|Description||This course is intended for students who want to learn basic physics. The course will follow the order of the AP curriculum and cover the content published in the College Board exam description. We will focus on solving AP-level problems, but additional materials and source code will be available, especially regarding astronomy, cosmology, engineering, biology and calculus.|
|Exam Prep||AP Physics 1 Exam|
5:00pm - 7:00pm CST
|Course Size||Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6|
|Tuiton||$795 per semester|
Spring 2023 Semester:
January: 8, 15, 22, 29
February: 5, 12, 19, 26
March: 5, 19, 26
April: 2, 23, 30
No classes: Mar 12, Apr 9, Apr 16
|Schedule||View the Fall and Spring semester weekly schedule|
|Student Support||When students have questions or concerns, they are encouraged discuss them with their instructor before and/or after class as well as by email. Emailed questions will be answered within 24 hours, and the instructor is sometimes available for video chat during the week. Parents can help their students by guiding them towards constructing well thought out questions, or by reviewing their progress with the online quizzes.|
|Course Structure||Handouts are organized according to the AP Units. Within each unit, example problems are solved for each topic, and similar problems are presented for students to solve. Most problems are directly
adjacent to a description of the relevant technique, though a few summary problems are included at the end of each unit. Homework is optional, but students are encouraged to keep a notebook with solutions, and
to review it regularly with the instructor.
Classes begin with discussion of problems from the previous week, typically 5-10 minutes, but may be longer or shorter. For problem-solving practice, students participate in a 20-30 minute live multiple-choice quiz (kahoot.it) that covers material from the previous class. Solutions will be worked out and discussed after each problem as appropriate. Some questions will emphasize test-taking strategy or basic concepts. A self-paced version of the quiz/kahoot will be released afterward for review.
After a brief break, 50-60 minutes of lecture/discussion will be followed by a 20-30-minute period for students to work on problems and ask questions.
|Curriculum||The Physics 1 course is divided into 7 separate units which correspond to the 7 units on the AP test. For each unit, handouts will be provided to emphasize the basic principles utilized in the unit, and to identify the specialized techniques which may be needed on an AP exam. Weekly online kahoots are desigend to prepare students for the multiple-choice portion of the test, while handout problems are in the free-response format. Some background material is also provided (basics of trigonometry, etc.). One class and handout will be devoted to the design of scientific experiments, focusing on AP questions about the scientific method, experimental setup and data analysis. The unit handouts also include a variety of at-home experiments that can be performed with commonly available materials, as well as some historical perspective.|
|Prerequisites||A pre-calculus sequence that includes algebra, geometry and trigonometry is very helpful.|
AP Physics 1 – Online
SKU: AMA-CRS013-1 Category: Course
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