AP Physics 1 students participated in a cooperative learning activity where they had to teach a Part II problem to the rest of the class. While students were not presenting, they followed along and asked questions about the problem.

In addition, AP Physics 1 students also used photogate timers to calculate the acceleration for a dynamics cart moving down a dynamics track. Students were given no instructions other than their task and had to work together to plan and execute their own experiment.

Meanwhile in Regents Physics, students dropped different objects from different heights to calculate and determine the acceleration due to gravity near the surface of the Earth. Students calculated the percent error between their value and the accepted value of 9.81 m/s2. Students also made the conclusion that mass does not influence the flight time for a projectile.