The grade 10 English class indulged themselves in the classic “The Great Gatsby”- a story of love, death, wealth and betrayal. They explored the world through the eyes of the aristocrats from the early 1920’s as they prepared for an organized fish-bowl seminar on the novel.
This week, the grade 10 and 11 classes were visited by Mike Miniou from the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing to learn about real life applications in the field of mathematics. He discussed how an education in math can lead to careers in finance, medicine and computer science.
The TDSB curling season has begun, and the boys curling team from MGCI recently won their first match of the season. The team faced off against Victoria Park CI and managed to wrestle a 7-4 win from them. Students learned about teamwork, cooperation, and the physics of curling.
This week, the grade 11 TOPS students participated in a chemistry activity where they explored the different organic chemistry families. They were provided with clue cards depicting a variety of organic compounds and had the task of identifying reoccurring patterns in each organic family.
On November 24, AP Physics C and Astronomy students visited UTIAS, the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. The students learned about the concepts behind aerodynamics, plane design, mathematical simulation techniques, solar wings, the university’s Soyuz-launched satellites, and biomimicry in a series of lectures from the university’s graduate-level researchers (some former TOPS students!). The researchers then introduced a dazzling …
This week, the Grade 10 Computer Science class was introduced to the fundamentals of networking concepts and binary numbers. They explored the uses of Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), coaxial, and fiber optic cables.