By: F. Sarkis
After the end of year examinations, the Lower 6th started the Group 4 Science project, a requirement for the IB. The three-day long project is an opportunity for one to interact and work with those who do a different science than one's own.
In my case, my group and I worked on the discovery of the battery, and how it worked. There were physics, biology, chemistry and environmental systems and societies pupils in every group, who worked collaboratively, and effectively, as each one was more familiar with a different scientific specialty.
We prepared posters, an experiment and a video to present it on the last day to the Forms 1, 2 and 3. They are then able to vote to the one they believed was the best (results are posted below).
It was a great opportunity for us to learn how to work independently, but interactively, doing our own research to find out more about Galvani and Volta's findings, osmosis, or even proving Boyle's law.
My tip for those who will come to do this project soon is to take your time, as you have plenty. Three days may not seem like much at first, but you will find that it is plenty, therefore, there is no need to rush through your work!
The Group 4 Science Project 2017 was an exciting and fun experience overall, and I wish the future lower 6th all the luck next year!