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.


Teacher Toolkits: Free Fall

Looking for standards-based, multimedia-driven resources on the topic of free fall? Try a Teacher Toolkit. We assigned the best Physics librarian the task of finding the best resources for various topics and the result is the Teacher Toolkits section. Try one day and maybe start with the one on free fall.

Curriculum Corner: 1D Kinematics

The Think Sheets at our Curriculum Corner have so many different uses. But we think the best use is the in-the-classroom use as a follow up to instruction like the instruction in this video. Among the many topics in the Kinematics section, you will find one titled Free Fall. Just what you need as a follow-up to our Video Tutorial.

Science Reasoning Center: 1D Kinematics: Kinematics

Our Science Reasoning Center has an emphasis on building skills associated with analyzing data representations, finding evidence and reasoning to substantiate a claim, and understanding experiments. The first choice on this page is titled Kinematics and it involved the analysis of an up-and-down motion of a ball. We think it makes a perfect pre-cursor to our Video Tutorial on the topic of free fall.

Concept Builder: Free Fall

If you've never tried a Concept Builder, then you should. We think you're missing something. We have two that pertain to the topic of free fall. This one pertains primarily to falling motion and focuses on speed, velocity, and acceleration.

Concept Builder: Up and Down

This is our second Concept Builder on free fall. Its focus is upon the analysis of up-and-down motion. It serves as an awesome formative assessment of student understanding of the concepts taught in our Video Tutorial. 

The Physics Classroom Tutorial: 1D Kinematics, Lesson 5

If your students need a reliable and readable reference to physics topics, try our Tutorial. It has a long-standing reputation as a bebeficial source of information. Many teachers link to it from their course page.





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