Group 4 Project
The group 4 project is an interdisciplinary activity in which all Diploma Programme science students must participate. The intention is that students from different group 4 subjects analyse a common topic or problem. The exercise should be a collaborative experience where the emphasis is laid on the processes involved in such an activity, rather than its products.
The group 4 project is a collaborative activity where students from different group 4 subjects work together on a scientific or technological topic, allowing for concepts and perceptions from across the disciplines to be shared in line with aim 10—that is, to “develop an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and their influence on other areas of knowledge.” The project can be practically or theoretically based. Collaboration between schools in different regions is encouraged.
The group 4 project allows students to appreciate the environmental, social and ethical implications of science and technology. It may also allow them to understand the limitations of scientific study, for example, the shortage of appropriate data and/or the lack of resources. The emphasis is laid on interdisciplinary cooperation and the processes involved in scientific investigation, rather than the products of such an investigation.
Projects carried out by our IB students:
- Heat in human body
- Eye and sight - all aspects
- Circulatory System
- Washing powder
- Water and its properties
- Water quality standards in our region
- Steam power station
- "Let's save our houses!" - environmentally friendly houses
- Supplements Investigation
- Bubbles in real life
- Physics and chemistry at home
- Physics in sports: how does friction force and spin affect the ball in billiards and table tennis?
- Homemade explosions
- The influence of catalase on colourful foam production
- High altitude aerostat investigation
- 3D printer