The Group 4 Project is an interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration among science subjects, each discipline brings a special perspective and expertise to the group. Y11 students of physics, chemistry and sports science worked together on the chosen theme for the project: Energy. The project not only emphasize on the process of a scientific investigation, but also show how the different disciplines all relate to a single scientific issue.
Before students took actions on the experiment, they had spent serval hours brainstorm on the possible collaborative approaches and experiment design. This process was challenging, since it required to combine three subjects into one investigation. Students from different subject perform their parts of experiment in their respective labs.
The outcome of the project was shown by presentations. The audience for the presentation was kindly supplied by both classes of year 11 students and teachers. The presentations themselves were fun, entertaining and interesting. All of them brought together elements from Chemistry, Physics and Sports science. The chosen topics ranged from environmental concerns for the level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere to the rice intake.