A Calculus Revolution

Grade 11 Photo - Jan 17

The grade 11 calculus students worked on applying definite integration. They solved problems involving work and the area between curves and also used Riemann sums to calculate volumes revolving around curves using disks, washers, and cylindrical shells. Knowledge of these applications will see definite use in future subjects.

Summing It Up

School Life Photo - Jan 17

After a fast-paced and challenging semester, TOPS students are cementing their success over the past months by applying final touches to their summative projects and studying hard for exams. In addition to their mandatory TOPS courses, they will be preparing for electives like finance, computer science, and accounting before heading into the new semester.

Primary Study

The grade 12 data management students began presenting their summative projects in class. Each student explored a thesis by conducting and analyzing a statistical study that they developed themselves, which required collecting primary data and creating charts and graphs. Afterwards, they displayed their findings the week before exams.

Summative Prep

Grade 11 Photo - Jan 10

The grade 11 chemistry students completed a lab in preparation for their summative evaluation, which consists of two days of in-class experiments. Students collaborated to find the percentage yield in the formation of a precipitate in an acid-base neutralization experiment.

Quantum Mechanics

The grade 12 physics students began their final unit on quantum mechanics, exploring concepts such as quantization, wave-particle duality, and the photoelectric effect. Through this unit, students branched off from the classical physics they had studied and got a glimpse into more modern developments in physics.

HOSA

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Students gathered to prepare for HOSA, a medical competition that attracts youth from across Canada. Topics covered range from Medical Terminology to EMT. Past participants from Marc Garneau have competed and placed highly on an international level – successful participants this year will compete at an international conference in Dallas, Texas.