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.
The grade 9 students studied current electricity this week. After learning about voltage, current, and Ohm’s law, they performed a lab to study these concepts in more detail, in which they constructed different circuits, recorded readings on voltmeters and ammeters, and gained a better understanding of everyday electronics.
The grade 9 geography class studied concept maps. They analyzed how the extraction, production, distribution, and disposal of everyday products such as printers and bicycles affected the environment, and created concept maps which depicted their findings. Who knew that bikes were so un-eco-friendly?
The grade 9 science class began their unit on electricity this week. They learned the three different methods used to charge objects, the electrostatic series, and real-world applications of static electricity. The students experienced electricity in action as they worked with electrostatic generators and pith ball electroscopes.