Physics 1

The changes from AP B Physics to AP Physics 1, will be challenging and will require a more conceptual understanding of the basic laws of Physics. During the workshop we will see how the Big Ideas, Essential Knowledge, and Science Practices tie into the Learning Objectives that a student must be able to do that will demonstrate their understanding of these basic concepts. In addition to a mathematical understanding, students of Physics 1 must be able to articulate, in correct scientific terms, these concepts.

The daily agenda will be fluid so that it can conform to the needs of the participants. Focus will be on:

  1. Building Student’s Critical Thinking Skills.
  2. Developing materials that participants can use in their classroom in the upcoming school year to help their students with thinking skills.

Student responses to the modifications made to the multiple-choice section of the test. Understanding what the student will be expected to demonstrate in the free response section of the test. These will include:


  • Responses to inquiry lab questions.
  • Qualitative/Quantitative Translations.
  • Short Answer.
  • Analyzing graphical data.
  • Viewing the added and expanded areas of the new AP Physics 1.
  • Syllabus development.
  • Best Practices.
  • Designing Inquiry labs that will help build student skills in thinking, describing, interpreting, and making calculations and/or predictions.


The faculty have been selected for their teaching expertise, creativity, innovations in teaching and experience with the AP* Program curriculum. All faculty members are endorsed and certified by the Middle Atlantic Regional Office of The College Board and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that is second to none.


  • Classes are scheduled from Tuesday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Class check-in begins at 7 a.m. with as brief orientation at 7:20 a.m.
  • Participants receive a catered lunch Tuesday – Thursday.
  • Morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks are provided each day.


Instructors encourage sharing among participants that will enhance the knowledge and skills of all participants for effective teaching. The opportunity to exchange and communicate with instructors and colleagues within the Middle Atlantic Region and beyond is a valued support resource for the entire school year.


Questions/concerns about your particular course can be addressed by going to course description and clicking on the instructor’s name. You will then be able to e-mail the instructor. Any problems call the Lewes AP* Summer Institute office at 302-644-0277.

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