The teacher code: There is to be only 1 code per school... this is your AAPT member number and can be obtained from AAPT if you have forgotten it. If you are not an AAPT member... a code should be provided.
Divisions: There are 2 divisions for students...
- Division 01 -
This is for students taking their first course in physics. The level of the course does not matter. Students taking AP Physics have an advantage in depth of material, but students in non-AP curriculum have an advantage of potentially discussing other topics on the contest that do not appear in the AP curriculum.
- Division 02 -
This is for students taking their 2nd physics course (or more)... OR students wishing a challenge... so anyone can take Div. 02
Regions: Some BIG news for 2015... there is a substantial rearrangement of the Regions...
partly because of a new arrangement with ASDAN China resulting in the influx of many new competing schools...
partly from growth within certain regions making for a huge imbalance of the number of schools competing per region. NEW for 2018, we have added a region for Test Prep Centers and Educational Services. PLEASE NOTE: Test Prep Centers and Educational Services will compete in their own region, and will be eligible for student prizes only.
- 00 Test Prep Centers and Educational Services
01 Specialized Schools of Science, Mathematics, and Technology (NCSSS members, e.g.)
02 Canadian Provinces and Territories
03 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
04 New Jersey
05 New York, Maryland
06 Ohio, Pennsylvania
07 Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia
08 Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin
09 Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands
10 Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee
12 California with zip codes <= 92500
13 California with zip codes > 92500
14 Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Other Countries
15 North China: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Inner-Mongolia, Shanxi (山西), Shandong, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning
16 South China: Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Hainan
17 East China: Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu
18 Central China: Hunan, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangxi, Henan
19 West China: Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Shanxi(陕西), Gansu, Qinghai, Tibet, Xinjiang, Ningxia
- For more details and information about the PhysicsBowl, please contact AAPT's Programs department at 301-209-3340 or email@example.com