Resources for Students and Instructors

ITS Lesson Plans for Middle and High School

These free lessons plans use advanced transportation systems as a central theme, in part because transportation involves many of the subjects of greatest student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs – robotics, coding, math, electronics, and communication systems. The lessons combine activities in these areas to demonstrate Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Connected Vehicles (CV), and Automated Vehicles (AV). Most of the lessons emphasize hands-on student activities and learning through experimentation.

There are ten lesson plans - one level for middle school students and another for high school students.

Introductory Lesson Plans for Middle and High School Students
Module 1: Crash Prevention
Module 2: Connected Vehicles
Module 3: School Zone Safety Audit
Module 4: Traffic Signal Design
Module 5: Sustainable and Intelligent Transportation
Module 6: Congestion Pricing
Module 7: Road Trip Board Game
Module 8: RADAR and LIDAR Systems in Intelligent Transportation Systems
Module 9: Dynamic Message Signs
Module 10: Intelligent Transportation Systems- Smart Work Zones

For more information, contact:

Michelle Noch
ITS Professional Capacity Building Program Manager
ITS Joint Program Office
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)
U.S. Department of Transportation



Get technical support

Technical Assistance is available to Federal, State and local transportation agencies through:

ITS Peer Program - The ITS Peer-to-Peer Program puts you in touch with technical experts or experienced peers.
ITS Help Line - The ITS Help Line provides technical support by email or telephone at 866-367-7487.


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