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: Wave Motion

Try our Curriculum Corner for a Think Sheet or a whole unit of Think Sheets and get your students thinking about waves. If the video is homework; then these are awesome next day starters. This is free curriculum for the taking. And for a few extra bucks, you can obtain the source documents and purchase a license to place them and any deriviative from them on your course management pages; see the Solutions Guide.

Physics Interactives: Boundary Behavior of Waves

Our interactive simulations allow a student to playfully alter a variable and observe the result in the form of an animation. Ask a question and pursue the answer. This one on boundary behvior provides a great way to learn. Don't miss the classroom ready student activity sheet and the accompanying Concept Checker. 

Minds On Physics, Wave Motion Module, Mission WM5

You can't be sure you understand until you complete the Minds On Physics mission on the topic. Try Mission WM5 to seal up your understanding.


Calculator Pad, Vibrations and Waves, Problem Set WM15

Calculator Pad problem sets make for awesome problem-solving practice. They provide problems with random numbers, an answer field, and lots of help. Students enter an answer and have it checked; they can correct it if it's wrong. Problem Set WM15 gives a quantitative spin to the topic of wave behavior.


Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vibrations and Waves Chapter, Lesson 3 - Boundary Behavior

Our written tutorial pages provide a thorough, easy-to-understand, common-sense approach to Physics topics. This particular page addresses the same topics covered in the video. As such, it makes a great reference for a quick check-up or clarification of an idea.