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.

Physics Interactives: Projectile Simulator

This simulation provides a variable-rich enrichment for exploring fundamental concepts related to projectile motion. This simulation allows you to change a variety of initial parameters (height, launch angle, launch speed, etc.) and observe the effect upon the motion of a projectile. The simulation is accompanied by three classroom-ready handouts. Plan a lesson or two around this simulation.

Concept Builder: Which One Doesn't Belong? - Projectile Motion

Students love Concept Builders. This one is modeled after the popular children's game ... "One of these is not like the other ... which one doesn't belong?"  Includes three levels of difficulty, immediate feedback, and question-specific help.

Concept Builder: Trajectory - Horizontally Launched Projectiles

This Concept Builder will provide awesome guided practice towards the understanding of the displacement and velocity components of a projectile. Let your students know whether they should use the more precise 9.8 m/s/s or the simpler 10 m/s/s for vertical acceleration. Then set them loose to apply the principles of this video and the previous one to calculate component values.

The Calculator Pad: Vectors and Projectiles, Problems #21 - #34

While these problems might be a bit pre-mature for those just being introduced to projectiles, we will mention them anyways. This page includes a large collection of physics word problems, answers, and audio-guided solutions. When it's time to solve problems, it's time to visit The Calculator Pad.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial, Motion and Forces in Two Dimensions, Lesson 2: Projectile Motion

Our written and video Tutorials dovetail together. The written tutorial makes a great reference for students and for teachers. The pages are filled with graphics, examples, logical reasoning, and an easy-to understand language. Consider using it as your book.

Multimedia Physics Studios, Vectors and Projectiles

Our GIF animations can still deliver a great punch towards a student's understanding of Physics. Investigate our collection. They're perfect for classroom demonstrations, group discussions, and student readings.