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PERSONAL PROJECT

IB BIOLOGY INTERNAL ASSESSMENT  GUIDE  

HOW TO WRITE A GOOD PERSONAL PROJECT

SAMPLES OF PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS

DOCUMENTS OF PERSONAL INVESTIGATION

INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION

  • A scientific investigation conducted individually.

It is assessed on the following criteria

  • Personal engagement
  • Exploration
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Communication

 

  • It involves 10 hours of practical work.
  • Should be a maximum of 12 pages long
  • Can be database analysis, modelling or simulation
  • Contributes 20% towards your final grade.
  • The internal assessment task will be one scientific investigation taking about 10 hours and the write up should be about 6 to 12 pages long.
  • This investigation covers assessment objectives 1, 2, 3 and 4.

 

Without the completion of 10 hours of INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION you cannot be awarded your IB Diploma.

POSSIBLE TASKS

  • a hands-on laboratory investigation
  • using a spreadsheet for analysis and modelling
  • extracting data from a database and analysing it graphically
  • producing a hybrid of spreadsheet/database work with a traditional hands-on investigation
  • using a simulation provided it is interactive and open-ended.




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