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Chapter Six, Caught

I stood in shock, staring at my sister. Sobs were still wracking her body and she was looking at the floor. How did she know why our parents are fighting? “ Andrea... what are you talking about? Are you sure?” She nodded. “Y-yes.” I put a hand on her shoulder. “Why? Can you tell me?” “ Dad... It wasn't his fault,” She finally met my eyes again. “Dad got drunk once and hit me.” I gaped at her. “Why didn't you tell me?” I asked softly. “ Because I knew what you'd say,” she hiccuped. “You would...Read More...
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Hi everyone! Last time when working on my research to find out "what is the impact percussion instruments have on music" I looked at the importance of 5 instruments including Bells, triangle, snare drum, timpani and crash symbols. This tile I decided to research the way percussion is used in different cultures and the history of percussion. I will also look at the way percussion is used in more modern music like Pop or Country. I started off looking at the way percussion is used in...Read More...
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Inquiry question: Should Canada continue to support refugees coming from the U.S. border? plan for round 2: Originally i planned on looking seuly on the ways the refugees are coming. However, after reading comments and starting my research, i think that i should be looking at what happens to them after and how the system works. (don't worry next round I will be looking into the effects this has on our society and others) 14 different stories. All about the different ways refugees are coming...Read More...
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How ethical is the use of autonomous vehicles?

Name of teacher: Ms.Mantei Summary: A few weeks back, in my psychology class, all students were given the opportunity to do a solo, self-directed project- one without a criteria sheet, or much direction on how to present our learning. I chose to study the ethical issues with the release of autonomous vehicles to the mass market. After narrowing it down a bit, I decided that I wanted to know how ethical it was to purchase and 'drive' self-driving cars. I found a really interesting program,...Read More...
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Hello everyone, I will be changing my question a bit to better reflect my research. Instead of just folklore I will be looking at cultural practices, (religions, festivals, mythology and/or folklore). I feel as though I will be getting a better look at the cultures these ways, I will inform the reader which one of these topics I will be touching upon for that specific round. I will still be looking at colonization on these topics. Thanks, Sophie.Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, Today I will be looking at the effects of colonization on native Canadian's and their stories. How has the presence of foreign conquerors forced them to adapt their stories, if they had to at all? Lets take a look at the Coast Salish peoples of British Columbia and their folklore. According to an article written on "The Canadian Encyclopedia" by, Marjorie M. Haplan, art by the Coast Salish people have been found dating back to 3,000 years ago. Now, anyone that has done...Read More...
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For those who have read my first Burn, i talked about Charlotte's research! Here's my next Burn! Why? Read on to find out. Now i'll talk about one faraway but on the same planet, a fellow peer of Butterfly Effect's research: @Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters)'s Research on Disabilities! Link to most recent post: http://www.pa-mojabutterfly.com/topic/disability-4 Really informative job Trizah! Directly from her post, this is something i would pick out, out of the whole post! Disabilities (as she...Read More...
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Hello! This shall be the 1st Burn for this school year! Burn (optional) 1 of Cycle 5! Today i will be focused on one of my peers, @Charlotte Guo (Charles Best)! I would like to say a great job to her research at the start of this year on her Inquiry question: How might social media affect teens(13-19 years old)? (Link to R6 post: http://www.pa-mojabutterfly.co...nvironment-be-better ) In this changing world of technology, social media has stabbed itself in society in less than what? 20 years...Read More...
In my last post, I stated that the significance of genetics could not be ignored when determining whether criminal behaviour was inherited or learnt. I focused on a story of a serial killer and the results of twin studies to prove my point. In this post, I would like to introduce the two forms of aggression and compare between the people who display these behaviours: proactive aggression and reactive aggression. Proactive aggression is a calculated goal-oriented method of hurting others.Read More...
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Hey everyone! I hope you all are well. On my previous post i shared some information regarding people who associate introversion with sadness and extroversion with happiness. On this post i will be looking at the following question: Do introverts and extroverts have the same amount of intelligence? Lets begin! Measuring intelligence by personality is not as simple as it may seem, the international handbook of personality and intelligence states that introverts do better on verbal...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
People have many drives within them, with the main purpose of survival. Things like food, water, and shelter motivate us to have goals. However, in a world where so much of our emotional wellbeing is essential to survival; self esteem, feeling of belonging, self-actualization, self-care, and relationship/career success, it is one of the main focus of many regular everyday people as well as psychological scientists/researchers. In the modern city, technology is integrated into nearly every...Read More...
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Chapter Five, Price of Freedom

Chapter Five Price of Freedom The hours that passed felt like days, all a blur. I couldn't get Andrea out of my head, her heartbroken face when the doors closed in front of her, separating me from her for who knew how long. I sat on a throne, slouching. Kenna stood behind me, reading out something about assigning guards. She had been appointed as my herald and rarely left my side. Neither did the blacksmith who had given himself the title of “Captain of His Majesty's Royal Guard” although he...Read More...
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For my second research round, I’ll like to take a look at value, particularly economic value. There’s an element of psychology when it comes to value (which I will explore later) though for now I want to look at the economic side of things. Value, in a very simplistic sense, is the price or time a consumer is willing to pay for a particular item. The value of an item is generally determined by supply & demand and utility. Utility is the perceived usefulness or satisfaction gained from an...Read More...
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The concept of property most people have is the idea of “Property Rights”. Property Rights is the idea that an individual has control over their “own” property. For example, private property can include real estate, stocks, copyrights, etc. Depending on how extreme an economic system can go, one could argue that things like air and water can be privatized. For the most part, we can say that items that aren't essential for survival can be privatized. On the other hand, we can have public...Read More...
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C1RR1: Work Communication Attitudes

Round 1 : The History of Communication Technologies This research round will be looking at the history behind mass communication systems, their predecessors and their uses in society. Just as a reminder of what I am researching my question was, "How have our attitudes toward "work" been skewed by our means of communication?". In order to study and understand the effects of these technologies, I must first know what they are. Communication technologies that we use today are quite recent, but...Read More...
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C1RR2: Work Communication Attitudes

Round 2: The New Ways and Attitudes of Work This research round will be exploring the different ways work can be done in the modern day. While technology has improved how have we coped with it? What new ways has society come up with to adapt these technologies? One popular way of working nowadays is working from home. This varies from each industry of course, but it is most popular with information tech, marketing, education, and sales. Working from home wouldn't be as viable before as it is...Read More...
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Hi everyone! On my previous post i shared the qualities of a leader in relation to introversion and extroversion. This week i will be providing information on Why there are people who associate introversion with sadness and extroversion with happiness? Let’s begin! The association of introversion with sadness and extroversion with happiness. Research has been proven that extroverts tend to be happier in life, this is probably due to the fact that extroverts like and gain higher stimulation...Read More...
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Research Round 2: Early roots of the first peoples in the Philippines (Con.) As promised this second round will cover F. Landa Jocano’s Theory of Evolution. So lets begin! Jocano’s theory believes that Filipinos descended from Negritoes and Malays who migrated there thousands of years ago. However, its hard to prove that Negritoes were the first to inhabit the Philippines. Despite that, what we know for sure from fossil evidence the first peoples who went to the Philippines, also went to New...Read More...
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Research Round 1: Early roots of the first peoples in the Philippines Welcome to my first official research round for the year! Just as a quick refresher, this post will be looking further into answering my question, "How did the colonization and invasion of countless countries into the Philippines, effect it’s culture, beliefs and ideals as a nation?". To start things off, we will be looking into the first peoples to occupy the country. So, let’s begin! To this day, no one can say for sure...Read More...
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Chapter Four, In Charge

Chapter Four In Charge I was being dragged to the town square by the burly blacksmith and the meaty baker. Why was everyone in this town so strong? Andrea and Arthur were following me (thank goodness, I don't know what I'd do without her and I was starting to like Arthur) as well as the mob who wanted to see the new king pull the Sword. No matter how hard I squirmed or how loud I protested, I was brought to the Stone with an audience. All eyes were on me. I hated it. “ Pull it!” an old lady...Read More...
Hello folks! I've posted an idea and a starting point, but here is my official project plan. I'd love to hear all your thoughts! My topic (as you may have noticed from the title) is why authors of fiction would want to gloss over an unpleasant or traumatic event, or glorify it in some way. Most people admit they love a happy ending, but many authors will write a story that involves a disturbing event, and they'll make the disturbing event seem exciting, attractive, or glamorous, for some odd...Read More...
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Hey everyone, So i have been doing a lot of designing and just trying to get ideas on paper and this is what i have discovered so far. First the cheapest way for me to get propellers with engines is to buy the ones that are made for hang gliders and those sorts of things. They are less expensive then making it some other way and are normally powerful enough for me to get all the lift i require. However i did encounter a problem with this in the fact that they are all fixed pitch rotors. this...Read More...
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How are different sports beneficial/detrimental to certain body types? Hi everyone, I have been looking into many aspects of different sports, specifically their athletes, and focusing on body stereotypes. Last week, I went into a bit of a side topic: injuries and physiotherapy. Today's post will also be a side topic, building on last week's. I will focus on dietary aspects of this research. This means the diets of professional athletes vs those that aren't professional, and compare the...Read More...
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project plan

For my inquiry plan I will be doing three rounds of research. In my first round I will be getting some stories of experiences from others that they have had as well as getting some background knowledge about my topic and asking why time flies when we’re having fun or why the time seems to slow to a stop when we are bored or unhappy doing an activity. In my second round I will look more in depth on people and how their perception of time has or hasn’t changed throughout the years of their...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Still a working process, I am still putting together all the research, but wanted to post something before I share my Inquiry questions with others! So here is what I put together SO FAR! Plate Tectonics have been something that has significantly shaped the earth. The movement of these plates are the reason for the different landscapes that we have across the world, colliding and separating from one another. The different collisions and separations that occur across the world, resulted in...Read More...
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For those who have read my first Burn, i talked about Charlotte's research! Here's my next Burn! Why? Read on to find out. Now i'll talk about one faraway but on the same planet, a fellow peer of Butterfly Effect's research: @Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters)'s Research on Disabilities! Link to most recent post: http://www.pa-mojabutterfly.com/topic/disability-4 Really informative job Trizah! Directly from her post, this is something i would pick out, out of the whole post! Disabilities (as she...Read More...
Hello! This shall be the 1st Burn for this school year! Burn (optional) 1 of Cycle 5! Today i will be focused on one of my peers, @Charlotte Guo (Charles Best)! I would like to say a great job to her research at the start of this year on her Inquiry question: How might social media affect teens(13-19 years old)? (Link to R6 post: http://www.pa-mojabutterfly.co...nvironment-be-better ) In this changing world of technology, social media has stabbed itself in society in less than what? 20 years...Read More...
My idea for my next project is to research studying methods, habits that successful people take on, concentration techniques. We all know people who seem to spend very little time and yet are able to get amazing grades. Perhaps they are just that better at retaining information than the average person but I believe that there must be something that they are doing, either subconsciously, or consciously, that make their work so much faster and “better.” In my first round of research I will...Read More...
Last Reply By Kylie Mantei (LFAS-Teacher) · First Unread Post
“You’re beautiful,” Clive Wearing told his wife Deborah while beaming like a newlywed. Deborah was delighted. However, she knew that if she left the room and returned, Clive would act in the same manner. Clive Wearing was a well-known British conductor until in 1985, at the age of 47, he contracted a rare virus that damaged his central nervous system. This occurred almost six months after his wedding to Deborah and since then he is unable to recall much of his past and cannot create new...Read More...
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Project Plan-How are languages learned

Inquiry question How are languages learned? For this project, we will be looking at effective ways to learn languages, based on a variety of factors and learning styles. Things we're thinking of covering: Effective ways to learn based on -age -native language -learning style (kinesthetic, auditory, visual, etc) -languages one has learned before -exposure to language -interest in language -difficulties of learning English/Japanese -physical effects For this topic we will be writing some parts...Read More...
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Question: should Canada continue to support refugees coming from the U.S. border? Hello everyone, this is my first round of research. I will be focusing on the affects the new laws past in the U.S. have had. Specifically the how, why and when. I received a couple comments warning me about offending people and one, thank you. Two, when I started this, that hadn't even entered my mind. Why? well this inquiry is not for me to lend my opinion to what should be done. It is to find the facts that...Read More...
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project plan

Jake Schmidt (LFAS)
Question: “How does science affect sports?” i)Ms Mantei ii) For this topic I was thinking of looking at four main sports to find out how science can affect each sport. First I will look at each one individually, then make connections between the sports and compare them with each other. Currently, my top four choices are soccer, high jump, skiing and baseball. I will explore how you can improve your own performance in these sports by looking at the pros and cons regarding the use of science.Read More...
Last Reply By Kylie Mantei (LFAS-Teacher) · First Unread Post
Wildlife and the environment is always under attack. How do different communities protect the environment? What struggles have various communities faced in protecting the environment? What successful program and policies have they seen?Read More...
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An issue that needs to be resolved is the lack of transportation although there are many issues that need a resolution embedded. I relate to being sedentary because of the lack of transportation due to remarkable factors consisting of : time efficiency, price, safety, and accessibility. I reminisce about the long nights I had no way home, waiting in absurd temperatures, lacking funds in order to get to a trusted household, etc. If I could have any job(s) in the world, I would be a recording...Read More...
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People with disabilities face many barriers every-day from physical obstacles in building to a systematic barrier in employment and civic programes. yet, often the most difficult barriers to overcome are attitudes other people carry regarding people with disabilities. some people are uncomfortable talking with people with disabilities because they are afraid of offending them and saying something wrong. one basic question many people have is; what is the appropriate terminology, for example...Read More...
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Hello everybody Once again I am back to where I belong. Long time. I have been in school for my final examinations and I say hi to all other researchers. The national examination, which marks the end of high school in Kenya, comprises a total of 21 papers or less depending on the selection of subjects a student did at some time in the lower grades. While most of them are theoretical, some of them are practically done in the laboratories. Last time before I left, I discussed how basically a...Read More...
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Literature Review: Work Communication Attitudes

To research my inquiry question, I will look at the history of communications for work, the attitudes common workers have, and how governments are reacting to society. 1. "How Technology has Changed Workplace Communication" https://www.forbes.com/sites/unify/2013/12/10/how-technology-has-changed-workplace-communication/#78fce03f670b Publisher: Forbes Publication Date: 10 Dec 2013 This article compares communication from a time before the speed and convenience of newer means offers. Its main...Read More...
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Hi everyone! Today for my round 1 research of "what is the impact percussion instruments have in music" I am going to look at the importance of each of the percussion instruments and what makes them unique. (1) my first instrument I looked at was the triangle, the triangle is a thin metal bar bent into the shape of a triangle with 1 opening. You can make the sound when you take another metal rod and hit it against the edge of the triangle creating a vibration turning into a sound. The sound...Read More...
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Introduction: Hey everyone! For this research cycle I will be looking further into the health benefits and issues with dairy and the dairy industry. It has many different results in the science so I will be comparing a lot of different biases. Some of the things I wanted to look into more were the different kinds of milk, especially the argument for and against raw milk. On the more capitalistic side I'd like to look into the franchise and why we think milk as so healthy. Possibly even the...Read More...
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Memory Memory has always been a fascinating subject to people. Most people picture memory as a place to store information. This metaphor has become a part of the study of memories. People talk about storing memories or organizing their thoughts; similar sayings all link to the metaphor. Plato imagined memory as an aviary while Aristotle compared it to a wax tablet. St. Augustine of Hippo even found similarities between memories and caves! Due to the fact that memory formation cannot be...Read More...
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Inquiry Question: How might social media affect teens(13-19 years old)? This round research focuses on: the quality and reliability of contents Blockchain solution Notes and conclusion: Social platform's main goal is to attract more users. According to the theory of Metcalfe's, the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system ( n 2 ). Whereas it leads social media to drift off the course and it ignores the most important...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Before we could answer our question we had to learn how whales use echolocation. They use it to: - avoid danger - mate - rest - find prey - communication - navigation We then heard and example of whales "talking" to each other using echo location. Listen here: https://www.portvancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/test8223bdbe1cbf6049a5bdff00004cf7b9.wav We then listened to what happens when loud boats pass by a group of whales and the effect it has on echo location:...Read More...
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Hello everyone, This week I would just like to tie up some loose ends and strangle a few unfinished thoughts together. I am going to look at the negativity bias and the "grey area", gossip and magazine profits, and why people love celebrity gossip. The Negativity Bias and the Grey Area Finding a celebrity who is believed to be rude towards their fans is simple. Simple search "rude celebrities" and you will find an abundance of relevant results. The difficult piece is discerning between what...Read More...
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Inquiry Question - Perception of time

For my inquiry project I wanted to do something more involving with the mind considering I did my last project revolving around weather. So my main question will be asking if our perception of time changes as we do? meaning the older we get do we think time speeds up or slows down? or maybe it just stays the same. branching off of this question I wanted to eventually learn why for example; time fly's when we are having fun and why time seems to slow to a stop when we are doing nothing.Read More...
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Plate Tectonics

Alice Yang (LFAS)
(Getting into a specific inquiry question! Still in progress!) The earth is shaped and morphed in many different ways. The landscape around us constantly, but slowly changes around us, and can not be noticed by the naked eye. Evidence for plate tectonic movements: Coastline fit Coastlines, almost like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, fit together perfectly Paleoclimatology Coal fields found in polar regions today, play a big role in the movement of plate tectonics, since coal specifically only...Read More...
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My question started out with "how does science prove that there is a God?" I looked for a way to narrow down my Inquiry question and got to the bible. because all religions have something they revolve around like the bible. there wouldn't be Christianity if there was no bible and all christians "should" base their faith and beliefs on the bible. Genesis is the first book of the bible that talks about the creation story and how man was made, this also includes the great flood and "the tower...Read More...
Last Reply By Cole Dirks (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Since our last post, we have worked on finishing up research with the students. Our goal for them has been around ten points of research per week so by now the students should have around sixty points. Although these were are expectations, that does not mean everyone has it finished. We have learned that as a teacher you have to understand, although you might assign something for homework, not everyone is going to do it. Also that there are some exceptions. Some students have less than sixty...Read More...
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Health promotion and prevention activities seldom target people with disabilities for example women with disabilities receive less screening for breast cancer and cervical cancer than woman without disabilities. people with intellectual impairments are less likely to have their weight checked adolescents and adults with disabilities are excluded from sex education programmes. additionally people who are not academically gifted suffer from diabetes may end up losing hope with their dreams.Read More...
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