AP Correlations for Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics
We have correlated experiments in Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics to the course content in the Acorn booklet.
Beginning with courses offered in the 20142015 school year, the College Board’s AP* Physics Curriculum Framework will shift from a more traditional contentbased model to one that focuses on seven Big Ideas, the Enduring Understandings comprised of the major concepts under each Big Idea, and the Essential Knowledge necessary to support these concepts. Science Practices are emphasized throughout the course.
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Investigation Number  Investigation Name  Big Idea  Enduring Understanding  Essential Knowledge 

1  Motion on an Incline  3  3A  3A1 
2  Error Analysis  1, 2, 3  1C, 2A, 3A  1C2, 2A1, 3A1 
3  Newton’s First Law  3  3A, 3C  3A1, 3C4 
4  Newton’s Second Law  3  3A, 3B  3A1, 3A2, 3A3, 3B1 
5  Newton’s Third Law  3  3A, 3B  3A2, 3A3, 3A4, 3B1 
6  Projectile Motion  3  3A  3A1 
7  Energy Storage and Transfer: Elastic Energy  4, 5  4C, 5A, 5B  4C1, 4C2, 5A2, 5B5 
8  Energy Storage and Transfer: Kinetic Energy  4, 5  4C, 5A, 5B  4C1, 4C2, 5A2, 5B1, 5B4, 5B5 
9  Energy Storage and Transfer: Gravitational Energy  4  4C, 5A, 5B  4C1, 4C2, 5A2, 5B1, 5B4, 5B5 
10  Impulse and Momentum  3, 5  3D, 5A  3D1, 3D2, 5A2 
11  Momentum and Collisions  3, 5  3D, 5A, 5D  3D1, 3D2, 5A2, 5D1, 5D2 
12  Centripetal Acceleration  3, 4  3A, 4A  3A1, 3A2, 4A1, 4A2 
13  Rotational Dynamics  3, 4  3F, 4D  3F1, 3F2, 4D1 
14  Conservation of Angular Momentum  3, 4, 5  3F, 4D, 5E  3F1, 3F2, 3F3, 4D1, 4D2, 4D3, 5E1, 5E2 
15  Simple Harmonic Motion: Mathematical Model  3, 5, 6  3B, 5B, 6A, 6B  3B3, 5B2, 6A3, 6B1, 6B3 
16  Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinematics and Dynamics  3, 5, 6  3B, 5B, 6A, 6B  3B3, 5B2, 6A3, 6B1, 6B3 
17  Pendulum Periods  3  3B  3B3 
18  Physical Pendulum  3  3B, 3F  3B3, 3F2 
19  Center of Mass  1, 4, 5  1,A 4A, 4B, 5D  1A1, 4A1, 4A2, 4A3, 4B1, 4B2, 5D3 
AP Physics 1 and 2 Big Ideas  Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics Investigations  

1  Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge Systems may have internal structure.  2, 19 
2  Fields Existing in space can be used to explain interactions.  2 
3  The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 
4  Interactions between systems can result in changes in those systems.  7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19 
5  Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws.  7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 19 
6  Waves can transfer energy and momentum from one location to another without the permanent transfer of mass and serve as a mathematical model for the description of other phenomena.  15, 16 
7  The mathematics of probability can be used to describe the behavior of complex systems and to interpret the behavior of quantum mechanical systems. 
Science Practices for AP Physics 1 and 2  Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics 

Science Practice 1: The student can use representations and models to communicate scientific phenomena and solve scientific problems.

PreLab Investigations

Science Practice 2: The student can use mathematics appropriately.

PreLab Investigation

Science Practice 3: The student can engage in scientific questioning to extend thinking or to guide investigations within the context of the AP course.

Evaluation of Data

Science Practice 4: The student can plan and implement data collection strategies appropriate to a particular scientific question.

Procedure

Science Practice 5: The student can perform data analysis and evaluation of evidence.

PreLab Investigations

Science Practice 6: The student can work with scientific explanations and theories.

Evaluation of Data

Science Practice 7: The student is able to connect and relate knowledge across various scales, concepts and representations in and across domains.

PreLab Investigations

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