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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Reading Like Writers

Stories stand out to us when we read thought-provoking lines. This week in grade 11 English, we learned about the craft of writing with numerous short stories by looking at how dialogue, action, and more all influence how the story makes us feel as readers. To end the unit, we used what we learned to share our own short stories.

Growing Knowledge

Have you ever wondered how plants stay hydrated? After learning about different types of plant cells, our grade 11 biology class took a closer look at a leaf and the epidermis layer of an onion bulb under a microscope. We examined how onion cells were affected by plasmolysis, a process that causes cells to contract due to water loss.