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. You will find a Think Sheet here on the topic of wave interference. 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: Wave Addition

Our interactive simualtions allow a student to playfully alter a variable and observe the result in the form of an animation. Ask a question and pursue the answer. This one on Wave Interference is a perfect complement to the video. Don't miss the classroom-ready student activity sheet and the accompanying Concept Checker. When put together - simulation, student activity sheet, and Concept Checker - you have the skeleton of a highly engaging lesson plan.

Minds On Physics, Wave Motion Module, Mission WM6

You can't be sure they understand until they complete the Minds On Physics mission on the topic. Try Mission WM6 to help students assimilate their conceptions of wave interference.


Concept Builders, Waves and Sound Chapter, Wave Interference

Everybody likes Concept Builders. This one on the topic of wave interference will provide great follow-up practice to this video on the same topic.

Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vibrations and Waves Chapter, Lesson 3 - Interference of Waves

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.