AP Curriculum

AP Physics 1

OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE
Description

AP Physics 1 is an algebra based, introductory college level physics course. Students cultivate their under standing of Physics through inquiry based investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics ( including rotational motion) ; work, energy , and power ; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.

Each student is assigned to a Stutorialz Tutor to help them during their course. This course is a blend of Live one on one session with the Tutor and Online Self study. Students have up to two live sessions per week with the instructor at preschedule time that works best for the student. Students actively engage with the lectures, interact with online resources, and solve practice tests at the end of each chapter. Computer based interactives and assignments help to reinforce concepts taught in the course. Students/parents can review the progress and access the learning through graded assessments, which include chapter quiz, midterm exams, and a cumulative final

  1. Strong Foundations in Mathematics, Understand:
    1. Have mastered the content and material of both Algebra I and Geometry courses.
    2. Have either mastered the content and material of an Algebra II course or be concurrently enrolled in that Algebra II course alongside the Advanced Placement Physics course.
    3. Apply basic mathematical principles such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of numbers with exponentials and/ or scientific notation.
    4. Apply basic mathematical principles such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of numbers associated with ratios, proportions and significant figures.
    5. Convert from fractions to decimals to percentages and reversals of steps.
    6. Convert from one unit to other units using S.I. units and dimensional analysis (metric prefixes)
    7. Solve and manipulate algebraic equations with one or more unknown variables.
    8. Apply order of operations so as to solve various equations.
    9. Have a foundational understanding of geometry and trigonometry, for using right triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem and manipulating equations including sin, cos, and tan.
    10. Maintain a reading pace of two chapters or more per week.
    11. Reach a level of proficiency in the comprehension of an English language text.
    12. Have the capability of taking notes over the chapter sections and making sense of the vocabulary as well as the concepts.
    13. Apply logical reasoning to solve problems and derive solutions from a problem, generally speaking.
    14. Distinguish abstract concepts and apply them along with evidence ie., data, to justify specific conclusions in problem solving processes.
    15. Familiarize themselves with tools that physicists use such as the scientific method as well as others.
    16. Be proficient in visualization and/ or spatial reasoning skills for rotating objects in space, as rigid bodies are undergoing three dimensional motion.
    17. Be proficient in computer spreadsheet programs, so as to handle and manipulate data. This is for the use of the formula writing skills as well as creating graphs and charts using data in the spreadsheet.
    18. Provide explanatory answers rather than just the number solution to problems. Students who have proficient verbal skills tend to perform better on the paragraph portion of the AP test.
    19. Practice assessment taking strategies so as to be adept at navigating through test situations in a timely manner.
    20. Provide answers for both quantitative solutions as well as qualitative solutions and discerning between the two, as to which the test is referring to, when given a test prompt.
  2. Understanding of Data Concepts:
    1. Chapter 1: The Mathematics of Physics: The Basics
    2. Chapter 2: The Study of Motion
    3. Chapter 3: Newton's Laws/ Forces and Motion in Plane
    4. Chapter 4: Motion in a Plane
    5. Chapter 5: Circular Motion and Gravitation
    6. Chapter 6: Electrostatics
    7. Chapter 7: Work/ Energy/ Power
    8. Chapter 8: Momentum
    9. Chapter 9: Simple Harmonic Motion
    10. Chapter 10: Torque and Rotating Motion
    11. Chapter 11: Circuit
    12. Chapter 12: Mechanical Waves
  • Chapter 1 – Exploring Data
  • Chapter 2 – Introduction to Bivariate Data
  • Chapter 3 – Exploring Bivariate Data
  • Chapter 4 – Categorical Data
  • Chapter 5 – Sampling and Experimentation
  • Chapter 6 – Patterns
  • Chapter 7 – The Normal Distribution
  • Chapter 8 – Sampling Distributions
  • Chapter 9 – Statistical Inference

Plan B :Balanced: For Students who want to stay a Touch Ahead

Duration
09 Months
Live Session
02 per week
  • Self Study

    45
  • LIVE ONE ON ONE SESSION

    45
  • Self Study

    45
  • LIVE ONE ON ONE SESSION

    45
  • Reviews

    45

Weekly Commitment - 90 mins

Plan C :Classroom: Designed to pace with your school curriculum

Duration
09 Months
Live Session
01 per week
  • Self Study

    45
  • Self Study

    45
  • LIVE ONE ON ONE SESSION

    60
  • Reviews

    30

Weekly Commitment - 60 mins