Library Day

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The grade 9 TOPS classes were given a tour by the school librarians of MGCI’s print and virtual resources. Students were introduced to archives, databases, and style guides to help them develop good research habits. The librarians even provided a selection of classics for the students to broaden their literary horizons!

The Odyssey

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This week, Grade 9 English students continue to analyze the Ancient Greek epic poem, the Odyssey. As the story was originally presented orally, students began listening to clips of the story being read aloud. Today, they got the chance to get together in groups and read the story out loud to each other as a novel approach to studying this …

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Science Centre Trip

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This week, the Grade 10 TOPS students went on a field trip to the Ontario Science Centre. They attended a Light and Optics workshop, which expanded on the material they are learning in class. The students were then allowed to tour the many exhibits that the centre had to offer, including “Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered”, and …

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Algonquin Simulation

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The grade 10s completed their first simulation to prepare for the much anticipated scientific expedition to Algonquin Park. By gathering data about the environment, they are able to have hands-on experience to learn how to properly conduct research.

Darwin’s Theory

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This week, grade 11 Biology students learned about the thought process behind Darwin’s natural selection theory and the evolution theories that preceded it by watching videos and animations and engaging in group discussions. The investigation will end with a trip to the Toronto Zoo!

Linear Algebra Applications

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This week in linear algebra, Grade 12 students have been looking at the laws of vector algebra. Not only did they learn how to prove the dot product formula, but they also discovered how the dot product is used in the organization of Amazon’s warehouses!