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My inquiry question revolves around the idea of "empirical value" against "theoretical value". We can explain the difference between these concepts through the idea of cryptocurrency. For example, a Bitcoin (at the time of writing this) is worth 9999 Canadian dollars. A bitcoin has no physical basis, it only exists within the form of software. Does this mean that a string of 1s and 0s are all worth almost 10,000 dollars? Or, does this mean that a unit of Bitcoin should be worth much less;...Read More...

Literature Review

Report on at least 3 different sources related to your research question. Use the following questions to guide you through your literature 1) Name of the Article and the Publisher (i.e. WIkipedia, New York Times, Journal of Psychology) 2) Date of publication (the more recent the better) 3) Summarize the source 4) Explain how this source will help your research 5) Questions or thoughts you have about the sourceRead More...
Hi, everyone! In this round, I want talk about “eSports celebration” and “eSports competition”. For example, League of Legend will have both “eSports celebration” and “eSports competition” each year. Such as World Championship which is a worldwide competition of LOL. All the participator is the top three team from different countries/districts, the competition zones are: Korea LCK, Hong Kong, Maucao LMS, Europe LCS, North America LCS, China LPL, CIS LCL, Brazil CBLOL, Southeast Asia GPL,...Read More...
Last Reply By Justin Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
It is common knowledge within the world of genetics that many behaviours stem from genetic factors—such as aggression, violence, and those which serve as early implications of crime. I would like to delve deeper into this study of criminology and see what structural and functional features of the brain correlate to violence in individuals. My inquiry for this cycle is "Can people manipulate the biological roots of crime to prevent criminal behaviour in individuals?", but I’ll start off this...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! I've decided that for my first topic I would research something that has been a big subject in my life. Mental health. This topic has always interested me and it's not something people generally talk about or express. Mental health is a big issue and I feel that more people should confront these emotions that can overtake us. I look forward to hearing all of your feedback, critiques, and insight on this topic. I hope that this can spark a conversation that is so desperately...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Inquiry Question: How does social media affect teens(13-19 years old)? Round research#4 focuses on: 1. How does cyberbullying affect teens? 2. How does hate speech affect teens? 3. What're other aspects that might take the negative effect on teens? Notes: Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello folks! I'm going to dive into my actual research soon, this is just the beginning point. I have collected three examples of how authors/stories glamorize these types of events. And these are just my own opinions so far. It's difficult to justify these types of things because everybody has different perceptions of stories. I will leave links that describe the books I'm talking about for those who are unfamiliar. (I will also be using language relevant to traumatic scenarios, just a...Read More...
Last Reply By Alanna Marrington (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Today, I will be posting my fourth round of research for this cycle. This past week, I have been focusing on the negative side to GMOs. I have discovered that this is an extremely controversial topic in many aspects and I am hoping that bringing in the "ethical" point of view will help me make a clear conclusion from the most objective perspective possible. Before I start, here's a reminder of my question: What role do ethics play in the production of GMOs? Here are some of the...Read More...
Last Reply By JJ Liu (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, I'm glad to be back. For this week, I am mostly just collecting some loose ends and drawing conclusions based on the research I have already gathered. I am looking at the biggest differences between celebrities and everyone else and the positive side to fame, how we can change to make the world more accepting for celebrities, and conclude if fame is really worth it or not. Celebrities vs. the World Firstly, I'm going to examine the differences between celebrities and standard...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! I'm back for round four of my inquiry question: "How has the Joshua tree and the yucca moth shaped the Mojave Desert?" For this round, I will be talking about climate change, environmental issues, and other threats that are challenging the desert. In addition, I will also touch on how the desert is getting preserved and how we are helping to protect the animals and plants. Threats to the Desert: Water Pollution Water is already pretty scarce in the Mojave. So, to make matters...Read More...
Last Reply By Caroline Lu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey guys! Welcome to my fourth round of research for my inquiry question... What are the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating ayahuasca in western medicine? In this round, I will be talking about the risks of using western medicine in regards to mental health and how it affects the human mind and body. Also, I will be making an introduction to how ayahuasca is being integrated into western medicine because I will be doing a more in-depth research of this matter next week. Before I...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi, everyone, My question for this cycle is “how does Caner lead to death?” Today I am going to talk about the following points: - the difference between cancers that are curable and some are not. - how do they change the body at a micro level? - Micrometastases Difference Between Cure and Remission Cure means that there are no traces of your cancer after treatment and cancer will never come back. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says cure means that there are no traces of cancer after...Read More...
Last Reply By JJ Liu (LFAS) · First Unread Post
In research round one I talked about how Sedative Hypnotics are CNS depressants used as sleeping pills, tranquillizers, sedatives for surgery’s or less commonly – treatments for anxiety disorder symptoms. I mentioned the two main types of drugs which are barbiturates and benzodiazepines, their differences and similarities. Later on I added on about the history of these drugs however I want to talk a bit about the people who discovered these drugs. I mentioned that the way that these drugs...Read More...

Chapter Two, Arthur

I stood up and looked around. Where was I? Where was Andrea? “ Andrea?” I called out. I began to walk around, the only sound was gravel crunching beneath my foot. “Andy?” “ Logan?” I spun around to find Andrea, leaning against a old fashioned cottage as if nothing was wrong. “How many times have I told you to stop calling me that?” My eyes began to sting with tears of relief as I ran towards her, swooping her up into a bear hug. “You're okay,” I whispered. “ Um... yeah. Are you?” Andrea...Read More...
Last Reply By Charlotte Guo (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
What is anxiety? Anxiety is a natural reaction occurring at a certain point in the stress response when the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis start working at a high capacity. Emotionally anxiety insights fear (neurologically fear can be defined as the memory of danger) and some side effects of this can include feeling tense, uneasy, being short of breath, having an increased heart rate, sweating and chest pain (however chest pain only happens...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post

Chapter One, Standing Stones

“ Draw back to the corner of your mouth gently, and make sure the string touches your nose,” I instructed. “because if it doesn't—” “ It will hit my nose when I release,” my younger sister Andrea cut me off. “Logan, you tell me that every time. Can I shoot now?” I sighed and stepped back, nodding. Andrea released the arrow and it landed in the center of the knothole in the big oak tree we were using as a target. I whistled sharply. “ Bullseye,” I said. “Well done.” After retrieving her arrow...Read More...
Last Reply By Nazaha Muntafi (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
While lots of people want happy endings, we also seem to gravitate towards a sad story. A lot of traumatic scenarios (ex. diseases, accidents, deadly injuries, mental illness) in the real world are glossed over in fiction. I read a lot, mostly YA, and I admittedly didn't realize how terrible these situations can be in real life, because an author can make a reader perceive something the way they wrote it, whether it's correct down to the last gory detail, or completely glamorized. As a...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This is my third round of research for my second cycle. I can't believe I am half-way done with this question! Anyway, for those who don't know, my inquiry question is... What are the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating ayahuasca in western medicine? In my last post, @Katelyn Lachance (LFAS) suggested I give a little explanation to what ayahuasca is for those who are new to my posts. I think that is a great idea and I will definitely do that, starting now!Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi! Everyone! Do you guys have favorite eSports club, whatever for which game? For my round one research, I can introduce “eSports club”. ESports club is a kind of company which is for gamers to make a team and join the competition. Such as “IG”(Invictus Gaming, “OMG” (Oh My God), “SK gaming”, “Team WE”, “RNG”(Royal Never Give up), LGD, EDG, Fnatic, War3, Ehome, Alliance, CLG, C9……eSports club gives talent gamer a chance, and also bring some profit. In this round, I can introduce “eSports...Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey again everyone! For my second round of research in this cycle, I will be continuing my study of the modern food industry, and how it affects biodiversity and human social constructs. In this post, I will be specifically discussing the effect that the food industry has on biodiversity, and how it is affecting the environment. To begin this research, we first must understand what biodiversity is, and how it has changed over the decades. Biodiversity is defined as “the variability among...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Have you wondered about where you learn where you learn? Read to really find out. Hey how are you? Good. Let's move on -Replies for comments from R1 are below and take note that i am posting on a Bi-Weekly basis (every 2 weeks)! Last round i was talking about Truancy works and the history of it's purpose and development. For this round topic idea would be how the "Education System" is organized- what the requirements are and how the process works. Keep in mind, i won't be too detailed on...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, In my second research round, I'm going to look into "fitting in ". More specifically some questions I want to answer are Is not wanting to be different change how teens dress themselves? How do teenagers fit in? What does it mean to fit in? Hopefully, I will be able to go into deep detail on what does it mean to fit in because I think that's an important question which may have different answers based on people's opinions. Also, I am going to create a survey to see what...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Arthur's Heir

Outline of Arthur's Heir Chapter 1: Logan and his little sister Andrea are out in the woods in England, practising archery. They come across a circle of standing stones and when Andrea enters the circle, she disappears. Immediately, Logan follows after her and ends up in the Medieval Ages. Chapter 2: Unaware of where they are, they find a boy named Arthur who provides them with Medieval clothes and a place to store their modern ones. Soon after, they find the Sword in the Stone. Chapter 3:...Read More...
Last Reply By Danica Rogers (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This is my third round of research for this cycle and this week I will be focusing on the ethical advantages to using GMOs. Last week, I researched some well-known points for and against the use of GMOs and will be relating some of those points in this round as well as bringing up some new ones. My inquiry question is: What role do ethics play in the production of GMOs? Added nutrients in foods: One of the most beneficial aspects of being able to modify the genetics of...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! On last week’s post i talked about the social acceptance of introversion and extroversion and how introverts and extroverts are overlooked in society. This week i will be sharing with you the qualities of a leader in relation to introversion and extroversion. What qualities do leaders possess? According to Forbes Magazine, a good leader should learn to emphasize certain characteristics to others around them. (1) Generally speaking confidence is usually a quality that most...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post

Will humans ever come into contact with aliens or travel to another galaxy, and if so, how would it impact humankind?-Research Round 3

If humans came into contact with aliens, how would it impact humankind? Many scientists strongly believe that it is a question of “when” and not “if” -one reason for this is because of the speed of new discorveries -for example, planets outside our solar system: in 2000, scientists knew of 50 “exoplanets”. By 2013, they knew of 850, located in over 800 “planetary systems”. David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, says that number may reach 1 million by 2040 -of the exoplanets discovered so...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, this is my third round of research for my question: "How has the Joshua tree and the yucca moth shaped the Mojave Desert?" Wow! Three weeks has gone by so quick! This round is altered a bit, I decided to look more at what animals are endangered/on the verge of extinction, and what is causing their extinction. Not so much what role they play in helping the environment. The Mojave desert has a very fragile ecosystem, threatened by urbanization and development. Many animals are...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
So my inquiry is "With respect to technology, how might our world change in the next 100 years. Last research round, I started off with looking the artificial intelligence(AI) side of things and talked about what is AI, what sort of AI do we already have, and benefits and risks of AI. This week I'll be looking at how AI has changed and will change in the far and near future. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What might we see in the...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! My inquiry question is “Why do cats behave the way they do?” In my previous post, I did some research on the anatomy of the domestic cat to get a better understanding of how the different parts of their body function, so I can explain why they behave in certain ways. Right now, I will be explaining their hunting instincts and predatory behaviour. Wild ancestry -As I mentioned in my previous round of research, the domestic cat, felis catus, is a descendant of one of the 5...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Teaching Butterfly Effect to Middle Schoolers Since mid September we have been working at Hillcrest, a middle school just down the street from us. We have been working with two classes and teaching them how to do their own Butterfly Effect projects. We are doing this with the hope if we got them interested in inquiry projects, they would be more likely to want to be involved in Butterfly Effect when they get to high school. This year their school’s focus is biology. With that in mind,...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Inquiry question: How does social media affect teens (13-19 years old)? Round research#3 focuses on the positive influence that social media takes on teens: 1. How do online educations change teens' lives? 2. How do social media sites inspire teens' creativity and innovation? 3. What changes when teens create a voice on the social networking sites for the voiceless? Note: * Online education is a form of education which is delivered and administered using the Internet. From(1) * There are...Read More...
Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
A few people suggested looking into the history of sedative hypnotics, where it began and how those medicines differ from those of today. Before the usage and development of sedatives or hypnotics that we have today, the only other means of sedation was alcohol and opium. (1) 1. Bromide Salts -first introduced around the 1800’s as the first sedative-hypnotic -used for epilepsy and managing hysteria as well as convulsions 2. Barbituarates -altered compound of barbituric acid which did not...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, In my last research round, I discussed how climate change affects organisms environments, changes their habitats and sometimes forces them to relocate. For this research round, I'll be exploring the effects the climate change has on the food chain and how this can cause loss of food, effects on food wed b processes and threaten some organisms into extinction. Our globe, which is warming at an unprecedented rate creates unbalance on our planet. As I explained in my previous...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Good evening everyone, I'm back again, and this week I'm looking at how celebrity deaths can be prevented, the differences between today's celebrities and those of the past, and how music is reflective of the life that an artist is living. Preventing Death and the Factors that Impact Celebrity Death Often, celebrity deaths are, as discovered earlier, caused by substance abuse of some kind. People turn to drugs and alcohol in an attempt to cope with their difficulties. In the case of...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Peter Shirazi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Cultures and their Theories about Dreams Mesopotamia This was a civilization born along rivers where agriculture was way underway. River floods made the soil around very fertile and it supplied water to grow the crops. Agriculture also increased the number of people living around. Some of the world's first civilizations developed in these areas. (1)(2)(3) Theories about Dreams: Civilization existed around 5000 BC was the first to write a book about dreams - included some symbols in dreams...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
For my second round I am going to consider the bad chemicals in our eye shadows and eye liner there is a lot of questions that I have about this one because eyeliner stays so long on your face and some are smudge and water proof so what is in that. Eyeshadow... for eye shadow there is a very dangerous thing called lead acetate more commonly known as lead poisoning which is especially dangerous for children. (1) there is also a preservative that helps makeup last longer and prevent mold from...Read More...
Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! It has been quite some time since my last post on this site, but I am so glad to be back! This time around I wanted to take a break from fashion in history, and connect back to my roots! For this cycle, I will be researching the question, "how did the colonization and invasion of countless countries into the Philippines, effect its culture, beliefs and ideals as a nation?". The main reason as to why I chose this topic is so that I could have a better understanding of where my...Read More...
Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
"How are different sports beneficial/detrimental to certain body types?" For this round of research, I will be referring to the previous one and building on the concepts for which I have already established basic information (history, requisites, etc). Now that you all have an idea of what each activity is like, I am going to be focusing on the athlete's body for the three sports. I will compare the ideal body type to the unideal, and state whether the sport is beneficial or detrimental to...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! Last week i gave an introduction to introverts, extroverts and ambiverts. For my 2nd round of research i will be digging further into my inquiry question: Who makes better leaders: introverts or extroverts? I will be exploring the following topics in this post: Is introversion or extroversion more socially acceptable? Are people often overlooked in society for being in one category or the other? Social acceptance of Introversion and Extroversion According to Susan Cain the...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Sedative Hypnotics Insomnia is common, but it can be unpredictable. Which is why it can be difficult to treat successfully. For this round of research I am discussing the pro’s and con’s of long term usage. How it can be harmful but also how it may help. Because there are so many different aspects to someone’s sleep disorder like sleep hygiene, environment, genetic predispositions, doctors can only use trial and error to see which pills may be the best. The initial recommended usage time of...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This is my second round of research for my question: "How has the Joshua tree and the yucca moth shaped the Mojave Desert?" This round I will be looking into the Joshua Tree National Park, the dependancy the Joshua tree and yucca moth have on each other, and some results of what would happen if either of these species went extinct. Joshua Tree National Park: (I will be referring to it as JTNP) JTNP has two distinct deserts: the Mojave, and the Colorado. It includes amazing...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, I'm back again! This week I would like to look further into the actual factors behind the results I found in my first research round. Thus, I would like to research why the suicide rates, homicide rates, and mortality rates are higher for celebrities over "average" people. Suicide Rates In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Pat O'Brien (host of the Insider ) explains that celebrities are generally quite unhappy because they are "people who love to be loved by strangers." He...Read More...
Last Reply By Priya Saldanha (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, Welcome to my second round of research for this cycle; I will be focusing on fully elaborating on GMO production, which is the other main factor in my project (aside from ethics). Not only that, but I'd also like to explain some of the most-widely known pros and cons of the use of GMOs. Just as a reminder before my research, my inquiry question is: What role do ethics play in the production of GMOs? Since the mid-1990's, the production of GMOs has sparked public and scientific...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post

Will A.I. Take Over?

Will A.I. take over Human race? A.I. , which stands for artificial intelligence, is a computer program that is able to show intelligence and increase it's intelligence by learning. There is a 50 percent chance that AI be able to perform all human tasks better than humans in 45 years, and all human jobs are expected to be automated within the next 120 years, according to a survey of 352 AI researchers who published at either the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems or the...Read More...
Last Reply By Inaya Bhimani (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This is my second round of research for my second cycle. Just as a reminder, my inquiry question is... What are the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating ayahuasca in western medicine? In this round, I will explain what people gain from using ayahuasca and what it entails to partake in an ceremony and other requirements ayahuasca clients must follow in order to drink this brew. The usage of ayahuasca is potentially fatal, so I believe it is important that I go over the...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! My question for this cycle is “how does Caner lead to death?” Today, I am going to focus on the specific details about the types of cancer. So here are the topics I will introduce today. - Digestive cancers and blood cancers - The symptom of them - The best time to see the doctor Gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer: It is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. It includes cancers of the esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine,...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Inquiry Question: How does social media affect teens(13-19 years old)? Round research#2 focuses on: 1. How public popular consensuses lead the attitude to social media-using teens 2. The qualities and influences of these social media sites that are popular in teens 3. Teens' changes when they come to be anonymous online. Note: The majority of social media-using teens say their peers are mostly kind to one another on social network sites. Their views are less positive than those of social...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post

Research Round 2-Will humans ever come into contact with aliens or travel to other galaxies, and if so how will it impact humankind?

In this round of research, I will be looking at alien life! Planets in the solar system that may sustain life -NASA’s Kepler and K2 telescope looking for potentially habitable worlds -examination of nearer, brighter stars could lead to the discovery of an Earth-sized sustainable planets -James Webb may find an “outsized” version of our planet - in mid 2020s, he Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope could “zero in on distant planet’s reflected light” -goal: to detect signs of oxygen, water...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Inquiry Question: How the rise of eSports (competitive online gaming) will affect the society? Definition: eSports (also known as electronic sports, esports, e-sports, competitive (video) gaming, professional (video) gaming, or pro gaming) are a form of competition that is facilitated by electronic systems, particularly video games; the input of players and teams as well as the output of the eSports system are mediated by human-computer interfaces. [1] Most commonly, eSports take the form of...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Research by Haleigh Strickler(LFAS) and Tai Araya(LFAS) -In a study done by the Journal of Pediatricians in 2015, they showed that that increasing exposure to antibody-stimulating proteins and polysaccharides in vaccines is not associated with autism (http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(13)00144-3/abstract) -Andrew Wakefield, the man originally responsible for publishing a study* regarding the connection between vaccines and developing an ASD in 1998 has since been revoked of his medical...Read More...
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