## 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 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 First Law and should assist a teacher in finding resources for planning lessons that are next steps to this video.

The Curriculum Corner provides classroom-ready Think Sheets that fuel great in-class discussions. The think sheets on Preconceptions and the one on Balanced vs. Unbalanced Forces might be great follow-ups to this video tutorial.

Out 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 force and motion. It comes with a classroom-ready activity sheet.

When you watch students doing Concept Builders in your classroom, you realize how much they love them. This one on Balanced vs. Unbalanced forces will help students associate the force diagram with the described motion of the object.

Concept Builders provide a great way for students to solidify their learning on a topic. This one is modeled after the classic game of One of these things is not like the other ... which one doesn't belong?  Given three, four or five representations of a motion, students must identify which one doesn't correspond with the other ones.

Another helpful Concept Builder. The forces acting upon an object are described by a force diagram and students must determine what the resulting motion could be. Put your thinking cap on and prepare to discard any erroneous ideas you have about force and motion.

Our Physics Classroom Tutorial has a proven record of explaining hard-to-understand concepts in an easy-to-understand language. Lesson 1 of the Newton's Laws chapter provides exceptional support to this video lesson.