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BURN

Forum: The Burn
Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters)
“Am really interested in following the inquiry topic about photography. My burn will be on Emily’s topic about”. In this research cycle,i have been able to identify that there are people who like and others dislike photos, according to my thinking i did expect to hear that some of us dislike photos but it could be true because as Emily had describe that many people in Kenya don’t have access to fancy camera, but the one they use most is the manual single-lens- reflex camera where the...Read More...

HOW SOCCER ORIGINATED

Hi guys, it have been so long since getting online. As i had promised to research on the origin of soccer, i have understand that More than 240 million people around the world play soccer regularly according to the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The game has evolved from the sport of kicking a rudimentary animal-hide ball around into the World Cup sport it is today. Records trace the history of soccer back more than 2,000 years ago to ancient China. Greece, Rome,...Read More...
Last Reply By Audrey Heath (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
My question for this cycle is 'What factors cause people to like or dislike a photo?' In photography when starting out you are given rules to follow that will help make your photos look better. Lots of different people and websites have different rules, but there were some recurring ones I want to share with you. The past couple weeks I have been getting people to take a survey I made. Asking people which photos they like better between photos using these following rules. It was very...Read More...
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Last Reply By Jessica Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey guys, This is my third round of research for this cycle! So far, I have covered what exactly prions are and what their function is and have also researched three specific diseases that are caused by them. This week, I have been researching the benefits of prions. What beneficial reactions do they cause in our bodies? I will also be comparing the advantages and disadvantages from an evolutionary standpoint. My inquiry question is: How influential is the role of prions in evolution and is...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
I have been a synchronized swimmer for three years and was able to take part in my first competition this past month. As part of butterfly effect I've been researching nutrition for synchronized swimmers, so for my first competition I: 1. Went to bed early 2. Didn't take any sugar snacks to the competition 3. Ate lots of healthy food through the day (Fruits, chicken, water, carrots, yogurt, pasta) Attached is a video of the routine I performed at my competition!Read More...
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Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Hive Mind Update 45

Forum: Flora Xia
Flora Xia (LFAS)
After receiving feedback from the screening from classmates etc I have decided what I am going to do to take this project to completion. classmate feedback -distortion of the voice too much in the beginning -different 'voices' for different characters to distinguish them feedback from Mr. Hofbauer Mr. Hofbauer is a counsellor at my school that previously taught at Vancouver Film School and is also teaching film history in my current film class. I sat down with him for two hours and showed...Read More...
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My hiatus is over, and I’m excited to be back on the website! Looking forward to reading all your beautiful research posts. Research Key Ideas Explore Concepts: i) What cells gain from being part of an organism How multicellular life formed ii) What an individual cell gains from allowing itself to die Respond to the question To start off this cycle, my plan is to examine the roots of multicellular life. How did the first multicellular individual form? How did it survive? This post is about...Read More...
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Last Reply By Idan Treivish (Topham - Junior) · First Unread Post

Mural unveiling

Danielle Campani (LFAS)
The mural was finally unveiled! It was very exciting to see the whole school (turns out not that big) all standing in anticipation of the mural unveil. The most memorable moment of the event must've been when half way through speeches a ripple of recognition went through the crowd of grade ones as they suddenly linked that the portraits we took of them this year formed into a forest. This really touched me and made me feel like this project and art has the ability to impact anyone no matter...Read More...
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Last Reply By Juolin Lee (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, So my inquiry question is how does life today compare with ancient Egypt? This week I researched the culture of ancient Egypt, including their religious beliefs, and the importance of their Gods. Ancient Egypt flourished between 3100 BCE and 30 BCE (1). The culture of Egypt has thousands of years of recorded history (2). The Egyptian culture has been misunderstood for having an obsession with death, due to mummification and other famous burial procedures. When, in fact, the...Read More...
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Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi Everyone! For this cycle, as previously mentioned I will be looking at my school play I am currently in, and how it affects my school, the people around me and the audiences that watch it. For this first round, I will be looking at how "7 Stories" follows the them of post-modernism, and what that means for the show, and audiences. Post-Modernism, is a movement that basically says that there is no real truth. "It says that knowledge is always made or invented and not discovered. Because...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Job Profile of Forensic Scientists Forensic scientists, also known as criminalists, assist in investigating crimes by analyzing physical evidence from crime scene. They provide impartial evidence to be used in courts to support the prosecution or defense during trials (AGCAS editors, 2016). This post will provide a brief summary of the job description of forensic scientists including their responsibilities, education and qualifications. The General Duties of Forensic Scientists The primary...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post

GENETIC DISORDERS 3

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best)
Hi everyone (: For this week, I will be focusing on genetic mutations. Last week, i researched on genetic diseases and disorders (which as I mentioned, are very similar). Now I want to define them and explain how they happen. This is my inquiry: "What are genetic disorders and how can they be beneficial/harmful to those who have them?" ---------------------------------------------------------- GENETIC MUTATIONS: What are genetic mutations? More specifically called gene mutations, they are...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Burn

Forum: The Burn
Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters)
Is there such thing as love at first sight? This is Angelica Ciarniello research. The reason why i have decided to burn this research is because love is affecting many people especially. love affects people emotionally when your mind begins to dance around in circles and even focusing on something ordinary makes you crazy, blame it on your love. being in love interfers with your brains ability to stay on task thinking of how or what the person could be thinking about you. Angelica said in...Read More...
Last Reply By Neena Hull (Charles Best - in class) · First Unread Post

I wonder how the ozone layer protect life on earth.

Hi everyone i will be researching on how beneficial the ozone layer is to us. The ozone is a deep layer in the stratosphere encircling the earth that has large amount of ozone in it.Its also known as the ozone shield .It was discovered in 1913 by the french physicist Charles Habry and Henri Buisson. It is found in two of the earth's atmosphere.It begins at about 6 miles above and extends to around 30 miles above. The ozone is made of the major gases like argon, nitrogen and oxygen.It also...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, It feels like it's been a long time since I last posted, but I will be posting every 2 weeks now with posts that are a little bit longer. For my first research round, I will be examining What is sleeping?, Why do we need sleep? and How many hours of sleep do we need for various ages? Before I get right into my round of research I must do a myth. Myth #1 Your brain rests during sleep. False: The body rests during sleep, not the brain. The brain remains active, gets recharged,...Read More...
Last Reply By Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, For this cycle, I will be covering the serious effects that climate change opposes to mountainous environments. This issue has become more important as we've been noticing it worse as years go by and more specifically causing not only glaciers, plants and the biodiversity in mountain regions to be severely affected but also the people who live in mountain areas. For my first round of research, I will be going over why mountains are so susceptible to climate change and why they...Read More...
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Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! Sorry this round is a bit late; I've been having some technical difficulties! For this first round of research of this brand new cycle, I will be providing some background information which will hopefully make my future, more complex installments more comprehensive and cohesive. So, what is it about Earth that makes life on this planet possible? Well, first of all, Earth is the only planet in the solar system with an atmosphere that can sustain life. The blanket of gases not...Read More...
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Last Reply By Nicole Shimmin (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
I will be looking at , the way average clothes looked from 1960 to now 2017 and those differences. Fashion in the 1960s compared to now is very different ,we have crop tops and tiny shorts when they had unisex jeans. Mod refuses to modern clothes that come from the 1960s in London. These fashions quickly spread to Canada and the us. All of this was based around London's thriving pop music art and fashion sense, mod fashion was based all around innovation and new. Mod fashion was a 1 up from...Read More...
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Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

I wonder how child labour influences the world we live in and what effects it has towards children.

Hi everyone i would like research on child labour and its effects. Child labour are very hard tasks that deprive children their potential and dignity.It is harmful to their physical and mental development when they are at a young age.It involves children being enslaved,exposed to serious and hard hazards and long term illness. History of child labour. It began in the mid -of 1800's, and child labor was a major problem.It started at the age of 7 years where children were tending machines in...Read More...
Last Reply By Neena Hull (Charles Best - in class) · First Unread Post

what are the causes and effects of earthquakes?

hey everyone! this is what i researched; an earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the earth ,resulting from the sudden release of energy in the earths lithosphere that creates air waves.earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground breaks along a fault.tectonic this particular happens when the continental plate collides against the ocean plate.tectonic occured lastly in assam in 1950.sometimes the earthquakes causes formation of hot springs which are useful to peoples.Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

what is the cheapest method of treating lung cancer?

lung cancer/lung carcinoma is a malignant cell division or cell death in a lung tissue. common treatments include surgery,chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The vast majority (85%) of cases of lung cancer are due to long-term tobacco smoking.Primary method of preventing is avoidance of smoking and air pollution. Symptoms of lung cancer are coughing (coughing up blood) ,weight loss,shortness of breath and chest pain. Worldwide in 2012, lung cancer occurred in 1.8 million people and resulted in...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Wildlife conservation

What is wildlife conservation?: Is the practice of protecting wild plant and animal species and their habitats. The goal of wildlife conservation is to ensure that that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and also to recognize the importance of wildlife and wilderness for humans and other species alike. Today,several threats to the environmental stability include:elephant and rhino poaching for ivory and horn,bush meat snaring for large scale trade,illegal logging of...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
What is Poverty, Is it getting worse, How can we stop it? This week I was reviewing an article which I got and it was all about mobile banking system in Kenya and how it is helping to reduce poverty. It was believed that people formerly used to do their savings in their house because most of the banks were insufficient sometimes, because of the queues, banks were far from some households e.t.c. so there was a need in getting a better way to solve all these problems and the solution to all of...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post

what are drugs?

what are drugs? Drugs are any substance that change the normal functioning of the body.Many of the chemical substances we use refer to as drugs are used for preventing illness or treat pain. Some drugs can lead to diseases like HIV\Aids when we share the injecting needles.Using of drugs has lead to brake up families. There are drugs that affects us indirectly; steroids is one of them it increases our muscles but later on they start to affect the growth of our bones,they can also destroy our...Read More...
Last Reply By Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
...why it is that the poorest countries in the world continue to develop slowly and how they fall into the “poverty trap”....comparing their growth with the prosperity of richer countries... This part of Yasmin Harden's got me the most.I mean,she not only observe that there are countries that are less fortunate than the others but also want to know what is the reason behind ti.She even goes ahead and wonder what can be done to attain a balance economy and lifestyle.That was not only...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

corruption

Its long since i was in touch but now am back , my inquiry question is about corruption.For now i have done my research and found that ,corruption is the cause of problem that we are facing.Moreover,in same instance it have affected each and every person in authority.For example in our Kenyan government,right now there is confusion and also the grabbing of resources that are met to build our country.People in authority put money for themselves and leaving other to server like in health...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
You have one mouth to feed, maybe more, and you just now lost a vital role to do just that. Hi! Welcome to my round 8 research! Hope you are having a good day. Inquiry Question: How do you pick yourself back up? (Re-aligning your life). Edit note: There was a problem with connection so couldn't post earlier on, but finally it works now! In this money-based world, losing a job is a pretty big deal. Today i will talk about the effects of losing a job (what it's like), and some small things to...Read More...
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Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This week, I have been researching three specific diseases (two of which are hereditary and found in humans and the other in cows). I will be referring to terms that I used in my previous round of research; I will provide short explanations for some of them as a recap, but refer to my 1st round if confused. My inquiry question is: How influential is the role of prions in evolution and is it more beneficial or detrimental? Before we begin, I will do a quick revision to clarify.Read More...
Last Reply By Emily Trepanier (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
What is Dementia? 1. Dementia overall is a disorder that affects the brain. This can include different sets of symptoms depending on the section of the brain affected. Many of they main symptoms can include memory loss, thinking, language, and it can lower someone's ability to perform daily tasks. The person could also have a change in mood and behavior. (1)(2) "Dementia is not a specific disease." (1) dementia cover a wide range of different symptoms. The most common case involving dementia...Read More...
Last Reply By Nicole Shimmin (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hey guys! Today I'm going to be posting my first round of research for this cycle on my project on Education in Canada. I'm going to be looking into the the top 4 post-secondary institutes in B.C. Top universities in B.C.: 1. University of British Columbia (UBC). Vancouver (main) and Kelowna. (2) The University of British Columbia was founded in 1908. It has an enrolment of 62,923 students (54,236 students at Vancouver campus, 8,687 Okanagan students). The school has an acceptance rate of...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This will be my first round of research for my inquiry project. My big inquiry project question is: How are chemicals in food hidden, what are they, and where can they be found? For this round of research, I have been researching what the different chemicals in our food are and where they are found. Down below, I have bolded the names of the chemicals that I researched for this round. MY RESEARCH Many chemicals are put in our food without us really knowing it. Sure we may read...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

First round of research

Yihoi Jung
Hello, this is my first round of research. For this round, I looked up the current state of electricity, how we are making it and how other countries are making it. Most of our electricity is generated by fossil fuels (67%), which are non-renewable. Just under 15% of the electricity we use is from hydroelectric dams. (1) Nuclear power, is very effective, but is a very dangerous component to electricity generation. 13% of our electricity comes from nuclear power. Our generation relies so much...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! This is my first round of research for the first cycle. For the past week, I have been researching primarily the benefits and advantages of saving paper and recycling paper. As well as the paper recycling methods. My inquiry question is: What are the benefits and disadvantages of saving paper and going paperless? We as people, use many more resources in our everyday life today compared to a century ago, a decade ago, even one week ago! Are the majority of people aware of how...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
I have begun my research on ways that humanity could possibly make their heating and cooling systems more energy and gas efficient or just improve heating and cooling as a whole. For my first round of research I decided to look into easier ways that people could make their temperature systems better. If you are interested in saving money in the long run then I recommend reading through my notes. The thing I found most astonishing during my research was the amount of energy it takes to...Read More...
Last Reply By Yihoi Jung · First Unread Post

Hive Mind Update 44

Forum: Flora Xia
Flora Xia (LFAS)
Just some screenshots of what's happening I guess. Hive was screened on Friday which was kind of cool but it's also not done which is kind of not cool. If you would like to view the version as is please visit this link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0DCC1K_QaADMVhDY21CdUIxLWcRead More...
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Hey everyone! My question is "Why are some people more resilient than others?" This round of research, I''ll look at why are some people just naturally more resilient. People who are more resilient are capable of adapting to misfortune.. Resilient people can manage the difficulty of going through trauma. Obviously no one is going to be okay if something traumatic happens but just being upset and not trying to help yourself isn't the solution. (1,4) These are different levels of emotional...Read More...
Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. The WABAC, LightSpeed, PixelBeams, and Stargates. All of these are Sci-Fi examples of teleporters and Time Machines. Wouldn't it be amazing if we had these in real life? Well, we won't. Not for a while, anyway. So here are the some of the closest things that we do have. HyperSpace we already have the Speed of Light, However, Star Wars HyperSpace is not only faster, but humans can travel in it as well. It moves so fast, I consider it a form of teleportation.Read More...
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The Burn

Forum: The Burn
Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters)
BURN I am concerned about the research of(Yasmin Harden)-which is about: Why poor countries remain poor. So i will burn yasmin research.I have been doing research on tribalism,corruption and bribery and according to the impacts,they are the major states contributing to poverty. According to ( Paul collier) he outlines four traps of poverty that prevent economic development.which are: Conflict. It is the first of the traps.73% of the poorest billion of the world population are either involved...Read More...

The Burn.

Forum: The Burn
Nasib Mohamed (Sweetwaters)
"Why do earthquakes happen ? Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground sudden release of energy cause the seismic waves that make the ground shake " -Jason Li. It's is engaging the way you view on how the earthquakes occurs and their effect on natural environment.By reading Jason Li post i have changed my point of view , i thought earthquakes effect people's lives only.However I realized that earthquakes also result to environmental pollution, like water contamination which affect...Read More...
My question is: " What is the lifecycle of a Nation?" For Cycle 4, I want to take a look at actual nations, rather than systems behind them (as opposed to 2 of my previous cycles). I was inspired by someone's post about how to improve Kenya through nationalization. It made me think about how countries develop and improve, but also how a country falls. I instantly connected this to a documentary I watched a long time ago called "Four Horsemen" which mentioned something about patterns in the...Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, For this cycle, I will once again be conducing a practical project where I will build a robot running on wheels instead of legs. I plan on comparing the two to see which allows for faster and smoother movement and using this information for further experiments. Currently, I am looking for robot designs upon which i can base my robot upon. I may use the Raspberry Pi for this cycle for more control, but it may not be very effective due to the necessity for a wired connection to a...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello! This is my first round of research is about how food gets wasted and how that's contributing negatively to the environment. My inquiry question is “ How is food and its packaging harming the environment? ” How is food getting wasted? Every year, 1/3 of all the food produced is wasted (6). Throughout the process of growing crops, the food that is grown gets wasted as it makes its way to the grocery stores. During the harvest, sometimes perfectly good fruits and vegetables are discarded...Read More...
Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best - in class) · First Unread Post

The burn

Forum: The Burn
Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters)
“The immune system uses many tactics to eliminate foreign pathogens.One such as common tactic fever.When a person has a fever feel enthusiastic;this change in behavior is not due to increase in body temperature.This allows the body to rest and conserve energy for the immune system.The type of behavior also prevent the diseases from spreading if it is contagious.This quote comes from Nazaha Muntafi post about how How immune system contradict between individuals in that specific post.” “The...Read More...

GENETIC DISORDERS 2

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best)
Hello again !! So today I will be writing about genetic disorders. Last week, I showed you all some background information (and I will continue to reference some of the basics I showed in my first round, so refer to it if you are confused (: i covered cell cycle, cells, genes, DNA, and chromosomes). This week, I am going to dive right in to the heart of my inquiry. I will talk about genetic disorders and genetic diseases (as a definition, and their differences), how and why they occur. I...Read More...
Last Reply By Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This will be my first round of research for my first cycle. This week, I focused on paper in Canada; how it is created, how it's used, and a couple ways to reduce paper usage in your day to day life. Just to let you know , I did end up tweaking my question a little bit. Now, my new question is: What is the best way to reduce the amount of paper Canadians and Kenyans use per day? Now onto the research! WHAT IS PAPER AND HOW IS IT CREATED? Paper is a thin material used typically...Read More...
Last Reply By Yihoi Jung · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! I’m back with my first research round of this week’s new cycle on “Why do poor countries stay poor?” Like I stated in my project plan, this week I’ll be focusing on Rich vs Poor countries and how they are defined. I figured that a concrete way to start off this cycle of research is giving my self and others some background information on the poor countries that exist in the world before I cans start digging deeper! What defines a poor country? Underdeveloped countries a...Read More...
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Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, In my last round of research, I looked into the health benefits music has on humans. I focused on how it reduces stress, pain, strengthens your immune system, and improves your sleep quality. For this cycle, I will continue to look into the same subject, and right now I will focus on how listening to music affects our athletic performance and recovery. Music helps us exercise: Whenever you walk into any gym, one common theme that you are most likely going to encounter is music,...Read More...
Last Reply By Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Now I’ll be sharing with you all my project plan for this new cycle on developing countries. I’m really excited to be doing this research because I don’t quite get the opportunity to learn about it in school. It took me a while to figure out how I was going to divide my research, but I tried to do it as logically as I could. However, this is more of a generalized plan and I do expect to make some changes in the future when I get started on the research. I began briefly looking...Read More...
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