The grade 11 biology class solidified their knowledge of heredity by modelling inheritance with their own genes. In partners, students identified their own genetic traits and simulated the creation of a zygote by randomly combining their alleles. By looking at the resulting genotypes, they drew an example of the resulting baby.
The grade 11 students volunteered for the annual Space Day at Monarch Park Stadium hosted by the Canadian Space Resource Centre. Working in pairs, they led different stations which explored topics including black holes and rocket engines. They taught the grade six students who arrived from different Toronto schools in an interactive and engaging manner.
The grade 12 linear algebra class studied the linear dependence and independence of vectors. They generalized the definition to Nth dimensional space and attempted to use their new knowledge in geometric proofs using vectors. For their assignment, they submitted a problem set of 30+ formal vector proofs.
The grade 10 science students split up into training specialization groups in preparation for their Algonquin Park expedition in May. Over the next week, they will undergo rigorous training in one of the three specializations to ensure that they are well prepared for their training test at the end of the unit.
The grade 12 data management class began their combinations counting unit with card game questions. Students both created and answered questions regarding situations where order does not matter. Next week, they will be tested on their counting abilities with an in-class assignment and unit test before beginning a creative project that incorporates all counting principles.