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

LASGS Newsletter » 12th grade Global Leaders October 2019

12th grade Global Leaders October 2019


Chemistry (taught by Ms. Tonyan): In Chemistry class, we started a new project “Atomic structure.” Students have learned about the history of developments of atomic theory from 400 BC to the present day,  about philosophers and scientists who contributed to the theory, as well as about subatomic particles - protons, neutrons, and electrons - that form the atom. They continue learning about radioactivity, the types of radioactive decay - alpha, beta and gamma, and the changes in the composition of the nucleus. Using the method of modeling and simulation, students illustrate the structure of an atom of a specific element.

Statistics (taught by Ms. Burnham): LASGS statisticians just completed gathering data for their investigation of the proportions of the human body illustrated by da Vinci in his Vitruvian Man drawing. Having measured individuals from their targeted population, students are now modeling the relationships using desmos, an online graphing software. They will report their findings in College Readiness Assessments using the IMRAD format.