During the last week of classes before the Christmas break, Ms Gullons grade 11 chemistry classes made
Christmas lanterns using pop cans. A design was etched out on the can and a variety of chemicals were used to separate the metal from the can. The picture attached shows a lit lantern with a reindeer design etched out. A student made video of this process will be uploaded soon to the science webpage of our school website.
Ms Dicks environmental class have been busy investigating landfills. In order to better assess the impact of our throwaway society, students have made mini-landfills. They will be monitoring and collecting data over the next few weeks. It is everyone’s hope that “vapours” from these landfills will be kept to a minimum.
Grade 10 students have been working in the dark for the past few weeks…..they’ve been investigating geometric optics. Students used ray boxes as well as candles to investigate properties of plane and curved mirrors, lenses as well as the refractive index of materials. Various refraction effects were discussed and demonstrated in class.
Grade 9 applied students are finishing up their astronomy units. Scaled solar system models are almost finished and will be ready for display soon.