Math & Science News Archive

Mar 15 - Celebrating Pi Day at DVSS

To those who enjoy math, March 14 is a special day celebrating the irrational number pi (3.14) which is used for finding...

Feb 27 - Science 9 Building DNA Models

As we go through the Biological Diversity Unit of Science 9 students take a moment to get hands on with DNA. 

Jan 18 - Science 8 Eyeballs!

Some of the science 8 students had the opportunity to reinforce what they have learned about the physiology of an eyebal...

Jan 18 - Learning About Refraction

In Science 8 the students are learning about refraction. The students were enjoying experimenting with different materia...

Dec 19 - Physics Field trip

Physics students from DVSS and Threehills took the yellow bus to West Edmonton mall to enjoy the rides and perform calcu...

Nov 16 - Science 9

Science 9 has been working on their electricity unit and on Tuesday they did two labs. The first one was building an ele...

Nov 16 - "Absolutely, YES!!"

“Absolutely, YES!” Mr. Teske Attends Science 7 “Absolutely, YES!!” That was my answer to Mrs. Palomaki whe...

Nov 10 - Balloon rockets

Physics 20 students are using Newtons 3rd law to design and test a balloon rocket. The goal was to have it propell itsel...

Oct 26 - Factoring fun at DVSS

Almost November already! Time flies by when you're having fun! Students in Math10C have been learning the fun and exciti...

Sep 21 - Chemistry 30 Burning Food

With homemade Calorimeters, the students measure the amount of energy in food products.  No fire extinguishers needed!...

Sep 21 - Chemistry 20 CANDY!!

Sorry parents! but the students ate candy in the morning! We made models of ionic crystals using candy.

May 27 - Annual Mousetrap Car Race

Every year the science 8 classes at DVSS demonstrate what they have learned during their mechanical systems unit with a...

May 18 - Chemistry/Physics Lab Work

Lots of great stuff happening in Chemistry and Physics!

May 13 - Science 9 River Watch - Bow River C...

The Gade 9 students from DVSS had the opportunity on Friday May 13th to be scienctist on the Bow River. Students paddled...

Mar 16 - Biology 30 Brain Dissection

The Biology 30 class recently tried their hands at brain surgery.  As part of the curriculum the students are required...

Mar 16 - NHL Math and Science Presentation

One morning near the end of the first semester, all our grade 8 students participated in an NHL Math and Science worksho...

Mar 16 - Learning Math through games

Mr D's Math 7s were busy reviewing for their "Solving Equations" test coming up tomorrow by playing interactive math gam...

Jan 26 - Internal subbing

Filling in for a fellow teacher can be an eye opening introduction to students you don't usually teach - in a subject ar...

Jan 20 - Isometric paper and 3D shapes

Students in the math 20-3 have been working on representing 3D objects on a flat piece of paper through the use of isome...

Jan 20 - Connecting Science and Math

In Math 9 we have been spending time working on how to expand and manipulate expressions. The students learned a variety...

Jan 20 - Forensic Science 35 Bone lab

The Forensic Science 35 class measured a group of grade 7 students bones. We were comparing the measurements of the male...

Jan 20 - Math 10C Preparing for Final Exams

Students are diligently preparing for their final exam that will be Friday, January 22, 2016.

Jan 18 - Pig Dissection in Bio 20

The Biology 20 class at D.V.S.S. recently tried their hands at surgery.  Fetal pigs were the subjects for dissection an...

Jan 18 - The Electric Pickle

The Grade 9 Science class has begun their unit on Electricity. The students have been examing current electricity and St...

Oct 21 - Science 9 Reaction Rates

The Science 9 Class experimented what impact a catalyst has on a chemical reaction.  

Sep 18 - Chemistry 30

Who doesn't like burning things!  The chemistry 30 students tested our fire detection system by burning food items to f...

Sep 17 - Science 9: Marshmallow Atoms

The Science 9 class demonstrated their knowledge of the structure of an Atom by working in Groups to build an Atom out o...

Sep 16 - Math and Donuts

Mr. Hird's Math 20-1 class got a nice treat from Tim Horton's.  The students were allowed to eat a donut if they could...

Jun 18 - Science 8 Annual Mousetrap Car Race

The annual Science 8 mousetrap car race was held recently in the gymnasium of DVSS.  No mice were harmed in the racing...

May 20 - Grade 7 Volcanoes Project

The Grade 7’s were tasked with researching a volcano, presenting it to the class, and later, making a model of it. The...

May 20 - The Right Machine For the Job

The science 8 students were recently engaged in a lab that allows them to investigate the effectiveness of different sim...

Feb 3 - Planet Oobleck

Mr. Rasmussen's Biology 20 class has taken on the challenge of playing god on an alien planet.  This world's surface is...

Jan 30 - Physics Fun!

The Physics 20 class had some fun creating balloon rockets that had to travel across the room on fishing line and possib...

Jan 29 - Grade 8 Science Experiences Digesti...

Mr. Hatch and Mr. Rasmussen played the role of Ms. Frizzle when they took their students through a virtual tour of how d...

Jan 23 - Spaghetti Towers - Grade 7

The Grade 7s had fun taking on the challenge of building towers using only Spaghetti and marshmallows.  The challenge w...

Jan 23 - Math games help build brains at DVS...

To excel at math, students need to exercise patience, think critically, and implement strategies - many of the same skil...