2018 AP® Physics 1: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions

Whether determining orbitals of space craft or designing experiments with conductive dough, many young scientists discover physics is phun and attempt the AP exam to get college credit. Use the free response questions from the 2018 assessment to prepare for future AP exams. Allowing pupils to form responses and judge them against the scoring guidelines leads to better results in the long run.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the importance of time management during the AP exam
  • Remind scholars what items graders expect in a typical physics lab
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes prior knowledge of all AP Physics 1 content

  • Encourages scientific writing, mathematical analysis, and drawing and interpreting diagrams
  • Provides sample answers for each question

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