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

Try our Curriculum Corner for a Think Sheet or a whole unit of Think Sheets and get your students thinking about waves. We have a short Think Sheet on the Doppler Effect in our Sound and Music unit. If the video is homework; then these are awesome next day starters. This is free curriculum for the taking. And for a few extra bucks, you can obtain the source documents and purchase a license to place them and any deriviative from them on your course management pages; see the Solutions Guide.

The Calculator Pad, Sound Waves Chapter, Problem Set SM9

If you're looking for some practice problems to assign students that utilize the Doppler Equation, you will find them here at The Calculator Pad. Scroll down and tap on Problm Set SM9. Numbers will be randomized. A Check Answer button allows students to check their answer and receive immediate feedback. And students can hae an endless number of attempts.


Minds On Physics, Sound and Music Module, Mission SM4

You can't be sure they understand until they complete the Minds On Physics mission on the topic. Try Mission SM4 as an effective formative assessment of student understanding.


Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vibration and Waves Chapter, Lesson 3, The Doppler Efffect

Our written tutorial pages provide a thorough, easy-to-understand, common-sense approach to Physics topics. This particular page addresses the same topics covered in the video. As such, it makes a great reference for a quick check-up or clarification of an idea.