Create ‘n’ Titrate

Fact: TOPS kids love science. Every Friday, the biology and chemistry club meets to try new and interesting experiments in the science lab. This week, we combined sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, and an indicator to create some colourful titrations. We also found out the winners of the crystal-making competition.

Integration Insanity

After we learned integration by parts in grade 11 AP calculus, we went on a tangent to apply this knowledge to trigonometric functions and substitutions. By then, we had acquired a fraction of the skills needed to integrate rational functions. With long division and partial fractions on our side, we can integrate problems of all shapes and sizes!

It’s Shocking!

This week, we started our physics unit on electricity in grade 9 science class. Over the last few days, we learned about the positively shocking properties of static electricity and observed these properties in action using the pith ball and metal leaf electroscopes.

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.