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Miss Irene Ning

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Journal schedule- we meet 3 times in each cycle.

    Pd 3 meets days 1, 2, 3            Pd 4 meets days 2, 3, 4            Pd 5 meets days 1, 3, 4            Pd 7 meets days 1, 2, 3            Pd 8 meets days 2, 3, 4

   

College Prep Physics Journal

 

Dates

Cycle #

1st class in cycle

2nd class in cycle

3rd class in cycle

Feb 22-31

21

 

 

 

Feb 1-6

22

 

 

 

Feb 7-12

23

 

 

 

Feb 13-25

24

 

* Circular Motion Test

* HW- none

* View Elegant Universe
* Strengths and weaknesses of various theories in physics- take guided notes
* HW- none

Feb 26-March 1

25

* Momentum/Impulse Pretest
* Alka Seltzer mass bar chart lab
* How to use diagnoser.com
* HW- diagnoser.com module due next week

* Practice using bar charts: conservation, bar heights, Δ bar
* More practice using bar charts: tracking money across lemonade story
* HW- Practice bar charts WS #4 and #5
* HW- Diagnoser.com due next week

* Whiteboard lesson 3.4, intentionally make one mistake.
* Practice asking questions by finding others' mistakes.
* HW- study bar charts and equations

March 4-12 (incl HSPA & S Test day)

26

* Review bar charts and equations
* Bar charts and eqns homework quiz
* Pacman activity- using multiplication to make new quantities

* Bumper activity
* HW- Bumper activity

* Check last night's HW
* Hand back HW quiz
* Using pacman and bumper activity to make formula for momentum, describe units
* PHET collisions lab
* HW- finish collecting phet lab info if not done in class, answer follow-up questions

x

March 4-12

(incl HSPA& S Test day)

26

* Whiteboard presentations of lab follow-up questions
* Distinguish between elastic and inelastic
* Compare red ball momentum loss and green gain
* Determine system's momentum is conserved during collision
* HW- Lesson 3.5, 3.8

* Review HW from last class
* More practice with collision bar charts
* HW- 3.6, 3.9

x

March 13-18

27

* Review HW from last class
* Cornerback and halfback collision problem solution together in class
* HW- review today’s notes

* Review notes from football players problem
* Open-note collision quiz
* Introduce impulse, how to calculate it, its relationship with Δp
* HW- 4.4-4.7, 4.9

* Whiteboard HW from last class
* Review impulse calculations
* Start real-life application questions
* HW- complete application questions handout

March 19-22

28

* Collision practice problems for test review
* Happy ball/sad ball activity

* HW- prep for test next class

* Momentum and Impulse test

* Calculating indices: car washing inefficiency, weightlifting strength, job difficulty.
* Review proportionality: how dividing/multiplying numbers result in small/big numbers
* Finding patterns in increasing/decreasing chalk-smashing potential, positive/negative work, force, and displacement
* 1.1-1.5, DYK
* HW- 1.11, 1.12, 1.14, 1.16, 1.17

March 25-28

29

* Work changes energy
* Giving names to different types of energies
* 2.2 or 2.3, using cars/sugarpackets/rubber bands/anything else on your desk, 2.4, start 2.5
* HW- 2.9 through 2.12

* Check HW from last class
* More practice with energy types
* Relativity of gravitational potential energy reference height
* Need to include surface when discussing systems that get warm or cool down
* Applying bar charts to energy types
* 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 3.3, 3.5
* HW- 3.5, 3.7, 3.8

* Check HW from last class
* Discuss 3.4: why incorrect choices are impossible
* Prep 3.4, 3.9 whiteboards
* HW- Lesson 2 Observe and Reflect with family/friends

April 1-4

30

* Check HW from last class
* Review drawing bar charts
* Review picking systems
* Match 3.4, 3.9 word phrases to bar chart answers
* How to calculate gravitational potential energy
* 4.1: Why Hector and Eva do similar things but we calculate gravitational energy differently for their bricks

* Discuss how picking a different reference level affects how we report gravitational potential energy
* 4.12: Who's right- Jeff or Jim?
* How to calculate kinetic energy
* HW- 4.8, 4.13
* HW- Prep for test in 3 classes

* Practice using problem-solving strategy to answer 6.4
* Review bar charts, equations, using formulas
* HW- Use problem-solving strategies from class today to complete 6.5 and 6.7
* HW- Prep for test next week (2 classes from today)

April 5-10

31

* More practice using problem-solving strategies
* Group work: review packet
* HW- complete review packet

* Work and Energy Test

* Ramp Lab: will a smaller or bigger car move more quickly at the bottom of a ramp when let go from the top?
* Collect data, discuss what our observations tell us about our explanation and prediction (H-D statement)
* HW- Lab writeup due in 1 week and 2 days

April 11-17 (incl. half day)

32

* Review "I learned that" statements from last class
* Review lab report requirements and due date
* Patterned motion pretest
* Observational experiment: describing characteristics of repeating motion patterns
* HW- Find 3 examples of repeated motion patterns in your home.

* Review energy transfers during pendulum and springy block motion pattern
* Suggest quantities we can measure for a repeating motion pattern
* Amplitude, Frequency, Period
* HW- Measure A, f, T for your 3 examples of repeated motion patterns from last class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors Physics Journal

 

Dates

Cycle #

1st class in cycle

2nd class in cycle

3rd class in cycle

Feb 22-31

21

 

 

 

Feb 1-6

22

 

 

 

Feb 7-12

23

 

 

 

Feb 13-25

24

 

* Circular Motion Test

* HW- none

* Trigonometry: intro and practice
* Using sin, cos, tan
* HW- second trig WS, skip #1-2

Feb 26-March 1

25

* Momentum/Impulse Pretest
* Alka Seltzer mass bar chart lab
* How to use diagnoser.com
* HW- diagnoser.com module due next week

* Practice using bar charts: conservation, bar heights, Δ bar
* More practice using bar charts: tracking money across lemonade story
* HW- Practice bar charts WS #4 and #5
* HW- Diagnoser.com due next week

* Whiteboard lesson 3.4, intentionally make one mistake.
* Practice asking questions by finding others' mistakes.
* HW- study bar charts and equations

March 4-12 (incl HSPA& S Test day)

26

* Bar charts and eqns homework quiz

* Check last night's HW
* Using pacman and bumper activity to make formula for momentum, calc units

* Review lab setup for next class

* HW- Complete "before" sections to PHET collisions lab

* PHET collisions lab- collect data

x

March 4-12

(incl HSPA& S Test day)

26

* Whiteboard presentations of lab follow-up questions
* Distinguish between elastic and inelastic
* Compare red ball momentum loss and green gain
* Determine system's momentum is conserved during collision
* HW- Lesson 3.5, 3.6, 3.8, 3.9

* Review/WB HW from last class
* Review patterns during collisions
* HW- before&after pics, bar charts, solve practice problems handout # 1, 4, 6, 8, 12

x

March 13-18

27

* Whiteboard HW from last class
* Review using bar charts and equations
* HW- review notes from today's whiteboarding session

* Open-note collisions quiz

* Review practice problems from last class
* Derive impulse formula
* Describe cause and effect relationship between impulse and Δp
* HW- 4.4-4.7, 4.9, 4.14, 4.16

* Whiteboard 4.4-4.7, 4.9, 4.14, 4.16
* Review impulse calculations, revisit kinematics formulas
* HW- complete applications questions handout

March 19-22

28

* Collision practice problems for test review
* Happy ball/sad ball activity
* HW- prep for test next class

* Momentum and Impulse test

* Calculating indices: car washing inefficiency, weightlifting strength, job difficulty.
* Finding patterns in increasing/decreasing chalk-smashing potential, positive/negative work, force, and displacement
* 1.1-1.5, DYK
* HW- 1.11, 1.12, 1.14, 1.16, 1.17

March 25-28

29

* Calculating work when F and displacement are @ an angle

* Work changes energy
* Giving names to different types of energies
* 2.2 or 2.3, using cars/sugarpackets/rubber bands/anything else on your desk, 2.4, start 2.5
* HW- 1.25, 1.27, 1.29, 1.30, 2.9 to 2.12

* Check HW from last class
* More practice with energy types
* Relativity of gravitational potential energy reference height
* Need to include surface when discussing systems that get warm or cool down
* Applying bar charts to energy types
* 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 3.3, 3.5
* HW- 3.5, 3.7, 3.8

* Check HW from last class
* Discuss 3.4: why incorrect choices are impossible
* Prep 3.4, 3.9 whiteboards
* HW- Lesson 2 Observe and Reflect with family/friends

April 1-4

30

* Check HW from last class
* Review drawing bar charts
* Review picking systems
* Match 3.4, 3.9 word phrases to bar chart answers
* How to calculate gravitational potential energy
* 4.1: Why Hector and Eva do similar things but we calculate gravitational energy differently for their bricks

* Discuss how picking a different reference level affects how we report gravitational potential energy
* 4.12: Who's right- Jeff or Jim?
* How to calculate kinetic energy
* HW- 4.8, 4.13
* HW- Prep for test in 3 classes

* Practice using problem-solving strategy to answer 6.4
* Review bar charts, equations, using formulas
* HW- Use problem-solving strategies from class today to complete 6.5 and 6.7
* HW- Prep for test next week (2 classes from today)

April 5-10

 

* More practice using problem-solving strategies
* Group work: review packet
* HW- complete review packet

* Work and Energy Test

* Ramp Lab: will a smaller or bigger car move more quickly at the bottom of a ramp when let go from the top?
* Collect data, discuss what our observations tell us about our explanation and prediction (H-D statement)
* HW- Lab writeup due in 1 week and 2 days

April 11-17 (incl. half day)

32

* Review "I learned that" statements from last class
* Review lab report requirements and due date
* Patterned motion pretest
* Observational experiment: describing characteristics of repeating motion patterns
* HW- Find 3 examples of repeated motion patterns in your home.

* Review energy transfers during pendulum and springy block motion pattern
* Suggest quantities we can measure for a repeating motion pattern
* Amplitude, Frequency, Period
* HW- Measure A, f, T for your 3 examples of repeated motion patterns from last class.