What's NEW at The Physics Classroom?

We've been at this task of providing students, teachers, and classrooms high-quality, ready-to-use resources for a long time. And we are as passionate about it now as we were 25 years ago when we started. We are always working on something new. But it is such a big website that the new additions often get nested deep inside of a section and are never noticed for months or even years after being published. So we're aiming to fix that problem with this page of announcements. Visit this page to find out about our most recent additions. And check back often in anticipation of finding new surprises.


January, 2021


Concept Builder: Frequency and Period

Studying vibrational motion or waves soon? Here is a NEW Concept Builder on the concepts of frequency and period.


Video Tutorial: Proportional Reasoning with Coulomb's Law

This is our second video of three on the topic of Coulomb's Law and its varied applications.


Video Tutorial: Coulomb's Law

This is our first video of three on the topic of Coulomb's Law and its varied applications.


Concept Builder: Conductors and Insulators

This Concept Builder hones in on student understanding of conductors and insulators. It's a great follow-up to the two videos immediately below.


Video Tutorial: Grounding

A video on electrical grounding was completed and uploaded to our Static Electricity Video Tutorial.


Video Tutorial: Charging By Conduction

If you're starting the topic of static electricity anytime soon, you may be able to take advantage of this video and others in the series.


Video Tutorial: Charging By Induction

Our Video Tutorial mirrors our written Tutorial.  With this video, we are closing in on the completion of Lesson 2 of our Static Electricity Chapter.


Video Tutorial: Triboelectric Charging

The first video of the new year is out. Many more electrostatics videos are planned for the months of January and February. Keep checking in.



December, 2020

Video Tutorial: Polarization

The fourth video in our Static Electricity series has been completed. There's many more to come in January, 2021.


Concept Builder: Case Studies - Electric Power

This newest Concept Builder brings the total to 10 for the Electric Circuits topic.


Physics Interactives: Equivalent Resistance

This skill-building exercise is composed of 18 difficulty levels associated with determining the equivalent resistance of 2 - 5 resistors arranged in series, in parallel, or in combination. It's a great complement to our DC Circuit Builder simulation.


Physics Interactives: Hit the Target

We think this will be popular. It's like our Turd the Target sim ... without a storyline, without drama, and (especially) without turds. #JustGoodCleanPhun


Concept Builder: Series vs. Parallel Circuits

This is a great tool for all classes. There are three distinct levels of difficulty.


Concept Builder: Electric Field

This is a powerful tool ... expecially suited for AP Physics 1, Honors Physics, and IB Physics.


Concept Builders: Free-Body Diagrams for Inclined Planes

We enjoyed making this one. Hope you enjoy using it.


The Review Session - added Inline Ads

Of course nobody likes ads. But let's face the facts: making a website isn't free and somebody has to pay the bills. Better them than you. Right?


Video Tutorial: Condctors vs. Insulators

Making more progress on our collection of Static Electricity video tutorials.


Concept Builder: Getting the Hang of Charge

We needed this one. It's a big improvement upon our Charge Interactions Concept Builder.


Video Tutorial: Charge Interactions

Our second video in our Static Electricity collection.


Video Tutorial: Charged and Uncharged Objects

This was our first video in the Static Electricity chapter of our growing Video Tutorial section.


Concept Builder: Net Force and Acceleration Ranking Tasks (bug fix)

This Concept Builder has been around for a while. But the drag and drop didn't work on all devices unless the CB was used in full-screen mode. So we replaced the drag-and-drop interactivity with a more reliable one.

Video Tutorial on Momentum and Collisions

We completed the last two videos of our Momentum and Collisions section of our Physics Video Tutorial in early December.


Physics Classroom Tutorial - fixed Wolfram Alpha Widgets

We have approximately 60 interactive widgets (from Wolfram Alpha) embedded in the pages of our Tutorial. They were not displaying. The issue has been fixed and they now display properly. They are a welcome addition to the Tutorial.




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