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, Forces in Two Dimensions

Our Curriculum Corner provides teachers with a collection of Think Sheets on numerous topics. They make perfect in-class reviews and post-video follow-ups. In particular, the following would be a great complement to this video:

Using Vector Components to Analyze Accelerations Along Horizontal Surface

Concept Builders: Solve It! (with Vectors and Fnet = m•a)

Students love Concept Builders and this one is a perfect follow up to the video. There are three levels of difficulty, each having two nearly identical problems. Students can tap the Help Me! button to get some help specific to the problem. When combined with our Task Tracker system, student progress can be tracked for each of the difficulty levels.

Minds On Physics, Mission 2DF2, Fnet = m•a and Forces at Angles

Minds on Physics can provide a student a rigorous work-out on any topic. Each question comes with a thorough commentary of the Physics associated with that question. Mission 2DF2 is a great follow-up to this video.


Tutorial Section, Motion and Vectors in Two Dimensions, Lesson 3

The go-to place at The Physics Classroom for a topic-specific and understandable discussion is the Tutorial section. Many teachers create links to its pages from within their CMS. The following page is a perfect complement to this video:

Net Force Problems Revisied


Teacher Toolkit - Forces in Two Dimensions

The Forces in Two Dimensions Toolkit provides teachers with standards-based resources for designing lesson plans and units that pertain to situations that involve forces acting at angles to the traditional horizontal and vertical axes. Find annotated links to resources on our website and throughout the web.