After a month of analyzing TED Talks, grade 11 English students are reflecting on what they had learned with a personal response. Students have participated in writing workshops, peer reviewed, and are now polishing up their pieces on a diverse range of intriguing topics.
Grade 11 Physics students applied their knowledge of rectilinear motion this week in an interactive lab where they measured and calculated the velocity and acceleration of a car model. They conducted the experiment with ticker timers, an apparatus used to measure time.
The Grade 12 Biology class conducted experiments this week on enzymes by studying how they would react in systems with different temperatures and pH. The students also used a variety of reactants including pieces of liver, chicken, apple, and potato. The experiments de-livered great results!
The students in grade 9 have been exploring the adventurous epic of Gilgamesh, the first story ever written down. In this, students are to read, analyze, and decipher the text and answer questions accordingly. Students are truly excited to read this tantalizing tale.
The Grade 11’s were lucky enough to have Professors Krieger, Kushner, and Morris from the University of Toronto physics department come in and talk about their research and projects. Students listened eagerly as topics from particle physics to patterns in nature were discussed and demonstrated.
This week, the Grade 12 Biology classes started the first of their “Hot Topics” projects. Students are working together in groups to analyse scientific articles related to topics studied in the curriculum. Presentations this week included an in-depth analysis of the use of antibiotics and a study on stem cell research.