2016 AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions

While AP Physics 1 counts as an introductory college Physics course, AP Physics 2 counts as a second-year college Physics course. Help scholars prepare for this more advanced college-level test with questions from previous assessments including topics such as force, experimental design, and circuits. Use the scoring guidelines, comments from the head reader, and more to learn what is expected and how to address each topic.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use individual questions throughout the year to keep up writing practice
  • Trade papers and have scholars grade their peers based on the scoring guidelines
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes prior knowledge of all AP Physics 2 content
  • Encourages scientific writing, critical thinking, and mathematical analysis
  • Includes sample responses and teacher tips
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