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Hive Mind Update 46 CYCLE COMPLETE

Forum: Flora Xia
Flora Xia (LFAS)
It's done! Despite my inconsistent posting and whatnot I really have this course to thank for the completion of this project. There are a lot of things that I'd like to fix, but it's time to let go of this project now. Here is the finished film for those of you who are interested in watching it https://vimeo.com/222789090 I am happy to have spent my time in the past 3 years in LFAS and butterfly effect, I can only hope to continue to grow in CalArts where I will be pursuing a degree in...Read More...

what are effects of drugs that affects the nervous system?

what are effects of drugs that affects the nervous system? Stimulant:this drugs push the human body beyond its limits.they affects like making us dance all night, have marathon sex that lasts for days, lose weight without trying.And many other dangerous effects. Short term effects of drugs that affects the nervous system. Alertness: Rapid heart beat, breathing problems and increased temperature . Large doses can cause violent behavior twisting lack of coordination and even death.,seizure...Read More...

The Galaxy

Jordan Macharia (Thome)
Inquire question; is there life in other planets apart from that found in earth? Makemake is another dwarf planet in the solar system. It is also a thing to feature despite its small size. Along with fellow dwarf planets Pluto and Haumea, Makemake is located in the Kuiper Belt, a region outside the orbit of Neptune. Astronomers believe it is slightly smaller than Pluto. It takes 310 Earth years for this dwarf planet to make one orbit around our Sun. Astronomers found signs of frozen nitrogen...Read More...
Last Reply By Allan Waithira (Thome) · First Unread Post
Hey guys, today I'm posting my metamorphosis on my collaborative project with Allan on education in Canada vs Kenya. This project has changed my thinking a lot. When Allan stayed at my house when he was in Canada, he told me about education in Kenya, but I didn't realize how different it was compared to education in Canada. He goes to boarding school, and only gets to see his family once every 3 months. I would have a really hard time not being about to see my family everyday. This project...Read More...
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What are physical effects of drug addiction?

What are physical effects of drug addiction? In addiction to the numerous mental health issues that spring up as a result of long term drug addiction,there are also a number of issues affecting the physical health of the individual who is living with a dependence problem for many years. according to the national institute of drug abuse(NIDA) the physical effect include: The kidney;the human kidney can be damaged by habitual drug use over a period of many years.kidney failure is not uncommon...Read More...
Hey guys so I've done quite a bit of research on eating disorders just out of interest and I stupidly haven't even shared my question on the site yet but here it is. I wanna look at what the symptoms and long term affects are of eating disorders. I've always been interested in this topic but what really peaked my interest was a spoken word piece a student at langley fine arts performed a while back. Currently fighting her eating disorder right now she described some of the symptoms and side...Read More...
Last Reply By Anika Schreiber (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

art

Danielle Campani (LFAS)
Art allows us to stop and appreciate what we miss in our busy daily lives. I appreciated this quote as it's exactly what we are aiming to achieve in art everyday but specifically through our mural project. Between the composites we put up in the hallways and the mural inside the school and outside I really feel as though we have altered the pace of the school quite a lot. Many people have commented on how much they enjoyed finding themselves and their friends in the mural. I feel as though...Read More...
This was a really fun inquiry to do since I love photography! I knew some of the photography rules I talked about before, but now I am always looking at ways to use them. When looking at stuff, where are the leading lines? Don’t center the subject/object, use rule of thirds. And keep your background ‘boring’. I see these everywhere. There are a lot of other rules I learned about that I was unable to post about thus far. It has definitely changed the way I take pictures. When taking photos I...Read More...
Metamorphosis I cannot believe this will be my last metamorphosis! My inquiry question for this cycle was why is it necessary to investigate moral and ethical concerns about genetic engineering? How my inquiry now impacts my thinking. I was completely baffled by all the discussion going on in the scientific community with regards to CRISPR. My thinking used to be quite black and white with science as I have always thought science to be unambiguous. But after this cycle, my views of science...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
Hello Fellow Learners Inquiry question: Why is it necessary to investigate moral and ethical concerns about genetic engineering? In this post, the reason for why we have an ethics board for genetic engineering will be covered. Many countries around the world have some form of Ministry of Science and/or a board of ethics with regards to science. From the information gathered the need for ethics grew drastically after WWII when Hitler supported Nazi Eugenics and other cruel and inhumane...Read More...
Hello Fellow Learners Inquiry question: Why is it necessary to investigate moral and ethical concerns about genetic engineering? In this post, the ethical concerns about genetic engineering will be covered. The balance of risks and benefits. An important ethical issue in research is that benefits must be greater than risks. Greater attention must be placed on risks, since they may damage living beings or the environment. The application of CRISPR/Cas9 technique involves risks since it may...Read More...
Hello Fellow Learners Inquiry question: Why is it necessary to investigate moral and ethical concerns about genetic engineering? In this post the process of genetic engineering, in particular, the CRISPR/Cas9. Since this is the latest tool for genetic engineering I will only be looking into the uses of CRISPR but there are other methods of engineering. However other methods like Reprogenetics and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) can not manipulate the actual gene itself; it can only...Read More...
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Hello Fellow Learners, I have decided to change my inquiry question to the following: Why is it necessary to investigate moral and ethical concerns about genetic engineering? Ever since CRIPR CAS-9, the technology that enables geneticists and medical researchers to edit parts of the genome by removing, adding or altering sections of the DNA sequence, came out I have been wanting to look into the morals and ethics of genetic engineering. Because even though scientists would be able to cure...Read More...
My inquiry question: what causes people to believe in the supernatural? For all my life, I have always been someone is scientifically inclined. I haven’t really given religion much thought; this especially applies for the supernatural. I used to think that everything had a scientific answer, but that isn’t necessarily true. There are so many things in the world that don’t have any concrete evidence or explanations involving science. The supernatural is a world that gives such a unique...Read More...

A Burn

Forum: The Burn
Seth Young (Johnston Heights)
Due to her role and prominence within the public, she was appointed as Canada's first non-white, first without a political or military background Governor General of Canada. Clarkson was recognized for her extensive travelling within the country and focus on various issues such as Aboriginal rights, national identity, and international relations. - Kalith I personally found this such an interesting thing. The fact that she was appointed as the first non Caucasian Governor General, and also...Read More...

Burn #1 - Cycle 3

Forum: The Burn
Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights)
"People do care about you, even if they don't even know you." - Nicole Shimmin, RR4 : How do all forms of Art act as a social change agent? This quotation from Nicole's work really attracted my attention, drawing attention to human nature and how we are often driven by curiosity. Nicole mentioned that people do "care," and this could be interpreted in multiple ways, as people do care about others, but that could mean one wants to know more about the other person, or just even they care for...Read More...
Amanda Tummond's research and work on Ancient Egypt have allowed me to find a connection between my cycle on lawmakers in Canada who were not born here. I realized that immigrants wouldn't have done well in Ancient Egypt as well as they do in Canada today, since a lot of things have changed since: 1. Immigrants were not as welcome in Egypt to the extent we have here in Canada. Similarly, immigrants would've not been able to be actively involved in Egyptian politics as it was not a democratic...Read More...

What are effects of drug abuse on body?

Hi guys! it has been long before i posted but i"m still working on my project: what are effects of drug abuse on body? A person who abuses drugs may not realize they have a problem until pronounced effects of drug abuse are seen,all drug abuse negatively impacts ones health. common effects of drug abuse on body include sleep changes and decreased memory and cognitive abilities. other common physical problems include; chest pain. nausea,vomiting,diarrhea,stomach pain. skin can be cool and...Read More...
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The Galaxy

Jordan Macharia (Thome)
Inquiry question; is there life in other planets apart from that found in earth? Hey everyone my next dwarf planet is Haumea.It is time we acknowledge our universe and explore its beauty which is hidden in the books and internet. Welcome to Haumea and its mystery. Oddly-shaped Haumea is one of the fastest rotating large objects in our solar system. It completes a turn on its axis every four hours. The quick spin elongated the dwarf planet into the unique shape astronomers discovered in 2003.Read More...
Last Reply By Jordan Macharia (Thome) · First Unread Post
This Research Cycle was very personally driven as it was focused around my own personal goals and dreams. As an aspiring politician who is also a recent immigrant, I took this opportunity to study about other individuals who have a similar story as me and went ahead to do well in politics. At first I started with a late immigrants and immediately jumped to politicians who moved at a very young age. This showed me that Canadians don't just pick their public servants based on their heritage.Read More...
During this Research Cycle, I studied 5 different profiles of Canadian Lawmakers who had immigrated to Canada. These are the 5 profiles to sum it all up: 1. Jean Augustine, born in Grenada and moved to Canada at the age of 22 2. Adrienne Clarkson, moved to Canada at the age of 4 from Hong Kong 3. Harjit Sajjan, moved to Canada at the age of 5 from India 4. Maryam Monsef, moved at the age of 18 from Iran 5. Elizabeth May moved from USA at the age of 18 This research cycle has allowed me to...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello again! This time I decided to pick a politician that is often ignored or "underrated." As the leader of Canada's Green Party, Elizabeth May moved to Nova Scotia from Connecticut, USA at the age of 18, just like Maryam Monsef. May was born on the 9th of June, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut. She first enrolled at the St. Francis Xavier University but soon ended up leaving and taking courses in restaurant management. Despite this, she later attended law school as a mature student at...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
I have decided to discuss Maryam Monsef's life this research round. Having come to Canada at the age of 18 as a refugee, Monsef is currently serving the Canadian public as the Minister of Status of Women. She was born to Afghan parents in Iran on November 7, 1984. Her family moved to Peterborough, Ontario, and primarily survived off of the aid of charity organizations as they were financially unstable. Wikipedia states, ""In 2003, Monsef enrolled at Trent University , from which she...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! Like I promised in my earlier post, this time I will be posting about Canada's Current Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan. Sajjan was born on September 6, 1970 in India, but moved to British Columbia along with his parents at the age of 6. CBC News reports, "Sajjan is a combat veteran. He served one tour in Bosnia and was deployed three times to Afghanistan. He was the first Sikh to command a Canadian army regiment — the reserve The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello hello. End of the year. Man are classes getting complicated around this time... meaning Round 10 was my last post for my research for this! Inquiry Question: How do you pick yourself back up? (Re-Aligning your life) This research impacts me as much as it impacts anyone else on this planet whether they can connect to it or not on a personal level. From the types of areas i specifically looked at for this cycle, i know it can change my way of thinking and approaching them in the future.Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Today i will be taking Aiesha's topic of Historical Beauty Standards and their influence on today, with Sophies topic of mythical archetypes. So first off i think these two topics seem quite different on the surface, as one is talking about mythology and how they have overarching themes, whereas the other is looking into historic events and their impacts on our daily lives. So i will look into the first and most obvious thing, characters. Historical beauty standards and fashion have in many...Read More...

Metamorphosis #4

Danica Rogers (Charles Best)
Climate change (What effects does climate change have on mountainous environments?) This being my last cycle for this school year was quite a fun one for me to research. As for myself being highly interested in pretty much anything that has to do with mountains and to see the importance they play on our planet. Learning about how climate change impacts mountainous environments have was a bit of an eye-opener to see that even though mountains may not be super close to humans they can have a...Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Why Dementia is on the Rise This impacted my thinking because it cleared up myths for dementia that I though was true and taught me more information. I thought that once someone gets dementia, there will be nothing to do about it. I learned that there can be things to do about dementia. They can engage in activities like excessive and eat the right foods and have enough water. This will keep their health up. They can also try to reduce stress. I did not know that women have a higher risk of...Read More...
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Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Well everybody its been a wild ride from start too finish this year. I have learned more than I ever expected too coming in to this program and i got to experience so many different things. I also learned a lot about myself throughout the year as well. In the beginning i knew i had a plan, and i knew there was something that i wanted to do. This idea, goal, desire, whatever it was pushed me far further than i ever truly expected to go. It gave me something to put in my mind and put my...Read More...
Hey everyone so for the last little while ive been using my posts too make a little website, just something kinda nice too look at and that can help people understand what is going on. Please go check it out, the link is here: https://crestie0.wixsite.com/ccfoccbab I hope that you guys enjoy and i am sorry that its not the best website, but thats not where my skill set really is. I would also like too say that you guys have made this all a lot of fun, and i hope too see you all next year!! SethRead More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post

C4 RR3: Algae Blooms

Forum: Seth Young
Seth Young (Johnston Heights)
Todays research is on Algae Blooms, enjoy What are they? Its actually pretty obvious, an algae bloom is where a large amount of algae grows in a certain area, normally quite rapidly. These tiny organisms form dense patches near the surface creating colours on the surface of the water, hence the name, "Red Tides". These harmful algae blooms, also known as HABs, are very very dangerous. the can produce toxins that kill animals and infect shellfish (These are often the cause of Paralytic...Read More...
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C4 RR2: Coral Bleaching

Forum: Seth Young
Seth Young (Johnston Heights)
So todays research round is on coral bleaching. What is it? Coral Bleaching is an environmental phenomena that is happening in oceans all over the world, from islands in the Indian ocean, to Hawaii and even the Great Barrier reef. Coral gets it's vibrant colours from the symbiotic algae living inside it. This algae produces glucose, amino acids and carbon, all necessary for coral too live and grow. However when corals become stressed they expel this algae out of them, leaving them an off...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone it turns out i had accidently not posted my finished posts, and so i will have a big rush of them coming today. Ocean acidification, What is it? What is Ocean acidification? In all honesty it is relatively easy to explain. It is the changing ph levels in our oceans or the rising acidity of them. However things get a little more complicated in the how and why it exists. Why does it Happen? There are plenty of reasons for this phenomenon, however one of the main ones in the...Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hey Everyone!! This cycle i will be working on Ocean Health as i had a talk in my Social Studies class that piqued my interest. There main things i plan on focusing on are Ocean Acidification, Coral Bleaching and Algae Blooms. I want too work with these as i feel they are all interconnected and i should be able too learn some new things in the sciences and in the humanities with them. I plan on starting with ocean acidification first, then moving on. I think that i may have a final project...Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, This will be my last post for this cycle. I'm going to be explaining the role that alpine plants play in climate change as well as the importance of biodiversity. Alpine plants are plants that grow above the tree line on mountains, most these plants are very sensitive as they take very long time to grow due to mountain weather (1). Records of alpine plants have been taking over the years being monitored which allows scientist to get an insight on several aspects of mountain...Read More...
Last Reply By Dahab Abdi (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everybody.. How is everybody I must confess I really missed posting this.... Thanks to all those who made a reply to my last post. It is very interesting to find how every response starts over a new topic.. Anyway, we are on a break from school, which of course is part of my project. In my last post, I shared about how a day looks like, how students fair on during the day as well as the program followed in a day. This time, I am going to look at how a day looks like in a boarding school.Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post

Ancient Egypt

Amanda Tummonds (Charles Best)
How does life today compare to ancient Egypt? I was really excited to research this inquiry question, because ancient civilizations, and just history in general is so fascinating to me. After doing my research, I learnt so many interesting aspects of ancient Egypt, and how our society has changed and developed so much from then. This research also changed the way I look at pharaohs, and ancient Egypt's religion now having a better understanding of how it works. For example, before I did not...Read More...
Last Reply By Dahab Abdi (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This cycle I continued with my question from the previous cycle except this time, I looked at the question from a philosophical perspective. The last cycle, when I looked at this question from a religious perspective, I learned a lot about different religions and how they are all not so different from each other. This cycle, I learned a lot about some major philosophers in history and their widely variant ideas of why we're here, and it was so interesting! This project has...Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! For my last inquiry question, I wanted to dive back into a subject that has fascinated me for the better part of my life: astronomy. Something has always fascinated me about the ambiguity and the vastness of space, and I am so glad the the outcome of my research has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of our universe. My thinking, as a result of this research, has been deeply changed as well. Once, I believed that life outside of Earth was something incredibly unlikely...Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This will be my last post of the year. My inquiry question was “How does music affect people?” . Here's what I learned, and what challenges I had to overcome. How my inquiry now impacts my thinking: There are endless ways music can affect us, and I learned a lot. I managed to look into how it affects our brain, mood, memory/learning, the Mozart effect, health, athletic performance, dementia, and personality. I’ve known for a while that music can have an effect on us – for...Read More...
Last Reply By Anika Schreiber (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Summary for inquiry question – What will the future of electricity look like? Did you know that electricity deprivation might become a thing in the future? Even though it looks like we have unlimited amounts of electricity, we do not, which is a great problem. This summary will show you that our future of electricity may turn out horrible. There are multiple theories that prove this. One of the theories from Daniel Burrows proves that electricity demands will rise and explains a new method...Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! To end off this cycle of research I’ll be sharing with you guys my overall learning and all the challenges I overcame. To start off this has been one of my favorite research rounds, where I learned the most applicable knowledge. Although sadly I did not actually get to end off my research since I switched to posting every second week. However, I still got the chance to fully explore the geographical, and political challenges that cause poverty as well as how this affects the...Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post

Metamophosis

Sophie Offei (Johnston Heights)
Do Myths Contain universal Archetypes and if so What do They Say about Being Human? -Metamorphosis My inquiry cycle has given me a new insight to the workings of literature and its connection to human history. This cycle shows me how we portray ourselves through certain characteristics and how we categorize events in our world. From how societies centuries and miles apart can draw the same conclusion from different events to the patterns that appear in the stories that these societies tell...Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone. For my final research round I will be looking at something that, ties into a previous research round; universal events. Universal events are events that are talked about in (nearly) every cultures mythology. Popular universal events include: floods, famine, creation, etc. Flood, famine and creation are the myths we will be talking about. Now these myths follow a pattern and are often times caused by the influence of the gods of said culture, if not gods then a god like...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! Today I will be looking at the tropes of archetype characters. There are many that occur throughout dozens of stories. I will list a few, give a definition for them and inform you of some characters that fall into that category. 1.The Femme Fatale The Femme Fatale is as she sounds, a dangerous woman. She's seductive, mysterious, and draws people to her like moths to a flame, yet she knows exactly what she's doing even if she plays innocent. Femme Fatales are often related to...Read More...
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Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
Throughout my fourth cycle, I explored the field of robotics following my inquiry question "How Can Wheels and Different Sensors be Integrated to Create an Enhanced System of Movement?". In order to study this topic, I designed and started creating a robot that would include IR sensors for obstacle detection and wheels for movement. I then planned to compare the effectiveness of this system to the effectiveness of my first walking robot design. I finally wanted to conclude which of the two...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, Sorry that it has been a while since I have posted. I encountered some issues with my design that I will elaborate upon later. This week, I decided to make it so that the two wheels could turn in reverse, which would enable me to move backwards and turn. I also wanted to combine the two systems into my final obstacle detection and reaction system. Two Wheels I expected turning both wheels in the opposite direction to be easy, but it was not due to a mistake in my coding.Read More...
Last Reply By Dahab Abdi (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
For my last round of this shortened cycle, I'll be focusing on a relatively recent global superpower. This nation is interesting, considering it has its roots within anti-imperialism. It is also one of the only nations where communist theory (in some form) has been practiced. Before I start, these are the 6 cycles within Glubb's system that I'll be using: The Age of Pioneers (Outburst) The Age of Conquests The Age of Commerce The Age of Affluence The Age of Intellect The Age of Decadence The...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, today I will be talking about archetypes and their objects. Now, if you are confused by what I mean by this, I will explain. In many stories we see different heroes and villains with objects that they are strongly tied to, whether it be an evil queen with their mirror or a prince charming and his sword; these objects appear again and again in multiple stories, but what is the symbolism behind these objects in their stories? Let's find out. Before we start however, I would...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone!! This will be my final post of the year, and I would like to use it as an opportunity to thank you all for your support and comments because it means the world to me ! also I just wanted to make a few points of the main topics I would like you all to take away from this year long(continues next year) cycle of work! So here we go and reminisce the posts I have made throughout the year! Cycle #1: RR#2: " Also if you were pale, considered beautiful, and in a high-class you would...Read More...
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