Tag Archives: AP Physics 1

AP Classroom (selected) Vocabulary

Some basics for those new to the College Board’s Question and Resource Database for AP students and teachers. Possibly easier than reading through the College Board’s FAQs. Please notify me of any errors or omissions. Publicly Available These have been … Continue reading

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From 2-stage to Second Chance Exams

Most of my students in AP Physics 1 struggle with unit tests for a good part of the year. There are lots of reasons for this, including a lack of previous experience with physics, the difficulty of the material, and … Continue reading

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updated – Marc Reif 2021 APSI Presentation Schedule

note: All registration is through the College Board CVent system. Use the calendar found here or click on the links below. If clicking a link takes you only to generic information, contact me, or try one of the other links … Continue reading

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Covid-19 AP Physics Writing “Workshop”

Science teachers want students to think like scientists, write like scientists, and investigate like scientists. Writing has special prominence in AP Physics 1 and 2. In order to learn to write like a scientist, students have to practice writing, get … Continue reading

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Modeling in AP Physics 1: Pacing Guide

A/B/C Block Marc Reif The AP1 Exam is Wednesday, May 5, 2021. For 2020-2021 The students in AP Physics 1 will have had no previous physics course. Most had Pre-AP Biology or Pre-AP Chemistry in the previous your. Many are … Continue reading

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Teaching with Modeling in AP Physics

Modeling is a student-centered, inquiry-based, very successful teaching method originally developed at Arizona State University and now maintained by the American Modeling Teachers Association. The clearest evidence that AP Physics and Modeling are a great fit is seen in the … Continue reading

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Electricity Visualized! Teaching Circuits in AP1 with ideas from the CASTLE Curriculum.

CASTLE stands for Capacitor-Aided System for Teaching and Learning Electricity. It is a conceptual curriculum available for download from Pasco Scientific (go to https://www.pasco.com/prodCompare/castle-kit/index.cfm and scroll down to find the downloads). The curriculum is a basically complete set of activities, … Continue reading

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Using Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research

Below are my thoughts on the Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research (TIPERS). These are really excellent tools to promote discussion in your physics class, no matter what the level. I strongly┬árecommend buying one or more of these books. By … Continue reading

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