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.

Fun With Uncertainties

How precise is a ruler measurement? In our first grade 11 physics lab, we measured the dimensions of various solids using rulers and calipers to investigate the uncertainties of measuring tools. Using experimental data and our knowledge of regression and the method of quadratures, we calculated uncertainties and generated fits for our findings.

Area Between Curves

After 4 long months of limits, derivatives, and integrals, it seems like calculus can solve just about anything. We started our final unit—applications of integration—by using our prior integration knowledge to calculate the area bounded by multiple functions. We will start with differential equations and revolutions in the upcoming year.

Terrific Titrations

We performed titrations of hydrochloric acid with sodium hydroxide every day this week in grade 11 chemistry class. Using a pH indicator and burets, we measured how much of each reactant was required for a neutralization reaction by detecting the instant the indicator in the solution turned pink, showing that the reaction was complete.