IB extended essay in Astrophysics

In summary, an IB extended essay in Astrophysics is a mandatory research paper that students in their final year of high school must complete as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. It should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words in length and can cover topics such as galaxy formation, dark matter and energy, black holes, or space weather. Students are expected to use various sources and cite them properly, and are encouraged to conduct their own experiments or use existing data. The essay is assessed by both the student's supervisor and an external examiner, and is graded on a scale of A-E based on criteria such as the research question, sources used, data analysis, and overall presentation and organization.
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Hey everybody,

I'm doing my International Baccalaureate extended essay (2500 to 4000 words) in Astrophysics, which means basically i need to come up with a research question and hypothesis, then design and procede with a lab to answer this question.

Any suggestions for a research question welcome!
balwanth
 
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If you need to come up with the research question, shouldn't you be the one doing it?

I would suggest you read a number of threads here - surely that will give you some ideas.
 

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What is an IB extended essay in Astrophysics?

An IB extended essay in Astrophysics is a research paper that explores a specific topic within the field of astrophysics. It is a mandatory component of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, and is typically completed by students in their final year of high school.

How long does an IB extended essay in Astrophysics have to be?

An IB extended essay in Astrophysics should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words in length. This does not include the title page, abstract, table of contents, acknowledgements, or any appendices.

What are some potential topics for an IB extended essay in Astrophysics?

Some potential topics for an IB extended essay in Astrophysics include studying the formation of galaxies, investigating dark matter and dark energy, analyzing the properties of black holes, or researching the effects of space weather on Earth. It is important to choose a topic that is both interesting and manageable within the given word count.

What are the requirements for conducting research for an IB extended essay in Astrophysics?

Students are expected to use a variety of sources for their research, including academic articles, books, and reputable websites. They must also properly cite all sources using a recognized citation style, such as MLA or APA. In addition, students are encouraged to conduct their own experiments or make use of data from existing experiments.

How is an IB extended essay in Astrophysics assessed?

An IB extended essay in Astrophysics is assessed by both the student's supervisor and an external examiner. The essay is graded on a scale of A-E, with A being the highest and E being the lowest. The essay is evaluated based on criteria such as the research question, the quality of sources used, the analysis and interpretation of data, and the overall presentation and organization of the essay.

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