AP® Physics 1 Teacher Resources

We don’t need to tell you how hard AP® Physics 1 teachers work to make sure their students have access to the best course instruction possible. This is because AP Physics resources provide a foundation of instructional support for rigorous and engaging lesson plans. It is for this reason that our team of former AP teachers and UWorld Learning Tools for AP Courses authors has curated a list of the best AP Physics 1 teacher websites for you.

Free Resources for AP Physics 1 Teachers

AP Physics Workbook

  • 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 & 2 Practice Exams

  • 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.

Learn AP Physics

  • 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.

Flipping Physics

  • 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.

TED-Ed: Physics

  • 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.

PhET Interactive Simulations

  • STEM resource website with detailed video simulations on various math and science topics.
  • This resource page lies under the University of Colorado Boulder umbrella.
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Other Resources for AP Physics 1 Teachers

The above list of sites just scratches the surface of the free AP Physics 1 teacher resources that can be used for instructional supplementation. There are additional ways AP Physics teachers can strengthen their teaching “toolbox” as well, and some of our favorites are listed below. Please note that, unlike the ones listed in the above section, some of the following resources are not free.

AP Summer Institutes (APSI)

Each summer, the College Board® offers AP professional development through their AP Summer Institutes. During these summer sessions, teachers develop AP teaching skills and strategies and explore each course section and exam.

AP Online Workshops

For educators who can’t attend in person, the College Board provides online workshops that teach strategies and tools to help AP staff to plan and focus their instruction.

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:

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.

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