Analyzing Animal Skulls

This week, the Grade 11 TOPS students applied their knowledge on the characteristics of different organisms in an activity they completed in biology. They were given many different types of animal skulls to analyze and identify. With the help of the information sheet that they were provided with, the students analyzed features of each skull such as the nasal cavity, …

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UTIAS Trip

On November 24, AP Physics C  and Astronomy students visited UTIAS, the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. The students learned about the concepts behind aerodynamics, plane design, mathematical simulation techniques, solar wings, the university’s Soyuz-launched satellites, and biomimicry in a series of lectures from the university’s graduate-level researchers (some former TOPS students!). The researchers then introduced a dazzling …

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According to What?

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.