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Hello everybody! In this round, I included a little tidbit about recent fashion trends in Kenya, and then I jumped back into my time period of study, and looked at men's fashion trends of that time. Here was what I found: Fashion trends in Kenya: I'm glad I explored fashions in Kenya- Kenyans definitely have good taste! In recent years, some popular items in Kenya included; choker necklaces, block heels, dresses in colourful pattered fabric, bodysuits, bright blouses, and jeans. These are...Read More...
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Hey guys it has been a long time since i posted, but today I will be looking at lung cancer facts.These are the facts; 1. MORTALITY 1.Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S. In 1987, it surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. 2.An estimated 158,080 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2016, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths. 3.The number of deaths caused by lung cancer peaked at...Read More...
Hey guys it has been a long time since i posted, but today I will be looking at lung cancer facts.These are the facts; 1. MORTALITY 1.Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S. In 1987, it surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. 2.An estimated 158,080 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2016, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths. 3.The number of deaths caused by lung cancer peaked at...Read More...
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corruption is the misuse of resources by those who are in power. corruption is an issue that adversly affects the country,s economy of central state,and local government agencies.Not only has it held the economy back from reaching new heights but rampant corruption has stunted India,s development and in the study conducted by transparency international reported that about 50% of Indians had first had experience of paying bribes or using contacts to get services performed by public...Read More...
Last Reply By Wallace Wamboo (Tigithi school) · First Unread Post
Hello Butterfly! Today I will be posting on ways to cope with drought.in our homesteads,there are many ways that we as butterfly effect members can do in order to cope with drought.On my last post,I was biased on why so many governments are imposing heavy taxes on fuels.One thing they want to eradicate is over usage of these resources which directly leads to the pollution of the environment especially the air we breathe.Apart from that,the ozone layer(a region of the earth's stratosphere...Read More...
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HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT: This refers to the interaction between wild animals and people and the resultant negative impact on people or their resources, or wild animals or their habitat. It occurs when growing human populations overlap with established wildlife territory, creating reduction of resources or life to some people or wild animals. The conflict takes many forms ranging from loss of life or injury to humans, and animals both wild and domesticated, to competition for scarce resources...Read More...
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Hi everyone, we have not been on for a while. As most of you know Emily and I have been teaching a Butterfly Effect class at the middle school close by (Hillcrest Middle). Starting in September they were doing projects based on Biology and we finished those right before the break. All the students created presentations, one even created a rap, which were presented in December. Once returning back throughout January the class planned a fundraiser. They chose to do a carnival calling it...Read More...
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Hey everyone, i have been away for sometime but this is what i have researched about the types of earthquake waves and how they affect the earth. Types of earthquake waves. Earthquake shaking and damage is the result of three basic types of elastic waves. Two of the three propagate within a body of rock. The faster of these body waves is called the primary or P wave. Its motion is the same as that of a sound wave in that, as it spreads out, it alternately pushes (compresses) and pulls the...Read More...
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Thank you to everyone who took my survey! I just wanted to let you guys know that all of the companies I listed use or have used animals for testing their products. This may come as a surprise for some of you, because I noticed that the numbers did range a lot for each company. Some of the most shocking ones (for me) were Calvin Klein, Band-Aid, and Downy. Anyways, thanks to all of those who participated and I hope you learned something new :) the source I used : ...Read More...
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Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles: Week #2

In my first post about self-driving cars, I mentioned the website Moral Machine, a program built to test what factors influence how you weigh human lives. This was relevant at the time because it was for a project in my Psych class, and fit with the theme of understanding ourselves/the human psyche. However, as a Butterfly Effect project, I'll be altering how I come at the subject, and that's because of the following quote. When asked about how the developers of X's Waymo, a principal...Read More...
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Hello folks! I've been enjoying my project a lot, but I wanted to let you know that I'm going to be changing a couple of things. I know I said that in my third round of research, I would be looking at how movies and music videos influenced fashion, but I feel like I need to look at other things first. 1) I had a request to look at current fashion trends in Kenya, which piqued my interest, so I will be working on that a little bit. 2) I also want to look more at men's fashion trends in my...Read More...
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Chapter Six, Caught, Draft Two

The next day that passed felt like 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. Lyn stood behind me, reading out something, but I wasn't paying attention. She had been appointed as my herald and rarely left my side. Neither did the nobles who were competing in the tournament that was cancelled who appointed themselves as royal guards, although they were the...Read More...
Last Reply By Ivy Hao (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, for my second research round I'll be looking at type of animals could go extinct in the future. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After doing a bit of research here's a list of animals that are likely to be extinct in the future if we do not do anything about it: 1. Orangutans- There are two species of orangutan, Sumatran and Bornean. Both are critically endangered.The orangutan population is decreased by...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
hello everyone I have had to narrow down my topic bc I have such a large topic. so I have down sized it to looking at the factory side of it. that is what I will be looing into in the next little bit, different products such as food and clothes. also what is the most efficient way of producing these things, and what the safest and most environmentally safe ways and factor those to see what is the most efficient, cheapest but safe way to create these products. so today I will be looking into...Read More...
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Hey everyone! In my most recent round of research, i introduced my new inquiry question: Why are teenagers so influenced by media? In this first round of research for this new cycle, i will be looking into how media influence for teens has changed from the late 20th century up to the 21st century. Lets begin! Media influence in the 1980's -1990's The 1990’s were a time period where technology was constantly evolving, helping advertisers and marketers to successfully communicate their...Read More...
Last Reply By Natalya Patz (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
After dealing with generation culture and the impacts ,i promised to prattle on the next type of culture which is social class culture. Social class culture is more than just how much money you have got,It can also be the clothes you wear,the school you alter and also the money you may in short things you do in our daily to daily living.It also has a strong influence on how you interact with others.People of upper classes have got different ways of thinking about each other.The world...Read More...
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Hello everyone! Welcome to a new cycle which is “What does Anime bring to us?”. In the first round, I want to introduce anime to you guys which might be easier for you to understand the following round (coming soon!). So, what is the definition of anime? In Japan, anime is used as a blanket term to refer to all animation from all over the world; In English, many dictionaries define it as "a style of animation developed in Japan."[1] But anime is a general concept. For example, a Japanese...Read More...
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Inquire question: What does Anime bring to us? Definition of Anime: Anime (/ˈænəˌmeɪ/ (Japanese: アニメ, [aɲime]) also called Japanimation, is hand-drawn or computer animation associated with Japan. The word anime is the Japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media. Outside Japan, anime refers specifically to animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. Arguably,...Read More...
Hellooooo! I hope on this fine valentines day everything is going well! ♥ Let's begin on the topic of positivity! To make this easier for you I will break this one in to these following sections for you! Describing positivity and, it's application in the real world because this way you REALLY understand it! Inquiry Question: Why do people exert negativity? Courtesy of Oxford Dictionaries (1), this is the definition of what positivity is. There are many other versions out there however, after...Read More...
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Misunderstanding also relates to communicators who deliver messages. So the main purpose of this round research is to discuss impacts of the communicator. Notes: In 1990, Elizabeth Newton earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Stanford by studying a simple game in which she assigned people to one of two roles: “tappers” or “listeners.” Tappers received a list of twenty-five well-known songs, such as “Happy Birthday to You” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Each tapper was asked to pick a song and tap...Read More...
Hey guys! For this cycle, my question is... "How has society's perspective on feminism changed over the past 50 years?" In this round, I will be looking into society's perspective on feminism in the 1980's and the 1990's. Then, I will be comparing it to my research from my previous post which was society's perspective on feminism in the 1960's and the 1970's. So let's get on with the research! The 1980's: The 80's contained some great advancements of the second-wave feminist movement, but it...Read More...
Hello everyone! This is my third round of research following my inquiry question: "Why is Vancouver one of the most expensive places to live?" This round, I looked into population, immigration and pull factors in Vancouver. Reminder: my opinions/thoughts on these topics are highlighted in blue , just to make sure you know it's what I think, and that it's not from an actual resource. Population: I have definitely noticed the increase in population all over the Vancouver area. This could be...Read More...
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Hello again, everyone! In my past research round, I looked into some different environmental impacts of the textile industry. For this research round, I am going to research social impacts of the textile industry. Specifically, this round will look at: -Trends -Social appeal -Brand names and their impact Let's begin The Research Trends: What They Are and Why We Like Them, and How to Look Appealing First, I would like to review some of the most recent trends that have risen and fallen. For an...Read More...
Last Reply By Caroline Lu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi, everyone! My topic of this cycle is “are competitive eaters inherent or acquired?” in the last post, I did research on several competitive eaters, Peter Czerwinski and Molly Schuyler. Today, I am going to research more about competitive eaters, and do they have special meal during the competitive eating period. Last week, under my first post of this round, I found that someone introduced me “Yuka Kinoshita” 木下ゆうか. To be honest, I am a fan of this person too! I have seen every post from...Read More...
Last Reply By Ivy Hao (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! In this next cycle i will be looking at the following question: why are teenagers so influenced by media? Media is everywhere around us and it impacts our thoughts, decisions and our actions. For those of you that don’t know, media is defined by a way of mass communication such as television, movies, radio, magazines, and the internet. Some topics that i will cover in my research: What is the most influential type of media on teens? Why is it the most influential? What are the...Read More...
Last Reply By Wallace Wamboo (Tigithi school) · First Unread Post

Chapter Five, King For the Day, Draft Two

Hours after the crowning ceremony, which I had blanked out for most of it, I sat on an uncomfortable wooden throne as some washerwomen cleaned the golden one. I had been fitted for velvet robes and my camouflage clothes had been taken away from me. I found a bunch of townsfolk trying to figure my clothes out and it was rather funny to watch, but I had to make sure they were cleaning them, not wearing them or throwing them out. I had to choose and advisor a couple minutes afterwards, and...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, This is my second round of research and for this round, I'm going to look into .... How does social media affect how teens dress? Does it lower or raise the standards? Is a specific platform of social media more beneficial to businesses? (Is Instagram or Snapchat more successful in advertising products which will then influence teens?) Before I get into my research round, I wanted to share my opinion on social media and standards because my research round focuses on the...Read More...
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ORIGIN OF SOCCER.

Samuel Mwangi
Most common injuries in soccer. Hi guys, this is another chance since the time i was discussing about the disadvantages of soccer. As i promised, today i want as to look at the most common injuries in soccer. After my research av came up with several result concerning the topic. Now first of all, what is soccer injuries? This is generally defined as either cumulative (overuse) or acute (traumatic) injuries. 1.Ankle sprains The most common of all ankle injuries, an ankle sprain occurs when...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Peter Shirazi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hey guys from my inquiry question;I wonder whether the harmful and hazardous rays of the sun affect life on earth.Today I will be looking at how the ozone layer plays its role in protecting life on earth from the dangerous rays of the sun. Importance of ozone layer 1.The sun radiates a very big variety of radiations including ultraviolet radiations which are very hazardous to the human body. 2.It absorbs ultraviolet radiation rays and prevents them from coming to the surface of the earth...Read More...
Last Reply By Wallace Wamboo (Tigithi school) · First Unread Post
Poverty and overpopulation;;; People living in Poor families have more children, young children are forced to take up jobs.They put a financial burden on poverty-stricken families, and parents send their children to work to get extra income. Lack of education Poorer sections of society is also a leading cause for children to start working early.People do not about engaging their children in hazardous labor, and they are not aware of the harmful physical and mental trauma it can affect the...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Peter Shirazi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! In this round, I will briefly give a few points about different fashion trends in history, but mainly, I will be focussing on fashion trends from my time period of study that have recently resurfaced. I have had a request to look at trends around the world, so I have touched on that subject as well. In this round I'll be focussing more on women's fashion, like in my last post. Here was what I found; (Note: any individuals portrayed in the images are not necessarily from the...Read More...
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Hi everyone! In my project plan I said that I would do a little post on how crabbing is done. So here is a little intro to recreational crabbing. Recreational crabbing: Crabbing is a very popular sport in British Columbia, many people go out with their families to catch some tasty crabs. However there is a process to catching them, and that is what I'll be describing. The first thing you must do is obtain a tidal water fishing licence. This allows you to legally start crabbing. Once you have...Read More...
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ORIGIN OF SOCCER.

Samuel Mwangi
DISADVANTAGES OF SOCCER. Hi guys? as i promised on my last research, i managed to look at several disadvantages of soccer which i involved my fellow players as well as my fellow scholars. I tried to look at the most occurrence disadvantages and those which were very touching. The first thing which was raised by almost 95% of my colleagues was the injuries that one gets when playing soccer. I myself agreed with the majority because this is the most occurrence thing that happen in the soccer...Read More...
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Drugs

Ambrose Karani (Tigithi School)
Hi everyone? Today i will be looking at Drugs from a plant s my inquiry question being why do people use illegal drugs just for fun or self gain? Most drugs today, legal and otherwise, are synthesized in a laboratory. But most medical and recreational drugs originally began in the wild, growing naturally in forests, fields, and deserts. Some can still be found there. Here are some of the country's better known drugs, in their natural, pre-processed form. Opium poppy (heroin, morphine,...Read More...
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Hello everyone I began to look for physical proof the we all can agree on. One of the most historic events that clearly happened but still has its mysteries is the Ice Age. The Ice age was actually just a period of time before a flood the covered the whole earth. some people think that the ice age covered the whole earth but the "Ice Age" refers the ice sheets that arose in the northern hemisphere. The beginning of the Ice Age could be around 2250 BC after the great flood in the bible that...Read More...
Last Reply By Ambrose Karani (Tigithi School) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! In my last round of research, I looked into cat personalities and how they may vary between breeds and genders. This week, I am researching how a cat’s behaviour may change if they have an illness or are under too much stress. Stress -While it might seem like cats shouldn’t need to become stressed like humans do, cats do become stressed, as do most animal species. However, stress is not always bad. If a cat encounters an aggressive dog, they will retreat without even giving a...Read More...
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SURVEY

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best)
Hey Butterfly Effect, I posted a survey and I would greatly appreciate it if you took two minutes to fill it out! It's asking what companies use animals to test their products, so all you need to do is click the companies you believe do so. Here's the link: http://www.pa-mojabutterfly.co...sting-their-products Thank you!Read More...
" What are the controversial aspects of using animals for research purposes ?" Following the short history introduction from my last research round which outlined the early and recent history of using animals for research purposes, I plan on building on the concept of animal research and providing more information on these purposes. I will explain what animals are used, how they are tested upon, and what conclusions can be drawn from their use. Purposes of Animal Testing To study disease :...Read More...
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What do yawns actually do?

Jake Schmidt (LFAS)
Yawns is defined as "a reflex act of opening one's mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredom". I believe there is more to yawning then just opening your mouth and just breathing because their are tons of very logical theories. The ones I found to be the most logical are the ones I will look at in this post. Yawning stretches joints and muscles and increases heart rate and over all makes you more alert. This could explain why people at times of increased focus or activity...Read More...
Last Reply By Kian Abdollahi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
The effects of corruption has many dimensions to political,economic,social and environmental effects.In political sphere,corruption impends democracy and the rule of law.In a democratic system public institutions and offices may lose their legitimacy when they misuse their power for private interest.Corruption may also result in negative consequences such as encoringcynism and reducing political competition ,reducing the transparency of political decision making.distorting political...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey Everyone! A few weeks ago I looked into the connection between trees and fish for my "Broaden Your Thinking". After a short Googling session I learnt of a species of fish known as the Mangrove Killifish, who live outside of water for months out of the year. After researching, I had to ask a question: How far can one species adapt before it isn't considered part of the animal class(eg:mammals, birds, fish) it was before? This question stuck with me so I had to use it for my new cycle.Read More...
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Metamorphosis

Ivy Hao (Charles Best)
Hi everyone! My inquiry question for this cycle is “How the rise of eSports will affect the society?”. I enjoy this research because I am interested in eSports and I learned a lot from it. Not only about the influence of eSports, but also a skill to research. eSports (also known as electronic sports, esports, e-sports, competitive (video) gaming, professional (video) gaming, or pro gaming) are a form of competition that is facilitated by electronic systems, particularly video games; the...Read More...
In the round research 2, I'll mainly talk about how brain analyzes information and how the way affects the misunderstanding. Note: There're two characters that brain deals with information which is named as System 1 and System 2. While System 1 is emotional and instinctive and fast thinking, System 2 is cautious and logical and is thinking slow. (1) System 1 operates effortlessly and automatically (eating, driving and performing other activities), System 2 operates cautiously and prevents us...Read More...
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Cycle 2 - Research Round 2-Why do miracles happen, and is it possible for them to bend the rules of science?

In this round of research, I looked at examples of miracles that have happened to people, as well as how they bend the rules of science. The story of Annabel Beam -the movie Miracles From Heaven is based on her story - at the age of four, Annabel constantly had a swollen stomach, difficulty eating, and intense pain in her stomach -after seeing many doctors, she was diagnosed with several conditions including lactose intolerance and reflux -at the age of five, Annabel had a full-intestinal...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This week, I will be posting my first round of research for this cycle. I am posting my research every second week, so my next round will be posted in two weeks. This week, I will be doing an intro to my topic; my inquiry question is: How is urban development impeding riparian zones and streamkeeping? I am focusing on the impacts of urban development in relation to riparian zones (which I will explain later) and streamkeeping, and will be concentrating my efforts on one...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey guys, hope you all are having a good week so far! This is my second round of research for my inquiry question: "Why is Vancouver one of the most expensive places to live?" This week I looked at Vancouver's housing market, and why it's so expensive here. I also looked at Vancouver's condo market, and the huge amount of new housing developments that are popping up all over the Vancouver area. Just a reminder that my opinions on these topics are in blue , just to signify that they are not...Read More...
Last Reply By Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, My topic of this cycle is “are competitive eaters inherent or acquired?”. In recent years, I found that, in YouTube, there are a lot of people who can eat at least three times than the normal people do, and they usually have their own channels so that they can do live streaming while eating. According to what I wrote in the project plan, I am going to introduce several famous competitive eaters in general. Here are several points that I will cover in this post: The competitive...Read More...
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Inquiry Topic Update

Alice Yang (LFAS)
Hello everyone! I haven't been posting much since I had a hard time choosing a specific Inquiry Topic that I wanted to focus on this cycle. I had a few ideas at first, but they were very scientific, and more specifically related to Geology. Therefore I wanted to focus on something else. The Inquiry Question that I have for now is: Why Do Some of Us Get More Déjà Vu than Others . For my next post, I will research about the basics, like why we get Déjà Vu. This is all for now! Thank you!Read More...
Last Reply By Ambrose Karani (Tigithi School) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, here is my project plan: Many people all over the world do recreational crabbing as a fun hobby. You go out with friends and family to catch yourself some dinner. This may sound like a fun and innocent thing, but sometimes things can get out of control and cause damage to the wildlife involved. In my research I will be going deeper into the impact of this hobby and industry. Crabs are an important part of the ocean ecosystem. They are bottom dwellers which means that they stay...Read More...
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