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  1. Could someone please explain how I can use a database for my Chemistry IA? I just don't understand how I can use a database that is already focused on investigating something and then use it to investigate something else???? I might just be wrong about how I'm actually supposed to use a database. An example would help me understand (doesn't have to be chemistry). My chemistry teacher hasn't really explained how to do our IA and I'm running out of time.
  2. Hi pips!! I just wanna make sure... So, I have researched about Written Task 2 and according to my research, WT2 ONLY has to have the following: 1. Outline : includes the question, the section of the course, the text (e.g. novel, play) and the aim. 2. The essay However, my teacher told me that I should add an abstract of 200 words. Can someone please tell me if there is a need for an abstract?? Your answers will be greatly appreciated.
  3. Hi, I need help with writing a chemistry IA that is a simulation. How do I write up the lab report (errors, variables, etc) when it is just a simulation and I didn't actually do the experiment? Help needed urgently and if an example IA could be found (I couldn't find one) it would be greatly appreciated.
  4. I'm doing an IA for math studies. I need to collect data. Please help and complete this preference survey with honesty: https://goo.gl/forms/zpEMRy58PymOdPQD3 The survey is completely anonymous.
  5. I am currently struggling to find a real life connection to this IA topic. in order to do this topic, my teacher requests I connect it to a real life application. I don't really know of what to conenct it to. If anyone has any ideas for what to connect it to, all help would be greatly appreaciated. However, if this whole topic in general is not applicable, does anyone have some easy IA ideas for physics, i'm not very good at physics and I just want something simple to do. Here is my original posted topic. For sliding friction on an incline, the coefficient of friction µ = tan θ for constant speed; but for rolling friction it may not be. You could let a car roll down a ramp on to the horizontal floor and see how long a distance it takes to stop. How does this vary with the angle or height; coefficient of friction of floor material; effect of weight of car and so on. What are the practical implication for this? Does twice the mass (eg a truck) mean twice the stopping distance? taken from:https://obelkobusnel.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/300-lab-ideas.pdf
  6. Hi! I am planning to do my Bio IA on how do different light intensities affect rate of photosynthesis (of a pondweed, idk specifically what species yet) IV- light intensity. I aim to place the plant away from the lamp in various distances (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 cm) DV- CO2 uptake by plant (measuring pH of water) OR counting bubbles of oxygen produced in/per one minute OR measuring oxygen produced by using a gas stringe 1. Is it necessary to have a lux-meter to measure the lux of the light intensities? Or will just stating the distance of the plant from the lamp be enough? 2. To measure my DV - which way is the best? A. i am not sure how I will set up my experiment properly if I were to measure the CO2 uptake by the plant. B. Otherwise, will counting bubbles of oxygen be a reliable way of measuring the rate of photosynthesis? C. I might use a gas syringe to measure rate of photosynthesis after 1 min (or should it be every 10 seconds?) Sorry if this was slightly unorganized, I appreciate any feedback/suggestions, thank you for your time!
  7. IA

    Tips on writing a good Historical Investigation Suggested word count for each section: A. Plan of Investigation: up to 150 words B. Summary of Evidence: 400-500 words C. Evaluation of Sources: 200-350 words D. Analysis: 600 - 800 words E. Conclusion: up to 200 words F. Bibliography: Not counted in the word count. Total word count: 2000 words maximum The above section-by-section word count is a suggested allocation of words only, and it is not necessary to stick strictly to it. However, the bulk of your word count should be in the Summary of Evidence and Analysis. While it is not necessary to choose a title within the syllabus you're studying, it would be useful if you do. This is because you'll have to do research on this topic only to write 2000 words. You may as well make sure it overlaps with what you will eventually need to know for your exams otherwise all the time you spent researching this topic would just go to your IA and then never be used again. That said, it is also important to choose a topic that you think you'll enjoy working on. You also need to make sure you will be able to have access to sufficient resources to research your essay. For a subject like history, sources like the internet is usually not looked as fondly upon as other hard sources such as history books. If you can get primary sources, such as interviews with actual people to do with your topic, that would be excellent. However, this is not a must, it just gives you a bit of an edge against other essays. Keep your topic as narrow as possible. You only have 2000 words to cram in rather a lot of different forms of essay-writing, so make sure you don't have a topic that's too broad. You want to address your question as fully as possible and question that's too broad will not fit in the 2000 words. It is not necessary to have your title in the form of a question but that may help you focus your investigation. Do not explore the obvious. A title like, "Was Lenin an important figure in the Russian Revolution?" is redundant because everyone knows, without exploring or investigating anything, that he was. Remember, this is an investigation. Your title should enable you to explore and investigate different views of the historical period you choose. "Lenin's political ambitions was more important in bringing about the Russian Revolution than the failures of Nicholas II's reign. To what extent is this assertion true?" would be a more appropriate title. Try to choose a title that's relevant to the country you're living in. It's usually easier to find sources when you're exploring the historical events of the country you're living in. Also, examiners like a variety of titles, see you exploring the area around you and not just focus around a cliched area of history. Try to look for a title that has a new and fresh view to it. In other word, avoid cliched titles in areas that are commonly investigated. You may want to start with a working title and then change it as you do your research and fit your title in with the information you find. Don't expect to be able to come up with a perfect title right away. Abide by the different sections strictly. Know what each section requires and only put in the information relevant to the corresponding sections. In the end, try to come to a clear conclusion and make it precise and to the point. Good luck!
  8. We were supposed to have gotten into contact with our businesses already, but I'm a bit behind. My person within the business I know personally, however I don't have a way to get into contact with them outside of work and it's been making me hesitant to use their work email address. Should I just go for it and explain why I am contacting them like this in the email? This is probably a silly question, but suggestions would be much appreciated
  9. Hi! I plan to replicate Loftus' 1987 study on the Weapon Focus Effect (WFE) for my psychology (HL) ia, however I am aware that Loftus used a corneal reflection device in order to see how much time was spent looking at the cheque/gun (in order to provide evidence for the WFE) in addition to a questionnaire and asking p's to identify who the man in the video was. Is it okay to do my IA on this experiment if I were to exclude the element of measuring how much time is spent looking at the cheque/gun because its a bit complicated to do?
  10. Hey guys, So I have received feedback on my final IA grade, however my teacher says that they need to review it with other teachers... Is there a possibility it could go up? because I believe my teacher is a harsh marker and that it should be at least 1 point higher.. Thank you
  11. Hi! I urgently need help in finding an article that links any government policy (fiscal or monetary) to unemployment for my macroeconomics IA! Any article from 2016 would work!
  12. Hey! I am currently working on my SL Biology IA. While analyzing my results, I found two outliers. Now the problem is, the outliers don't greatly impact my result, but they still do affect them. My question is, do I still include these outliers when I am creating my graphs or do I not include them? Thank you
  13. Hey everyone! I'm starting to think of topics to do for my MLI, but I don't know how to go about choosing my topic. I'm interested in the romantic and jazz genres, but I'm not familiar enough with either to know two good pieces with strong links to compare. I really like the piece Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff, but am not sure what the jazz piece would be. Besides comparing two pieces from the romantic and jazz genres, I was also considering doing a comparison between a minimalist piece and African music, where one of the focus could be on cross-rhythms. Again, I'm not as familiar with either genre so I'm not so sure about what pieces I'd do either. (I am aware that if I do choose this topic, I'll need to be careful about not choosing a minimalist piece that has been influenced very strongly by African music). Can anyone make any suggestions for pieces of music or offer any pieces of advice? Thanks!
  14. Hi guys, I want to do my chem ia on vitamin c concentration in orange juice or vitamin c tablets but my chem teacher said it needs to involve a chemical reaction and Idk what independent variable to examine. If you guys have any ideas lemme know , even if it is a better topic
  15. Hi guys, could you please help me out by taking this survey on environmental value systems for my ESS IA. It shouldnt take very long. https://goo.gl/forms/3YSV1Q0alpYrfsCm2
  16. Do you think ib will let us use a glucose meter?
  17. Hello, I am currently in the process of drafting my first IA. I have selected an article on the topic of market failure, which has been aproved by my teacher. However now that I am doing the diagrams, I realise that I may have chosen the wrong one. The problem is that the article talks about a temporary motorist ban in Oslo, if not obeyed a fine of 1500 Kroner is taken. This is a situation of negative externalities of consumtion. I have no clue how to illustrate a ban on a diagram. If anyone has any ideas, please help! Thank you in advance.
  18. Dear all, At our school we have been panicking about the supposed page limit for the internal assessments. It's a new requirement apparently, but tables and graphs take up way too much space don't you agree? Please let us know if this has been the case for you as well! Pretty much all the IB students at my school are panicking! Thanks!
  19. So, as soon as I got back from the summer break, my physics teacher put up an assignment to send her our IA topics, methods and materials needed. I had no idea what I wanted to do, so I came up with the idea of testing how the force of attraction and repulsion between two magnets varies with distance. As we haven't studied magnetism yet, I thought this would be interesting to test. I would use a scale to see how the "weight" measured of the magnet changed as I approached a magnet from the top, while measuring the distance between them. However, on the first class we had after sending her the topic, she told everyone on the class our topics were "too simple", and we should develop the ideas better. I thought an IA was supposed to be simple, so I have no idea how I can make my idea "harder". Is this experiment really that simple? What would make it better?
  20. Hey people. I´m in a hurry, and would like to receive suggestions. I must develop a website for my ITGS Project. My client is the director of a school, and wants me to create a website for the community of the school. Being it a communitary website, it will have the need to be updated constantly with school announcements, photos of events, etc... My problem arises at this point. I need to find a website creating tool that gives me the opportunity to develop 3 or more complex techniques, but at the same time, can be updated by computer dummies. Everyone at the school sucks at technology, so I need to offer them a website editing tool that is extremely simple for them to use. I have found several of these, but I can´t integrate complex techniques into them. They all have set templates and I can´t edit them with HTML or CSS. So, what would you recommend to do? Do you know a good website making tool that adjusts to my needs? Should I drop my project and do another one when my deadline is around next February? Thank you
  21. HI ALL, DOES ANYONE HAVE AN IDEA FOR A TOPIC WITH GENETICS (I LOVE GENETICS) OR HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY PLS PLS PLS HELP E ITS DUE NEXT WEEK AND I CANT FIND ANYTHING
  22. So I am starting the process of choosing an IA question and I am having some difficulties. Initially I wanted to write something about the holocaust but upon further research it seems to be an overdone topic. I decided to look into other possible WWII/post WWII topics but I am having trouble finding a topic. I am thinking maybe something on Camp X (Canadian spy camp) or post war Berlin ie. differences in east and west Berlin. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
  23. Hi, I already have started my IA, and I'm almost done with writing my introduction, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what to write for my hypothesis. My IA is on which face washes prevent bacterial growth best. I have participants use face wash, wash it off, and then I take a cotton swab and collect cells from their forehead which I then swipe onto petri dishes with nutrient agar in them. I'm using St. Ive's Apricot Scrub, Clean & Clear's Morning Burst and Deep Action cleansers, Pond's Cold Cream, and no face wash for a comparison. I can find the ingredients for all, but I'm having trouble finding what amounts are in each and how their different ingredients compare to each other. Any ideas on how to set up a hypothesis that makes sense?
  24. Hello, I'm doing my chemistry IA on paper chromatography of different colours of leaves. I really would appreciate a sample IA about chromatography that I can get the structure from. can you please share with me anything that might help? Thank you very much.
  25. Hello everyone, this is my first time posting, so thank you in advance! I'm working on my IA right now, and I'm not entirely sure how many pieces of data would be appropriate for an IA. Is there a minimum? Thank you!