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:

Electric Field


The Calculator Pad, Static Electricity Chapter, Problems #15-21

You can't beat the Calculator Pad for providing practice with solving Physics word problems. Each problem set contains a variety of problems with answers and audio-guided solutions.  Consider assigning #15-#21 of the Electrostatics problem set.


Electric Field Concept Builder

A Concept Builder can be one of the best tools to deepen a student's conceptual understanding. And when combined with a Task Tracker subscription, you can track students' progress on the various parts of the activity. This Concept Builder pertains to the mathematics of electric field ... a perfect follow-up to this video.

Electric Field Strength Concept Builder

Here is another Concept Builder pertaining to the mathematics of electric field. Another great follow-up activity.


Physics Interactives, Static Electricity Chapter, Put the Charge in the Goal

Nothing brings the concept of a charge exerting an influence at a distance better than this simulated game. Students place charges on the screen to guide a charged object around obstacles and into a goal. Good phun. Good thinking and problem-solving. Good learning.


Minds On Physics the App, Part 4, Missions SE10 to SE12 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 SE10 through SE12 from our Static Electricity module pertain to electric field ideas.

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:


Electric Field Intensity


Teacher Toolkit: Electric Fields

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. 


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