Teacher 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.


Curriculum Corner, Circular Motion and Gravitation

Get students active and thinking with our free Think Sheets from the Curriclum Corner section of our website. Here's one to get you started ...

Mathematics of Circular Motion

Teacher Toolkits, Circular Motion 

Try a Teacher Toolkit ... you might be very glad that you did. Each toolkit includes annotated links to vetted resources from across the web that we feel reliably support the specific topic. Give this one on circular motion a try.

Physics Interactives, Roller Coaster Model

Give students a chance to explore the variables that affect a rider's experience on a roller coaster. Students can design loops and hills and dips and explore the resulting speeds, accelerations and normal forces. 

Minds On Physics, Circular Motion and Gravitation Module, Mission CG5

This Minds On Physics mission includes 8 different circular motion scenarios to mathematically analyze. It's great practice. It's a great follow-up to the video. And if you have a Task Tracker account for Minds On Physics, you can customize the mission as you like and assign it to students and view score reports.

Concept Builders, Forces and Free-Body Diagrams in Circles

Students love Concept Builders. They can earn stars, dataways, and trophies while they master a concept. This one provides a great exercise in identifying free-body diagrams for objects moving in circles. 

Calculator Pad, Circular Motion and Gravitation Problem Set, Problems #8-15

The Calculator Pad is the go-to place on our website for solving Physics word problems. It includes problems, answers, and audio-guided solutions. You can't go wrong with that. Consider sending your students there today.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion Chapter, Lesson 2, Newton's Second Law - Revisited

This page from our Tutorial section is the written version of our video Tutorial. You will find additional problems with answers and solutions. Check it out.