The group 4 project is a collaborative activity where
students from different group 4 subjects work together on a scientific or
technological topic, allowing for concepts and perceptions from across the
disciplines to be shared. This is to encourage an understanding of the
relationships between scientific disciplines and the overarching nature of the
(those directly related to the IB Design
Technology Standard are shown in
can a simple human form be made in Adobe Illustrator?
Correctly use the following features in Adobe Illustrator:
text tool: wrap text along a path using the type on a path
tool, put text in box
shapes: star, oval
Object-Path-Add anchor points
2. Create a human-like figure with correct
Assessment 1 -- Starman
Specifications: Using Adobe illustrator create a starman
figure with correct human
proportions. The head is to be an oval. The body and head are to use
realistic looking shading using gradients. No facial features, hair or hands
are required. Write a title in the shape of an oval above starman using the
type on a path tool.
Deliverable: Place the completed
Illustrator file in the IB Design
Technology folder of your student drive.
Work Group: Individual.
Relevance: Being able to create a stylized human figure is often
helpful in illustrations.
What do students at Southside
high need to know about green design that they are not already aware of ?
Assessment 2 -- Designing a 24 x 36 Inch Content-Rich Poster
Illustrating Green Design
Plan as a team: Select the central topic and plan how
the project will be pursued This stage must involve all group 4 students
meeting to “brainstorm” and discuss the central topic, sharing ideas and
Demonstrate and apply information and communication
technology skills in the study of science”.
Raise awareness of the moral, ethical, social, economic and
environmental implications of using science and technology”.
Demonstrate teamwork, self-motivation, perseverance, and
- Participate with your team members:
- Select a common theme: Meet with the members
of your Team and decide on a single aspect of green design as the common
Theme. No two groups will be allowed to select the same topic.
- Develop common standards: Your group is to
produce a set of posters (one per person) that have a similar appearance but
different content. The similar appearance can be achieved with common
standards such as font, background color, overall color scheme, and/or
List the theme and the standards in a word document.
- Perform ongoing peer evaluation: Meet with
your group frequently to evaluate each other's posters and make sure that
common standards are dev eloped and followed.
- Topic: Each person in a group will focus on one
of the subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics and relate how it is applied
to enable the aspect of green design chosen by your group as its theme. In the
process describe the chosen green design aspect and explain why it should be
important to the person viewing the poster. Some repetition of information
will be needed on the posters your group creates but keep it to a minimum. It
should be possible to show the posters as a group or separately.
- Customer: This will usually be one or more
teachers but can be a club or organization
- Must keep notes in your log book on all customer interactions
and peer evaluations. At minimum,
you should have 2 customer interactions.
- Content Rich Presentation: The purpose of the poster is first to draw in the
consumer from a distance, then to convey information that the consumer reads up
- 200+ words
- HSAP writing rubrics--must be completely free
of spelling and grammar errors
- Tight writing
- Accurate facts
- Information must be fully referenced concerning its
- Title readable from 30+ ft
- content readable from 3+ ft
- One or more graphs:
must present at least some of the information
as a graph produced in an Excel Spread sheet. If a table is
used it must contain formulas. All data must be fully referenced concerning
- One or more graphic elements: must have at least one significant
- Scanned photograph
- Original drawing
- MUST use public domain graphics or student
drawn graphics. DO NOT violate copyright laws.
public domain pictures:
also many of the pictures on the Wikipedia are public domain
- NOT acceptable the cheesy low resolution clip art included
with many applications
- Aesthetic Design Elements: must be aesthetically pleasing
- Color selection
- NOT acceptable: solid backgrounds (other than white)
- Impact: A good poster must have both an immediate and
lasting impact on the consumer
- Hooks the consumer
- Engages the consumer
- Informs the consumer
- Authorship: The poster is to include a small photograph of the
individual who creates it and include a line below the picture giving the
Deliverables (Summative Assessment)
These are to be submitted for grading of the final
as an Illustrator file on student virtual hard drive
- Log book record--customer
contact pages bookmarked
- List of common standards developed by your group--paper
- A fully referenced list of at least 3 sources
you used to prepare your poster that differ from those used by your other
team members. The Wikipedia is a starting point. It is not considered a
- Spread Sheet--paper
- Adobe Illustrator file of your poster--RGB color
Work Group: Groups of 3 - 4.
Assessment 3 -- Poster
Peer Review 1
See Assessment 2
Specifications: Present your poster to the class and modify it as
needed based on input from the class.
participation both as a presenter and evaluator will be recorded by the
Work Group: Individual.
Assessment 4 --
Poster Peer Review 2
See Assessment 2
Specifications: Evaluate one of the poster's in your group using
the form provided.
Deliverable: A paper copy of
the form provided filled out with the appropriate point ratings.
Work Group: Individual.
Relevance: Within the lifetime of
today's high school students, there are likely to be petroleum product
shortages due to a lack of supply and significant environmental
disruptions due to global warming. Green design is a way to minimize these
problems but it requires that the population be well educated in the facts.
Posters are one of many ways to educate the population.
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