AP Physics 1 Standards (2013-2014)

In terms of calculating grades, “B” standards are weighted twice as much as “A” standards.

# Scientific Thinking and Tools (STT)

• STT 1 A: I can identify the independent and dependent variable from experimental data and describe the relationship between the variables.
• ￼STT2 B: I can develop a linear relationship for a set of data and write a mathematical model for the relationship between the variables. I can make predictions from this mathematical model.
• ￼STT3 B: I can select appropriate measuring devices, consider accuracy of measuring device and significant figures, and maximize range of data. I can calculate measurement uncertainty for a measuring device.
• STT Lab 1: I can collect data with minimal error (according to our “best practices”) and can graph this data in logger pro.  I can linearize the data if it is not linear. (Include your sketches of your graphs (original AND modified), including axes labels with units and ranges).
• STT Lab 2:  I can write the mathematical model and the for every statement for the slope of the linear graph.  I can make a prediction based on the mathematical model. You must include units in your model and your work for your prediction.
• STT Lab 3: I can make a prediction that is very close to the actual.  I can calculate percent error based on my predicted  value and the actual value.

# Constant Velocity Particle Model (CVPM)

• CVPM 1 A: I can differentiate between position, distance, and displacement.
• CVPM 2 A: I can draw and interpret diagrams to represent the motion of an object moving with a constant velocity.
• CVPM 3 B: I can solve problems using the Constant Velocity Particle Model.
• CVPM Lab 1: I can use scientific tools and methods to describe and analyze constant-velocity motion.
• CVPM Lab 2: I can use the results of my experiment and the CVPM to graphically and mathematically make predictions.

# Balanced Force Particle Model (BFPM)

• BFPM 1 A: I can draw properly labeled free body diagrams that show all forces acting on an object.
• BFPM 2 A: When given one force, I can describe its N3L force pair.
• BFPM 3 A: I can relate balanced/unbalanced forces to an object’s constant/changing motion.
• BFPM 4 B: I can draw a free body diagram for an object at a constant velocity and use N1L to quantitatively determine the forces acting on an object moving at a constant velocity.
• BFPM 5 B: I can draw a free body diagram for an object at rest (static equilibrium) and quantitatively solve for the forces acting on an object at rest.
• BFPM Lab 1: I can draw a free body diagram for an object at rest.
• BFPM Lab 2: I can solve for an unknown mass using my free body diagram.
• BFPM Lab 3: The mass that I calculate is close to the actual mass.

# Constant Acceleration Particle Model (CAPM)

• CAPM 1 B: I can draw and interpret diagrams to represent the motion of an object moving with a changing velocity.
• CAPM 2 A: I can describe the motion of an object in words using the velocity-vs-time graph.
• CAPM 3 B: I can solve problems using kinematics concepts.
• CAPM Lab 1: I can design and perform an experiment to model specific example of constant acceleration
• CAPM Lab 2: I can use the results of my experiment and the CAPM to graphically and mathematically make predictions

# Unbalanced Force Particle Model (UBFPM)

• UBFPM 1 A: I can use multiple diagrams and graphs to represent objects moving at a changing velocity.
• UBFPM 2 A: I can draw a correct FBD that looks qualitatively accurate (balanced or unbalanced in the correct directions, relative sizes of forces).
• UBFPM 3 B: I can solve problems using Newton’s 2nd Law.
• UBFPM 4 B: I can solve problems using the coefficient of friction.
• UBFPM Lab 1: I can experimentally measure the acceleration of a system.
• UBFPM Lab 2: I can draw a free body diagram for a system containing two objects.
• UBFPM Lab 3: I can calculate an unknown mass in an accelerating system.
• UBFPM Lab 4: I can perform an experiment to accurately measure an unknown quantity.

# Projectile Motion Particle Model (PMPM)

• PMPM 1 A: I accurately represent a projectile in multiple ways (graphs, diagrams, etc).
• PMPM 2 B: I can solve problems involving objects experiencing projectile motion.
• PMPM Lab 1: I can design and perform an experiment to model specific example of projectile motion
• PMPM Lab 2: I can use the results of my experiment and the PMPM to graphically and mathematically make predictions

# Energy Transfer Model (ETM)

• ETM 1 A: I can use words, diagrams, and bar graphs (LOL diagrams) to express the relative amounts, types, and total amount of energy in a system changes.
• ETM 2 A: I identify when the total energy of a system is changing or not changing, and I can identify the reason for the change in the form of a general equation.
• ETM 3 B: I can use the conservation of energy to solve problems, starting from my general conservation equation.
• ETM 4 B: I can use the relationship between the force applied to an object (or system) and the displacement of the object to calculate the work done on that object (or system).
• ETM Lab 1: Design an experiment to determine, using energy principles and graphical analysis, the spring constant of the spring in the projectile launcher by measuring the height of the launched projectile.

# Momentum Transfer Model (MTM)

• MTM 1 A: I can draw and analyze momentum bar charts for 1-D interactions (IF or IFF charts).
• MTM 2 A: I treat momentum as a vector quantity.
• MTM 3 B: I can use the conservation of momentum to solve 2-D problems.
• MTM 4 B: I can use the relationship between the force applied to an object (or system) and the time duration of the force to calculate the impulse delivered to that object (or system).
• MTM Lab 1: I can design and test a bumper for a cart to minimize the force experienced in a collision

# Momentum Transfer & Energy Transfer Model (MTET)

• MTET 1 B: I can quantitatively determine whether or not a collision is elastic or perfectly inelastic.
• MTET 2 B: I can solve problems combining the fundamental principles of Conservation of Momentum and Conservation of Energy.
• MTET Lab 1: I can properly apply the principles of Conservation of Momentum and Conservation of Energy to a real-world situation.

# Central Force Particle Model (CFPM)

• CFPM 1 A: I can determine direction of the acceleration for a particle experiencing uniform circular motion (UCM) and describe the forces resulting in that acceleration.
• CFPM 2 B: I can use Newton’s 2nd Law to solve problems for a particle experiencing UCM.
• CFPM 3 B: I can use the Universal Law of Gravitation to solve problems.
• CFPM Lab 1: I can make measurements and apply the CFPM to determine the period of a flying pig experiencing uniform circular motion.

# Rotational Motion Model (RMM)

• RMM 1 A: I can apply kinematics principles to rotational motion.
• RMM 2 B: I can apply Newton’s 2nd Law to rotational motion for objects with different moments of inertia using torques and net torques.
• RMM 3 B: I can determine the energy of a rolling or rotating object and use it in conservation of energy problems.
• RMM 4 B: I can determine the angular momentum of an object and understand its significance to real-world rotating objects.
• RMM Lab 1: I can apply the RMM to determine the mass of a meter stick.
• RMM Lab 2: I can apply my understanding of rotational motion to create pottery on a wheel.

# Oscillating Particle Model (OPM)

• OPM 1 B: I can draw/interpret motion, force, and energy graphs for an oscillating particle.
• OPM 2 B: I can analyze the energy transfers that occur during SHM given the properties of the SHO.
• OPM 3 B: I can analyze the properties of a SHO given the mathematical model of its motion.
• OPM Lab 1: I can design a Helmholtz Resonator to produce a tone of the specified frequency.

# Charged Particle Model (CPM)

• CPM 1 B: I can predict how charges will interact, how they will move in a conductor or insulator, and how charges are not created or destroyed – just transferred.
• CPM 2 B: I can distinguish between polarization, charging by friction, charging by contact, and charging by induction, understanding how charges are moving or distributed in all of these situations.
• CPM 3 B: I can apply Coulomb’s Law to two or three charged particles.
• CPM 4 A: I can describe an electric field and identify the electric field diagrams for a one or two charge system and identify the direction/magnitude of the force experienced by a charge in an electric field.
• CPM Lab 1: I can predict the charge on an object knowing the process by which it was charged
• CPM Lab 2: I can demonstrate how to put a charge on a conductor using the processes of conduction and induction.

# Electric Circuits Models (CIR)

• CIR 1 B. I can analyze a circuit in terms of electric current, including predicting bulb brightness and applying the Junction rule.
• CIR 2 B. I can analyze a circuit in terms of voltage, including predicting bulb brightness and applying the Loop rule.
• CIR 3 B. I can calculate equivalent resistance for a circuit and apply Ohm’s law to solve for current and voltage for every part of a circuit.
• CIR Lab 1. I can draw and build a circuit based on a description and measure current and voltage correctly with a multimeter.
• CIR Lab 2. I can draw a circuit based only on bulb brightness and not looking at the wiring.

# Mechanical Waves Model (MWM)

• MWM 1 A: I can determine the features of a wave.
• MWM 2 A: I can determine the effects of wave medium on wave travel and characteristics
• MWM 3 B: I can predict the interactions of two or more waves (superposition and harmonics).
• MWM Lab 1: I can measure the speed of sound based on the resonance of a cylinder closed at one end.