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.