IB Group 4 Project

All IB science students must complete a Group 4 Project as part of the required IB Group 4 (Science) practical program.  The following elements are expected from the Group 4 Project: 

In this project students are part of a multidisciplinary team studying a particular science topic within the same theme.  The team consists of 4-5 students, with all the science disciplines represented (e.g. we try to make teams 1 physicist, 1 chemist, 1 biologist and 1-2 environmental scientist).  There is a strong emphasis on team work, sharing of ideas, and cooperation.

At BISW, students present the results of their Group 4 Project at an evening symposium event.  Relevant planning document are:

You should do some background research from reliable, scientific resources.  You are expected to include scholarly research resources; writing based on original research or experimentation.  Scholarly research is usually published in research journals and is highly respected because the writing had to be peer-reviewed by experts in the same field before publication.  Some possible free, open access resources are: