Traffic Signal Control System in Action
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: Learn how a city’s traffic control systems work to keep traffic flowing.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: Transportation-18**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • After viewing the video, have students consider the following questions: Would the street department in their town have similar equipment to check for traffic? Why or why not? What kind of equipment do they think their town has? Then contact the local street department and find out.


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.