Checking out Cheek Cells

The grade 9 science class worked with microscopes. After learning about the structure of a cell, they took swabs of their own cheek cells and observed them under a microscope. The students drew diagrams of the cells and observed many characteristics of the cells, such as the effects of the visible bacterium and the size of the cells.

Electoral Regions

A representative from Elections Canada, Zoe Flatman, visited the grade 9 geography class. Guided by the representative, the students compared and contrasted different electoral communities and discussed possible explanations for various statistics such as population density, voter turnout, and average voter age.

A Tour of Toronto

This week, the grade 9 geography class went on a tour of Toronto. They learned about various locations across the city such as Evergreen Brickworks, the Distillery District, and St. Lawrence Market, and how the land in those areas was used in the past and the present. Other parts of the itinerary included the AGO and Eaton Centre.

Resources ft. Esri

The grade 9 geography class invited Sharon Seilman, a guest speaker from the ambassador program at Esri, to explain in depth the importance of Canada’s natural resources and the actions that can be taken to preserve them. Afterwards, the students presented their ideas on which resources would be the most beneficial for Canada in the future.