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: Colored Filters

We'll supply the filters and the lasers and you can send your students our way. They will explore the interaction of colored light and filters with this simulation. Like most our simulations, it is accompanied by a ready-to-use classroom exercise.

Physics Interactives:  Filering Away

This is an actual hands-on lab turned into an online Interactive during COVID19 days. While it's better as a lab, it's a great interactive for those who don't have the equipment.  Like many of our Interactives, this one is accompanied by a classroom-ready exercise.

Concept Builder: Color Filters

If you're not using Concept Builders, then you need to check them 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. Try this one on color filters ... a perfect complement to this video.

Minds On Physics the App, Part 5, Light and Color Module, Missions LC8

If you want a Physics work out, then you will find it in our Minds On Physics apps. Purchase it for your phone or tablet and start lifting. Mission LC8 pertains to the topic of color subtraction and pigments. Don't forget to use the textbook icon for help.

Physics Classroom Tutorial, Light Waves and Color Chapter, Lesson 2 - Color Subtraction

The Tutorial section of our website explains and illustrates Physics concepts in an easy-to-understand language and a logical manner. This page in particular will provide strong Tutorial support for the lesson in this video.

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 this one as a follow-up:

Reflection, Transmission, and Color


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!