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, Static Electricity 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 Sheet makes a great complement to this video:

Coulomb's Law

The Calculator Pad - Static Electricity Chapter - Problems #3- #9
When it's time to practice solving Physics word problems, students will get plenty of it at our Calculator Pad. They will find problems, answers, and audio-guided solutions. What more could one ask for? Problems #3- #9 are Coulomb's Law problems.



Minds On Physics the App, Part 4, Missions SE8 and SE9 in the Static Electricity Module

Minds On Physics is not for the meek-hearted. They are interactive questioning modules that provide a rigorous workout in careful reading, analytical thinking, and conceptual reasoning. Missions SE8 and SE9 from our Static Electricity module pertain to Coulomb's Law


Coulomb's Law Concept Builder

Coulomb's Law can be used as a guide to thinking about how a change in one variable effects other variables. This Concept Builder will give you plenty of chances to do that type of thinking.

Physics Interactives, Static Electricity Chapter, Electric Force Simulation

This simulation allows students to alter the quantity of charge on two charged objects, to drag them around and change their separation distance, and to observe the force of attraction and repuslion. And like most our simulations, there's a classroom-ready activity sheet available if needed.

Physics Classroom Tutorial, Static Elecricity Chapter

It reads like a book ... but much better. Our Tutorial section has long been the most trafficked section of our website. And for good reason - it's understandable. We recommend leaving links to specific pages on your Course page. The following pages will be helpful complements to this video:

Charge Interactions Revisited

Coulomb's Law


Teacher Toolkit: Coulomb's Law

Teacher Toolkits provide teachers with a collection of resources that are ideal for planning standards-based, multimedia lessons and units. We've combed the web and selected some of the best, most professional simulations, videos, and other tools that complement the resources present at The Physics Classroom.