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, Electric Circuits Section 

Our Curriculum Corner is composed of a collection of Think Sheets. Each one makes for a great component of any Lesson Plan. They work great for both independent practice exercises and cooperative group exercises. The following Think Sheets make a great complement to this video:

Mathematical Relationships in Circuits

Electrical Power and Energy

Teacher Toolkits: Circuit Concepts

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 circuit concepts a try.

Minds On Physics, Mission EC6: P, V, I, R, and Cost Calculations

You can always be confident that Minds On Physics will give a student a great workout with close reading, critical thinking and conceptual reasoning. Use it with a Task Tracker subscription and you will get the full benefit of being able to track your students' progress.

Concept Builders, Case Studies: Electric Power

This Concept Builder is a perfect accompaniment to the video. Given the relative resistance, electrical potential difference, and/or current of two circuits, students must compare their relative power. The exercise demands great thinking and reasoning and understanding. Question-specific help is available by a click on the Help Me! button.

Calculator Pad, Electric Circuits Problem Set, Problems #10 - #19

When yyour class is trying to learn how to use an equation to solve problems, don't ignore the power of our Calculator Pad section. There is a set of problems, answers, and an audio-guided solution.

Physics Classroom Tutorial: Circuits Chapter, Lesson 3: Electric Power Revisited

First there was our written Tutorial. Then there was our video Tutorial. If a student needs to quickly review the topic, a trip to this page is worth the time.