Frog Dissections

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Grade 9 Science students received a unique opportunity to dissect a frog earlier this week! Donning aprons, vinyl gloves, and safety goggles, the students explored the organs and organ systems of these amphibians as they leapt into a new unit of science: biology.

TOPS Info Night 2013

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TOPS Information Night brought upwards of fifteen hundred attendees to Marc Garneau for an evening’s presentation on the overview of the TOPS program. Visitors had the opportunity to inquire about the various aspects of TOPS and what it offers to its students. We hope you enjoyed the session!

Visit to UTAIS

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AP Physics students visited the University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies, where they were introduced to many subjects of post-graduate research, from computational fluid dynamics to aircraft design optimization. Students had the opportunity to interact with professors, graduate students, and PhD candidates to learn more about the research conducted at UTAIS.

Grade 9 Biology

In preparation for their biology unit, students in Ms. Oliver’s grade 9 science class reviewed microscope procedures and examined the intricate structure of a fish scale slide with their new tools. They also prepared a wet-mount slide to observe a printed letter. Microscopes reveal the world in a whole new way: up close and personal!

Grade 10 English

The grade 10 TOPS classes have wrapped up their study of Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo and Juliet, and have begun to unravel The Romance of Tristan and Iseult. In the process, the students are learning more than ever before about medieval lifestyle and its many fascinating traditions.

Tech Design

This week, students in the TOPS Design course have started the Electrical Components unit of the course. Students are currently learning the basics of electronics, such as reading electrical schematics and soldering wires. These skills will come handy soon as students will be building Bumper-Bots in the near future…from scratch!