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: Wave Motion

Try our Curriculum Corner for a Think Sheet or a whole unit of Think Sheets and get your students thinking about waves. 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.

Physics Interactives: Waves and Sound - Simple Wave Simulator

This is a very popular simulation and one worth using with your classes. It comes with a classroom-ready student activity sheet. And don't forget the Concept Checker as a follow-up. Between our video, our simulations, and you're usual engaging labs, you're going to have some awesome lesson plans.


Physics Interactives: Waves and Sound - Vibrating Mass on a Spring

This simultation pertains more to simple harmonic motion than it does to wave motion. But it comes with a classroom-ready activity sheet that is all about the concepts of frequency and period. It may be what you're looking for.



Concept Builder: Waves and Sound - Frequency and Period

This Concept Builder probably provides the best source of practice for the the conceptual meaning of frequency and period. It is worth your visit.

Calculator Pad, Vibrations and Waves, Problem Set WM1

Calculator Pad problem sets make for awesome practice. They provide problems with random numbers, an answer field, and lots of help. Students enter an answer and check it. They can correct it if it's wrong. This set of problems focuses on frequency and period calculations.

Physics Classroom Tutorial: Vibrations and Waves Chapter, Lesson 2 - Frequency and Period of a Wave

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.