Course titleAP Physics 1
AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based; introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work; energy; and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory; simple circuits.
Twenty-five percent of instructional time is devoted to hands-on laboratory work with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations. Investigations will require students to ask questions; make observations and predictions; design experiments; analyze data; and construct arguments in a collaborative setting; where they direct and monitor their progress.Semester A
Students explore principles of Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work; energy; and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory; simple circuits. The course is based on six Big Ideas; which encompass core scientific principles; theories; and processes that cut across traditional boundaries and provide a broad way of thinking about the physical world.Semester B
Students establish lines of evidence and use them to develop and refine testable explanations and predictions of natural phenomena. Focusing on these disciplinary practices enables teachers to use the principles of scientific inquiry to promote a more engaging and rigorous experience for AP Physics students.
School countryUnited States
High schoolAccelerate Education
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Requested competency codeLab Science
Approved competency code
- Advanced science