AP Physics 1 (Algebra-based) Tue-Thu TBA
with Mark Kover, M.S.
AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through classroom study, in-class activity, and hands-on, inquiry-based laboratory work as they explore concepts like systems, fields, force interactions, change, conservation, and waves.
BIG IDEA 1: SYSTEMS (SYS) Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge. Systems may have internal structure.
BIG IDEA 2: FIELDS (FLD) Fields existing in space can be used to explain interactions.
BIG IDEA 3: FORCE INTERACTIONS (INT) The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces.
BIG IDEA 4: CHANGE (CHA) Interactions between systems can result in changes in those systems.
BIG IDEA 5: CONSERVATION (CON) Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws
Prerequisites: Students should have completed Geometry and be concurrently taking Algebra II or an equivalent course. Although the Physics 1 course includes basic use of trigonometric functions, this understanding can be gained either in the concurrent math course or in the AP Physics 1 course itself.
Aug 23rd, 2022 - Apr 30th, 2023
Thu for 30 weeks from 1:00 pm