Weighing Air

Ever wonder what the mass of air is? The grade 11 chemistry classes will be exploring this and more as we delve into our gas unit, looking at Boyle’s law, Charles’ law, Gay-Lussac’s law and other gas-related concepts. Next, we will study how gases react to high pressure.

HOSA Exam Day

Do you want to challenge yourself in the health sciences? At TOPS, we certainly do! Over 70 students take part in HOSA, an international competition in the health sciences. We compete in events ranging from emergency medical care to forensics, and write practice exams every month.

It’s Ex-CELL-ent

The human body is a truly miraculous machine, with all sorts of different cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that work hard together to keep us alive. Our grade 9 science class is really excited, since we’re learning about this in our biology unit. We examined magnified cells from the musculoskeletal system, such as bone, different muscles, ligaments, and blood.

A Shocking Lab

It’s time for another lab! We started our 4th lab on AC current and electromagnetism for grade 12 AP physics this week. As part of the lab, we have to construct circuits and analyze data collected by voltmeters and oscilloscopes. We will write a six-page lab paper based on our findings from this data.

King Lear

From prose and poetry to madness and insanity, many themes prevail in King Lear, which we are studying in grade 12 English class. Arguably one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, we watched different renditions of the play and will be submitting an analysis next week. We will also discuss relevant themes and characters in a fishbowl seminar.

Terrific Titrations

We performed titrations of hydrochloric acid with sodium hydroxide every day this week in grade 11 chemistry class. Using a pH indicator and burets, we measured how much of each reactant was required for a neutralization reaction by detecting the instant the indicator in the solution turned pink, showing that the reaction was complete.