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:
- Interdisciplinary collaboration
- 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 6-8 students, with a mixture of science disciplines represented. There is a strong emphasis on team work, sharing of ideas, and cooperation.
At Skyline High School, students present the results of their Group 4 Project at an evening symposium event. Relevant planning document are:
- 2016 Project Overview and Deadlines
- 2016 Student Google Drive (for submitting group assignments)
- 2016 Personality Types and Group Work Debrief
- 2016 Project Plan Example Template
- 2016 G4P Points and Scoring
- 2016 Time Slot Request form (no longer accepting responses)
- 2016 Symposium Times by Group
- Want to change your scheduled symposium time? Follow this process.
- 2016 Symposium Expert Team Times (for students who have previously completed a G4P but who are currently enrolled in IB Biology I, IB Chemistry, IB Physics I, IB Sports or IB Comp. Sci I).
- 2016 Symposium and Infographic Scoring Rubrics
- Infographics good and not-so-good examples
- How to make an info-graphic
- Create an infographic with Piktochart
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: