Unit Plan

AP Physics 1 and 2 Inquiry-Based Lab Investigations

This AP Physics 1 and 2 Inquiry-Based Lab Investigations unit plan also includes:

Have you ever wondered what type of AP Physics investigations The College Board wants? This is the guide for you! Sixteen labs covering both Physics I and II will get you started and inspire you to meet the requirement of 25 percent of course time being devoted to investigations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create classroom displays that explain the seven underlying big ideas that serve as the foundation for AP Physics I and II
  • Prior to carrying out these experiments, teach a series of lessons on scientific writing techniques to ensure young scientists can effectively communicate their findings
Classroom Considerations
  • The included lab activities require a variety of scientific equipment and everyday materials, some of which you may need to purchase
  • Investigations take anywhere from one to five hours to setup up and perform—be sure to plan accordingly
  • Offers nine investigations for AP Physics I and seven for AP Physics II
  • Inclusive for all young scientists
  • Includes constants and equations sheets rubrics for AP Physics
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