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.

Teacher Toolkits: Circuit Concepts

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 circuit concepts a try.

Minds On Physics, Electric Circuits Module

A Minds On Physics provides a rigorous workout in conceptual reasoning, critical thinking, and close reading. Missions EC1 - EC3 are great complements to this video.

Mission EC1 Current

Mission EC2 Voltage

Mission EC3 Voltage-Power-Energy

Concept Builders, Electric Circuits section

A Concept Builder is a multi-part, interactive questioning module that offers immediate feedback, question-specific help, and a game-like atmosphere. This video would be relevant to any of the early Concept Builders found in the Electric Circuits section.

Physics Classroom Tutorial, Electric Circuits Chapter

Our written Tutorial came first. Our video tutorial was modeled after it. Thus, there is almost always a written equivalent to the video on our website. It's easy reading with appeals to logic, periodic self-checking exercises, and numerous examples and illustrations. The following page coincides with the video:

Common Misconceptions Regarding Circuits