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:
Appreciation of the implications of science and the limitations of scientific study
Development of teamwork
Development of planning skills
Exchange or sharing of both data collected and issues raised
Approximately 10 hours of involvement time
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:
Time Slot Request form (not yet accepting responses)
Symposium Expert Team Times (for students who have previously completed a G4P but who are currently enrolled in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Environmental sciences).
Symposium and Infographic Scoring Rubrics
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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: