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AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

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AP Daily videos are short, searchable instructional segments you can:

  • assign to students before or after class to maximize time for discussion.
  • assign alongside topic questions to address misunderstandings.
  • encourage students to take advantage of on their own, on mobile devices or computers.
  • track to see which students are watching each video in each class. 

Topic questions are formative questions to check student understanding as you teach. Assign topic questions to reveal student misunderstandings and target your lessons.

Progress checks help you gauge student knowledge and skills for each unit through:

  • multiple-choice questions with rationales explaining correct and incorrect answers, and
  • free-response questions with scoring guides to help you evaluate student work.

My Reports highlights progress for every student and class across AP units.

The question bank is a searchable database of real AP questions. You can:

  • find topic questions and practice exam questions, indexed by content and skills.
  • search for any question, passage, or stimulus by text or keyword.
  • create custom quizzes that can be assigned online or on paper.

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  • Made for any learning environment, AP teachers can assign these short videos on every topic and skill as homework alongside topic questions, warm-ups, lectures, reviews, and more.
  • AP students can also access videos on their own for additional support.
  • Videos are available in AP Classroom, on your Course Resources page. 


AP Daily Instructors

Expert AP teachers across the country can support your course virtually:

  • Lead teacher: Josh Beck, Clayton High School, Clayton, N.C.
  • Kristin Gonzales-Vega, Reedy High School, Frisco, Texas
  • Greg Jacobs, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, Va.
  • Oluwanifemi (Nifemi) Kolayemi, John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, Roxbury, Mass.
  • Jim Vander Weide, Hudsonville High School, Hudsonville, Mich.
  • Oather Strawderman, Lawrence Free State High School, Lawrence, Kan.
  • Jennifer Kaelin, José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy, Hialeah, Fla.
  • Douglas (Doug) Hutton, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, Conn.

Higher Education Faculty Lecturers

Supplement your instruction with 30-minute videos on each unit hosted by college or university professors. Guest lecturers include:

  • Gerald Cleaver, Baylor University
  • Arthur Eisenkraft, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Andy Elby, University of Maryland
  • Eugenia Etkina, Rutgers University
  • Corey Gerving, West Point
  • Samuel Lofland, Rowan University
  • Ken Podolak, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Carol Scarlett, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Jiang Yu, Fitchburg State University

The Faculty Lectures are available on the AP Classroom Course Resources page, under Overview, as well as YouTube.

Additional Resources for AP Physics 1

Course Resources


AP Physics 1 Student Workbook—Teacher and Student Editions

This is a  free resource that contains a compilation of problems written by master AP Physics teachers and college/university physics faculty to help students master the knowledge and skills in college-level physics coursework. This workbook offers more than 100 scenarios, or worksheets, presented in unit order, that were designed to support learning of course content and important skills, such as argumentation, quantitative analysis, data analysis, using representations, and experimental design.

The Teacher Edition contains complete solutions, as well as instructional guidance for each scenario provided. Both the Teacher and Student Editions are available through your Course Audit account and on AP Classroom.


AP Physics 1 and 2 Inquiry-Based Lab Investigations

The Lab Manual Resources page provides information about the laboratory requirement and a link to the AP Physics 1 and 2 Inquiry-Based Lab Investigations teacher manual.


Inquiry Instruction in the AP Science Classroom

Review the Inquiry Instruction in the AP Science Classroom teaching resource.


Planning for AP Physics 1 and 2

Although this page was created before the 2019-20 course and exam updates, the prerequisite and sequencing information is still useful.

Curriculum Modules


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