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. The following Think Sheet is an excellent fit to this video:


Teacher Toolkits, Satellite 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. This one on satellite motion includes resources applicable to a unit or portion of a unit on satellite motion.

Minds On Physics, Mission CG9: Weightlessness

There's nothing like a Minds On Physics mission for assessing understanding of a topic. When a student completes a mission, you have a reasonably solid piece of evidence that they understand. And with a Task Tracker account, you can assign it for homework and have us track their progress.

Physics Interactives: Elevator Ride Simulation

This simulation fits nicely with our video. It is accompanied by a classroom-ready, student-friendly activity page. Make it part of your lesson plan.

Science Reasoning Center, Circular Motion section, Weightlessness Training

Download this classroom-ready PDF and use it in your classroom. Students read closely, analyze data, reason scientifically, and learn about weightlessness. Great brain food for your classes.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion Chapter, Weightlessness in Orbit

Our written Tutorial is the most popular section of the website. It reads like a book ... but better. This page a great read for students who need to freshen up on the topic. Why not provide a link to it on your course page?