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, Work, Energy, and Power Section: Energy 

Get students active and thinking with one of our free Think Sheets from the Curriclum Corner section of our website. The following one makes a good fit to this video:

Work-Energy Relationships

Teacher Toolkits, Work-Energy Relationships

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 work and energy a try.


Minds On Physics, Work and Energy Module - Mission WE5

Minds On Physics is both hated and loved by students. Like good medicine, it doesn't always taste good when you're taking it but the results are just what the doctor ordered. This mission provides a nice fit with the video.


Concept Builder, Work and Energy Section: Work

In this Concept Builder, students will learn to identify whether positive, negative, or zero work is being done, to identify the force that is doing the work, and to describe the energy transformation associated with such work. It's this third activity that is most closely associated with this video.

Concept Builder, Work and Energy Section: Name That Energy

Students gain some familiarity with the three forms of mechanical energy with this interactive exerise. 


Physics Tutorial - Work, Energy, and Power Chapter - Internal vs. External Forces

Our Tutorial section is the textbook on the site. Its also the most trafficked section of the site. And for good reason. It proves time and again that anyone can understand Physics. This page is the written equivalent (roughly) of the video tutorial. Point troubled students to this page. Point all your students to this page.