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.
The grade 11 TOPS class finished and presented their biology storybooks. For the past few weeks, students have been working on storybooks that explain a particular subject in biology such as viruses, bacteria, and protists. They then presented their storybooks to elementary school students at Thorncliffe Park Public School.