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 Interactive: RGB Addition

This interactive simulation allows students to manipulate the intensity of red, green, and blue light and observe the result. It is accompanied by a ready-to-use classroom activity. It makes for a great addition to any lesson plan.

Concept Builder: Color Addition and Subtraction

If you're not using Concept Builders, then you need to check it out. These interactive questioning modules probe student understanding in a playful manner ... with Stars, Trophies, and Dataways. With a Task Tracker account, you can easily track student progress. It's easy-peasy.

Minds On Physics the App, Part 5, Light and Color Module, Mission LC3

Our Minds On Physics apps provide serious students a challenging tool for improving their game. App #5 includes three modules, one of which is Light and Color. Mission LC3 is a great complement to this Video Tutorial.

Physics Classroom Tutorial, Light and Color Chapter, Lesson 2

The Tutorial section of our website explains and illustrates Physics concepts in an easy-to-understand language and a logical manner. These three pages in particular will provide strong Tutorial support for the lesson in this video. Put these links on your course page and provide the support that students need.

Visible Light and the Eye's Response

Light Absorption, Reflection, and Transmission

Color Addition

Curriculum Corner, Light and Color Section

Our free curriculum provides a great tool for skilled teachers to use with students within the classroom. Either as independent practice or group work, our Think Sheets provide an exceptional means of processing the ideas in this video. Try one of the following:

Reflection, Transmission, and Color

Color Addition and Subtraction


Teacher Toolkits - Color Addition and Subtraction

We love our Teacher Toolkits. You will too. They include a collection of annotated links to vetted resources from accross the web that we feel coordinate very well with the resources on our own website. Check this one out!