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AP Physics C: Mechanics

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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: Julie Hood, MAST Academy, Miami, Fla.
  • Angela Benjamin, Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.
  • John Frensley, Prosper High School, Prosper, Texas
  • Boris Korsunsky, Weston High School, Weston, Mass.
  • Diana (Dee Dee) Messer, Mason High School, Mason, Ohio
  • Angela Jensvold, Diamond Bar High School, Diamond Bar, Calif.
  • Judy Adler, Brentwood School, Los Angeles, Calif.

Higher Education Faculty Lecturers

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

  • Laura Adams, University of Minnesota—Duluth
  • Bethany Cobb King, George Washington University
  • Brian Greene, Columbia University
  • Stefan Jeglinski, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Michael Rulison, Oglethorpe University
  • Shanil Virani, Our Island Universe

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

Additional Resources for AP Physics C: Mechanics


Quantitative Skills in the AP Sciences (2018)

This reference guide is for students to use as they develop quantitative skills, such as using measurements, gathering and evaluating data, using quantitative evidence to support claims, and connecting empirical information to scientific theory, throughout the course.

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