By the third marking period (second semester), students are expected to complete these IA's for all the corresponding subjects. For me this includes all of my core subjects. This means that I must create and complete a project by myself without help from my teacher. And in order to get an A it must be conducted by IB standards.
For Biology I have not one but two IA's that I have to complete. For this class my IA is conducted almost like a science fair project (an experiment that you would usually conduct in primary school) but my research has to organized and precise. Which is easier said than done.
Although we have a month and some days to create, conduct and complete the experiment with seven other classes that also give homework and extra curricular it is going to be a challenge.