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Window To A New Life

Jason Ren · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 02:44 PM

The impact of light poverty

In 2016, about 1.7 billion people, or more than a fifth of the world’s population, are without access to electricity and modern lighting. This is especially evident in developing countries, for example some South African countries like Rwanda and Burundi,… More…

Making the World Better, One Helmet at a Time

Fin Casey · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 12:14 PM · Category: making the world better one helmet at a time

The Design and Rationale:

Every year, it is estimated that approximately 1.25 million people die each year in road related accidents. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), that equates to roughly 1 death per 25 seconds worldwide. Road related incidents occur when cars crash into… More…

Insulation for the World

Henry Mellor · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:56 AM






Humans require three things in order to survive: food, water, and shelter. Of those three shelter is perhaps the most underrated, but in reality without shelter from the harsh elements, humans can only survive for about three hours. As residents of a… More…

Compost Compressor

Tom Rasmussen · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:47 AM · Category: fun · science fun


By Kevin Qian, Tom Rasmussen, Rhys Watkins, Arthur Kuan


Task given: Use what you have got to make the world a better place


Initial thoughts

  • Would be good to use materials which would otherwise be disposed of or wasted.
  • Also to increase accessibility… More…

Entropy - Racing our way to a better world!

Henry Stathis · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:32 AM · Category: f1 in schools · entropy f1inschools f1 racing school group 4 car nationals here we come

An Introduction

School is a great thing, we don't doubt nor question that. However, earlier this year, we did question what could make school better? And with that, we found the answer to our solution: to school add F1. Besides simply taking part in a fun experience, our team, Entropy,… More…

VertiCool Garden

Jasper Yeghiaian-Alvandi · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:19 AM


Coming into this project, our group, comprised of Matt Britt, George Burley and Jasper Alvandi, saw the potential to create a project that would have a value to society. Our initial planning took place in a group chat on social media in which we brainstormed ideas that we could… More…

Water filtration

Hamish Scott-Stevenson · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:58 AM



Access to clean water is an issue for almost half of the Earth’s 7 billion strong population. According to the World Health Organization, only 59% of the population have access to clean water through household connections (that is through running water sources on… More…

Wind Turbine Sublime!

Matthew Putt · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:13 AM

Good morning and welcome.

GROUP - Zak Knight, Zac Kerta, Matthew Putt e Lucas Tarlington.


Background Research

Stimulus: Make the World a little better (for you and me)


Idea: Renewable Energy


Project: Wind Turbine


Background Research and Relevancy:


Filtering For A Better World - Hatzipavlis, Marchese, Burkitt-Doyle, Peppercorn

Massimo Marchese · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:07 AM

Below is our groups blog post WITHOUT any photos embedded. Here we have attatched a PDF of our full blog post WITH photos embedded. BlogPost.pdf




By Steve Hatzipavlis, Massimo Marchese, Vincent Burkitt-Doyle and Nicholas Peppercorn


Recyclable Cardboard Chair

Thomas Laird · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:48 AM

Why/How it will help the world

Our group wanted to create something that was easy to make, reusable, and much needed in the world. When thinking about materials, we decided that recycled cardboard was not only in abundance in the world but very useful in making useful everyday objects, such as… More…

Solar Powered Pizza - Progress #3

Justin Ly · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:20 AM


The temperature inside the container reached a high of 90 degrees celsius. With this temperature, it took around 2 hours for the hashbrowns to be ready. However, it must be taken into account that the hashbrowns placed inside were frozen, thus it took time for it to thraw. When we… More…

Solar Powered Pizza - Progress #2

Justin Ly · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:17 AM


Pictures from our progress:


We began with a mooncake box, we chose this because we can recycle this instead of throwing it away. A pizza box can also be used for this project. In… More…

Water through Condensation

Mitchell Long · Fri, 04 Nov 2016 08:52 AM · condensation save the world water maker science magic ib group 4

It’s estimated by the World Health Organization that only 60% of people in the world have access to clean water. This is simply unacceptable as it means that 2 800 000 000 people don’t have access to the key to life. 2 billion, 800 million people. That’s approximately 7… More…

Solar Powered Pizza - Progress #1

Justin Ly · Thu, 03 Nov 2016 03:03 PM

Our school project of making the world a better place was driven by the unfairness of global poverty, and how many people in our world die of starvation, malnutrition, food poisoning and polluted air. We believe that we can make a difference to people’s lives through this project and… More…

Treat Yourshelf

Brian Wu · Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:51 PM · Category: treat yourshelf · amazing cool shocking extremelygood

Remember that time you were given a book for Christmas from your grandmother? And instead of reading it, you just let it gather dust on your shelf. Or that time you read a book, and then didn't know what to do with it afterwards, so you just tucked it away in deep storage.

Imagine if something… More…

Poseidon's Day and Night Lights

James Kolesnyk · Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:42 AM · Category: day and night light · group 4 ib international baccalaureate #maketheworldbetter



In some of the most impoverished slums in our world, access to light within a dwelling is restricted by electricity and lack of windows to capture sunlight. As seen above, the only light available in these dwelling comes from the sun; and even then, this light is confined… More…

Evaporation for Life

Max Quinn · Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:52 AM · Category: evaporation for life · water distiller


Welcome to evaporation for life, where we change the world one solar powered distiller at a time. By using entirely recyclable items, that are incredibly easy to attain, we can assist others less fortunate in their battle towards affordable and drinkable water. The group… More…

Simple but effective

Matthew Bramich · Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:36 AM

In some of the most poverty-stricken areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, 25mm of rain can fall in a single day. The next day, almost all of it will be gone. People in arid and semi arid areas need to make the most out of the little water they have. As part of out IB Group 4 Project, we… More…

Use what you've got to make the world a little bit better

Brenda Knowles · Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:33 AM · Category: about this blog · about us

This year, our IB science students were tasked with making the world a little better using what they already had - recycling, re-using,re-purposing. The topic was inspired by some global inventions that are working to improve the lives of people in need.


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