Students seek to find theories to explain complex phenomena displayed in each problem.
Students conduct experiments to test their theories.
Students anaysis there findings and integrate their theory and experiments.
At IYPT the Reporter has twelve minutes to present his/her solution in a "Physics Fight".
The Opponent presents a Critique of the material presented.
The Reporter and the Opponent have an open scientific discussion.
A jury of physicists and teachers score the performances of the students in their various roles and how well they communicated their understanding of physics.