The grade 11 biology students spent a day at the Royal Ontario Museum to observe real-world applications of biological topics and participate in an evolution workshop. In addition to visiting the various exhibits, they were lectured by a speaker on the evolution of the human skull from our primal ancestors to the current homo sapiens.
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 students volunteered for the annual Space Day at Monarch Park Stadium hosted by the Canadian Space Resource Centre. Working in pairs, they led different stations which explored topics including black holes and rocket engines. They taught the grade six students who arrived from different Toronto schools in an interactive and engaging manner.
The grade 11 English class read and analyzed the Greek tragedy of Antigone. The students also read in parallel the story of Antigonick, an ambiguous adaptation of the Greek play. Groups of two were assigned an image from Antigonick and were required to facilitate discussions on the expressionistic artwork.