As part of our Science course, he Grade 8’s took an exciting trip to the Ontario Science Centre. While we were there, we tried some of the fun activities to further our knowledge on our past unit, "Systems in Action", and dip a toe into our current unit studying, "Fluids".
Some activities we undertook were standing on levers to test whether our partner was heavier or lighter to demonstrate torque, and blowing up sealed balloons to test pressure in fluids. We watched an incredible (yet awkward) IMAX movie on the human body, which featured the wonders of puberty, popping pimples and the miracles of reproductions.
We concluded our trip by making our way to one of the science labs and explored new concepts, which included dipping balloon animals into liquid nitrogen and using blowtorches to demonstrate the characteristics of fluids. Overall, we had an amazing time learning and experimenting with new things. by Hope, Lauren and Rand
The Senior Kindergarten students recently enjoyed a trip to the Longoís store on Cornwall Road. They were first taken on a tour of the store to find where the healthy options were and discovered that the healthiest foods were around the outer edges of the store.
They were shown behind the scenes of the store where 3 enormous fridges store fresh produce, dairy products and meats and seafood. There is also a giant freezer for ice cream. They were introduced to the lobsters in the seafood department and learned how to tell a female lobster from a male!
Retreating upstairs to the Loft, our students learned to make chocolate zucchini cupcakes. They measured the ingredients, cracked eggs and poured oil. Once they had mixed everything together the cupcakes were put into tray ready for the oven. While they waited for them to bake, the SKs made and ate fruit kebobs. It was an altogether delicious experience!
On November the 18th, the grade 3’s visited the Britannia Schoolhouse to learn what school was in the 1930’s. The name of the teacher was School Master Gary and he was pretending to be a strict teacher. The first thing we learned is that when the master rings a bell we had to move in different directions. We also learned that the girls could not talk to boys and boys could not talk to the girls. The next thing we did was go outside and we got to pick beans, carrots, onions, and potatoes from the garden. We also played outside in the field, which was really fun. After that we went inside to do a spelling bee, which also was fun because we got to learn the right way to spell things. Later we did math, which was fun too because I like learning new ways to solve problems. My favorite part of the day was playing old fashion games with marbles because we got to race each other. We had a great day at Britannia Schoolhouse and learned a lot about what school was like in the 1930’s. By Viki
To learn more about our universe, the Grade 6 students recently visited the Ontario Science Centre. The class participated in an interactive educational session to learn more about life in space. They role-played as astronauts and mission controllers to solve problems as they came face-to-face with the challenges and excitement of landing on Mars. Below are some of their comments: