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. Here's one to get you started ...

Mathematics of Circular Motion

Teacher Toolkits, Circular 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. Give this one on circular motion a try.


Physics Interactives - Circular Motion and Gravitation Section - Uniform Circular Motion simulation

There's nothing like fun on the playground. And this simulation from our Physics Interactives section allows students to alter a variable and observe the effect. Rich visual displays enhance the experience. Grab our free activity sheet and plan a lesson around this simulation on uniform circular motion.

Concept Builders, Case Studies - Circular Motion

This Concept Builder will challenge your students to use your equations as a guide to thinking as you compare the values of speed, acceleration, and net force for two different physical situations. And with a Task Tracker subscription, you can assign it as homework and have a record of student progress.

Minds On Physics, Circular Motion and Gravitation Module, Mission CG2: Centripetal Force Requirement

Minds On Physics is like good medicine. It may not taste good going down but once its effect kicks in, you feel better. Give yoiur students a dose of MOPs with this mission on the topic of acceleration and net force. They'll feel better for doing so ... and so will their grade.


Calculator Pad, Circular Motion Problem Set, Problems #1-#8

Our Calculator Pad is the go-to place for any student wishing to improve their problem-solving skills. Here's 8 problems that are great follow-up to this video. They are accompanied by answers and audio-guided explanations. Send your students here for practice.


Physics Classroom Tutorial: Circular Motion Chapter, Mathematics of Circular Motion

This page from our Tutorial section is the written equivalent of the video. Use it to brush up and review. Do what other teachers have done - create a link to it from your course page.