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.

Physics Interactives, Light and Color: Young's Experiment

After understanding two-point source interference, the next logical step is to do Young's Experiment. This Task-Tracker compatible simulation provides students an environment to practice using Young's Equation to measure the wavelength of light. Feedback is immediate. Students have multiple opportunities to correct their errors.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial, Light Waves and Color: Anatomy of a Two-Point Source Interference Patterns

This written tutorial page is the written companion to our video tutorial. When your students need a quick reference, encourage them to visit this page.