In Term 2, Year 11 IB students gathered together for the Group 4 Project. Students from each of the Group 4 subjects: Biology, Chemistry, DT, and Physics came together to ‘Myth Bust’ a TV show or film of their choice. This year we have seen students investigate the science of ‘The Martian’, busting the myth that Mark Watney could have produced sufficient water for agriculture on Mars; and the science behind ‘James Bond – The Man with the Golden Gun’, proving that with the right design, a sectional golden gun could have actually been assembled within thirty seconds.
As always, the emphasis was on cooperation between the students and collaboration amongst the different scientific disciplines, rather than the final outcome. It was a valuable experience where students came to understand more about problem solving and the nature of the IB Diploma curriculum.
Mr Lee Taylor | Head of Science (Years 7-12)