AP® Physics 1 Teacher Resources
Free Resources for AP Physics 1 Teachers
- A full-length workbook online complete with multiple choice questions, free response questions, and answers.
- Each workbook chapter is organized by topic according to the AP Physics 1 curriculum.
- AP Physics 1 teacher resources for practice questions and quizzes related to AP Physics 1 and 2.
- Practice assessments include multiple choice questions, free response questions, sample responses, and scoring guidelines.
- AP Physics 1 teacher website that provides concept explanations, example problems, and more.
- Posts a problem of the day throughout each school year.
- AP Physics 1 teacher’s guide with a focus on problem-solving and real-life applications.
- Provides tutorials, course notes, videos, interactive tests, and more.
- Online resource that provides playlists of videos on various AP Physics 1 topics.
- Also provides lecture notes for each topic in both English and Spanish.
- Online collection of engaging video lessons that support a better understanding of complex Physics concepts.
- TED-Ed is an educational initiative for K-12 students by the TED foundation.
Other Resources for AP Physics 1 Teachers
AP Summer Institutes (APSI)
AP Online Workshops
Teacher Websites & Communities
There are a variety of social media platforms and AP Physics 1 teacher websites that not only provide instructional materials, but also a feeling of community. This list is by no means exhaustive, but we do recommend you check out the following:
- National AP Physics Teachers (Facebook)
- Physics Teacher Community (Facebook)
- Classroom 2.0
- Flipped Learning Global Initiative Community
- Teachers Connect
- Teachers Network
- The Current
- The Educator Collaborative
Other Paid Resources & Tools
Tips for Finding Quality AP Physics 1 Teacher Resources
When seeking out new resources for AP courses, it’s essential to make sure they are trustworthy. Here are a few ways you can ensure your resources are reliable!
- Use materials produced by course subject area experts. AP teachers, published journals, and educational resource companies are more credible than people who do not have a strong background in academics. For example, UWorld’s Learning Tools for AP Courses only include materials written by former AP instructors and content area experts.
- Share instructional materials with other AP educators in your district. In addition to sharing resources with colleagues at your school, you can also network with other AP teachers when you attend district professional development sessions for your content area.
- Use textbooks. Textbooks frequently have online versions that allow teachers to find the content they need, easily. Additionally, digital versions of textbooks are more reliable than their printed counterparts since they are updated regularly.