The grade 11 chemistry class took on periodic trends through an assignment where they made everything from cake pop models to massive diagrams in order to creatively represent patterns that occur in the table. They have now moved on to their chemical bonding unit and are studying the nature of the molecules in further detail.
The grade 11 chemistry class kicked off their chemical bonding unit with a lab to grow copper sulphate pentahydrate crystals. Students learned about the geologic processes behind crystal formation and studied the particle arrangement of different types of ionic crystals. Students will continue to grow their crystals throughout the week.
The grade 11 calculus class used their knowledge of derivatives to solve related rates problems. One of many real-world problems they examined was calculating the rate of change of the distance between two cars. Next, students will learn about other topics of differentiation, including local linear approximation and indeterminate forms.