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Science Department


The Science department was definitely booming last semester with Grade 9 students making rockets and Grade 10 students making various optical devices such as overhead projectors and microscopes! Our senior Physics students made egg drops while students made bath bombs in Chemistry. Finally, our senior Biology students analyzed population data to make predictions about the future of the human race! It was a great first semester and we are looking forward to another busy second half of the school year.

Preparation for the annual academic competitions will begin later in February. Students in Physics will have an opportunity to test their skills in the University of Toronto Leonardo da Vinci and the University of Waterloo Sir Isaac Newton contests at the Grade 12 level and the Physics Teachers Association of Ontario competition at the Grade 11 level. Senior biology students will compete in the University of Toronto National Biology contest. The chemistry challenges are offered by the University of Waterloo’s Avagadro competition in Grade 11 and Chem 13 News contest in Grade 12. Please see your subject teacher if you would like to find out more about these competitions.

The York Region Science Olympics will be held in the second semester as well. Last year, we won first prize for the school having the most team spirit and we are looking forward to giving some fierce competition again this year! Any students who wish to join a junior or senior team should contact their science teacher or any member of the science department.

Finally, the Advanced Placement exam writing dates are fast approaching. If you are interested in writing an Advanced Placement exam for a first year University Chemistry, Biology and/or Physics course, please speak to a member of the science department as soon as possible. We wish you much success as you begin a new semester!


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