This week, the grade 9 geography class went on a tour of Toronto. They learned about various locations across the city such as Evergreen Brickworks, the Distillery District, and St. Lawrence Market, and how the land in those areas was used in the past and the present. Other parts of the itinerary included the AGO and Eaton Centre.
The grade 9 geography class invited Sharon Seilman, a guest speaker from the ambassador program at Esri, to explain in depth the importance of Canada’s natural resources and the actions that can be taken to preserve them. Afterwards, the students presented their ideas on which resources would be the most beneficial for Canada in the future.
The grade 9 students studied current electricity this week. After learning about voltage, current, and Ohm’s law, they performed a lab to study these concepts in more detail, in which they constructed different circuits, recorded readings on voltmeters and ammeters, and gained a better understanding of everyday electronics.
The grade 9 geography class studied concept maps. They analyzed how the extraction, production, distribution, and disposal of everyday products such as printers and bicycles affected the environment, and created concept maps which depicted their findings. Who knew that bikes were so un-eco-friendly?