High School Physics: Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents
The High School Physics Web Guide offers help with questions regarding motion, matter and energy. Students and parents will find physics help on homework, as well as extra practice, formulas and demonstrations. Teachers will find links to physics lesson plans, worksheets and other classroom tools.Educators: Sign up for our education newsletter.
Use the Web sites here to get high school physics help for everyday homework, visual demonstrations of physics laws to better understand what you’re learning in school, and loads of practice problems to help you hone your skills.
- Physics is a science that is best experienced in real life—just ask Isaac Newton. If you pay close attention to the world around you, you’ll constantly come up with questions and investigations for both in and out of the classroom.
- There are many sites that offer high school physics help and tutoring or answer questions by a physics expert. Few of these sites are free and many ask you to share personal information. Be sure to research a tutor’s qualifications before signing up for a tutoring service (the “About Us” or equivalent section of a Web site is a good place to start), and always be careful when sharing personal information over the Internet.
Teaching physics is best done through demonstration, and real-world applications aren’t hard to find if you know where to look.
- Don’t get fooled into paying for resources for teaching physics. Although some pay sites offer dependable content, you’re just as likely to find great stuff somewhere else. The Web is full of free physics resources and we’ll show you where to look.
- We usually avoid recommending sites that are mere directories of links to outside sources. In our education guides, we make exceptions to this rule in order to provide you with as much helpful content as possible. Make sure to approach every directory with caution and evaluate the links before using a tool in the classroom.
Think you can't help your child with physics homework? Think again. Use the Web sites below to help your child understand physics at home, whether for a class assignment or standardized test.
- Science organizations are often a good source of learning material. One great example is NASA’s PUMAS, where you’ll find more than 75 practical applications of science and math concepts.
- There are several physics tutoring sites available online (Physics 24/7 is one example), but none of them are free. Be sure to check out the credentials of any tutor before signing up. A tutor should have a bachelor’s degree in physics at a minimum, and ideally a more advanced degree.
- Teaching physics at home? Make sure to see our findingDulcinea Homeschooling Web Guide.