Creative Chemistry


This week, the grade 10 science class demonstrated the Conservation of Mass law through an enriching experiment. In partners, students designed procedures to ensure that the two reactants, cobalt (II) chloride and ammonium hydroxide, would be equal in mass after being combined. A formal lab report was written afterwards.

The World of Vectors

Grade 12 Photo - Mar 21

The second-semester grade 12 Algebra Geometry class delved into the world of vectors. The students deepened their knowledge of this topic by learning real-world applications of vectors beyond three-space, such as ISBN codes (which can be represented as nine-dimensional vectors).

Fast Tracked Physics

Grade 11 Photo - Mar 7

The grade 11 physics class conducted a lab on constant acceleration for their kinematics unit. Groups of four utilized ticker timers to record the time it took for a cart to run down a tilted runway. Students applied this data to calculate velocity and acceleration, in addition to analyzing the results and relationships between variables.

Terrific Transformations

Math transformations

The grade 10 math students began learning about transformations of functions. Over the course of four days, they studied vertical and horizontal stretches, compressions, and shifts, and how to apply them to a plethora of functions, including quadratic, cubic, and exponential functions.  

Exciting Escape Rooms

Escape room

Escape room games are interactive puzzle-solving activities enjoyed by many TOPS students. This week, Marc Garneau’s Escape Room Club organized the school’s first escape room. Using hints scattered across the room, participants raced to solve a series of locks and puzzles in under 15 minutes.

Science Class Fun!

grade 10 science

This week, the grade 10 science students completed their first unit. Ms. Hermanovsky’s class gained a better understanding of chemistry through hands-on lab experiments. Mr. van Bemmel’s class enjoyed lectures about the history of science, including how scientists discovered the speed and determined the nature of light.