DIY Circuits

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.

When Bikes Pollute

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?

Shocking Discoveries

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.

Seeds of Knowledge

The grade 9 geography students began growing plants using soil that was produced in a vermicomposter over the summer. They learned how to meet the needs of the plants by watering them regularly, monitoring the temperature, and ensuring that they received enough sunlight. The first seeds are already sprouting!