Miss Irene Ning
ining@paramus.k12.nj.us
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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 
Sep 510 


Sep 1119 


* Finish presentations * HW lesson 1.11.4, skip 1.4a 

Sep 13 
n/a 
* Finish presentations * HW lesson 1.11.4, skip 1.4a 


Sep 2025 
3 
* Finish 1.11.4 presentations * Lawson sci diagnostic test pd 5 * HW all study lesson 1. Pd 5 
* Review Lesson 1, prepare for HW quiz * HW Lab sheet #16 (#6 means "how are #4 and #5 different?) * HW check Genesis for missing assignments 
* Homework quiz relative motion * Car dot diagram lab collect info * Pd 4 Lawson diagnostic * Pd 4 hand back HW quiz * HW Read Lesson 2 sections 2.12.3. Complete 2.42.7 * HW Read Motion Maps handout, skip graph @ end. * HW prepare for (optional) reassessment 
Sep 27Oct 2 
4 
* Finish collecting lab data * Pd 3, 5 hand back HW quiz * HW Read Lesson 2 sections 2.12.3. Complete 2.42.7 * HW Read Motion Maps handout, skip graph @ end. * HW prepare for (optional) reassessment 
* Put lab buggy location dots on WBs * Establish what dots and spaces between them represent * HW Lesson 2.42.7 after class discussion on dot diagrams * HW prepare for (optional) reassessment 
* Developing indices with popcorn poppers * HW RK4 (water slide steepness index) * HW prepare for (optional) reassessment 
Oct 39 
5 
* Fill out dot diagrams for motion representations organizer * Establish speed, distance, displacement, velocity * Using graphs and tables to determine speed and velocity * HW Finish pages 1 and 2a from packet, complete all 5 graphs * HW Fill out first three skills in progress tracker, due in 2 classes * HW prepare for (optional) reassessment 
Pd 3 
Pd 3 * Interpreting slopes and values on x vs. t graphs. * HW Study for summative translations quiz Fri * Pd 5 Practice translations quiz, identify strengths and weaknesses before Friday quiz 
Oct 8 
n/a 
All * HW study for Summative quiz Friday check Genesis * I will not be in school Wednesday.
Pd 3 * Interpreting slope on positiontime graphs * Calc pg 14 slopes. Calc pg 12 speeds. How does slope compare to speed?
Pd 4 and 5 * HW Read lesson 3a "did you know" sections * Fill out yellow organizer, first column, skip last box * Progress sheet due next class 


Oct 1015 
6 
* Practice interpreting graphs * HW Study for translation quiz Friday 
Pd 3 
Pd 3 * Const Vel Summative Translations Quiz * Experimenting with long dot diagrams * Experimenting with velocity graphs Pds 4&5 * Calculating distance, displacement, speed, velocity from a position/time graph * HW study for Fri test * HW read "help" section in lesson 5. * HW Complete 5.55.7 
Oct 1619 
7 
Pd 3 * Calculating distance, displacement, speed, velocity from a position/time graph
* HW Study for translations test Mon
Pd 4&5 * More practice calculating displacement and velocity * Making velocity graphs * HW Pd 5 Find a way to use the v/t graph we made today to calculate the football player's displacement in each phase. Since we already know his displacements, it's easy to check if your method works. * HW Pd 4 Determine velocities in all 3 phases for Robin roller skater (unit II WS2 packet) and football player (lesson 5). Use them to draw what you think 2 velocitytime graphs would look like. 
Pd 3 * Practice calculating distance, displacement, speed, velocity from a position/time graph * HW Use Robin the roller skater packet, last page to make a velocity/time graph of her motion.
Pd 4&5 HW study for constant velocity test 
* Practice drawing and interpreting velocity/time graphs 
Oct 2225 
8 
* Constant velocity test 
* Review velocitytime graphs
* HW Pd 3 Ask parents about speedometer when driving backwards 
* Practice taking shorthand notes
* Predict dot diagram of ball rolling down auditorium ramp. * Contrast CV and changing motion * HW Make a list of equipment you want for the auditorium lab. * HW Draw dot diagram prediction. Is it different after our discussion of the 57 different class predictions? 
Oct 26Nov 9 (incl missed hurricane week) 
9 
* Collect lab info for ball rolling down auditorium aisle ramp 
* How our lab data matches/doesn't match our predictions from before
the lab 
* Drawing "change in height" arrows 
Oct 26Nov 9 
10 
* Review how to draw v and
Δv arrows, what their direction and size
mean 







Nov 1215 
11 
* Definition of and how to determine acceleration 
* Review interpreting xt and vt graphs 
Pd 3 * Interpreting kinematic equations * HW Review Kin Eqns WS, question 15
Pd 4 & 5 * Uniform acceleration test, Part I * Interpreting kinematic equations * HW complete reviewing kin eqns chart and questions 15 
Nov 1626 
12 
Pd 3 * Uniform acceleration test Part I * Uniform acceleration test Part II * No HW Pd 4 & 5 * Interpreting kinematic equations * Uniform acceleration test Part II 
* Review acceleration Test Part I results, correct answers, how to
improve 
All * What we've been able/unable to describe
* What we mean by "force"
* Why gravity is not an object
Pd 3
Pd 4
* How do we know if something is forcing the
bottle downward? 
Nov 21 
n/a 
HW Pd 3 watch video. does it support or contradict "air forces notebook downward"?
Pd 4 what do you think you'd observe if your hand was the only thing interacting with the notebook? what does that answer tell us? What else do you think (OBJECTS ONLY)is interacting with the book?
Pd 5 for each of the 3 pairs are those 2 things interacting or not interacting? ball & table, table & floor, ball & floor 


Nov 2730  13 
Pd 3 * If an obj is neither flying up nor flying down, then forces acting
on it must be balanced.
Pd
4
Pd 5 * Discussing what possible future observations would tell us. 
* Earth is the mystery object forcing the
bottle ↓! 
* Equilibrium HW quiz
* Check 1.9 HW from last night if needed * HWcomplete 3.10 
Dec 36 
14 
* Steps in drawing force diagrams and writing force equations (see
packet for skill list) 
* Check HW from last night 
* Whiteboard and discuss last night's HW 
Dec 712 
15 
* Lesson 4.14.2 
* Review Aaron's hypothesis and what the outcome he's predict 
* Present your group's procedure to class 
Dec 1318 
16 
* Finish lab presentations testing Aaron's hypothesis 
* HW Quiz sign conventions 
* Effect of unbalanced forces on an object 
Dec 19Jan 2 
17 
* Finish establishing relationship between ΣF and how much Δv an
object will experience 
* Dynamics I test 
* Describe mass
* Use black blocks and spring scales to
describe quantitative pattern 
Jan 38 
18 
* Opennote homework quiz: reviewing gravitational force lab goals 
* Collect spring data how much longer a spring gets, and how hard it
was being pulled 
* WB HW from last night * HW optional lab rewrite 
Jan 914 
19 
* Describe relationship between how much an object accelerates, and
how much force was exerted on it. 
*
Hand back HW quizzes 
*
Practice using N's 2nd law in a ranking task * HW Pd 4/5 problems posted @ end of class and emailed 
Jan 1518 
20 
*
More practice with skill 10 if needed
* Newton's 3rd law intro http://paer.rutgers.edu/pt3/experimentindex.php?topicid=3&cycleid=3,
spring scales, high fives, slap table, etc. 
*
More practice with N's 3rd law pushing off each other on scooters,
and crashing into each other 
* Dynamics II test * HW prepare for midterm 
Jan 2231 









Honors Physics Journal
Dates 
Cycle # 
1st class in cycle 
2nd class in cycle 
3rd class in cycle 
Sep 510 
1 
* Seats, names * HW take survey by Sunday night 
* Welcome packet and policies * HW take survey by Sunday night 
* Finish buggy lab data and prep whiteboards * HW take survey by Sunday night 
Sep 1119 
2 
* Force concept inventory diagnostic test 
* Finish presentations * HW lesson 1.11.4, skip 1.4a 
* Prepare presentations on 1.11.4 * Start presentations * Practice taking notes from class conversations * HW finish rest of packet, study lesson 1 
Sep 13 
n/a 
* Finish presentations * HW lesson 1.11.4, skip 1.4a 


Sep 2025 
3 
* Finish 1.11.4 presentations * HW study lesson 1 * HW describing motion lab #16 
* Review Lesson 1, prepare for HW quiz * HW Lab sheet #16 (#6 means "how are #4 and #5 different?) * HW check Genesis for missing assignments 
* Car dot diagram lab collect info * Pd 8 hand back HW quiz * HW Read Lesson 2 sections 2.12.3. Complete 2.42.7 * HW Read Motion Maps handout, skip graph @ end. * HW prepare for (optional) reassessment 
Sep 27Oct 2 
4 
* Finish collecting lab data * Pd 7 hand back HW quiz * HW Read Lesson 2 sections 2.12.3. Complete 2.42.7 * HW Read Motion Maps handout, skip graph @ end. * HW prepare for (optional) reassessment 
* Put lab buggy location dots on WBs * Establish what dots and spaces between them represent * HW Lesson 2.42.7 after class discussion on dot diagrams * HW prepare for (optional) reassessment 
* Developing indices with popcorn poppers * HW RK4 (water slide steepness index) * HW prepare for (optional) reassessment 
Oct 39 
5 
* Fill out dot diagrams for motion representations organizer * Establish speed, distance, displacement, velocity * Using graphs and tables to determine speed and velocity * HW Finish pages 1 and 2a from packet, fill out all 5 graphs * HW Fill out first three skills in progress tracker, due in 2 classes * HW prepare for (optional) reassessment 
* Review HW answers * Writing mathematical expression to relate x, xi, v, t * Interpreting slopes of x vs. t graphs * HW fill out first column on yellow organizer for x vs. t graphs, expect the last box * HW progress sheet due next class * HW reread lesson 3a, "did you know" sections 
* Review yellow representations organizer for
xt graphs * Pd 8 practice translations quiz 
Oct 8 
n/a 
* HW study for Summative quiz Thursday * I will not be in school Wednesday.
Pd 7 * Practice translating representations to each other
Pd 8 * Practice writing positions as functions of time 


Oct 1015 
6 
Pd 7 Practice Interpreting graphs Pd 8 * Const Vel Summative Translations Quiz * Experimenting with long dot diagrams and velocity graphs 
Pd 7 * Const Vel Summative Translations Quiz * Experimenting with long dot diagrams and velocitytime graphs
Pd 8 * Review quiz strengths and weaknesses * Long dot diagrams * Velocitytime graphs * HW study for test next week 
Pd 7 * Discuss what a velocity time graph means, how to pick a starting speed * Discuss how to show an object's stopped in a dot diagram * HW translate 3 representations to vt graphs: the first dot diagram, first graph, and first word description in the review packet. * HW study for test next week 
Oct 1619 
7 
* Practice making v/t graphs * Discuss how we know when an object's moving or still * Discuss how an object's velocity changes * HW Find a way to use the v/t graph we made today to calculate the football player's displacement in each phase. Since we already know his displacements, it's easy to check if your method works. 
* More practice making v/t graphs * Analyzing how we know how quickly an object's moving * Determining displacement if we have a velocity/time graph * HW Use a velocity graph for Robin the roller skater to determine her displacement in each of 3 phases. 
* Translating from vt graphs to other
representations * Weaknesses of vt graphs (showing position) * HW study for constant velocity test * HW Use lesson 4 packet for more practice writing functions * HW Unit II Review WS 
Oct 2225 
8 
* Constant velocity test 
* Practice taking shorthand notes
* Predict dot diagram of ball rolling down auditorium ramp. * Contrast CV and changing motion * Qualitative vs. Quantitative * HW Make a list of equipment you want for the auditorium lab. * HW Draw dot diagram prediction. Is it different after our discussion of the 57 different class predictions? 
* Collect lab info for ball rolling down auditorium aisle ramp 
Oct 26Nov 9 (incl missed hurricane week) 
9 
* How our lab data matches/doesn't match our predictions from before
the lab * HW Pd 8 Read comments on CV test and bring back 
* How we can use Δv arrows to communicate
direction and magnitude of velocity change 
* Review how to draw v and
Δv arrows, what their direction and size
mean * HW read 11.1, complete 11.1c&e, complete 11.2 a(see genesis for chart), c (graph v_{avg} and t_{avg}), d, e 
Oct 26Nov 9 
Δ10 
* Calculating acceleration from velocitytime graphs 







Nov 1215 
11 
* Using vt graphs to calculate displacement 
* Derive last 2 kinematic equations 
* Uniform acceleration test Part I 
Nov 1626 
12 
* Uniform acceleration test Part II 
* What we've been able/unable to describe in
kinematics * What we mean by "force" * Describe old physical quantities in yellow reference sheet x, Δx, t, v, Δv, a * What is interacting with a notebook that's sitting still in hand? * Drawing and labeling force diagrams * HW Describe experiment that can test if air is pushing down on notebook * HW Fill out the 4 physical quantities descriptions, abbreviations, units 
Pd 7
* Designing a valid experiment to test if air is/isn't forcing ball
downward
Pd 8
* If an obj is neither flying up nor flying
down, then forces acting on it must be balanced. 
Nov 21 

PD 7/8 HW same as HW from yesterday's class. 


Nov 2730  13 
* What balanced and unbalanced forces will
result in * Review what the video showed us * HW Read pg 5 DYK, pg 6 DYK and NSH sections 
* How to show relative strength of forces * Drawing vt graphs to predict motion, based on a given force diagram * Writing equations for balanced and unbalanced forces * What a sign convention is and how to pick one * Force diagram is snapshot at an instant, can't show time passing like graphs can HW prep for reassessment HW reread DYK, HAI, NSH sections HW complete 1.9, 1.10 
* Equilibrium HW quiz * Review relationship between balanced/unbalanced forces and constant/changing motion* Review 1.9 HW if needed * Revew 1.10 HW, #12. v, Δv, balanced/unbalanced, force diagram chart * HW complete chart, finish 1.10 * HW lesson 3.10 
Dec 36 
14 
* Steps in drawing force diagrams and writing force equations (see
packet for skill list) 
* Check HW from last night 
* Whiteboard and discuss last night's HW 
Dec 712 
15 
* Lesson 4.14.2 * Hypotheses, prediction, HD statements, * Prove vs. fail to disprove * Perform testing experiment * HW 4.7 * HW Lab report due in about a week, must be submitted with rubric 
* Finish making lab observations 
* Finish lab presentations * HW Pd 7 Unit IV WS1 # 45, 710, 12. Draw force diagrams, use vertical and horizontal components to write force equations 
Dec 1318 
16 
* Finish lab presentations testing Aaron's
hypothesis * How to use a sign convention * Continue breaking force vectors into components * HW sign conventions Ws, #17 * HW Lab writeup due next class 
* HW Quiz sign conventions 
* Effect of unbalanced forces on an object 
Dec 19Jan 2 
17 
* Finish establishing relationship between ΣF and how much Δv an
object will experience 
* Dynamics I test 
* Describe mass 
Jan 38 
18 
* Homework quiz: reviewing gravitational force lab goals 
Pd
7 
Pd 7 * WB HW from last night * Describing a spring's stiffness in N/m * HW WS3, #12 Pd 8 * WB HW from last night * calculating gravitational force, tensional force. * Review force diagrams, sign conventions, force equations * HW optional lab rewrite 
Jan 914 
19 
* Describe relationship between how much an object accelerates, and
how much force was exerted on it. 
*
Hand back HW quizzes 
*
Practice using N's 2nd law in a ranking task 
Jan 1518 
20 
*
Newton's 3rd law intro http://paer.rutgers.edu/pt3/experimentindex.php?topicid=3&cycleid=3,
spring scales, high fives, slap table, etc. 
*
More practice with N's 3rd law pushing off each other on scooters,
and crashing into each other 
* Dynamics II test * HW prepare for midterm 
Jan 2231 








