Author Archives: Khari
Social Justice Speaker
On Friday, the Grade 12 Biology students were treated to a presentation on CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. After learning about the biochemical mechanisms behind the insertion and excision of genes, students then discussed the moral and ethical consequences of utilizing this technology, encompassing everything from “beefed-up” cows to genetically modified babies. As this technology becomes more effective, the same discussions held …
Using a Colorimeter
The grade 12 chemistry students completed their first lab of the year. Students prepared standard solutions of Copper (II) Sulfate and performed five 10 mL serial dilutions. The different solutions were then placed into a colorimeter to find a simplified version of Beer-Lambert’s Law. Beer Lambert’s Law was used to find the concentration of an unknown sample.