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!
As their chemistry unit came to a close, the grade 9 science class completed one final lab. They observed and recorded the results of the reactions of calcium, aluminum, zinc, and other metals with water and hydrochloric acid to learn interactively about different trends on the periodic table.
On September 25, the grade 9 geography class went on a trip to Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. After examining various geographic features, they created presentations this week which explained how the features influenced urban and rural settlements in the past and the present.
In September, the grade 9 students packed their bags and headed on an excursion to YMCA Camp Pinecrest. Accompanied a group of senior students, the class spent four days engaging in numerous team-building activities, including canoeing, archery, and many more traditions of the TOPS program.