THE PHYSICS CLASSROOM TUTORIAL A set of instructional pages written in an easy-to-understand language and complemented by graphics and Check Your Understanding sections. An ideal starting location for those grasping for understanding or searching for answers. PHYSICS INTERACTIVES The Physics Interactives includes a large hair color simulator of HTML5 interactive physics applications. CONCEPT BUILDERS This newest section of our site includes a rapidly growing collection of cognitively-rich exercises that focus on discrete learning goals.
Filled with interactive elements, this section is the perfect tool for getting students thinking about the meaning of concepts. Each animation is accompanied by explanations and links to further information. SHOCKWAVE PHYSICS STUDIOS A collection of pages which feature interactive Shockwave files that simulate a physical situation. Users can manipulate a variable and observe the outcome of the change on the physical situation. MINDS ON PHYSICS THE APP We have completed Version 2. 0 of Minds On Physics the App. We also just released the Mac version of the app series.
Users of smart phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and Apple computers will enjoy using this awesome program on their devices. MINDS ON PHYSICS – LEGACY VERSION Minds On Physics – Legacy Version is the browser-based, Shockwave-dependent version of Minds On Physics the App. Relying on the Shockwave plug-in and a collection of carefully crafted questions, the Legacy Version of MOPs seeks to improve students’ conceptions of physics. THE CALCULATOR PAD With problems, answers and solutions, The Calculator Pad offers the beginning student of physics the opportunity to conquer the most dreaded part of a physics course – physics word problems. Each problem is accompanied by a concealed answer which can be revealed by clicking a button.
And each audio-guided solution not only explains how to solve the particular problem, but describes habits which can be adopted for solving any problem. Each review complements a chapter from The Physics Classroom Tutorial. PHYSICS HELP A variety of question-and-answer pages which target specific concepts and skills. Topics range from the graphical analysis of motion and drawing free body diagrams to a discussion of vectors and vector addition. ACT TEST CENTER Calling all high school juniors: You’ve trusted The Physics Classroom to help prepare you for that unit exam in physics. Why not trust us to help prepare you for the biggest test of the year – the ACT test?
Let the TPC help you with the ACT. CURRICULUM CORNER A collection of classroom ready worksheets for use by teachers with their classes. Pages are synchronized to readings from The Physics Classroom Tutorial and to assignments of The Minds On Physics Internet Modules. And now teachers can purchase The Solutions Guide containing complete answers, explanations and solutions to all worksheets. QUESTION BANK Writing good tests and quizzes for your physics class just got a whole lot easier! With The Physics Classroom’s Question Bank, physics teachers can quickly put together multiple choice and free-response quizzes and tests that target concepts discussed at The Physics Classroom website.
The Question Bank is available for purchase as a both a CD resource and as a Digital Download. NGSS CORNER Our newest section, the NGSS Corner assists teachers of Physics and Physical Science in aligning their curricula with the Next Generation Science Standards. Numerous resources are identified and their alignment with the NGSS is described. These resources, when combined with the numerous resources on our own site, allow teachers to plan high-quality, engaging instruction and to map out a curriculum that is NGSS-based. THE SCIENCE REASONING CENTER The Science Reasoning Center includes teacher-friendly and classroom-ready resources for culturing your students’ science reasoning skills. A resource CD is also offered to assist you in your efforts to develop a plan that both improves and assesses your students’ abilities to interpret data, analyze experiments, and evaluate models and theories. THE LABORATORY While you explore the approximately 150 labs here at The Laboratory, you will likely generate some questions about how they are used and how you can use them.
This page, and the pages it links to, are hoped to provide some answers to those questions. THE PHOTO GALLERY The Photo Gallery provides teachers a toolbox of physics-relevant photos from the wealth of photos on Flickr. Of course, students are welcome to participate as well. SHARING TOOLS More and more teachers are adopting The Physics Classroom as their textbook. We don’t blame you if you do. But once you join the club, its time to get your students on board.