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: Vectors

Planning a unit or a series of lessons on Vectors? We can help. Try a Toolkit - a collection of vetted resources that are multi-media reliant and standards-based. This one on Vectors should stimulate several good ideas. 

Curriculum Corner: Vectors and Projectiles

Our Curriculum Corner consists of a large collection of Think Sheets on variety of topics. They provide a systematic and developmental approach to the concepts of Physics. The following one will be of particular interest when teaching about vector components:

Minds On Physics, Part 1, Vectors and Projectiles Module, Mission VP5

Our Minds On Physics apps provide students a rigorous, no-nonsense Physics workout, Students are delivered a collection of challenging questions that target their understanding of a single concept; answers are evaluated, feedback is immediate, and each question includes a link to several screens of question-specific information. And for teachers, an entire program is avaialble that allows for the tracking of students' completion of assigned missions. Mission VP5 is on the topic of vector components.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial, Vectors and Motion in Two Dimensions, Vector Components

The Tutorial section of our website has a long-standing reputation for presenting Physics concepts in an easy-to-understand language. When students (or teachers) need a quick reference, it's the go-to place.