AP Physics 1
(Excerpted from AP Course Description, The College Board)- 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 these topics: kinematics, dynamics, circular motion and gravitation, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion, electric charge and electric force, DC circuits, and mechanical waves and sound.
This course requires that twenty-five percent of instructional time will be spent in hands-on laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations that provide students with opportunities to demonstrate the foundational physics principles and apply the science practices.
Inquiry-based laboratory experiences support the AP Physics 1 course and AP Course
Audit curricular requirements by providing opportunities for students to engage in the seven science practices as they design plans for experiments, make predictions, collect and analyze data, apply mathematical routines, develop explanations, and communicate about their work.The course is meant to be challenging. My goal is to not only teach you the physics that you need to be successful but to give you the time to practice how to think, because if you are able to think you are way more likely to be successful on the AP test and in life in general.You will answer questions wrong during this school year and so will I, but together we will think through problems and find solutions. Being wrong in science is not a dead end it is simply a starting point of discovery. Don't be afraid to make mistakes.It's GOING TO BE AWESOME!!