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AP Physics 2

In this workshop for new and experienced teachers, you will review materials, course outlines, content-related handouts, student samples, and scoring guidelines that focus on pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that you can use in the classroom.

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Apply concrete strategies for designing and implementing an AP Physics 2 curriculum in topics such as thermodynamics, static and dynamic fluids, electromagnetism, and optics.
  • Develop activities, assessments, and laboratory strategies that engage students in acting and thinking like scientists.
  • Implement strategies to prepare students for the AP Exam.
  • Develop or revise a syllabus to align with course requirements.

Workshop materials provided

You will receive a copy of the Workshop Handbook, and additional resources such as:

  • AP Physics 1 and Physics 2 Course and Exam Description
  • AP Course Audit information, including sample syllabi and a Syllabus Development Guide
  • AP Physics 2 Practice Exam
  • Sample Responses from the AP Physics 2 Practice Exam
  • AP Physics 2 exam free-response materials (student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary)
  • Quantitative Skills Analysis in AP Physics 1 and Physics 2 Investigations: A Guide for Teachers
  • AP Physics 1 and 2 Lab Investigations: Student Guide to Data Analysis
  • AP Physics 1 and 2 Inquiry-Based Lab Investigations: A Teacher’s Manual
  • Curriculum Module, containing strategies and activities for The Capacitor as a Bridge from Electrostatics to Circuits

Note: Curriculum modules reflect important topics in AP courses and are meant to provide you with resources and classroom ideas. However, curriculum modules should not be taken as an indication that a particular topic will appear on the AP Exam.

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