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, 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. The following three makes a good fit to this video:

Work-Energy Relationships || Energy Concepts || Work-Energy Calculations

Teacher Toolkits, Work-Energy Relationships

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.


Concept Builders, Work and Energy section: Up and Down with Energy

This Concept Builder incrementally builds on the idea of energy conservation. Students begin determining values of KE and PE for the up-and-down motion of a ball. By the end of the exercise, they are calculated height and speed values based on the energy analysis.

Minds On Physics, Work and Energy Module. Missions WE7 and WE8

"MOPs" is a tough task-master. But when you finish a mission, you know you understand the material. Take the challenge. Try these Minds On Physics mission and improve your game.

Concept Builders, Work and Energy section: Energy Analysis 1

This Concept Builder will provide students with some awesome practice with the quantitative side of this topic. And if you hae a Task Tracker account, you can assign the task and know how students have done.

Calculator Pad, Work and Energy Problem Set, Problems #15-18, #21

The Calculator Pad consists of  problems with answers and audio-guided solutions. It's a great way to learn. It's a great place to send your students.

Physics Interactives, Work and Energy section, Roller Coaster Simulation

This simulation and accompanying exercise provide a controlled and playful environment that allows students to think about ideas that pertain to the energy of a roller coaster.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial, Work, Energy, and Power Chapter, Analyzing Situations in Which Mechanical Energy is Conserved

The Physics Classroom Tutorial is a great place to brush up on a topic.  Its easy-to-understand language combined with informative graphics and appeals to your sense of reason make this a powerful learning tool. This page is the written equivalent of the video.