The grade 11 calculus classes began their first unit: a review on functions. They blazed through transformations, composite functions, piecewise functions, and function families, reviewing everything they had learned in math last year in just two weeks. Students will write one final test on these concepts before their next unit on limits and continuity.
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.