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Hello everyone, For this cycle, I will be focusing on the purposes of using animals for research and how this concept is controversial. Since I post every other week, the information will be thoroughly divided into 3 rounds of research. Round 1 In this post I will look into the history of the use of animals for research, how and why it all began, who first developed the theory/idea, and why they developed it or for what purposes. This week mainly focuses on a backstory, an introduction to...Read More...
Hello folks! So, I launched some ideas for my new question a little while ago, and now I have my official project plan together! Just a recap, in terms of my question above, "Late 20th Century" refers to the 1970s to the late 1990s. I am interested by this time period and want to look into the evolution of fashion during this time. Teacher's name: Ms. Mantei In my various research rounds, I will focus on; Round 1: Looking at various examples of trends in the late 20 th century, how the go...Read More...
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project plan

Jake Schmidt (LFAS)
Hello everybody my question for this round's question is going to be about yawning. For each question i will make connections between yawning and something else related to the question. For my first week's question I am thinking about looking at what a yawn does for you and how it affects your body. For the second and third week I will write it on when it happens to you and why it happens to you. What inspired me to do this topic was my cat because right after my cat yawned i yawned so i...Read More...
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Hello everyone, Today I am going to outline where I would like to go with my project over the next research rounds. Teacher - Ms. Martin Round 1 - Environmental -What kind of impact do large clothing companies have on the immediate environment? -How does clothing production consume resources? (looking into different kinds of clothing, e.g. jeans, t-shirts, sweaters) -Are the resources consumed in the production of clothing sustainable? How much is consumed with each clothing article...Read More...
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Hello everyone, the question that I am looking into this round is what is the prossess of producing products? I will be splittng it into 3 parts and rraservhimg the process that the products take to get to our table. The first one will be about the factory. The factories close to home and the ones other around the world. Also the work conditions that are in the factories. The second one will be about the transportation of the stuff that was made in the factories. How it is brought to us. The...Read More...
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Project plan

Rhea Manhas (Charles Best)
Hey everyone, this is my project plan for this cycle. I will be continuing on with my question from last cycle “How might our world change in the next 100 years?” . I’ll just be looking at different aspects of things. Research round 1 - How much more convinience will the evolution of various things create? -Could there be technology that could help us explore the environment better(ex: Getting to the bottom of the ocean) Research round 2 -What type of environment changes could we see? - What...Read More...
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My goal for this research round was to look for different ways to organize work and retain more information. Throughout this short cycle, I realized the importance of time management and how it can make a schedule so much less hectic. The organization part of my research was fairly well-known already to me, however I enjoyed researching about external factors and how environment can affect focus. I think that although everyone has different likes and dislikes, we all know that in order to do...Read More...
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I firmly believe that communication is an art that we should not ignore. Improper communication can cause many problems, such as misunderstandings. I wish to find out why the misunderstanding has occurred and how we can deal with it in a nice way. Thus, I'll divide the topic into 5 sections to discuss. Round research 1&2: When a misunderstanding occurs, the common excuse is 'you got me wrong, I didn't mean this', it means people tend to consider that receivers have responsibility for the...Read More...
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Hello to you all! Hope things are going well, Inquiry Question: Why do people exert negativity? The basic idea is this! Its to find out why are people negative, or brings down other people. Looking at a few reasons and aspects to people like psychology and biological reasons as well as see how it affects society and where it is found. Checking out the idea of how Culture has its hand in the topic of negativity. Is there a differences? What the views? Western? Eastern? Find out more in the...Read More...
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Hey all! I am sure this week is a stressful week for most Semester-Type schools! SO as everyone (or most) know that my Cycle 5 was on the School Systems. The Educational value. Now I originally planned to continue that to this cycle 6 even though the "Wrap Up" has happened for Cycle 5. I may go back to that topic after but I finally laid down a question I finally pinned down. This is a question that I thought it must be done before I forget. So here we are! Basically, the idea is that to...Read More...
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Hey everyone! This is my project plan for this question's cycle which is... "How has society's perspective on feminism changed over the past 50 years?" I will be posting every other week, so I will have three rounds of research this cycle and will be looking at two decades per round. For this cycle, my goal is to find similarities and differences between each decade and explore why those changes did/did not happen. Feminism is a word that is very commonly heard in todays media so I believe...Read More...
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Hey everybody, I kept the same inquiry question as last cycle which is "Why do some teens feel the need to put great effort into their appearances while others don't?" In this cycle, I plan to focus on the reasoning behind dressing well while also explaining first what it means to be under or over dressed. Last cycle, I first figured out how teens put effort into their appearances, explained what it meant to fit in and examined if peer pressure has an effect on how teens dress. Research...Read More...
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Inquiry Question #2: Why do miracles happen, and is it possible for them to bend the rules of science? Project Plan

My inquiry question is why do miracles happen, and is it possible for them to bend the rules of science? To start off, in my first round of research, I will be looking at what miracles are and how science, religion, and humanity looks at them and defines them. ( https://infidels.org/library/m...drange/miracles.html ) In my second round of research, I will look at some examples of miracles that have happened to people, and their personal experiences, as well as theories behind what happened (...Read More...
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Hello everyone, For my second cycle of the year, I'm going to continue the with same question "Why do teens feel the need to put great effort into their appearances while others don't?" because I feel like there is more information that needs to be discovered. In the first cycle, I examined the general idea of what is "fitting in?" and I looked into how peer pressure can effect how teens dress. Some ideas for this upcoming cycle I had are .... - Social media and the impact it can have on...Read More...
Hi everyone, I am just going to be posting my inquiry question for the upcoming cycle. My topic is related to our local marine conservation and I will be focusing on a specific species; salmon, which has been a staple resource in B.C for centuries and one that is slowly in decline. How is urban development impeding riparian zones and streamkeeping? I will be posting an update with my project plan soon!Read More...
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Hey everyone! For this cycle, I’ve decided to keep the same inquiry question as before, which is: “Why do cats behave the way they do?” . In the previous cycle, I looked at the basic cat anatomy and a bit at their ancestry, their predatory behaviour (hunting instincts and techniques), and how they communicate with other cats and with humans. Here is what I plan to research in the next cycle: Research round 1: Personality and experiences For this round of research, I plan to look at how...Read More...
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Hello everybody! I'm back with an all-new question; why did fashion evolve in the late 20th century? Unlike my last question, this is something I don't know a lot about, and I'm intrigued by fashion and style. I want to look at trends, styles, what influenced them, why trends come back, what influences fashion has on Western society, and probably other things will come up. This is all I can think of for now. The time period I want to focus on is everything from the 1970s to the late...Read More...
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Burn

Forum: The Burn
Danica Rogers (Charles Best)
When you know your own personality traits, you can use your most effective skills to problem solve any issues that may come into your life and you can be your absolute best in your relationship at home, work, socially and even romantically. - @Priya Saldanha (Charles Best) I absolutly loved coming acrosss this quote while reading Priya's work. I really believe that understanding your personality traits and what you like about them and would like to improve on may help you understand yourself...Read More...
Hello everyone! This is my project plan for my 2 nd topic of the school year: “Why is Vancouver one of the most expensive places to live?” I always hear people talk about how Vancouver is crazy expensive, and we see evidence of this all the time. For example, high gas prices, crazy housing market, and the high price of food. During this cycle, I want to take a closer look as to why Vancouver has high prices compared to other places in BC, and what causes these high prices. Also, I want to...Read More...
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Inquiry -Cycle 2

Madison Ciulla (Charles Best)
Hi everyone! I'm so glad to be back on Butterfly effect and starting a new inquiry!! I have decided to start a new inquiry totally different from my last cycle which was on the Mojave desert and Joshua trees. Next, I want to look at Vancouver and what attracts people to live here. My question will be: "Why is Vancouver one of the most expensive places to live?" During this cycle, I would like to look at the factors that make Vancouver so expensive from the rest of BC. This will consist of...Read More...
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Hi everyone! I'm glad to be back on the site! For my cycle three question, I will be focusing on feminism and it's overall evolution over the past 50 years. Specifically, my question is... "How has society's perspective on feminism changed over the past 50 years?" Because of todays media, I believe my question will be very relevant and quite interesting to conduct research on. I will be looking at how each decade looked at feminism and several current topics like the "Time's Up" movement and...Read More...
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Hello everyone, For my research round, I would like to look into how the textile industry impacts the world around us. Instead of looking at different aspects of the textile industry itself, I want to look into different impacts (e.g. environmental, mental, social, the media, economic) it has on us and those around the world. Moreover, I would like to see ways we could lessen any negative impacts that the industry has on Earth, and how we can move forward to better ourselves as people. I was...Read More...
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PROJECT PLAN Hi Everyone, I will be continuing my topic of Do Dreams Have Meaning? Name of teacher: Ms. Martin For my last research round with this inquiry topic, I have been looking at the history of dreams, what dreams are and I made a dream dictionary. I looked into different types of dreams and the stages of sleep connecting that to dreams. There are still many topics that I still need to cover and so that's why I want to continue this injury question. I have always been fascinated with...Read More...
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Hi, everyone! Today I am going to explain me new inquiry question: "Are competitive eaters inherent or acquired?" Recently, I found a lot of You Tubers who are mostly focusing on the competitive eating, which means they usually can eat at least five times of food than the normal people do. Also, I found that most of the competitive eaters are female. No matter how much food they eat, their weight is always steady with no increase. This fact makes me interested. Therefore, I will expand this...Read More...
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INQUIRY - cycle 6

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best)
For the new cycle, I will be taking components of previous research and topics I find intriguing to formulate an inquiry. If you have been following my research, you may have noticed that I am interested in both human and animal anatomy/psychology. Therefore, for this cycle, potentially building on my 3rd cycle (animal abuse & veterinary care), here is my inquiry: "What are the controversial aspects of using animals for research purposes?" I am looking forward to learning everything I...Read More...
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Hey guys, do you ever see any Anime or Manga? How do you feel about it? Or......I mean, how do you think it bring to you? In my opinion, it is an good entertainment to waste your time, but it can also bring something "extra". As the rise of the animation industry, animation technique, drawing skill, sound effect, score, plot......goes into people's eyes. In another hand, the extension of Anime either. For example, Galgame (a type of Japanese video game centered on interactions with...Read More...
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In our daily life, sometimes we feel hard to be in a group because of misunderstandings. And in some occasions, you probably think that you've declared your perspectives very clearly but others become being estranged from you, and at the time, you suddenly realize that others' understanding is diametrically opposite to what you mean. Or at some points in one's life, he/she feels regretful because of misconstructing someone's words and it results in a stalemate over months/years. We all have...Read More...
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Do Dreams Have Meaning?

Grace Sun (Charles Best)
Inquiry Question Hey guys, I decided to continue with the same inquiry topic I have been doing since the first semester. I think that there is still much more topics and ideas I can research into. the question as stated above is: Do Dreams Have Meaning? I will be explaining more of what I will look into in my project plan, outlining what the three research rounds will be. I am interested in dream talking and walking and seeing what happens, also what happened to the brain as it is dreaming/...Read More...
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Inquiry Question

Rhea Manhas (Charles Best)
Hey everyone, I've decided to stay with my question from last cycle "How might our world change in the next 100 years?". In my first cycle I looked more at the technology side of things so this cycle I would like to look at a different aspect things. I was thinking maybe environmental and if some world problems we have today could be solved(e.g. global warming) . If you have any ideas of what I could look into feel free to let me know.Read More...
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Chapter One, Standing Stones, Draft Two

“ 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. I whistled sharply. “ Bullseye,” I said. “Well done.” After retrieving her...Read More...
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Hey everyone! I've decided to stick with the same inquiry question as the last cycle, as I feel that I could still learn a lot more from it. My inquiry question is: Why do cats behave the way they do? I have already learned about the basic cat anatomy, their predatory behaviour, and how they communicate. For my next rounds of research, I hope to look into personalities in cats, stress and illnesses in cats and how to find the signs of it in their behaviour, and perhaps a comparison between...Read More...
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Earthquakes

Wallace Wamboo (Tigithi)
Hey everyone, I have been away for a long time especially because of holidays.But during the holiday i have researched more about earthquakes,so i have many researches and also questions about earthquakes.This is what i have researched as i said last time. Naturally occurring earthquakes here on earth. Tectonic earthquakes occur anywhere in the earth where there is sufficient stored elastic strain energy to drive fracture propagation along a fault plane. The sides of a fault move past each...Read More...
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Effects of Drugs

I wonder why people use illegal drugs just for fun or self gain.? Effects of drugs Hi everyone it has been long since i posted ,i was still going on with my research and this is what i found on effects of drugs like inhalant this drugs have a big effect on our body when taken.this inhalant when taken affect the brain and other body organs but for now i will start with effect of inhalant on the body Most inhalants act directly on the nervous system to produce mind-altering effects. Within...Read More...
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Hey guys, it have been a long holiday since i posted and now I am back and a`m posting checking on treatment of lung cancer as I had said on my last post. Treatment You and your doctor choose a cancer treatment plan based on a number of factors, such as your overall health, the type and stage of your cancer, and your preferences. In some cases, you may choose not to undergo treatment. For instance, you may feel that the side effects of treatment will outweigh the potential benefits. When...Read More...
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Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles: Week #1

Note: I'm very behind in my first inquiry! i'll be catching up over the next week or two. This is still my first one! Which companies are working on producing driverless cars? AB Volvo - AB Volvo is a Sweedish manufacturing company that focuses primarily on cars. Known also as Volvo Cars, they have teamed up with Uber- a tech company famous for their community-driven transportation app of the same name. Their goal is to design and finance autonomous cars for the mass market together. Just a...Read More...
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In this round of research I will be looking into what the definition of PTSD, anxiety, and depression is. By doing this I will gain a better understanding of what can trigger each disorder which will help me in later research. According to the webster's dictionary, "an anxiety disorder marked by chronic excessive anxiety and worry that is difficult to control, causes distress or impairment in daily functioning, and is accompanied by three or more associated symptoms (such as restlessness,...Read More...
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How do cosmetics effect us?

Ellen Mee (charles best)
Hey everyone, This is the conclusion to my research round with the question: How do cosmetics effect us? I'll be wrapping up the stuff that I learnt in this round of research. I really liked looking into makeup and the effects. I am also exited to move on to my next topic. The first thing I looked into was liquid and powder foundation and the effects and contents of these products. for liquid foundation I found that a lot of foundations have the word organic on the bottle and that doesn't...Read More...
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Hello everyone in this post I will be talking about how some music can make you sad. Even if music does or doesn't make you feel like crying it can reveal information about your fundamental personality, and that is different for every personality types. Researchers Katherine Cotter and Paul Silvia at the University of North Carolina and Kirill Fayn at the University of Sydney came together to research the emotions that people feel when music makes them feel like crying. Evoking emotion is...Read More...
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Drugs

Jayna Hagen (LFAS)
Hello everyone! Following my inquiry question how do drugs affect your brain, I decided to start my first batch of research on methamphetamine and cocaine. Majority of drugs release and flood dopamine into your brain causing you to feel an extreme high, yet by overusing your neurotransmitter you become unable to release dopamine and feel pleasure and well being without the extreme high felt from these damaging drugs thus the addictive nature of drug use. Methamphetamine can be produced in...Read More...
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Hey everyone, This will be my conclusion of my previous cycle of research, and to wrap everything up, I'll be summarizing the impacts that this project had on me as well as how I believe this information could have a broader effect if exposed. I really enjoyed doing research throughout this past cycle, thank you to everyone who commented! My question was: What role do ethics play in the production of GMOs? I would definitely consider this project to have been subjective in relation to how I...Read More...
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What I've learned, done good, and can improve in my book, Arthur's Heir

After writing my first draft of Arthur’s Heir (and after the editing notes from Butterfly Effect comments and my mom), I learned that I’m good at describing places and people because I make the scenes sound lifelike and I refer to the five senses. Unfortunately, I tend to forget to describe the places. Comments have also said that they can relate to my main characters because they seem like real people and the readers can relate to them more. However, I learned that drunken fathers hit their...Read More...
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How are organisms being affected by climate change? For this cycle of research, was an eye opener for me. Although, I've been covering climate change for quite a while I've found that with each round of research I get to discover more about climate change. With this cycle, looking a lot into the severity of whats happening in the arctic it dawned on me how serious the effects of climate change are and how we'll be seeing the severity in the arctic move further south. One way this research...Read More...
For my fourth round I wanted to go into more specific methods and so i'm going to be talking about something that I've been trying for this year. Using a journal/planner to keep track of due dates, assignments, and daily work can be helpful in freeing up short term memory as you have less to worry about forgetting, and more energy can be put into focusing during class. I have noticed a lot that if I don't write things down, I will have to go through a mental list of things I need to do...Read More...
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So, I figured that that good old crushing feeling of extreme guilt and shame is going to come back if I don’t finally post something. Doing a project with someone else really adds a new urgency to this whole thing. Which is fine. It’s motivation. I am actually learning quite a bit about this topic, but because I am currently in a long-term, serious, committed relationship with my terrible procrastination habits, many of the newcomers probably have no idea that I even exist. So I thought it...Read More...
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Hello! OK, here's my Broaden My Understanding (Originally known as) ! Thinking! BY the way, Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays, Happy New Years , Happy-Santa- Coming! Statement to bind these two ideas: "The values of education can impact ones understanding, reaction, knowledge of events/situations/topics within a story, where multiple stories make up a whole." Snapshot: "Racism and Judgement". I will attempt to connect two seemingly connected topics but actually isn't by all means connected!Read More...
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In my previous round of research, some people commented that it might be interesting to talk more about social differences between introverts and extroverts and what makes some study methods work for some people but how things work for other students. The behaviours and tendency’s of introverts and extrovert come greatly from the different levels of production of cortisol. (1) Which is the stress hormone within the brain, although many factors have to be considered, scientists have...Read More...
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Hello everyone! My project so far has definitely been fun but now it's the end of the cycle so goodbye for now! How had it impacted my thinking? I've learned to search for a lot of sides on an argument. People's stances on milk go from one extreme to another. Scientific studies have results that go from one extreme to another. Still, one should always make sure the research is well rounded and judged fairly. How will this investigation impact the decisions I make? While I'm not someone who...Read More...
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THE BURN

Forum: The Burn
Tainoshin (Ty) Araya (LFAS)
I love how everyone puts a lot of effort into a topic that you are really interested in and I have great respect for all of you. If I had to choose my favorite question, I'd like to introduce JJ Liu's (from Langley Fine Arts School) question, "How does science prove that there is a God?" This really attracts my interest, especially the part of the conflict between the churches and the scientists in the past. As a Christian, I've been thinking about it for a while, but unfortunately didn't...Read More...
Hey guys. Working on the Inquiry Question was such a big challenge for me. At the beginning part of this inquiry project, I was struggling with my topic and didn't know how to handle it. My first inquiry question was "the brain effects of learning another language"; however after I shared this with other butterfly effecters, I truly realized how I was just too optimistic toward this topic. After that, I started thinking about it more widely, and found a project partner named Haleigh...Read More...
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