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Negative attitudes are a major barrier to the equality of people with disabilities.governments and other organizations have implemented pro grammes to change attitudes towards people with disability but helping professions try to separate disabled people and abled people which leads to lack of awareness about people with disability in the society. The desire to avoid whatever is associated with evil has affected people's attitudes towards people with disability eg some religious leaders...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey folks! Hard to believe I've been researching the same question for so long. It's been fun and informative, but I feel it's time to wrap it up now. Here's what I have to say for my reflection; How has this inquiry impacted your thinking? I think I'm more conscious of what is going on in the fashion industry because of this project. I am also glad I looked at current fashion in different cultures and places around the world- this has helped me to have a more accurate perception of these...Read More...
Hey guys its long since i posted and today i will be looking on more about earthquakes in California. Earthquakes in California. The magnitude 8.2 earthquake that ravaged southern Mexico on Sept. 7 was the largest to shake the country in nearly a century.Like California, Mexico is a seismically active region that has seen smaller earthquakes that have caused death and destruction. But the Sept. 7 temblor is a reminder that even larger earthquakes which ware rare occur.Scientists say it’s...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi guy I was away but was researching and this what I got ..... Lung Cancer Statistics Smoking is the principal cause of lung cancer,it is estimated to be responsible for 85% of all types of lung cancer. The countries with the top 20 highest incidence of lung cancer in 2012 are given in the tables below. Rank Country Age-Standardised Rate per 100,000 (World) 1 Hungary 51.6 2 Serbia 45.6 3 North Korea 44.2 4 Macedonia 40.8 5 New Caledonia 40.1 6 Montenegro 39.6 7 Denmark 39.2 8 US 38.4 9...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Rivers are some of the most effective agents in the formation of various landforms. As the river flow downstream it shape and sculptures the land beds, transports eroded material and finally deposits the material which are called load. River Erosion. It take place through the following processes; Hydraulic process. Corrosion. Attrition. Solution. Hydraulic process. This is the eroding force of water on rocks and it take place when a river surges into cracks, sweeping against banks on the...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi, everyone,today am talking about solution of child labor.................. 1. Laws: Making laws that children will not work until they reach a certain age and makes it much easier to combat a culture of child labor. moreover, laws can be brought in to ensure that when teenagers do begin to work, they are not allowed to work beyond a certain maximum number of hours and they are paid a minimum wage. 2. Reduce poverty: When a family lives in poverty, they may end up sending their children...Read More...
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Type One Diabetes

Anastasia (LFAS-Junior)
Hello everyone! Today I am moving on to a new topic: type one diabetes. The Immune System & Type One Diabetes Type one diabetes is caused by the immune system diminishing the cells in the pancreas, where your body makes insulin. It will cause the body to not have enough insulin to function regularly. This is often referred to has the autoimmune cause , or the autoimmune reaction , because the body is attacking itself. Scientists are still wondering about why the body attacks itself in...Read More...
Last Reply By Anastasia (LFAS-Junior) · First Unread Post

Anne Frank

Isobel (LFAS-Junior)
Anne Frank was a 13 year old jewish girl during World War two born on June 12 1929 in Franfurt Germany where her father’s family lived for generations. She went into hiding to escape the Nazis with her mother Edith, father Otto, and sister Margot. Later Peter,Herman and Auguste Van Pels. Then Hitler rose to power. And I am going to tell you how he did that. He tried to overthrow the goverment of Bavaria. It was unsucsessful so he recieved a prison sentance. While in jail, he wrote a book on...Read More...
Last Reply By Isobel (LFAS-Junior) · First Unread Post
Hi guys! So there's a little change to my project plan. I just realized two very important components. The first is that I will on be able to upload 3 rounds before summer vacation, and second that the in depth I was trying to find on each of my four sub topics are combined. So the new plan is that my first round will be about advantages, second round about disadvantages, and the third round about the addiction side of coffee and caffeine. *** For my first round of research I will be looking...Read More...
Last Reply By Claire Njeri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hello guys,its long since I posted my last topic,today I will be looking at the possible solutions of global warming to climatic changes. 1. Speak up! By speaking up your concerns—through the social media or,send a message to one of the elected officials telling them that you care about the world whose temparatures are continuing to rise . You can also encourage Congress to enact new rules that will limit carbon emissions and require polluters to pay for the emissions they emit. 2. Power...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Mwangi · First Unread Post
Hello again everyone, This week I am looking into my first round of research on my newest topic: humans and value. More specifically, I am looking at humans and their process of assigning values. This week, I would like to cover the origins of currency, value, and how value impacts perception. The last part bumps (value's impact on perception) overlaps slightly with my previous round of research. If you would like to read my project plan, you can find it here:...Read More...
Last Reply By Dorcas Akinyi (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, here is my first round of research with my question "What makes a good education?" How people learn? People influence their educations in many different ways. A person needs to want to learn, if they are going to learn. If someone were to take a class that they are barely interested in, it's likely that they won't succeed in that class as much .(1) The best way for a person to learn is to do. You can sit there and watch someone explain to you how algebra works and the steps of...Read More...
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Research Round 1 - Cycle 3 - Will human civilization ever come to an end and if so what will be the cause of it?

My inquiry question for this cycle is “Will human civilization ever come to an end and if so what will be the cause of it?” In this round of research I will look at if it is likely that we will go extinct based on patterns since we were first on earth, and different potential causes. There was a time we almost went extinct -studies say there was a time we were down to about just one thousand reproductive adults -one study claims “40 breeding pairs” -unknown for sure how low our population...Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post

Draft Three, Magic Pass (Still incredibly long! Read in a comfortable seat!)

Chapter One The 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 twelve-year-old 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. It landed with a light thunk in the center of a big oak tree we were using as a target. Come to think of it, it was probably the...Read More...
Hey everyone! I'm so excited to start my new cycle! For the of you who haven't seen my project plan, my inquiry question is... How does consumerism in the beauty/fashion industry affect our society today? So, for my first round, I will be focusing on how consumerism affects society economically. However, before hand, I will be explaining what consumerism is and how it works! What is consumerism? According to the dictionary, consumerism is "a preoccupation with and an inclination toward the...Read More...
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Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, For my new inquiry question, I decided to look into "How Does The General Traits Of Teenagers Affect Our Daily Lives?" I think this topic is important to dig deeper into because teenagers have been changing as a whole, and informing us of this change will help everyone have a better understanding of each other. For this round of research, I plan to examine... What is a trait? What are common traits for all age groups? What is a trait? According to the dictionary a trait is: a...Read More...
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Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! I am so happy to be back and posting rounds of research for my new inquiry! My question this cycle is "What does a healthy lifestyle consist of, and how do we maintain one?" This round I will be looking into daily exercise, and the benefits it provides to our health and well-being. To start, I looked at a dictionary to see what "healthy" is defined as, and here is what it said: "free from disease or pain : enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit" "showing physical,...Read More...
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About the Heart!

Anastasia (LFAS-Junior)
Hello readers/ heart-beaters! Today I'm going to be answering two important questions about the heart. The first is: What are the effects of exercise on the heart? Doing regular exercise is one of the top ways to keep our hearts healthy (as I have talked about in pervious posts). From the cardio regulatory centre in the brain, the heart beats faster and harder during exercise, and breathing becomes deeper and more frequent . The second question is: What is your heart's main jobs in your...Read More...
Last Reply By Anastasia (LFAS-Junior) · First Unread Post
Hello kindhearted people! Todays topic is... heart beats . An average human heart can beat three billion times in a lifetime. When you're feeling your heart beating/pumping that's your heart contracting and relaxing. When your heart contracts, it tightens. Each time it contracts it's pumping blood, and that's your heart beat. When you feel your heart beating, that's your pulse. If you were doing something like running/jogging, walking, jumping, climbing or swimming, your heart rate...Read More...
Last Reply By Anastasia (LFAS-Junior) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This is my first round of research for my question: “Why do some suffer more from performance anxiety than others?”. I will state what performance anxiety exactly is, the symptoms of it, why people suffer from it, and what goes in our brain when performing. What it is: -Performance anxiety, often called stage fright, is the experience of extreme distress and anxiety during and before a performance in front of an audience of other people (4, 6). -“It’s a natural, hormonal, full...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello folks! Before we get started, I would like to let you all know that this is my second to last research round for this inquiry question (unless something comes up in the comments!) Our school year is nearing the end, and as well, I've been working with the same question for a long time. I nearly have all the answers I need for this project. So after this round, I will be posting one more, followed by a reflection. But if there's anything you guys would like to know, please tell me!Read More...
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LAND SLASHING AND CLEARING FACTOR AFFECTING WILDLIFE. Land clearing describes the removal of native vegetation and deforestation. Native plants and animals are integral to the success of our society. We depend on wildlife to pollinate many of our crops. Most of our cities depend on effective water catchments to provide clean water. And medical scientists are making important breakthroughs in managing disease and health issues based on discoveries in nature. The mental benefits of a “dose of...Read More...
Last Reply By Dorcas Akinyi (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey guys.After my trials and errors i have come up with an interesting topic about how are volcanoes and earthquakes related. How are volcanoes and earthquakes related? Some, but not all, earthquakes are related to volcanoes. For example, most earthquakes are along the edges of tectonic plates. This is where most volcanoes are too. However, most earthquakes are caused by the interaction of the plates not the movement of magma. Most earthquakes directly beneath a volcano are caused by the...Read More...
Last Reply By Inaya Bhimani (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey guys, For my first round of research, I will start by explaining mental illnesses, then dive into aspects of stress and its impact on high school students. Here's my inquiry question for this cycle, "Why are mental health issues common amongst teenagers and students?" MENTAL ILLNESSES "Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social,...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
There is quite a bit of controversy on whether or not coffee is either good or bad for us. Like I said, I am an avid coffee drinker and this is partially vital information. Hopefully through this research I will find out the truth about the health benefits, drawbacks, advantages, and disadvantages. For each round I am planning on going into great depth about each sub-topic because the topics are so simple. But it's the simple information that helps guide us, right? For round one I'll look at...Read More...
Last Reply By Alice Yang (LFAS) · First Unread Post
I chose this question because coffee is a major part of my daily routine. Normally I drink 2-3 cups a day. I've heard conflicting opinions on the radio, through media and my peers. These "facts" have ranged anywhere from it can shorten your lifespan to it can lengthen your lifespan. The point I'm trying to make is that I'm not sure who to believe and I want to look further into this and find out for once and for all if coffee is healthy or not.Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Alright! As I have recently been trying to learn a new skill, I figured I’d start a research project on it so I can study how this process works and try to avoid failing this class at the same time! I often find a tune or melody pop into my head at random times, and I just kinda match lyrics to it. Unfortunately, I only know about 3 chords on the guitar, and my singing voice leaves a lot to be desired. So I can’t carry a song on my own. I’m probably going to practice these things (I have to...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

More about the skin

Sarah (LFAS-Junior)
On my last post I directed my attention on the more minor parts of the integumentary system - the hair and nails. This post I will be paying more attention to the skin. When you are young, your skin fits snug and grows with you. After age 25 your skin becomes less flexible and wrinkles and creases start to appear. Why do people have different coloured skin? Melanin is what gives skin and hair it's colour. Everyone has about the same amount of cells that make melanin, but the cells of darker...Read More...
Last Reply By Emily Schaffer (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Purpose: To know that in what conditions do people feel being understood? What are they actually asking for? What I found in this round of research: We feel being 'understood', not because one person knows us. When we say 'I hope the other person knows me well', I mean, first of all, I hope that this person 'understands' us, something which is behind us[4]. This kind of understanding not only means that others capture some information about us, but also means that how we're looked from...Read More...
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Last Reply By Kian Abdollahi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
FYI!!! For more generally, the origenal inquire question is "What does Anime bring to us?", I change it to What does ACG bring to us? サブカルチャー, known as ACG, an abbreviation of "Anime, Comic and Games". [1] Because a strong economic and cultural connection exists between anime, manga and games in the Japanese market, ACG is used to describe this phenomenon in relative fields. [2] The term refers in particular to Japanese anime, manga and video games, with the video games usually referring to...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, for the new round of research, I am going to choose the topic about the relationship between art and food. I recently found an interest in the food. There are various types of food in different areas, and they all represent some special meanings. So, my topic will be “how does the food relate to art?” Round 1 For the first round of research, I am going to introduce some special dishes that are the staple food in the countries. Also, I will find out why they are famous in that...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello! After many trials and error, I finally had some success with gathering my crab samples. Took a little longer than expected though. I guess I’ll start off by talking about my second attempt, and then onto the final, successful third attempt. So for the second attempt, I felt much more confident since we had the proper nets. In total we had 3 nets, two of them being the small circular ones, and the other being the big unsuccessful one. I began by placing the bait in all the traps, then...Read More...
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Inquiry Update

Alice Yang (LFAS)
Inquiry Question Hello Everyone! I know I haven't posted in a while... or in forever BUT I'll try my best to get myself going and more on top of everything more often :) So here is my super tiny update about my topic that I might still change! Please let me know if you know any interesting Inquiry Topics to help me find the right topic to work on! The Inquiry Question I thought of is: Should the involvement of violence be reduced in sports? Why I chose this topic Sports are something that...Read More...
Last Reply By Inaya Bhimani (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Here is my project plan for my new cycle of research. I'll be taking a completely different route than I did last cycle; my research will now be focused on social norms. My new inquiry question is: Why do we develop social norms and what is their influence on society? I'm really excited to pursue this topic because I think that there's a lot of different aspects to them and different examples, some of which have been controversial in our society. For my first round of research,...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Helllo! Thanks for taking interest in this topic! This topic is different compared to the last one and won't be as similar. The idea behind this is to find out simply what are the qualities of a leader. I will be looking at what makes a "good" and "bad" leader. Perhaps seeing different factors that can influence leaders and their position. I will be diving into any science about leaders and leadership. Additionally, answering some "whys" such as, why do we have leaders? Purpose/Goal: To...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello to you all! Hope things are going well, Inquiry Question: What are the qualities of a leader? The brief idea behind this topic is to explore the ins and outs of the different qualities that is in a leader. This will be taking in from examples and real life people as well as any science behind this. The hope is to compile information that can answer this question to the best of the abilities and any experiments will be conducted to see what happens if needed! Got thoughts, ideas,...Read More...

Cycle 3 Project Plan

My inquiry question for this cycle is “Will human civilization ever come to an end and if so what will be the cause of it?” I chose this topic because I have always wondered about the effects of what we are doing today on future generations, and if we continue going the way we are, will we go extinct? This is my plan for my research: Round 1 In my first round of research I will look at if it is likely that we will go extinct based on patterns since we were first on earth, and different...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, Today I was inspired by my brother, who questioned why gold is so expensive, although not that useful. I would like to look at what properties influence the "value" of something, and how many of these properties are somewhat imaginary (like "coolness"). Here's what I want to research over the next few weeks: Round 1 - The Origins of Currency and Value/How Value Impacts Perception - When we started using currency, how it evolved over time -The origins of value and when we began...Read More...
Last Reply By Alanna Marrington (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everybody, here’s my project plan for this next cycle. I’d like to thank the people who left comments on my inquiry question post, your comments really helped me with my project plan and I am using most of the suggestions that were given . Thank you! Here is my plan for this cycle: Research Round 1: -What is a proper education made up of? - How people influence their own education( doing all your homework, studying, etc) and why some people are more willing than others to learn and do...Read More...
Last Reply By Inaya Bhimani (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! My inquiry question for the new cycle is: “Why do some suffer more from performance anxiety than others?” I wanted to look into this because I suffer from stage fright when talking in front of large groups or when I’m performing at a piano competition or festival, and I want to know why it affects me so badly and why it seems like some people aren't affected by it at all. Here is what I plan to research for the next three rounds of research: Round 1 – What is it all about? -what...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, After reading @Erica Won (LFAS) very helpful comment on my Inquiry Question, I've decided to slightly change my question to "How Does The General Traits Of Teenagers Affect Our Daily Lives?" As she mentioned in her comment, finding research for stereotypes will be very biased since everyone has a different opinion on them. I will still create a survey because I like to hear everyone's opinions and include them in my posts. I hope by altering my question it will...Read More...
Last Reply By Inaya Bhimani (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi all, I am super excited to start this cycle of research. My questions is "What does a healthy lifestyle consist of, and how do we maintain one?" This is something I am very passionate about, and I believe in living healthy and maintaining good habits as you grow older. During this cycle, I want to touch on a number of things, and so I am going to dedicate every post to a certain aspect as to what I think is a part of keeping healthy. I hope throughout my research you can learn some ways...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Peter Shirazi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Why are mental health issues common amongst teenagers and students? Hey everyone, for my project plan this cycle I will be splitting it up into 4 research rounds. In each post, I will talk about mental illnesses, and at the end of the research I will connect it with high school students and compare teenagers to adults. This is what I am planning to do: Round 1: Introduction & Stress -My first round of research will include an introductory explanation of mental illnesses, as well as their...Read More...
Last Reply By Natalya Patz (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, For this next cycle, my question will be “What makes a good education?” I wanted to do something fairly different than what I have previously researched. I thought of this question and thought it would be super interesting to look into! If you have any ideas of what to look into or anything, feel free to let me know!Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, it is crazy to believe that this is the last cycle of the year! I am looking forward to basing my last cycle on healthy lifestyles and habits. I want to look into food/diet, mental health, technology, relationships, exercise etc. This is really interesting for me and I am excited to see what I learn. I hope this question will help me in my own routine and lifestyle to educate me on moderation and other aspects of healthy living. If you have any suggestions or comments on...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Arthur's Heir, Draft Three B (Incredibly Long!)

Chapter One The 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 twelve-year-old 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. It landed with a light thunk in the center of a big oak tree we were using as a target. Come to think of it, it was probably the...Read More...

Skin, hair and nails

Sarah (LFAS-Junior)
On my last post, I focused more on the impact of sun on skin. This post I will be concentrating on the integumentary system in general. About the Hair You lose about 40-120 strands of hair a day. Your hair grows approximately half an inch every month. The most common hair type is straight, the second most common is wavy hair, and the least common is curly. The typical hair colour is black, and the rarest hair colour is red. Whether you have straight hair or curly hair, it depends on the...Read More...
Last Reply By Isobel (LFAS-Junior) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, I've decided to move on to a completely different inquiry topic for this cycle. My new question is: Why do some suffer from more from performance anxiety than others? The reason I want to look into this is because I'm in grade 8 piano right now, so I have to do a lot of competitions, recitals and festivals, and I tend to get extremely and unnecessarily nervous before performing. I also used to do a lot of public speaking when I was younger - I always did the Concours d'Arts...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, For my third cycle this year, I decided to stick with my topic of teen issues, and I realized there are a lot of stereotypes about us that aren't true. Some common stereotypes I can think of are teens are lazy, addicted to social media and selfish. Like all stereotypes, they may apply to some people but not everyone as a whole. I decided to choose a question a little bit less opinionated this cycle because I had troubles last time with biased research. I still would love to...Read More...
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