The grade 11 English class analyzed a short story flash fiction involving themes of innate knowledge versus acquired learning. The students formed groups and compiled their own list of “things to know”. To present their ideas, each group had to perform a choral reading in which symbolism, volume, posture, and positioning were used to convey the message.
The grade 11 chemistry class covered an expansive unit on gases, involving stoichiometry, unit conversions, and calculations. They conducted a series of mini-labs that delved into the properties and relationships of pressure, temperature, and volume. Finally, the students synthesized these concepts through a culminating lab that involved producing a gas and applying laws and conversions to find various measurements.
The grade 11 chemistry class conducted a lab on the reactions and properties of different structural isomers. By testing the solubility, pH, and molecular weight, students were able to understand the effect of atomic arrangement on a substance. To conclude the experiment, students had to identify the mystery isomers of butanol based on their findings.
The grade 11 chemistry class attended an interactive presentation on mental health and wellbeing at the Ontario Science Center. Using various experiments and dissections, the show discussed the growing pandemic of stress within teens, the biological effects of anxiety, and ended with a consolation lecture on methods to cope.