Date:31st March, 2018 (Saturday): 14:00-14:45 (45minutes)
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) was created in 1930 with the aim of improving physics education. The association has 8,000 registered physics teachers; half of these are professors from famous universities, whilst a third are experienced high school teachers. The association provides the latest physics methodologies and rich educational resources through meetings, forums, magazines, contests and so on.
PhysicsBowl is an annual physics contest held by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Experienced registered physics teachers and professors get together to write the competition problems and judge results. It is the most influential physics contest for American high schools, with more than 5,000 participants every year. Most US students with high grades from the PhysicsBowl are also invited to join Physics Camps and Olympiads. The contest challenges students, with only one student in the past 8 years obtaining a full score.
ASDAN China and the AAPT have officially worked together since 2015. Region 15-19 in Physcisbowl are designated to represent the East, South, West, North and Central regions of China. Around 4000 students from more than 200 schools in China each year have participated and achieved outstanding grades globally. In 2015, Xi'an GaoXin No.1 high school won the first place both in China and the world in Division 1, Nanjing Foreign Language School won the first place in China and second in the world in Division 2. In 2016, Nanjing Foreign Language School again won the first place as a team globally and nationally in both Division 1 and 2.
Requirements & Awards
Date: 31st March, 2018 (Saturday), 14:00-14:45 pm (45 min)
Exam locations: Exam Centers across China (check and choose exam center after registration)
Participants: High school students
Format: Individual written test (no experiment)
Two sets of problems arranged as Division 1 and 2;
Division 2 is more difficult. (IB Grade10, A-Level G2 students and excellent G1 students)
Division 2 is suitable for Grade 11 and 12 students (IB Grade 11-12, A-Level).
Contest questions:40 multiple-choice questions, 45 minutes.
- Global top 100 (Division 1, 2)
- National top 10 (Division 1, 2)
- Regional top 10 (Division 1, 2)
- Honorable award -- Top 30% (Division 1, 2)
The top 5 scores from a school in a particular region/division are added together to give the team score.
- Regional top 10 (Division 1,2)
- National top 10 (Division 1,2)
- Global top 50 (Divison 1, 2)
Includes the exam fee, international post, past-papers and certificates
Contestant Registration Deadline
18th March, 2018
Winners of 2017 AAPT
The students can bring a printed version dictionary.