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, Circular Motion and Gravitation

Get students active and thinking with our free Think Sheets from the Curriclum Corner section of our website. The following Think Sheet is a great fit to this video:

Kepler's Laws and Planetary Motion

Teacher Toolkits, Satellite Motion 

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. This one on satellite motion includes information on Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion.


Minds On Physics, Mission CG10: Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

This interactive questioning exercise will provide a great workout and assessment of a student's understanding of Kepler's Laws. You can recommend the free version to students or use it with Task Tracker to track student progress.

Calculator Pad, Circular Motion and Gravitation Problem Set, Question #25

Our Calculator Pad section offers a collection of problems accompanied by answers and audio-guided solutions. This is a great place to send your students to practice.

Science Reasoning Center, Circular Motion Section: Kepler's Law of Harmonies.

This activity challenges students to analyze period-radius data for the orbit of the (traditional) nine planets. It will require some great critical thinking.



Multimedia Physics Studios, Circular and Satellite Motion section: Kepler's Second Law

This quick GIF animation and the accompanying discussion will clarify the meaning of Kepler's second law. Short and sweet.

Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion Chapter, Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

Our Tutorial section is the written version of our Video Tutorial. Written in an easy-to-understand language, it makes a great refresher to the video when needed.



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