AP® Physics 1 with Labs

AP® Physics 1 with Labs


Instructor: Dr. Nilay

Please review course details below.



REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start August 26, 2019 and end May 1, 2020.

No classes:

  • Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - December 1, 2019

  • Winter Break: December 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

  • Spring Break: March 9 - 15, 2020


AP® Physics 1 is an algebra-based physics class equivalent to an introductory university physics course. Organized around the six Big Ideas, it couples fundamental science principles with theories of general physics. Students are encouraged to think about physics concepts as interconnected pieces of a puzzle. The opportunity to apply knowledge to real-world experiences and societal issues is presented in the form of hands on lab investigations and projects.

This course requires a study commitment, outside of instruction time, of approximately 7 hours per week.

Lab Component

Materials needed to conduct lab activities can be found in a typical household or bought inexpensively at a hardware store.


  • Gain an understanding of major Physics concepts corresponding to the six Big Ideas as outlined by the AP® College Board

  • Develop an understanding of the following topics: work, energy, power, mechanical waves and sound, and introductory simple circuits

  • Participate in hands-on labs that utilizes the seven AP science practices

  • Complete and submit lab reports

  • Complete weekly pre-recorded lectures

  • Participate in interactive online student forums

  • Deliver assessments, assignments, and/or practice AP exams in a timely manner


  • This course is recommended for students 15 years of age or above

  • Students must have completed Geometry and Algebra II with Trigonometry


  1. Cutnell, John and Johnson, Kenneth. Physics Advanced Edition. 8th edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2009.

  2. Binder with loose leaf paper, pencil, eraser, and a scientific calculator

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Dr. Nilay graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology, prior to obtaining her degree as a physician from the prestigious Sydney University School of Medicine. Dr. Nilay worked in the hospital setting prior to specializing in General Practice and sub-specializing in child health. She incorporates many of her experiences throughout her career into her courses, providing insight, and purpose to course content. She is a respected and sought after homeschooling educator. Read more.