The grade 12 AP physics class built upon their knowledge of celestial mechanics by researching an asteroid. Through several computations, they determined its position and velocity vectors and labelled a scale model with various parameters. They also applied what they learned from the past month to identify an unknown celestial object.
The grade 11 biology class solidified their knowledge of heredity by modelling inheritance with their own genes. In partners, students identified their own genetic traits and simulated the creation of a zygote by randomly combining their alleles. By looking at the resulting genotypes, they drew an example of the resulting baby.
The grade 11 biology class started their experiments on plant growth. After formulating a scientific objective pertaining to their recent unit on plants, students planted selected seeds and began to observe plant behaviour under certain conditions. Using control cases, they will investigate properties like photosynthesis and gravitropism.
The grade 11 English class watched a series of TED talks investigating how different types of art and ideas are approached. By annotating transcripts and holding class discussions, they distilled down the main ideas for further analysis. One talk about classical music will be the focal point for further inquiry into the power of music.