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Hello fellow humans! In this round, I'm looking at textiles of the time period I'm focussing on, as well as touching on what the textile industry is like today. I'm looking at colours, patterns, and materials that make certain looks so popular. Here are my findings. Denim Instead of mentioning denim in every category, I made a category for denim itself. If you've been following my research in the past, you may notice that I bring up denim a lot. Denim is never going away! The reason it's...Read More...
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Hey there, Questions to answer in this research; What is faulting? How was it formed? What was its causes ? What is its significance? A fault is a fracture or zone of fractures between two blocks of rock.Here are types of fault. normal fault - a dip-slip fault in which the block above the fault has moved downward relative to the block below. This type of faulting occurs in when to extension and is often observed in the Western United States Basin and Range Province and along oceanic ridge...Read More...
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People respond to disabilities in different ways.Some react negatively and thus their quality life is negatively affected.Others chose to focus on their life's abilities as opposed to their disabilities and continue to live a productive life.There are several factors that affect the impact of disabilities as an individual.The following are the factors; 1.The nature of the disability 2.The individual personality. 3.The meaning on the disability to the individual. C ategorizing disability...Read More...
Hello Butterfly! When floods occur,they can be destructive and as usual,they are unpredictable.This makes floods one of the natural calamities that occur most frequently.One ironic fact about floods is that they can happen in places that have never seen rain.As a result of floods,people can loose their loved ones,injuries,isolation of communities,essential services are cut and to add on that,public and private property may be destroyed. Apart from the physical damage caused by floods,they...Read More...
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Sorry we haven't posted in a while, Emily and I have been super busy with grad stuff, as well as teaching. Since our last post the students have been working hard on their new projects. They refer to them as "Passion Projects." You may remember last cycle the students had to do their projects based around biology. This cycle they could do whatever they wanted. As long as they could explain to us the reason for their learning, and that it has a purpose, it was allowed. We go in on Friday...Read More...
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Hello butterfly, Most of the time,people pray for rain but but when it rains,it can sometimes come with negative results and this has effects on the people and also their environment.lets take for instance in Kenya right now,flood water is washing away everything that stands on the way.This is the trick,we have been waiting for rain for all that time but when it comes,it destroys everything.bellow is a list of what diverse weather conditions specifically for rain can cause: 1.taking the...Read More...
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Draft Three, Names of Nobles Pass (Warning! Very 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...
Hey everyone, For the past two cycles, I've been with this inquiry question "How might our world change in the next 100 years?" Here is my metamorphosis for this second cycle. How my inquiry now impacts my thinking After doing all my research, it really put things into perspective for me. It made me realize how quickly our world is changing. While researching, I discovered that technology has really just started evolving in the past 10 years, and compared to when it all started versus now,...Read More...
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WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Benito Maina (Tigithi)
HOW COULD BE THE WORLD WITHOUT WILDLIFE ? What would the world absent of wildlife look like? We might think of a morning without the chiming song of birds, an ocean without whales spouting blasts of sea water beside ships, or a forest without an elephant,a hare,a leopard,a rhino,a buffalo or the king of the jungle the Lion that we all know. This is a world we cannot imagine, because it is one we should not imagine.If we continue with the factors affecting stand up together to make sure this...Read More...
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Inquiry Question: Are competitive eaters inherent or acquired? This topic can be discussed and conducted in two ways, one is if the eater is inherent, and the other is if the eater is acquired. If the eater is inherent, I can investigate its backgrounds and physical structures. If the eater is acquired, I can investigate its living habits and eating habits. In both ways, I can get a correlation on why someone can eat this much food and what in the original causes this to happen. Also, I will...Read More...
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Hi everyone! My cycle for my second inquiry question this year has come to an end. My question was "Why is Vancouver one of the most expensive places to live?" What I discovered through researching this topic has opened my eyes and made me very aware of all the prices my parents have to pay for gas, food, houses etc. It also gave me insight to how our government is dealing with these problems of high expenses in the city. In the end, I feel I have finished looking into this question, and I...Read More...
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Metamorphosis-Crabbing

Kian Abdollahi (Charles Best)
Hello everyone. When I started my project the question that I went in with was: How does recreational and industrial crabbing effect crab populations in British Columbia? The reason that I chose this topic was because when I first moved here I noticed all these people throwing these odd shaped nets into the water. Dozens and dozens of people in specific locations, throwing nets and catching crabs. Made me think...what's the effect? So that's why I chose it. I wanted to know more, so I got...Read More...
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It has two layers called the Epidermis and below that is the Dermis. The two main reasons we have skin is it protects us and controls our body temperature. The sun's rays contain a variety of different forms of radiation. These are visible light, infrared and ultraviolet rays. One type of UV ray called UVB can harm the DNA in epidermal cells and can cause skin cancer. Fun Facts: Getting sun burned just once every two years can triple your chance...Read More...
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The Human Spine #2

Isobel (LFAS-Junior)
I mentioned the five different parts of your spine in my last post but in this one, I am going to go more into detail. So your Thoracic is known as the middle point. It connects the Cervical spine and connects to the Lumbar spine. The Lumbar spine refers to the lower back of which it curves inward towards your abdomen (your stomach). It connects with something called nerve tissue. Nerve tissue is a very soft and delicate substance and is easily damaged. I also mentioned your spine is just a...Read More...
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Metamorphosis

Ivy Hao (Charles Best)
Hi everyone! My inquiry question for this cycle is “What does Anime bring to us?”. I enjoy this research because I am interested in Anime, besides eSports which I wrote for last round. Basiclly, I didn't finish this round yet, until now, I introduced the history of Anime. Before Anime exist, due to the lower techique, they cannot make it to be a video, thus, people only have manga. Manga is said to originate from scrolls dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Before WW2, the Americans...Read More...
Hello everybody! This round of research for me was all about fashion and the environment. The fashion industry has really had a harsh and harmful effect on nature, and I wanted to look into that a little. So, here we go. The fashion industry requires low costs to produce popular looks and trends with enough time that the looks will still be popular. But this means that mindfulness of the environment is a low priority, and the fashion industry has a very disturbing effect on the environment.Read More...
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Hi everyone! My inquiry question for these past two cycles was: Why do cats behave the way they do? Learning about cat behaviour has been very enjoyable and useful to me as I have a cat of my own. I’ve looked into their anatomy, predatory behaviour, communication, personalities, stress and illnesses, evolution/domestication, and environmental factors that shape a cat’s behaviour. How my inquiry now impacts my thinking After doing this research, I’ve learned that cats are actually less...Read More...
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Hello everyone, I am now done the topic of "Why do some teens feel the need to put great effort into their appearances while others don't?" Throughout the cycle, I've come to realise many new things about teens clothing that I haven't noticed until I did my research. Sadly, I feel I have completed my research to the best of my abilities so my cycle has to come to an end. How has your inquiry question impact your thinking? My inquiry question has greatly impacted my thinking in a positive way...Read More...
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Hey everyone, I realize i have not been on in a very long time, sorry about that. That has two reasons, fist of all I did not have access to a computer for almost a month so that doesn't help, on the other hand is I had an internal argument with myself. I realized that my current projects do not help anyone or anything really. They are cool and fun ideas but they have less practical application than i would have liked. In doing this reflection i realized that my plans are a waste of...Read More...
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As the new cycle rolls in, here's my metamorphosis on this topic! Hello! Inquiry Question: Why do people exert negativity? As you may all have read, I am sure there has been changes to what you know like how this changed what I know as well. I have learned about what type of social medias are there and how it makes them popular, what negativity is and the different aspects in the psyche, social and health aspects to this topic. I've definitely learned a lot and will be sharing (action) what...Read More...
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Inquiry Question: How is misunderstanding produced and exerted? The project brings me many new thinkings and at the same time, it changes my point of views and gives me more angles to look at the essence while doing researches. First, when I’m looking at the word ‘misunderstanding’, I feel it is something which cannot be discussed in sections because the topic itself is so subjective. However, after reading some psychological analysis online, I changed my mind. Misunderstanding can be...Read More...
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Hey everyone! In my last post, I talked about the different ways that I could perform my experiment. Since then, I have gathered all the material required to go out and actually do it. However it's been hard to find the time. So in the meantime, I’ve been doing some more research and have been trying to get in contact with some people at the DFO which is the Canadian federal department of fisheries. At the moment I am trying to set up a phone interview with someone there and hopefully get...Read More...
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Hey everyone! This is my metamorphosis on my inquiry question... " How has society's perspective on feminism changed over the past 50 years?" I really enjoyed learning about the evolution of feminism over the past few weeks. I had always been interested in the topic of feminism, but I had never really taken the time to do some insightful research on it. While working on this inquiry, I not only learned about how feminism has evolved, but I also learned about how hard the women before me...Read More...
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Metamorphosis Cycle 6

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best)
Hi Butterfly Effect, For my metamorphosis on "What are the controversial aspects of animal testing?" I will discuss what I have learned this cycle. First of all, how this topic now impacts my thinking. Before, I didn't realize how many companies and brands actually use animals to test their products. In reality, the majority of industries do so. I obtained this knowledge through light research, and the information was so easy to find that I was surprised how uninformed our society is by the...Read More...
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Hello lovely people! I've returned with more research, and in this round, I looked at marketing in the fashion industry. I don't know if I'll look deeper into this part of it, maybe I'll do another round with more specific examples. But it's kind of impossible to talk about fashion without talking about marketing. As well, a lot of this knowledge didn't come from the internet, but workshops and speakers and things like that from school, so credit goes to those people. Here we go. These are...Read More...
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Our heart plays a very important role in our bodies. That's why it's really important to keep it healthy. So here are some great things you can do to help maintain good cardiovascular health: First, exercise every day for at least 60 minutes. Secondly, eat at least one fruit and vegetable at every meal. Also, make sure that if you are sitting around for a long time, get up and move around to keep good blood circulation. Of course there are also thing that can very much damage your heart.Read More...
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The Human Spine

Isobel (LFAS-Junior)
The spine is made of vertebrae, ligaments, muscles, nerves, nerve tissue, over 100 joints and over 120 muscles!! With all those, it gives the spine a limited but huge range of motion. The spine is what holds your body upright. The spine has something called white matter and gray matter. The white matter surrounds the gray matter. The spine starts at the medulla dolangata which is the bottom part of your brainstem. There is 24 to 33 bones called vertebrae. There are two fused vertebrae and...Read More...
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What I've Learned, Done Good and Can Improve in Draft Two

What I learned in my second draft of Arthur's Heir, was that I needed to add more descriptions of places and sometimes even people. Once I do it, people have said that I am good at describing. I enjoyed writing about Lyn AKA Merlin, especially since I have learned that Guinevere was a political marriage. I found that not as many people commented on my story as they did in my first draft and when they did, it wasn't about how I could improve. I can probably improve my story by describing even...Read More...
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''For i, as an individual propose that animals are not ours to eat,to experiment on,to act as an entertainment or abuse in any other way but they are there to make life/world beautiful for they are as precious gold which should be cared for'' As people have rights regardless of their, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status,including the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and...Read More...
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LIST OF COMMON HIV MEDICATIONS. Introduction. -HIV infection starts when the virus is transferred through association with infected body fluids such as blood,semen or breast milk.HIV targets the immune system and conquers white blood cells called T-cells. -These are cells that fight infection. By entering the body cell,the virus hides itself from the immune system. -This process destroys the immune system's ability to fight against infection and always keeps the body from working well.Read More...
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Hey guys,I will be looking at the effects of Global Warming... Global warming is the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants Effects of global warming Each year, scientists learn more about the consequences of global warming , and many agree that environmental, economic, and health consequences are likely to occur if current trends continue:...Read More...
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The mass of water on Earth remains fairly constant over time but the partitioning of the water into the major reservoirs is variable depending on a wide range of climatic variables.The water moves from one reservoir to another like from the ocean to the atmosphere, by the physical processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation and subsurface flow. In doing so, the water goes through different forms like liquid and solid . The hydrological cycle involves the exchange of energy,...Read More...
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Research Round 2.1: The Internet

The Internet Explained Alternatively referred to as the net or web, the Internet was initially developed to aid in the progress of computing technology by linking all the best academic computer centers. The Internet as we know it today first started being developed in the late 1960's with the start of ARPANET and transmitted its first message on Friday, October 29, 1969. In 1993, the Internet experienced one of its largest growths to date and today is accessible by people all over the world.Read More...
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4.5 Aging and exercise

Ben Laird (LFAS)
Last time I took a break from my exercise and the brain project and researches the effect of natural disasters on human demography. Today I am going to just touch on the positive effects of exercise pertaining to aging in a succinct and simplistic approach. Often times people's minds deteriorate slightly when they age and it is no secret that those who stay active often remain sharp until near the end. There are several factors that deter elderly people from exercising many of which are very...Read More...
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Blood enters the heart into the right atrium. Next the blood flows into the tricuspid valve, then into the right ventricle. The valves in the heart keep the blood flowing in the right direction. Next the blood goes up higher in the heart into the pulmonary valve. Then when the blood leaves the heart and goes to the lungs. Once it reaches the lungs (which are so close to the heart) the blood fills up with oxygen. Then it comes through the pulmonary vein, into the left atrium. Next it comes...Read More...
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Disability

Forum: The Burn
Warutumo Moses (Alumni tigithi)
Attitudes and behaviour lead to exclusion of disabled persons from social to cultural life.people fail to appreciate the potential for participation by disabled persons in normal social experiences thus do not contribute to the integration of disabled persons because of such barriers it is difficult or impossible for disabled persons to have close relationship with others. - Triza Gatuiri This made me appreciate some parts of my research When doing the disability project it is true...Read More...
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WILDLIFE

Benito Maina (Tigithi)
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION Like forests, wildlife is also a national resource, which not only helps in maintaining the ecological balance but is also beneficial from economic points of view. There was a time when human interference was minimum the number of wild animals was quite high and there was no problem of their protection or conservation. But, with the expansion of agriculture, settlement, industrial and other developmental activities and mainly due to greed of man, the number of wild...Read More...
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Attitudes and behaviour lead to exclusion of disabled persons from social to cultural life.people fail to appreciate the potential for participation by disabled persons in normal social experiences thus do not contribute to the integration of disabled persons because of such barriers it is difficult or impossible for disabled persons to have close relationship with others. Many people with disabilities are not excluded from the normal social life of their communities but also in some...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Peter Shirazi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone,it have been long but was researching.Today i will be looking on how poverty is related as a risk factor of lung cancer. poverty and lung cancer Poverty has a huge impact on cancer and it contributes to an increase in cancer incidence and mortality. Overcoming the combined problem of poverty and cancer has been particularly difficult and although there are fewer deaths due to advancements in medicine, early detection and better treatment, those who are in the more deprived parts...Read More...
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Drugs

Ambrose Karani (Tigithi School)
Hi everyone today i'm going to be checking on a drug known as Methadone,my inquiry question being i wonder why people take illegal drugs just for fun or self gain? first of all what is Methadone? Methadone is an opioid that is commonly prescribed to treat heroin or morphine addicts, as this pain reliever helps the user come down from those harder substances. Even though the risk of addiction is low when used as directed by a doctor in a clinical setting, many recreational users have been...Read More...
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Hello everyone it has been long since i posted but am back with a research.I will prattle on impacts of social class level,since i am through with the five levels of culture i have been researching on. I found out that social class has got far reaching consequences. This refer to grouping of people according to wealth,income,education social network also occupation and many factors are also considered.The hierarchy also has some impacts like; Religious believes. Family occupations. Health...Read More...
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Hey everyone.I was away for sometime but am back with a great research which i have researched over the week. Earthquakes in East Africa. A strong earthquake rattled East Africa on December 5, 2005. Measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale, the earthquake was centered under Lake Tanganyika, the oldest and deepest of the Rift Valley lakes, and was felt as far away as Nairobi, the capital of Kenya some 975 kilometers (600 miles) from the epicenter. Though the region has been relatively quiet in...Read More...
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Corruption is the misusing of resources by those who are in power. Corruption can have efficiency consequences through impact on government goods and services.The efficiency loss because the projects that will cause effective at the true cost are no longer cost effective once.The cost of corruption are included and hence are not done. Corrupt officials usually cannot steal cash direct because they are easily detected but we explore both of these issues in turn.One way is that corruption may...Read More...
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How Addiction to Alcohol and Drugs Develops on teens Teen substance use can advance rapidly, from experimenting use to abuse and addiction. Experimenting Teens try alcohol, cigarettes, chemicals, and other drugs for many reasons such as, to relax or feel good. But they also have other purpose for drug use, such as curiosity, rebellion against their parents, or seeking acceptance from their peer. Commonly the first substance used by a teen is alcohol or cigarettes, and many times they are...Read More...
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Hello folks! I’ve had a lot of fun with my research throughout this last cycle. I went into this with a moderate/limited knowledge of fashion and I’m surprised by how much I learned. Just for a quick recap; I looked at fashion trends for both men and women during my time period of study, and how things changed throughout those decades. I was interested to see how the styles contrasted, especially with a great difference from the 80s to the 90s. Then, I looked at fashion around the globe as...Read More...
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Dynamics of place

Alison Stuart (Teacher/Admin)
After building and seeing the long houses of First Nations peoples of the BC coast, comment on the following topic: Discuss the impact that buildings and 'place' have on family, cultural and community dynamics. Feel free to write as much as you'd like, but at least provide 2 examples to explain your thinking. Due Date: April 11Read More...
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Hi again everyone! In this post, I will be concluding my inquiry question... " How has society's perspective on feminism changed over the past 50 years?" I will be giving a conclusion to my four rounds of research and to finish, a brief explanation of what I've learned and my own opinion on feminism. So let's get started! My research: As some of you may know, I split up my first three rounds of research by every couple decades starting with the 1960's and 1970's to today. Then in my fourth...Read More...
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Hello, everyone! In this round, which is actually 5 th round, I want to introduce the manga/anime in China. Chinese animation originated in the 1920s. In 1926, it produced China's first animated cartoon studio. It unveiled a page in the history of Chinese animation in the 2040s. Wan Brothers created the first feature film of Chinese animation. "Princess Iron Fan", released to Southeast Asia and Japan, was warmly welcomed by the people and made a good foundation for Chinese animation to go...Read More...
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Throughout my research I have looked further into what makes a mental illness, how to "diagnose" it and some ways to help cope with the illness. For this round I will be looking not so much at solutions, but common outcomes that people who suffer in silence with these illnesses face. PTSD: There a long term effects for when PTSD goes untreated. Also if treated poorly there is a bigger risk that more mental illnesses will develop. "Chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety,...Read More...
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Hello! Welcome to reading this post- I believe this may be the last post for this. And I have received some questions and I figured questions should be best answered- since they support this topic! Enjoy reading/skimming! Inquiry Question: Why do people exert negativity? Let's start with origin of social media asked by @Joanna Whitter (Charles Best)Who is doing great research on Textile Industry. SO what makes one social media more popular than the other? This is important to check out...Read More...
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