As a member of the NRC panel on Advanced Physics Courses, I was involved in the NRC report that recommended changes in the AP Physics B curriculum. After the initial development of the Curriculum Framework, I was involved as a consultant on several succeeding panels and committees, and served as High School Chair of the AP Physics 1 Test Development Committee. In this talk I will give an overview of the history, and discuss the aims and opportunities of the new courses, the standard setting procedure for cut scores, and solution expectations for a few of the problems on the main AP Physics 1 exam.
Afternoon Workshop: A Workshop Sampler for Introductory Physics
Stemming from my work with the PTRA program beginning in 1985, and inspired by Ron Edge’s String & Sticky Tape column in TPT, I have long been interested in building and using simple, inexpensive hands-on equipment and demonstrations for introductory physics. In this workshop you will build some devices, try out others, and see me demonstrate a few more. The collection will touch on electrostatics and electricity, mechanics and fluids. Handouts and references will be provided. (from https://www.aapt.org/aboutaapt/pressreleases/2015-Millikan-Medal-Awarded-to-Robert-Morse.cfm)
Registration fee is $20 if registered in advance (by 12 pm on April 29th);
registration at the door is $25.
Student registration is $5 on-line /$10 at the door.