All About Viruses!

Are viruses dead or alive? How exactly do the different COVID-19 vaccinations work? This week, the grade 11 TOPS Biology Class delved deep into their viruses unit, where they learned about the life cycle of a virus, the importance of vaccination, and the various structural adaptations these particles have made in order to survive. And the end of the unit, …

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Making Rainbows

It wasn’t raining that day, but in the TOPS 11 Chemistry class last week, there were rainbow sightings within graduated cylinders. Applying the concepts that they had learned during the solutions unit, they used sugar solutions at varying densities to create a rainbow made of stacked liquids. Following this colourful conclusion, they started their unit on gases, learning about principles such …

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It’s Shocking!

This week, we started our physics unit on electricity in grade 9 science class. Over the last few days, we learned about the positively shocking properties of static electricity and observed these properties in action using the pith ball and metal leaf electroscopes.

Big Ideas and Big Data

The grade 9 TOPS geography class ended their unit on big data by pitching an app of their creation. From mapping the school to finding free WiFi, the projects were both unique and creative. Their next unit will be on physical geography, where they will learn about Canada’s various landforms.