In the TOPS program, many students have chosen visual arts as an elective course. The Trashion Show is an annual event that encourages grade 11 visual arts students to use their creativity to design fashionable clothing using waste products. Furthermore, the annual show is done in partnership with MGCI EcoTeam to help promote sustainability.
This week, the second grade 10 TOPS class began their optics unit with the study of images and magnification through optical devices such as a pinhole camera. Throughout the next few weeks, students will investigate various aspects of optics, including Snell’s Law of Refraction, converging and diverging lenses, and the Lens Maker’s equation.
For their most recent physics unit, the grade 10 students delved into the study of light. This not only consisted of the discovery of light’s speed, but also its nature pertaining to wave properties. Furthermore, students studied the history of individuals who contributed significant findings, such as Galileo Galilei, Max Planck and Albert Einstein.