AP Correlations for Physics with Vernier Second Edition
Beginning with courses offered in the 20142015 school year, the College Boardâ€™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.
See products recommended for AP Physics 1 or 2 or AP Physics C.
Table 1 Correlation of Physics with Vernier to the AP Physics 1 Curriculum Framework
Investigation Number  Investigation Name  Big Idea  Enduring Understanding  Essential Knowledge 

1 
3 
3A 
3A1 

2 
3 
3A 
3A1 

3 
3 
3A 
3A1 

4 
2, 3 
2B, 3A, 3G 
2B1, 3A1, 3A2, 3G1 

5 
1, 2, 3 
1C, 2B, 3A, 3G 
1C2, 2B1, 3A1, 3A2, 3G1 

6 
2, 3 
2A, 2B, 3A, 3G 
2A1, 2B1, 3A1, 3A2, 3A3, 3G1 

7 
2, 3 
2A, 2B, 3A, 3G 
2A1, 2B1, 3A1, 3A3, 3G1 

8 
2, 3 
2B, 3A, 3G 
2B1, 3A1,3A2, 3A3, 3G1 

9 
1, 3, 4 
1C, 3A, 3B, 4A 
1C1, 3A1, 3A3, 3B1, 4A2 

10 
3 
3A, 3B 
3A1, 3A3, 3B2 

11 
3 
3A 
3A2, 3A3, 3A4 

12 
1, 3 
1C, 3A, 3B, 3C 
1C1, 3A1, 3A2, 3A3, 3B1, 3B2, 3C4 

13 
1, 2, 3 
1C, 2B, 3A, 3G 
1C2, 2B1, 3A1, 3A2, 3G1 

14 
3 
3A, 3B 
3A1, 3B2, 3B3 

15 
3, 6 
3A, 3B, 6A, 6B 
3A1, 3B3, 6A3, 6B1, 6B3 

16 
2, 3, 4, 5 
2B, 3A, 3E, 4C, 5A, 5B 
2B1, 3A1, 3E1, 4C1, 5A2, 5B1, 5B4 

17 
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 
2B, 3A, 3E, 4C, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B 
2B1, 3A1, 3E1, 4C1, 5A2, 5B1, 5B4, 6A3, 6B1, 6B3 

18 
3, 4, 5, 
3A, 3D, 4B, 4C, 5A, 5D 
3A1, 3D1, 4B1, 4C1, 4C2, 5A1, 5A2, 5D1, 5D2 

19 
3, 4, 5 
3A, 3D, 4B, 4C, 5A 
3A1, 3D1, 3D2, 4B1, 4B2, 4C1, 4C2, 5A1, 5A2 

20 
3 
3A 
3A1 

21 
3 
3A 
3A1 

22 
1 
1B, 1E 
1B1, 1B2, 1E2 

23 
1, 5 
1B, 1E, 5B, 5C 
1B1, 1B2, 1E2, 5B9, 5C3 

27 
1, 4, 5 
1B, 4C, 5B, 
1B1, 4C2, 5B3, 5B5 

32 
6 
6A, 6B, 6D 
6A1, 6A2, 6A3, 6A4, 6B1, 6B2, 6B4, 6D1, 6D2, 6D5 

33 
6 
6A 
6A1, 6A2, 6A3, 6A4 

34 
6 
6A, 6B 
6A1, 6A2, 6B1, 6B2 

35 
6 
6A, 6B 
6A1, 6A2, 6B1, 6B2 
Table 2 Correlation of the AP Physics 1 Big Ideas to Physics with Vernier
AP Physics 1 Big Ideas  Physics with Vernier Investigations  

1 
Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge Systems may have internal structure. 
5, 9, 12, 13, 22, 23, 27 
2 
Fields Existing in space can be used to explain interactions. 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 17 
3 
The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces. 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 
4 
Interactions between systems can result in changes in those systems. 
9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 27 
5 
Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws. 
16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 27 
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, 17, 32, 33, 34, 35 
7 
The mathematics of probability can be used to describe the behavior of complex systems and to interpret the behavior of quantum mechanical systems. 
Table 3 Correlation of Physics with Vernier to the AP Physics 2 Curriculum Framework
Investigation Number 
Investigation Name 
Big Idea 
Enduring Understanding 
Essential Knowledge 

24 
Capacitors 
1, 4 
1B, 1E, 4E, 5B 
1B1, 1B2, 1E2, 4E4, 4E5, 5B9, 5C3 
25 
The Magnetic Field in a Coil 
1, 2 
1E, 2A, 2D 
1E6, 2A1, 2D2, 2D3 
26 
The Magnetic Field in a Slinky 
1, 2 
1E, 2A, 2D 
1E6, 2A1, 2D2, 2D3 
28 
Polarization of Light 
6 
6A, 6E 
6A1, 6A2, 6E1 
29 
Light, Brightness, and Distance 
6 
6A, 6E 
6A1, 6A2, 6E1 
30 
Newton’s Law of Cooling 
5, 7 
5B, 7B 
5B6, 7B1 
31 
The Magnetic Field of a Permanent Magnet 
1, 2 
1E, 2A, 2D 
1E6, 2A1, 2D3, 2D4 
Table 4 Correlation of the AP Physics 2 Big Ideas to Physics with Vernier
AP Physics 2 Big Ideas  Physics with Vernier Investigations  

1 
Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge Systems may have internal structure. 
24, 25, 26, 31 
2 
Fields Existing in space can be used to explain interactions. 
25, 26, 31 
3 
The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces. 

4 
Interactions between systems can result in changes in those systems. 
24 
5 
Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws. 
30 
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. 
28, 29 
7 
The mathematics of probability can be used to describe the behavior of complex systems and to interpret the behavior of quantum mechanical systems. 
30 
Table 5 Correlation of the AP Physics 1 and 2 Science Practices to Physics with Vernier
Science Practices for AP Physics 1 and 2  Physics with Vernier 

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

Preliminary Questions
Analysis
Extensions

Science Practice 2: The student can use mathematics appropriately.

Preliminary Questions
Procedure
Analysis
Extensions

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

Extensions
Summarizing the Results

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

Procedure
Optional Approaches
Student Designed Investigation
Carrying out the Procedure
Organizing the Data

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

Preliminary Questions
Procedure
Analysis

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

Analysis
Summarizing the Results

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

Preliminary Questions
Analysis
Extensions
Summarizing the Results
