Colliding Carts!

What happens when two vehicles collide? The Grade 11 Physics class answered this question in their latest lab. Using motion sensors, carts, and a rail, the students were able to simulate elastic and inelastic collisions; and explosions. It was definitely a striking conclusion to their unit on impulse and momentum.  

The Perfect Relationship

Have you ever wanted to find the rate of change for a raindrop which has fallen into a puddle? Well, neither did we, but this week Ms. Chan’s AP Calculus class looked into the wonderful world of related rates! Related rates are math problems which involve at least two variables that change at the same time. Students solved various world …

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Strawberry Dreams

Can we see DNA with the naked eye? This week Ms. Hermanovsky’s Biology class conducted their genetics lab! Students were given strawberries to extract DNA from. They pulverized the strawberries, added a salt + dish soap solution to break down the cell wall and cell membrane, and added ice-cold alcohol to form a precipitate to make the DNA visible. There …

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Slime or Slime moulds??

This week students from Ms. Hermanovsky’s grade 11 biology class were getting ready for their first unit test, which was about the biodiversity of living things. As a means of preparation, students were chosen randomly to explain various life cycles from Basidiomycota (A.K.A mushrooms!) to plasmodial slime moulds, which unfortunately don’t look like real slime.