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: Work 

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


The Calculator Pad: Work and Energy Problem Set, Problems #1-6

If your course provides a moderate to heavy emphasis on the solving of Physics word problems, then the Calculator Pad should become your friend (and more importantly, your students' friend). Each chapter contains a set of problems with answers and an audio-guided solution. The first si problems of this Problem Set include some work calculations. Send your students there to improve their problem-solving skills.


Physics Classroom Tutorial. Work, Energy and Power Chapter: Lesson 1: Calculating the Amount of Work Done by Forces

Our Tutorial section always comes through with a common sense explanation of a topic. This particular page provides 9 practice problems with answers and solutions. It makes a great written reference and a great follow-up to this video. Recommend it to your students

Physics Interactives, Work and Energy Section: It's All Uphill Simulation

While this simulation and the accompanying exercise may not be a perfect match for the video, it represents what might be for many classrooms the next step in the learning progression. We recommend it for its data analysis emphasis. You might like it also.


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.


Work Concept Builder

There's nothing like a Concept Builder for quick checks of student understanding. This one on the topic of Work will test student understanding of examples and non-examples of work and the distinction between + and - work. The first two activities provide a great follow up to this video.

Minds On Phyiscs - Mission WE1: Work

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".