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: Sound and Music Chapter: The Nature of Sound Waves

Our Think Sheets are useful in-class tools for processing a concept. This particular one coordinates well with this video and the next video in the Series. Use it as a next-day follow-up to the video.

Physics Interactives. Waves and Sound Section: The Particle Wave

The Particle Wave simulation allows students to explore the nature and properties of a wave. Properties such as wavelength, amplitude, and speed can be changes. The effects of the change on the wave pattern and particle motion can be immediately observed. A Student Activity sheet and a stand-alone Concept Checker accompanies this activity.


Physics Interactives. Waves and Sound Section: Simple Wave Simulator

Our Simple Wave Simulator provides a great grounding in the nature of a wave. One feature of the simulation is to View Sound Wave feature. The simulation is accompanied by a free, downloadable Student Activity sheet that coordinates with a stand-alone Concept Checker.


Minds On Physics, Sound and Music Module, Mission SM1: Nature of a Sound Wave

Mission SM1 pertains to the fundamental nature of a sound wave. This video and the next video in the Series would provide sufficient background to complete this activity. The mission will provide students a rigorous exercise in close reading, critical thinking, and conceptual reasoning.

Concept Builders, Waves and Sount Chapter, Wave Basics

Understanding always begins with the basics. Make sure your students know the basics of waves. This will help.


Tutorial on Sound and Music, Lesson 1, Sound as a Mechanical Wave

Whe students need a refresher of the topic, the written Tutorial is always a great place to go. Many teachers post a link to it in their learning management system..