The grade 9 science class began their unit on electricity this week. They learned the three different methods used to charge objects, the electrostatic series, and real-world applications of static electricity. The students experienced electricity in action as they worked with electrostatic generators and pith ball electroscopes.
The grade 9 geography students began growing plants using soil that was produced in a vermicomposter over the summer. They learned how to meet the needs of the plants by watering them regularly, monitoring the temperature, and ensuring that they received enough sunlight. The first seeds are already sprouting!
The grade 12 English class began their unit on short stories and looked at the development of modern storytelling. Students were given 15 short stories written by prominent authors to read. They were then tasked to select and analyze a story and present their findings through a seminar, focusing on the evolution of writing and story structure.
The grade 12 AP physics class built upon their knowledge of celestial mechanics by researching an asteroid. Through several computations, they determined its position and velocity vectors and labelled a scale model with various parameters. They also applied what they learned from the past month to identify an unknown celestial object.