Program

Group 4 Projects

Every year, all 1st year students work together on a Group 4 project (Group 4 of the IB being the environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, physics and marine science). It is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project, involving the students from all the courses working together in small groups to explore a significant research question.

The Group 4 projects for 2014 started March 6th, with each interdisciplinary group deciding on a research question with a plan and a timetable for investigating it. Between now and April 4th, each group will be blogging.  

This year’s topic is MOVEMENT.

                

Group members

Research question

Natalia-Uruguay

Carrie-China

Elliot-Canada

Yujie-United States

How does the temperature of salt water affect the movement of cockles in response to stimuli?

Erika-Canada

Morwarid- Afghanistan

Sean-Ireland

Andrea-Italy

What force is required to dislodge slow-moving benthic organisms?

Nabihan-Malaysia

Cori-Canada

Chloe-Canada

Does the environment in which a whale dwells affect it's communication capabilities?

Alex-Canada

Sawsan-Palestine

Camille-Switzerland

Awa-Côte d'Ivoire

What is the change in the posture of a runner when they are running on land as compared to aqua jogging?

Seiya-Japan

Joliene-Netherlands

Ha-Vietnam

Stuart-Canada

What is the response of cockles to the chemical signals given off by their predators?

Arlind-Kosovo

Peyton-Canada

Hanne-Greenland

Tyleisha-Cayman Is.

How do swimmers move fastest through the water?

Prince-Zimbabwe

Aliff-Malaysia

Zoë-Canada

Meybis-Panama

What variables such as position and height affect the speed and simple harmonic motion of swinging?

Isaac-Australia

Ela-Canada

Sisa-Ecuador

Ailey-Bermuda

Does the depth and density of water affect an object's speed and motion?

Sunny-China

Bilal-Iraq

Anna Lou-United States

Zeena-United States

What is the influence of water temperature on the movement of plankton?

Karen-Mexico

Keegan-Canada

Rikka-Finaland

Anna-Canada

How do physical paddle properties affect the movement of a kayak through water and how does this relate to animal morphology?

Martin-Czech Rep.

Inayah-Fiji

Sara-Norway

Joyness-Tanzania

In what way and to what extent does the surface area of a fin affect the swimming speed of a person?

Linda-Canada

Andrea-Chile

Alfredo-Costa Rica

Hanne Norway

What are the changes in one's heart rate after performing physical activity, in particular swimming and running?

Neel-Denmark

Bader-Jordan

Shane-Mauritius

Kami-Marshall Is.

With which swimming style are flippers most effective? 

Manoj-Nepal

Zoë-Canada

Tabea-Germany

Yam-Israel

How is the dilation of the pupil affected by light intensity?

Mariam-Egypt

Haruna-Japan

Connor-Canada

Tumo-Botswana

How does the temperature of a liquid affect the spread of a dye passing through it?

Luc-Canada

Daniel-Kenya

Caroline-Vanuatu

How can we maximize an underwater transportation system using bernoulli’s principle in the ocean/sea?

Nothando-Swaziland

Buzurg-Tajikistan

Sarah-Canada

Sibia-Guatemala

About the efficiency of swings. 

Alfonzo-Venezuela

Janice-Hong Kong

Kyra-Canada

Jessica-England

How does the angle of wind turbine blades affect the efficiency of wind energy from a constant wind source?

Pray-Burma

Tony-Nigeria

Camille-Canada

Anna-Hungary

What is the ideal weight to attain a good angle on a swing as fast as possible?

Rebecca-Canada

Charles-Ghana

Killaq-Canada

Vlad-Russia

How Does the Concentration of Water and Starch Affect the Coefficient of Viscosity