The Stoichiometry unit in the Grade 11 TOPS Chemistry classes finished off with an entertaining assignment. Students were asked to creatively present methods by which fictional unknown elements were discovered. This led to many insightful ideas, and a lot of laughter in the room!
Grade 12 English classes had an opportunity to explore the work of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei with a visit to his “According to What?” exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ai’s messages of social change through his conceptual art inspired many of our seniors, leaving them with much to ponder over.
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 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!
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.
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!