Teacher Review for The Physics Classroom

A rather comprehensive resource for Physics Content, Physics Classroom provides supplemental instruction and easy visualization of concepts

Dominic P.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This is site is used for supplemental instruction, as well as providing demos for equipment I don't have. The demos work when I don't have extra time or equipment. The supplemental text and practice questions allow students to clarify and learn the info that may be missing, or if they were absent they can make up the general concepts on this site.
My Take
Use the text and tutorials as supplemental instruction or provide more in depth instruction. Not all topics are supplemental to an AP or IB level. Some core concepts are missing. (Fluids, Thermodynamics). Demos can help students visualize the concepts. Take into consideration audience maturity, you may need to re-direct if they are not engaged or add more info to a given activity or demo. Always put the lesson in context of your class first. CP Physics may find this more useful then AP/IB. May go as far as M-level in SAMR hierarchy in terms of how you can introduce lab concepts or perform labs virtually.