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The Los Angeles School of Global Studies At Miguel Contreras Learning Complex

11th grade Global Leaders February 2020

 
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Algebra 2 (taught by Mr. Su): In Algebra 2, students are learning about quadratic functions and their graphs, parabolas. They apply the knowledge about parabolas to a variety of real-life scenarios, such as bacteria growth and measurements of shapes within other shapes.

 
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Financial Literacy (taught by Ms. Burnham): The Spring session of the Stock Market Game begins on Feb 3! Students are investing $100,000 in companies such as Apple and Nike, hoping to have the best portfolio in the nation and win a trip to New York City! 

In addition, students are learning about the rewards and challenges to saving. They will be creating different marketing messages to encourage people to save their money.

     
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Biology  (taught by Ms. Tonyan): The students are learning about the biological organization from the smallest to highest level - from biomolecules to organisms. They learned that four major classes of biomolecules - carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins are the important components of the cells and perform a wide array of functions necessary for the survival and growth of living organisms. 

Students performed an experiment on testing the activity of enzyme bromelain that is present in the fresh pineapple. They discovered what happens when gelatin, the protein, meets another protein - enzyme. They followed the format of scientific method to complete the lab report.