Genetic Controversy

On Friday, the Grade 12 Biology students were treated to a presentation on CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. After learning about the biochemical mechanisms behind the insertion and excision of genes, students then discussed the moral and ethical consequences of utilizing this technology, encompassing everything  from “beefed-up” cows to genetically modified babies. As this technology becomes more effective, the same discussions held …

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Reciprocating Graphs

This week, the grade 10 math class investigated reciprocal transformations on basic functions. Using reciprocal properties, students were able to visualize and understand the multiplicative inverse of simple equations. To demonstrate their knowledge, students collaborated in pairs to graph these functions and determine their respective domain, range and transformations.  

Irrational and Rational

This week, the grade 9 math class completed a test on radicals after a series of lectures in the prior week. As an extension to the subject of irrational and rational numbers, students are currently learning about exponents, which they will be assessed on in the following week.

Vector Fundamentals

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Mr. van Bemmel introduced vectors to his grade 11 physics class as part of the kinematics unit. With vector fundamentals, students can analyse motion in any dimension. As an extension, students will be performing the constant acceleration lab where they collect data on a vehicle travelling down an incline to derive the local gravity constant and the mass of the …

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