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.


Note: Many of the activities below provide practice with both kinetic and potential energy. Watch both videos and take some time to practice with both concepts.


Curriculum Corner, Work, Energy, and Power Section: Energy 

Get students active and thinking with one of our free Think Sheets from the Curriclum Corner section of our website. Here's one on ...


Teacher Toolkits, Work-Energy Fundamentals 

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 work and energy a try.

Name That Energy Concept Builder

In this Concept Builder, students read a physical scenario and identify whether the described object has KE or PE or both or neither. Great practice. 


What's Up (or Down) with KE and PE? Concept Builder

In this Concept Builder, students look for verbal cues within a descrption and determine if the KE and the PE are increasing, decreasing or remaining constant. Great practice. And needed practice.


Minds On Phyiscs - Mission WE3: Kinetic and Potential Energy

Our newly revised HTML5 version of Minds On Physics can provide your students the workout they need to be successful in Physics. Each question in these interactive questioning modules are accompanied by a question-specicific help page. Best of all, you can purchase an account and track your students' progress. For intense practice, you can't go wrong with "MOPs".


Physics Classroom Tutorial. Work, Energy and Power Chapter: Lesson 1: Kinetic Energy

Our Tutorial section is the textbook on the site. Its also the most trafficked section of the site. And for good reason. It proves time and again that anyone can understand Physics. Point troubled students to this page. Point any student to this page.