Grade 11 students examined the physics behind simple machines and systems with multiple simple machines working in tandem. They applied their knowledge by studying objects such as doorstops, knifes, cranes, and wrenches. The students will compose a report on simple machines found in their daily lives.
The grade 11 students got a taste of teaching through volunteering at Space Day, a Toronto-wide event organized to teach sixth grade students about space sciences in a hands on manner. Students facilitated the event by running the various activities, working to ignite a passion for science in the students.
The grade 11 English class is completing their study of Sophocles’ Antigone by studying Anne Carson’s adapted version, Antigonick. Students analyzed the illustrations and symbols within Antigonick during student-run 10-minute seminars. The presentations summarize and deepen the students’ understanding of Sophocles’ work.
The grade 11 biology class investigated parasites this week. Students were required to choose from a given list of parasites, present about its virulent characteristics, and write a report concerning climate change’s effects on that chosen parasite. Ebola, athlete’s foot, and African Sleeping Sickness were some of the topics presented.