This morning the Grade 12 Data Management classes set up gaming stations for the Lower School students. The Grade 12 students created ’casino-style games’ as a part of a probability and expectation project. They had to make a game for which they could determine the probability distribution. Further, they were to generate a game with a reasonable expectation of ‘fairness’ in order to give the gamer (participant) a legitimate gaming experience. Today the games were put to the test.
Ridley College Grade 11 Biology students swabbed their cheek and added an alcohol solution to the DNA so it was visible to the naked eye – cool lab Mr. Bowen!
Grade 12 Environmental Management Classes Test Pond Water
The Gr. 12 Environmental Management classes travelled to the Burgoyne Outdoor Education Centre yesterday to test pond water. The purpose was to analyze the abiotic components of the two ponds at the Burgoyne Centre under aerated and non-aerated conditions. Specifically, students conducted water chemistry indicator tests i.e. aesthetic, physical and chemical; collected benthic macroinvertabrates, and completed a soil textural analysis.
Grade 11 Design and Technology Class Makes Sushi Platters
The Grade 11 Design and Technology class has been spending the past few weeks working through the design process of making a sushi platter. In coming up with a design students had to make sure their platter embodied the Japanese culture. Students had to first draft their designs on a plan and then mould the clay using their plan.
The clay platters were then fired in a kiln which turns the clay into ceramic. The final part of the design process was to glaze the ceramic and then to reheat it to create the vibrant colours that you see on the platters.
Today the students took pictures of their final products.
Mock Election Held on Campus
On Monday May 2nd Canadians headed to the polls for a Federal election and Ridleians did the same in a mock election held on campus. Over the past few weeks Mr. Filion and Mr. McNiven’s Grade 9 Civics classes have been campaigning much like the real party leaders have been all over Canada. Each Grade 9 Civics class was assigned a party (Conservative, Liberal, Green or NDP) and had to follow the platform of that party. They have been putting up posters, making Facebook groups and producing videos to convince their fellow students that they are the party to vote for. On the Friday before the election the party leaders from each classroom presented their final speech in the dining hall and Monday the students voted!
Check out one of the videos made by the Ridley Green Party:
The Ridley Liberal Facebook Group:
The Ridley NDP Facebook Group:
Strawberry DNA Isolation – Grade 12 Biology:
DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the material that transfers genetic characteristics in humans, animals and almost all other living organisms, including fruits and vegetables. Ripe strawberries are an excellent source for extracting DNA because they are easy to pulverize, which breaks the cells of the strawberries apart. The Grade 12 AP Biology students learned about this first-hand on Tuesday.
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