On Friday November 16th, the DECA regionals competition was held at Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute. Over 70 TOPS students from Marc Garneau’s DECA chapter participated in the business and communication centered event. Through their hard work and preparation, many competitors won awards in the exam, roleplay, or both categories and will be moving on to the provincial stage.
The grade 9 students studied current electricity this week. After learning about voltage, current, and Ohm’s law, they performed a lab to study these concepts in more detail, in which they constructed different circuits, recorded readings on voltmeters and ammeters, and gained a better understanding of everyday electronics.
The grade 10 ICS class learned about coding loops and conditional statements in Java. They will use their knowledge in an upcoming “Blast Off” project, where they will animate a rocket ship taking off and flying through space. Next week, the students will be researching and presenting potential careers related to computer science.
The grade 9 geography class studied concept maps. They analyzed how the extraction, production, distribution, and disposal of everyday products such as printers and bicycles affected the environment, and created concept maps which depicted their findings. Who knew that bikes were so un-eco-friendly?