2017 AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions

In 2017, more than 15,000 scholars earned college credit based on their AP Physics 2 exam covering lenses, energy, and more. The College Board released the free-response questions, sample answers, and scoring guidelines from that exact exam. Use them to prepare for future AP Physics 2 tests and college credit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Schedule a full practice time of 90 minutes for the complete set of four questions
  • Use the scoring guidelines to grade each answer
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects students have prior knowledge of all AP Physics 2 content
Pros
  • Encourages scientific writing, mathematical analysis, and high level thinking skills
  • Includes teacher tips, sample answers, and statistics
Cons
  • None