Several TOPS students are part of Marc Garneau CI Curling Team, who played their first game this week against Victoria Park CI after weeks of intense training. Although they failed to win, it was a very close match and the team showed excellent spirit and teamwork skills throughout the game.
The grade 10 math students explored various function families, including that of the quadratic, the rational and the roots. Students learned how all functions of a family can be derived from its basic parent function. This was done by manipulating aspects of the function’s equation to alter its appearance, such as vertical translation.
This week, the grade 9 science class began presenting their science fairs. For this project, students worked in pairs and were given a choice of conducting a study, experiment, or innovation. After 2 months of hard work, students finally have the opportunity to exhibit their research to the class.
This week, the grade 9 science class investigated the interactions of charged objects, including acetate, ebonite and a balloon. During the lab, these materials were rubbed against other objects, and the students examined whether they would attract, repel, or have no effect on each other.