Making Rainbows

It wasn’t raining that day, but in the TOPS 11 Chemistry class last week, there were rainbow sightings within graduated cylinders. Applying the concepts that they had learned during the solutions unit, they used sugar solutions at varying densities to create a rainbow made of stacked liquids. Following this colourful conclusion, they started their unit on gases, learning about principles such …

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Ramping Up

This week, the Grade 12 TOPS Physics class tested the laws of rotational motion by designing their own experiments. By using various moments of inertia, they had the opportunity to test various circular objects and create ramps of different sizes, all to test if their findings are in accordance with their derived formulas.

Copper Plating

This week, the grade 12 chemistry class performed a lab representing the process of electroplating. A process to protect metals with an exterior coating, on a smaller scale, the grade 12 class had the opportunity to coat their small metal trinkets in a bright pink copper.

Acid-Base Titration

Is it sulfuric acid or is it hydrochloric acid? Is it nitric acid or could it be acetic acid? This week in Grade 12 chemistry, each student was given an acid at random. By titrating the acid with a base until it was neutral, students were able to perform calculations to determine the molar mass of the unknown acid.

Reading Like Writers

Stories stand out to us when we read thought-provoking lines. This week in grade 11 English, we learned about the craft of writing with numerous short stories by looking at how dialogue, action, and more all influence how the story makes us feel as readers. To end the unit, we used what we learned to share our own short stories.

Growing Knowledge

Have you ever wondered how plants stay hydrated? After learning about different types of plant cells, our grade 11 biology class took a closer look at a leaf and the epidermis layer of an onion bulb under a microscope. We examined how onion cells were affected by plasmolysis, a process that causes cells to contract due to water loss.