For their science summatives, the grade 10 students presented their findings from the Algonquin expedition. Each group analyzed a specific aspect of the park; examples of topics included dissolved oxygen, soil type, water pH, birds, mammals, trees, soil pH, water ions and others. They communicated their findings through a formal scientific paper and a 15-minute presentation to the class in …
“Some are born great, others achieve greatness” – so goes the iconic line from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which the grade 9 English students read this week. Having seen a performance of Twelfth Night in Stratford earlier this year, their analysis of the text furthered their understanding of the play.
The grade 11 biology students spent a day at the Royal Ontario Museum to observe real-world applications of biological topics and participate in an evolution workshop. In addition to visiting the various exhibits, they were lectured by a speaker on the evolution of the human skull from our primal ancestors to the current homo sapiens.
This week, the grade 9 students started their study of Greek mythology by reading Homer’s The Odyssey. To gain a better understanding of the text, they participated in related activities such as putting themselves in a character’s dilemma, debating choices made by the characters, and rewriting scenes from the characters’ perspective.