Simple Machines

Simple Machines

Grade 11 students examined the physics behind simple machines and systems with multiple simple machines working in tandem. They applied their knowledge by studying objects such as doorstops, knifes, cranes, and wrenches. The students will compose a report on simple machines found in their daily lives.

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


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.