The grade 11 chemistry class took on periodic trends through an assignment where they made everything from cake pop models to massive diagrams in order to creatively represent patterns that occur in the table. They have now moved on to their chemical bonding unit and are studying the nature of the molecules in further detail.
The grade 11 chemistry class kicked off their chemical bonding unit with a lab to grow copper sulphate pentahydrate crystals. Students learned about the geologic processes behind crystal formation and studied the particle arrangement of different types of ionic crystals. Students will continue to grow their crystals throughout the week.
For Media Literacy Week, the Grade 9 TOPS class traveled to the Bay Adelaide Center to participate in a “fake news” workshop held by MediaSmarts. They listened to a panel discussion by professional journalists, learned to verify the truth of online content, and discussed how teenagers can influence the media.