Investigating Parasites

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The grade 11 biology class investigated parasites this week. Students were required to choose from a given list of parasites, present about its virulent characteristics, and write a report concerning climate change’s effects on that chosen parasite. Ebola, athlete’s foot, and African Sleeping Sickness were some of the topics presented.

Vector Fundamentals

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Mr. van Bemmel introduced vectors to his grade 11 physics class as part of the kinematics unit. With vector fundamentals, students can analyse motion in any dimension. As an extension, students will be performing the constant acceleration lab where they collect data on a vehicle travelling down an incline to derive the local gravity constant and the mass of the …

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Twinning for Spirit Week

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In support of student council’s ongoing Spirit Week, TOPS students dressed up for Twin Day. Spirit Week is a five-day event during which students show school spirit by dressing up to themes and playing games in the cafeteria at lunch. Other themes include Marvel/DC Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and Disney Friday.

Calculus Summative

For their math summative, grade 11 calculus students created a list of common calculus errors and how to avoid them. In groups, the students displayed these errors through creative mediums. Projects included a Snakes and Ladders board, a video, a storybook, and an interactive webpage.