Caroline Viger
The students are members of a production team for a television series. Their first task is to respond to a question sent in by one of their viewers, who has asked, "Can the impact of a bullet cause a person to be propelled over a distance of a few metres?" In order to answer the question correctly, the production...  
Length : 1-2 hours
     
  Was the driver at fault?  
  Date :
Author :
May 2008
Camil Cyr, Adaptated by : Nanouk Paré
The students are interns assisting collision investigators from the local police department gather and analyze information and physical evidence from the collision scene. The students need to determine if the driver of the vehicle was at fault, which is to say, if the driver was exceeding the legal speed limit. B...  
Length : 1 hour
     
  The Driving Range of Electric Cars  
  Date :
Author :
February 2011
Sébastien Marcotte
Students take on the role of a chief engineer in an automobile company. They must determine the driving range of an electric car currently under design, both on a level surface and an inclined road.  
Length : 1 to 1 1/2 hours