Teaching IB Physics in Victorian Schools. Physics Teachers’ Conference 2004 Merryn Dawborn-Gundlach Jill Crawford Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew. The International Baccalaureate. Senior academic studies with an international focus. What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma?.
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Physics Teachers’ Conference
Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew
Senior academic studies with an international focus
Individuals& SocietyGroup 3
MLC Group 4 Project 2003
SUMMERTIME and the LIVING IS EASY
1. Groups of 4 or 5 students:
1 or 2 Chemistry
1 or 2 Biology
2. Examination of the topic and definition of activities:
Each group is to decide on a theme of common interest for the topic Summertime and the Living is Easy.
Within each group, students from each Science subject are to brainstorm ideas and note relevant aspects of the theme to be studied. You will need to investigate one aspect of Physics, and one or two aspects of Biology and Chemistry, depending on the number of students in your group and how many subjects they are representing.
(5-6 hours/Science subject)
Investigate the topic from the perspective of the individual science discipline. There should be collaboration with other group members, and findings should be shared with other members of the group. One poster, depicting the investigation of the topic from the perspective of each of the individual Science disciplines, is to be constructed for the final presentation and evaluation process.
Note: Students undertaking two Science subjects are required to contribute to both areas of study. These
students must complete twice the Action time (10-12 hours) as students only undertaking one
The emphasis during this stage will be on students sharing their findings, both successes and failures, with other groups, staff and invited guests.
Each group will be required to present its findings using the poster format, and a 5-7 minute oral presentation from each student for each area of Science that the student studied will be required. The presentation should be a collaborative effort involving all the members of your group.
Note: while reference to the poster during the presentation is permitted, reading from the poster is strictly disallowed.
The Group 4 project will contribute toward your Internal Assessment and may be considered in your planning (a), planning (b) and personal skills categories.
The Log Book
Each student must keep a log book, regularly documenting their ongoing contribution to the project.
The log book will contain:
A record of what was accomplished during each session spent on the project.
The time spent on each activity during the project.
All notes, resources, etc. collected during the investigation.
You will need to consult with your supervising teacher about your activities during each session. Your supervising teacher will need to sign your book to verify the work completed during each session.
Support is provided via the Online Curriculum Centre
Cooperative Learning model – students are not ranked against each other
Lack of hours
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