Dear Future AP Physics Ninja,
I am excited that we will spend a school year together learning all about the physical world. I have a passion for physics and find joy in watching students learn and grow. My goal is for you to become a thinker. Problem solving and critical thinking skills are paramount for understanding concepts in physics.
Without further ado, here is what you should do!
1. Check out the AP Physics B (or C) book and read chapter 1.
2. Ride a bike.
3. Ride a bike up hill and down hill.
4. Walk up stairs
5. Run up stairs
6. Ride in a car accelerating.
7. Ride in a car at a constant speed.
8. Jump on a trampoline
9. Slide down a water slide.
10. Push a grocery cart.
11. Pull a grocery cart.
12. Swing on a swing.
13. Ride a carousel or merry go round
14. Ride a rollercoaster.
15. Do a “cannonball”.
16. Float in a pool.
17. Turn a switch on/off.
18. Turn up/down the volume on a stereo with a “knob”.
19. Play with the refrigerator magnets.
20. Play an instrument.
21. Look in a mirror.
22. Look at yourself in a spoon (front and back).
23. Look at something half in/half out of water.
24. Look through a telescope/microscope/magnifying glass.
25. Read a book you want to read.
26. Watch StarWars, Harry Potter and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
27. Enjoy every minute of your summer, and when I see you in the Fall – be ready to work. J