Nov 16, 2015
Rice University is offering a free online course to help students prepare for the AP Physics exam. The four-part series explores AP Physics 1 concepts in an entirely new way. Students increase their skills—and their readiness—for the AP Exam through quality videos, inquiry labs, Hollywood-style Concept Trailers, Direct Measurement Videos, AP problem-solving sessions, and more. Part 1: Linear Motion includes the College Board’s Science Practices and aligns with its new AP Curriculum Framework. Students will learn how motion happens in the real world, along with ways to apply Newton’s Laws to forces and motion. They will solve motion problems using a step-by-step approach that involves them in thinking critically about concepts, experiments, and data. They’ll also practice critical thinking, writing, and problem solving with enhanced teacher and peer feedback. You can view or download the complete College Physics for AP® Courses textbook by going to the Reading Assignments page in the course website. Additional courses in the Preparing for the AP Physics 1 Exam sequence include Part 2: Rotational Motion; Part 3: Electricity & Waves; and Part 4: Exam Prep.