AP Physics 1*

AP Physics 1*

AP Physics 1*

Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Algebra 2 (completed or concurrent), Application Required
Recommended: Conceptual Physics
Two Semesters (FY)

AP Physics 1 is the equivalent of the first semester of introductory, algebra-based college courses. This course explores topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. Because this course is taught over an entire year, there is more time to foster deeper conceptual understanding through increased hands-on laboratory work. Through inquiry-based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills. Special projects and topics of particular interest to students will be included as time permits.
AP Physics 1 and 2 are highly recommended for students interested in science, engineering, or medicine. Though not mandatory, students are strongly encouraged to take the AP Physics 1 exam in May.

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