Group IV Project 2012: The Greening of ECA How to reduce our school’s impact on the environment Group IV Project Overview The group 4 project is a requirement of the IB Diploma Program. It is intended to be an interdisciplinary project of Physics, Biology and Chemistry emphasizing collaboration and group work. Where humans meet the environment What do people consume? What do people produce? What do people compete with? What are the impacts of these actions? How can the impacts be reduced or eliminated? Can our actions benefit the environment of the school and its surroundings? What do people produce that is not necessarily beneficial What do we consume? What are the alternatives When two problems produce a solution Problem 1: I need to heat my swimming pool so that students will be comfortable during swimming lessons. I have a lot of food waste from the cafeteria, what can I do with it? Solution We can build a compost pile, get rid of the excess food waste and heat the pool. I wonder what biology, chemistry and physics knowledge we could apply to make this work. The Plan Day Time Plan Assessment Wednesday September 12th Advisory time Introduction to the project and campus tour. IB Personal Skills score Virtual Learning Days – Oct. 4th and 5th 8 – 10 hours (flexible timing) Research and document examples of methods that would decrease energy consumption/the environmental impact of ECAs facilities. ECA Group IV rubric Wednesday October 17th Advisory time Group check in and report back on research to inform recommendations for changes here at ECA. IB Personal Skills score GREEN FAIR Wednesday November 21st Advisory time Showcase your observation, research and recommendation for ECA. ECA Group IV rubric and IB Personal Skills score Assessment You will receive a score for each of the following parts of your Group IV project: 1. ECA score (using Group IV Project Rubric) 2. Personal skills score (using IB Personal Skills score rubric) Assessment ECA grade using Group IV Project Rubric You will be assessed on your Green Fair presentation in the following categories: Investigation and recommendation Content Coherence and organization Creativity Use of media Assessment Personal skills score You will be assessed during group work time at school for this portion of your score. The three aspects that are assessed are: Self-motivation and perseverance Working within a team Self-reflection Your personal skills score is 12% of your Internal Assessment score for your IB science exam. Today! With your group you will walk around ECA observing aspects of facility use and energy consumption that could be improved in terms of environmental impact. You will need to document your observations by taking notes, photographs and videos. You will research this particular aspect of ECA to determine current energy consumption and/or waste output to be able to recommend improvements. Student Groups Group 1 Laura G. Jake Z. Karim N. Group 5 Vita B. Ruben O. Cata D. Group 9 Mignon D. Claudia M. Ena A. Group 13 Valentina L. Bai Chuan R. Matias M. Group 2 Alejandrina A. Irene M. Ignacio G. Group 6 Sophia C. Isabella P. Xi C. Group 10 Luis V. Clarisa M. Yuhan L. Group 14 Anna D. Luiza L. Sachi K. Group 3 Eleonora M. Ceceila A. Tanmay G. Group 7 Eleni A. Victoria A. Kyyev G. Group 11 Alessandra C. Valentina C. Leo S. Group 15 Rodrigo N. Maria Y. Allan B. Group 4 Fiona B. Lucas P. Sofi S. Group 8 David F. Palomoa P. Enrico M. Group 12 Tais C. Marco M. Dhanang D.