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How are organisms being affected by climate change? For this cycle, I sort of wanted to continue with my ongoing topic of climate change and look further into the topic exploring different dimensions of it. Anyways what inspired to chose this topic was from recently watching Planet Earth. I loved seeing all the amazing organisms that still live on our planet but it got me wondering what struggles they're going through right now and what the future has to hold for certain organisms due to...Read More...
Hi everyone! My inquiry question for this cycle is “ Why do cats behave the way they do? ”. Perhaps not all of you own cats and know what kinds of behaviours I’m talking about. If not, you may be in for some surprises – cats can be pretty weird! A few examples of what I will look at are: how they behave with toys and hunt, how they behave with humans and how they behave with other cats, how they communicate, how female cats behave when they are in heat (looking for a mate), and if there is...Read More...
My Inquiry Question: How does social media effect teens (13-19 years old)? Name of teacher: Ms. Martin Summary of my idea Future is created by teens. Future needs teens. People over the whole world nowadays are looking at our teenagers, wondering what potential opportunities teenagers have, thinking about what kind of troubles teenagers are facing today. When we come to discuss this young generation, we can't ignore the environment we're staying at: an age of big data where social medias...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi, everyone! For my first cycle in this term, I would like to talk about cancer. I always wondered " how does cancer lead to death? " as I grew up. I have seen much news that famous celebrities died from cancer. Also, I heard many kinds of cancers at various levels, and time is absolutely an important factor that can affect you whether you can be alive or not. To make me surprised, there was a man who discovered his cancer, and only after a few mother he passed away. otherwise, as I...Read More...
Hey everyone, my question for this topic is "With respect to technology, how might the world change in the next 100 years?" I'll be posting a research round every 2 weeks. So here is my plan for this cycle of research: Research Round 1: For my project, I wanted to look into the artificial intelligence aspect of things but that topic by itself is really big so I'm going to be doing a few different rounds of research with this topic, just with different questions. For this round of research,...Read More...
Water pumped from the groundwater system causes the table to lower and alters the direction of water movement. Some water that flowed to the streams no longer does so and some may be drawn in from the stream into the groundwater system, thereby reducing the amount of streamflow. Contaminants introduced at the land surface may infiltrate to the water table and flow towards a point of discharge either the well or the stream. Its declines may affect the environment for plants, animals and that...Read More...
Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Does fame impact life expectancy? Teacher - Ms. Martin I was inspired to research this question after reading about Bradley Nowell, of Sublime. As a drug addict, he died a harshly premature death at the age of 28, a mere week after his marriage. After reading about him, I began to wonder if fame had impacted his life? If he was not famous, would his death still have come about? I was inspired and decided that I wanted to look further into this topic. I would like to compare different...Read More...
Last Reply By Francis Wachira (Tigithi) · First Unread Post

Drugs

I wonder why do people take illegal drugs why they tend to use just for fun or self gain? Just as i had promised to check on effects of inhalants on our bodies ,i will be checking on long term and short effects of inhalants.so i will start with short term effects Short term effects of inhalants Most inhalants act directly on the nervous system to produce mind-altering effects. Within seconds, the user experiences intoxication and other effects similar to those from alcohol. There are a...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Earthquakes prediction

Hello everyone,,have been away for few days but this is what i have researched. prediction,forecasting and mitigation of earthquakes. today many scientists now more about earthquake.they have also trained a lot so that they can help peoples to understand more about earthquake.earthquake are mostly studied by seismologists and also geographers.but they are also trying to educate us on how to predict earthquake. Earthquake forecasting and prediction is an active topic of geological research.Read More...
Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Development of lung cancer

How does lung cancer develop Pathophysiology is the study of the functional changes that accompany a particular disease. The pathophysiology of lung cancer is complex and still not completely understood, however, the understanding of the pathophysiology of lung cancer has advanced over time. Scientists have determined that lung cancer develops from a number of factors. Environmental pollutants and carcinogens (substances that are known to produce cancer or increase the risk of developing...Read More...
Last Reply By Danica Rogers (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Deforestation and climate change Deforestation is considered to be one of the contributing factors to global climate change.No. 1 problem caused by deforestation is the impact on the global carbon cycle. Gas molecules that absorb thermal infrared radiation are called greenhouse gases. If greenhouse gases are in large enough quantity, they can force climate change. While oxygen is the second most abundant gas in our atmosphere, it does not absorb thermal infrared radiation, as greenhouse...Read More...
Last Reply By Danica Rogers (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Deforestation and climate change Deforestation is considered to be one of the contributing factors to global climate change.No. 1 problem caused by deforestation is the impact on the global carbon cycle. Gas molecules that absorb thermal infrared radiation are called greenhouse gases. If greenhouse gases are in large enough quantity, they can force climate change. While oxygen is the second most abundant gas in our atmosphere, it does not absorb thermal infrared radiation, as greenhouse...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Drugs

i wonder why people use illegal drugs why the tend to use just for fun or self gain? hi everyone just like i had promised before that i will be checking on the effects of drugs on the body this is what i found.i will first check on how drinking alcohol affects the body When alcohol enters the bloodstream, it causes a wide range of effects across many different bodily systems. The effects begin as soon as the alcohol gets into your blood. However, the speed at which alcohol enters the...Read More...
Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, For my first cycle of the year, I'm going to investigate "Why do some teens feel the need to put great effort into their appearances while others don't?". I noticed throughout the years that as I grew older, the more time people spent on appearances. When we were in elementary school, I felt like everyone just wore basic clothing and as we grew up, there are many more options to choose from in the stores. I believe this is important topic that I want to uncover from different...Read More...
Last Reply By Charlotte Guo (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi again everyone! Just as a reminder, my inquiry question for this cycle is: What are the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating ayahuasca in western medicine? I am taking a very different approach from my last cycle, which focused more on the environmental aspect of things and for this cycle, I will be focusing more on the phycological (and somewhat psychedelic) aspect of things. For this project plan, I will be explaining what I will be focusing my research on for each post. Also,...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey guys.I want to talk about the coronary heart disease, its a waxy called substance called plaque ,that builds up in side the coronary arteries.When the plaque builds up in the arteries. Symptoms of chest pain heart attacks heart failure Causes of coronary heart disease smoking high cholestral hypertension diabetiesRead More...
Last Reply By Wallace Wamboo (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
"How are different sports beneficial/detrimental to certain body types?" For this cycle, I will be looking into something very different than what I have before. I have talked about genetics, animals, school, etc and I am very excited to analyze sports as I am very fascinated by them and their impacts on our bodies. So, I will be dividing this project plan essentially into four posts that I will be publishing every second week: WEEK 1: Introduction -This post will be more in-depth so I want...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be back to posting on this site and starting my research! Speaking of which, my C2 question is... What are the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating ayahuasca in western medicine? FYI, ayahuasca is an Amazonian brew used in indigenous culture (mainly Peru) and is used for many different reasons, which I will explain in my upcoming posts. In addition to what it is used for, I will also explain what ayahuasca is made of, how ayahuasca users describe their...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Being First Nations, I have had a lot of questions about where I came from lately. My question is: What effects in the past have made First Nations people what they are today? There is so much for me to learn about my ancestry, and I hope this will help. I willing be basing this mostly on BC First Nations, possibly Gitxsan. I am open to all Canadian First Nations. If you have any ideas or input, please let me know.Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Do Dreams Have Meaning?

Grace Sun (Charles Best)
Hi Everyone! I always wonder what my dreams mean. Everyone dreams, about two to five dreams a day. I would like to understand the significance of a dream and interpret what my dreams mean. I'm also going to look into how dreams work and what the brain is doing when we are dreaming. I think this will be a fun topic, let me know if you have any ideas on what I can do.Read More...
Last Reply By Charlotte Guo (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! I'm really excited to finally be starting my inquiry project! I've always been interested in the study of the introverted and extroverted personality types, which has led me to create the following question for my inquiry: Who makes better leaders: introverts or extroverts? I'm looking forward to sharing my research with you all! Priya SaldanhaRead More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey so for the topic I've chosen, I'll be looking into how are organisms being affected by climate change? I've mentioned this slightly in past cycles, however, haven't explained the full severity of it. I'm hoping to look into past, present and what's expected in the future for certain organisms. The massive role that climate change plays and the severe effects it has on many organisms. Also, how certain organisms are learning to coexist with the changes happening in their environments. I'd...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! For my first inquiry question of the year, I wanted to keep with my ongoing theme of researching a subject that interests me, that pertains to modern science, and that thematically relates to social justice, or social issues. So, I decided to dive into this cycle by looking at our food industry, and how it is drastically changing the way our world operates, both on a social level, and on a biological level. I hope that this inquiry question interests you as much as it interests...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Glad to be back and am excited to be starting my research for this upcoming year! For my cycle 5 question, I am focusing on an environmental-related issue but looking at it from a different perspective. My inquiry question is: What role do ethics play in the production of GMOs? I think that this'll be a really interesting topic where I'll have to keep an open mind as there will be many conflicting perspectives. I will have my project plan up soon! Please leave ideas and...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
For my inquiry question I am going to be researching into how do cosmetics effect us? I will be looking at what goes into the products that we use every single day. I will be looking at how it effects our skin, if the products age us or not or if they really do help our skin look young and beautiful. I will also be looking into how that effects self esteem and makes society view people different either good or bad. I am so exited to look into this because I will know more about this this...Read More...
Last Reply By Charlotte Guo (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Inquiry Question

Rhea Manhas (Charles Best)
So my inquiry question for this cycle is "With respect to technology, how might the world change in the next 100 years?" As there are many different aspects to this topic, for this cycle I would like to look at the technology side of things. There is so much to research about in the side of technology and I'm not completely sure exactly what I'll be looking at every research round but I'll definitely be looking into the artificial intelligence aspect, the transportation and housing aspect,...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! For this cycle, my inquiry question will be: " Why do cats behave the way they do? ". I've always lived with a cat my whole life, having had two cats altogether, and noticing both similarities and differences in their behaviour makes me wonder why they behave in certain ways. I assume that there are reasons for their strange behaviours that must somehow help them, or would have helped them if they lived in the wild, and that certain experiences can most certainly shape their...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi, everyone! my inquiry question is " how does cancer lead to death? ". As we all know, there are some people who got cancer survived luckily. However, unfortunately, the majority of the people got cancer, and their bodies can not overcome cancer and die. I would like to search some basic principles of cancer and what is the relationship between the different types of the tumor and cancer. also, I will research some methods to avoid cancer. if you are interested in my topic or any advise,...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, For my inquiry question, I want to look at humans and how fame can impact how long they live. I was inspired by reading about the lead singer of one of my favourite bands; he died at the age of 28 due to a heroin overdosage. Reading about him got me thinking: would this have happened if he was never famous? For my research rounds, I would first look into how fame affects lifestyle, then how these effects can hinder or benefit a lifespan. I will take my data from comparisons...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Inquiry Question

Madison Ciulla (Charles Best)
Hello! For my first research topic, I am really interested in looking into the Mojave Desert. I would like to find out what allows it to grow and inhabit so many species/plants. My question will be: “How has the Joshua Tree and the Yucca Moth shaped the Mojave Desert?“ Feel free to leave comments and suggestions for what I can include in my research plan!Read More...
Last Reply By Danica Rogers (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
And hello to you all! Hope things are going well, Inquiry Question: What are the values in the education system? My inquiry question to kick off this school year is this! I may change the question along the way, just like S3 research: How to pick yourself back up, but the question idea will remain the same! The idea for this is that everyone goes to school and we learn several things- skills to knowledge. Yet are we satisfied with that surface idea? Or is there more to education than it is.Read More...
Last Reply By Anika Schreiber (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

INQUIRY - cycle 5

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best)
Hi everyone! It's so great to be back to posting regularly, once again researching for Butterfly Effect, and being able to share with all of you. This is now my fifth cycle, and I am more than excited to start a new research topic! For this cycle, my inquiry is: "How are different sports beneficial/detrimental to certain body types?" Without going into too much detail so I can save that for the project plan, I want to briefly explain my idea. I want to talk about a few common and a few...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
For my first inquiry question for this year, I decided on doing something to do with teens appearances because as teenagers some of us like to spend a large amount money on clothing while others don't. The question I came up with is: Why do some teens feel the need to put great effort into their appearances while others don't? I would like to research and make surveys to find out the answer to this question since I think it could be really useful to some teens like myself. Maybe we don't...Read More...
Last Reply By Priya Saldanha (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

ORIGIN OF SOCCER

Why necessary for a team to have 11 players. Hello guys! s i promised, av'been doing my research since i had my last post. I have came up with the following information. Now concerning the research is that the official number has changed numerous time over the years. In “Calcio Fiorentino” (an ancestor of the football we know today) each team had…wait for it…27 players, of which 5 were goalkeepers! The funny thing is that they played on a pitch with dimensions similar to the pitches of...Read More...
Last Reply By Audrey Heath (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

IS POVERTY INCREASING OR DIMINISHING?

Hello everyone,,,it is long since I posted but this is what i got as I had promised. It is difficult to answer depends on the definition of poverty that is adopted and the quantitative indicators that are used.some measures can have the result of supporting people and population living in precariousness and leaving inside those in extreame poverty ,making their life even more difficult . An example for clarification ;A country's ''GDP per capital ''indicator is used to compare poverty in one...Read More...
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The main causes of corruption in Kenya

One of the biggest reasons for corruption in Kenya is the growing selfishness and greed of people for money.And the tolerant of people towards corruption.they give and take for their own profits and motives and also close their eyes while watching others doing the same.also corruption affects most of our part in our country due to corruption is the poor.Corruption upon the poor and vulnerable people in the developing countries.Read More...
Last Reply By Brian Gichuki (Tigithi) · First Unread Post

WAYS TO FIGHT DROUGHT

Hello butterfly! On my last post,I talked about the major ways to manage drought.Today Am looking at the ways to "fight" drought.There are 8 main ways to fight drought.As members of butterfly effect, we should try and make every drop of water count. There are several things you can do to ease your plants through drought,a dry summer, and even improve your landscape at the same time. One should, before doing anything else,assess the available resources .When one surveys their landscape,they...Read More...
Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
A forest is a large area dominated by trees,they are said to be the lungs of the earth. They play a very important economic and ecological roles.Their products are equally important,one of the uses of forest is: ♦ Wildlife conservation:Forest provide suitable habitats for wild animals.Several game parks sand reserves have been established within the forested areas.Preservation and conservation of the environment,especially water catchment areas.Forest preserve moisture and maintain the...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

earthquakes

hello everyone,,i have been away for few weeks but this is what i have researched. methods of reducing earthquakes here on the earth and what causes movement during an earthquake. from Considerable work has been done in seismology to explain the characteristics of the recorded ground motions in earthquakes. Such knowledge is needed to predict ground motions in future earthquakes so that earthquake-resistant structures can be designed. Although earthquakes cause death and destruction through...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Lung cancer diagnosis

Hi everyone today am posting on diagnosis of lung cancer. A doctor may suspect lung cancer if a routine physical exam reveals: 1.swollen lymph nodes above the collarbone. 2.weak breathing. 3.Droopy eyelids. 4.Weakness in one arm. 5.Swelling on the face. 6.Unequal pupils. 7.Dullness when the chest is tapped. 8.Abnormal sounds in the lungs. Some lung cancers produce abnormally high blood levels of certain hormones or substances such as calcium. If a person shows such evidence and no other...Read More...
Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Drugs

I wonder w hy people use illegal drugs why they tend to go against the laws just for fun or self gain? it as been long since i posted but just like i had promised to check on effects of khat this is what i found....... Amphetamine like effect in human of the khat alkaloid cathinone Ambstract 1. The chewing of khat leaves as a stimulant is common in certain countries, and the effects of this material are supposed to be due to the phenylalkylamine alkaloid cathinone. In order to determine the...Read More...
Last Reply By Moses Muchiri (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hi guys, According to the inspirational book"THE POWER OF DISCOVERY"by P.K NG'ANG'A it is said that approximately everybody has a gift.Actually gift is a natural ability of being good at something especially without being taught.However i want to find out the connection of what one is born with and the development with time.Read More...
Last Reply By Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post

Education

Dale William Ngatia (Thome)
Inquiry question: How did education come to be? I decided to leave the vr thing up to December but am going to do it upto the end. The dictionary meaning of education : A process of teaching, training, learning and especially in schools or colleges to improve knowledge and skills. Basically this is how people acquire knowledge and develop skills in different fields. In my topic am going to dwell much on academics. I want to know how this idea of establishing schools came to be in different...Read More...
Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
On October 1 st , 2017, a man carried out a mass massacre that killed 58 people and injured 489 others. After the news of the Las Vegas shooting appeared in the media, many turned to the internet to find out what happened. While some people were rushing to gather information on what is being considered the worst shooting in US history, others decided to use this event to trigger a wave of fake news. Following the attack on what was meant to be a country music festival, false reports and...Read More...

Does Eating Red and Processed Meat Cause Cancer?

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified processed meat as a carcinogen, something that causes cancer. And it has classified red meat as a probable carcinogen , something that probably causes cancer. IARC is the cancer agency of the World Health Organization. Processed Meat; meat that has been treated in some way to preserve or flavor it Twenty-two experts from 10 countries reviewed more than 800 studies to reach their conclusions. They found that eating 50 grams...Read More...
Last Reply By Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post

If You Dress A Certain Way, People Will Treat You A Certain Way?

Inaya Bhimani and Lauren Jang If You Dress A Certain Way, People Will Treat You A Certain Way? https://patch.com/wisconsin/fo...reat-you-differently If you dress up or dress down, when you first meet someone it leaves a lasting first impression In the work area like a hospital, people assume you are a doctor if you are dressed nicely https://thetab.com/us/purdue/2...way-people-treat-768 College is place where everyone judges you based on what you wear At one o'clock a student was walking...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone,still am going on with the factors influencing agriculture and today am going to take you through the biotic factors.The biotic factors influences agriculture differently.They include the following: 1. Pests Feed on crops therefore the plant lowers the quantity of agricultural produce. Feed on grains thus affect viability of the seeds Lower palatability of crop produce Increase cost of production when control methods are applied Create entry points for disease causing organisms...Read More...
Last Reply By Paul Kagiri (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, today i am going to look at HIV and education system in Kenya. HIV and education system in Kenya. The enormity of HIV/AIDS effect on education is not well recorded. A World Bank (1999) report on significance of HIV/AIDS on Education in Kenya indicates the influence as likely to be felt more in terms of reduced supply and demand of educational service, changing clientele for educational services, processes and content of education and planning for the sector. For example, the...Read More...
Last Reply By Emily Schaffer (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone ,today will deal on when the meeting day of the preservation of the Ozone but today will be just an introduction but later we will deal more basing on various countries within the continent. The secretary general meeting message of the international day for the preservation was held on various country such as French and other countries, On 16 September 2012 - A quarter-century ago, one of the challenges facing humanity – the thinning of the ozone layer that protects life on...Read More...
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