The grade nines have moved on to explore the science within the human body! Today they stepped into the life of a healthcare professional as they used stethoscopes and sphygmomanometers to probe and measure each other’s heart rate, and blood pressure. Such an experience allows students to better understand the complexity of the circulatory system.
This week Grade 12 students gave presentations on short stories to discuss aspects such as style, conflict, and purpose. Authors ranged from H. G. Wells to Alice Munro. Students will complete the unit by writing an introduction to an anthology filled with stories of their choosing.
This week grade 10 students began the first of a three-part lecture on the evolution of the English language. With the Gregorian Chant playing in the background, the young scholars learned about the history of England–from the Roman Empire to the Vikings and their contributions to Modern English.
This week, grade 9 students began their careers course. After analyzing their own personality types, the students have identified potential careers, set goals, and investigated the kinds of school courses required to build their own, exciting futures!
This week, grade 11 TOPS chemistry students analyzed the three degrees of saturation when a solute is dissolved in a given amount of solvent. Students were delighted to watch the crystal formation after small particles of sodium thiosulfate were added to a supersaturated solution.
Grade 12 AP Physics students have begun their study of electricity and magnetism. Students begin this unit with a lab, which involves analysis of circuits using Kirchoff’s laws. This lab also serves as an introduction to AC circuit analysis and the function of an oscilloscope.