Teaching Resources

The Physics Classroom has been devoted to helping students, teachers, and classrooms since the 1990s. We are as passionate about that mission now as we have ever been. If you are a teacher of Physics or Physical Science, we encourage you to use our Video Tutorial with your students. And we also encourage you to consider the use of other resources on our website that coordinate with the video. We have listed a few below to help you get started.


Teacher Toolkits: Newton's Second Law

Teacher Toolkits provide teachers a collection of annotated links to vetted resources on the internet that are standards-based and multimedia reliant. This particular Toolkit is on Newton's Second Law and should assist a teacher in finding resources for planning lessons that are next steps to this video.

Curriculum Corner: Newton's Laws Chapter

The Curriculum Corner provides classroom-ready Think Sheets that fuel great in-class discussions. The think sheets on Newton's Second Law of Motion, Net Force and Acceleration, and Newton's Second Law might be great follow-ups to this video tutorial.

Physics Interactive: Force

Our Interactives section provides short simulations that allow students to manipulate a variable and observe its impact upon a motion. This one is perfect for helping students view the connection between mass, net force, and the resulting acceleration. It comes with two classroom-ready activity sheets.

Concept Builder: Net Force (and Acceleration) Ranking Tasks

Students love Concept Builders. Teachers do also. They provide a great way to solidify your learning on a topic. This one will cause students to think hard about the effects of net force and mass upon acceleration. There are varying levels of difficulty and instant feedback ... and hopefully plenty of dataways.

Concept Builder: Newton's Second Law - Equations as a Guide to Thinking

Students use the Newton's Second Law equation as a guide to thinking in order to predict the acceleration that results from a change in net force, a change in mass, or a change in both. Like all our Concept Builders, feedback is provided to student answers and there is a Help buton with question-specific help.

Concept Builder: Fnet = m•a

Students use the Newton's second law equation to drag out a force of a specific strength and in a specific direction in order to give an object a specified acceleration. When done, a click of a button will provide feedback. There are three levels of difficulty to allow you to differentiate to the needs of all learners.

Minds On Physics, Part 2: Newton's Laws Module, Missions NL7-NL8

For serious learners of Physics, Minds On Physics will provide a rigorous mental challenge. This program is available on phones and tablets and will give students the workout they need to strengthen your Physics muscles and wrap their mind securely around concepts. We love Mission NL8 as a great follow-up to this video on Proportional Reasoning.

Physics Classroom Tutorial - Newton's Laws Chapter, Lesson 3: Newton's Second Law

Our written Tutorial is a reliable location to quickly brush up on a topic. Our Newton's Second Law page complements this video very nicely. Teachers often include a link to our Tutorial on their course page.





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