De-Stressing

This week the grade 12 chemistry students investigated the implications of Le Chatelier’s principle, which predicts how a system at equilibrium will be affected when subject to stress. They performed an experiment using varsol and iodine. Based on types of solvents added, student will draw conclusions explaining why and how a system is affected by stress.

Super Soil Sampling 

The grade 12 AP Physics C students demoed their summative projects, a remote soil sampler and analyzer. It consisted of a robotic arm that could operate autonomously to sample soil in its surroundings at a position selected by the user from a live camera feed. Data such as the mass, temperature, reflective spectra, and volume were returned as appropriate.

Short Story Seminars

The grade 12 English class began their unit on short stories and looked at the development of modern storytelling. Students were given 15 short stories written by prominent authors to read. They were then tasked to select and analyze a story and present their findings through a seminar, focusing on the evolution of writing and story structure.

Orbital Focus

The grade 12 AP physics class built upon their knowledge of celestial mechanics by researching an asteroid. Through several computations, they determined its position and velocity vectors and labelled a scale model with various parameters. They also applied what they learned from the past month to identify an unknown celestial object.