Pendulum Lab

This week, grade 12 Physics students in Mrs. Patrascu’s class started their first lab of the year by recording the time and period of pendulum swings. From there, they shortened the length of the wire to see how results were affected, learning more about the physics of pendulum motion.

The Voice of a Storyteller

Students in the Grade 12 TOPS English classes have recently begun exploring how stories have a significant impact on their lives. They began the unit by reading an excerpt from Daniel Wallace’s Big Fish – a novel of “mythic proportions”.

Energetic Soup Cans

The AP Physics C class hit the ground running with a lab on the second day of school. Students rolled soup cans down ramps to analyze changes in potential and kinetic energies over time. With demanding labs and university applications looming, one question spun in their heads: “Can” they make it through the semester? When asked this, Mr. van Bemmel …

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Physics Summatives

After countless hours and sleepless nights, the grade 11 physics class kicked off the week with the very first physics summative presentations. Students prepared seminars on a physics-related topic of their choice. Topics ranged from the physics behind familiar sports such as tennis and curling to the mysteries of dark matter.