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. You may not find one that is perfect for this vide ... but you're likely to find several that have relevance to your current unit.

Teacher Toolkits, Work-Energy Fundamentals 

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.


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. 


Concept Builder, Work and Energy Section: What's Up (and Down) with KE and PE

Students read a physical description and identify whether the KE (and the PE) is increasing or decreasing. Great practice ... even if it isn't a perfect fit to this video.


Physics Tutorial - Work, Energy, and Power Chapter

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. Point troubled students to this page. Point all your students to this page.