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 (ASDAN Academy) 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 5000 students from more than 200 schools in China each year have participated and achieved outstanding grades globally, with cooperating schools and exam centers increasing year by year.
Requirements & Awards
Date: Cancellation of the 2020 PhysicsBowl Exam
• Online: exam computer must be equipped with a camera
• Exam center: recommend students at the exam center choose their own school, non-exam center students choose to take the contest online, or contact the relevant responsible teacher to apply for the exam center
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.
Results will be announced within 2 months after the exam.
- Global top 100
- National Gold: National top 10%
- National Silver: National top 20%
- National Bronze: National top 35%
- Honorable award -- Regional top 15%
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
Includes the exam fee, international post, past-papers and certificates (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)
The students can bring a printed version dictionary.