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: Momentum and Collisions

Get students active and thinking with one of our free Think Sheets from the Curriclum Corner section of our website. This Think Sheet would make a perfect follow-up to this video tutorial:

Momentum Conservation as a Guide to Thinking


Concept Builder: Law Enforcement - Hit and Stick Collisions

Our Concept Builder program may be the very thing your students need to solidify their learning. When combined with our Task Tracker program, it makes an excellent and cost effective homework-tracking tool. This particular one provides info about the post-explosion speeds of two carts involved in an explosion. Students must identify which one(s) violates the law of momentum conservation. Great critical thinking!


Concept Builder: Keeping Track of Momentum - Hit and Stick Collisions

This Concept Builder will challenge students to use the law of momentum conservation to complete a momentum table for a hit-and-stick collision. It's a great pre-cursor to the solving of Physics word problems. It's a different approach from the one taken in the video but it is still awesome practice!


Physics Interactives; Fish Catch

The Proportional Reasoning video used an animation of a "Fish Catch" on several slides. This is the interactive version of those animations. This may be the best follow-up to the video. Best of all, it comes with a classroom-ready, printable activity sheet.


Minds On Physics the App, Part 3, Mission MC10

Minds On Physics is not for the meek. But many teachers swear by it ... particularly teachers of honors, IB, and AP Physics 1. If you've not seen it in operation, it's worth taking a look. For devoted students, it can be an awesome tool. Mission MC10 on App #3 correlates well with this video lesson.


Teacher Toolkit: Momentum Conservation

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 momentum conservation a try.


Mutlmedia Physics Studios ... Momentum Chapter

Here is a collection of old GIF animations from one of the oldest section of our website. While the technology is admittedly old, the lessons are current. Each animation comes with a thorough and understandable explanation.

Physics Classroom Tutorial, Momentum and Its Conservation Chapter, Lesson 2: The Law of Momentum Conservation

Our Tutorial section always comes through with a common sense explanation of a topic. It makes a great written reference. Many teachers link to these pages from their LMS. Check out the following page - it is the basis of this video tutorial:

Using Equations as Guides to Thinking