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Interdisciplinary Science project challenged all Year 12 students to investigate ‘Travel’.

A key focus of the IB Diploma is providing students with opportunities to use their knowledge in an interdisciplinary way in real life situations to solve global problems.   

The structure of the IB Diploma always explores natural links between subjects.  In this project, students had to apply 21st century communication skills to the study of science, demonstrate an awareness of the ethical implications of using science and technology and understand the relationship between the wide variety of scientific disciplines studied as part of the IB Diploma (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design Technology, Computing Science, Environmental Systems and Society, Sports Exercise and Health Science). 

Students were briefed to investigate ‘Travel', taking into account the different viewpoints of the Science subjects they had chosen for their IB Diploma. 

The two days set aside for the project were very much about the process, not the product.  Each group of students produced a presentation before displaying this at the TGS IB Sciences Group Fayre.  

Following this they were required to reflect on their experiences, provide feedback and vote for their favourite presentation. Feedback and votes were also collected from the staff involved.  

Congratulations go to the ‘EasyRocket’ group (Aiden, Megan, Oscar, Hannah, Stephanie, Eleanor and Isabel) whose presentation received the most votes, closely followed by a presentation of the travelogues of historic murderers! 

It was a great opportunity to work collaboratively with students I had not been acquainted with prior to the project and it was also interesting to see where our chosen sciences overlapped in terms of our topic

Eleanor, Year 12 

A tremendous amount of effort and care went into the project. 

Staff feedback

The group were very informative and welcoming. The display was clear and they had engaging activities on offer

staff feedback