Modeling Instruction in AP Physics C — Chapter One

Nathan Belcher
Jul 23 · 11 min read


Science coursework has been included in the K-12 education system throughout the history of education in the United States, though mathematics and science classes gained special prominence in 1957 after the launch of Sputnik I by the Soviet Union (Bybee, 2010). Concerned that the United States was trailing the Soviet Union in scientific and technological research, the federal government began pouring large amounts of money into science education to develop the next generation of researchers. Groups of scientists and…