Inquiry Question

My inquiry question revolves around the idea of "empirical value" against "theoretical value". We can explain the difference between these concepts through the idea of cryptocurrency. For example, a Bitcoin (at the time of writing this) is worth 9999 Canadian dollars. A bitcoin has no physical basis, it only exists within the form of software. Does this mean that a string of 1s and 0s are all worth almost 10,000 dollars? Or, does this mean that a unit of Bitcoin should be worth much less;...Read More...
Hello Everyone, today I will be presenting my question for this cycle; "How did Colonialism Impact Folklore Around the World." It's a follow-up from my last years questions and research around mythology and the science behind it all. I have been mulling over this for a while now and I believe that looking at the before and after effects of colonialism and folk-lore will help us have a deeper understanding of how cultures change from outside influences, whether these influences where gradual...Read More...
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Literature Review

Report on at least 3 different sources related to your research question. Use the following questions to guide you through your literature 1) Name of the Article and the Publisher (i.e. WIkipedia, New York Times, Journal of Psychology) 2) Date of publication (the more recent the better) 3) Summarize the source 4) Explain how this source will help your research 5) Questions or thoughts you have about the sourceRead More...
While lots of people want happy endings, we also seem to gravitate towards a sad story. A lot of traumatic scenarios (ex. diseases, accidents, deadly injuries, mental illness) in the real world are glossed over in fiction. I read a lot, mostly YA, and I admittedly didn't realize how terrible these situations can be in real life, because an author can make a reader perceive something the way they wrote it, whether it's correct down to the last gory detail, or completely glamorized. As a...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! I've decided that for my first topic I would research something that has been a big subject in my life. Mental health. This topic has always interested me and it's not something people generally talk about or express. Mental health is a big issue and I feel that more people should confront these emotions that can overtake us. I look forward to hearing all of your feedback, critiques, and insight on this topic. I hope that this can spark a conversation that is so desperately...Read More...
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It is common knowledge within the world of genetics that many behaviours stem from genetic factors—such as aggression, violence, and those which serve as early implications of crime. I would like to delve deeper into this study of criminology and see what structural and functional features of the brain correlate to violence in individuals. My inquiry for this cycle is "Can people manipulate the biological roots of crime to prevent criminal behaviour in individuals?", but I’ll start off this...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hello folks! I'm going to dive into my actual research soon, this is just the beginning point. I have collected three examples of how authors/stories glamorize these types of events. And these are just my own opinions so far. It's difficult to justify these types of things because everybody has different perceptions of stories. I will leave links that describe the books I'm talking about for those who are unfamiliar. (I will also be using language relevant to traumatic scenarios, just a...Read More...
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Inquiry Question(s) and Project Plan #2

Ben Laird (LFAS)
Last year I focused on the neurological benefits of exercise; how it has the ability to increase ones' critical thinking, how it increases blood flow to the brain and how it primes our brains for peak performance and learning efficiency. This year I plan on continuing on with this trend as well as asking some other, relatively unrelated, questions which will make guest appearances for 1 or 2 posts at a time. Probably half of my posts will be about the brain and the other half will be...Read More...
Last Reply By Ellen Mee (charles best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! It has been quite some time since my last post on this site, but I am so glad to be back! This time around I wanted to take a break from fashion in history, and connect back to my roots! For this cycle, I will be researching the question, "how did the colonization and invasion of countless countries into the Philippines, effect its culture, beliefs and ideals as a nation?". The main reason as to why I chose this topic is so that I could have a better understanding of where my...Read More...
Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
ヾ(=・ω・=)oHello! Everyone. What will you guys do in your free-time? I would like to work hard on games! Except for League of Legend, and Overwatch(>ω・* )ノESports is a competition between gamers and gamers, which is a popular activity for both male and female; both teenagers and adults. Nowadays, even have some company become "eSports club". "Gamer" already became a career, expect Korean and America. However, eSports also cause bad effects, such as some people indulge in games, some gamer...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! It was really nice to read all the feedback that i had received on my last post. moving forward, i’m tremendously excited to start my research and discover if introverts or extroverts make better leaders in society. For those of you that don’t know introverts are considered to be shy and quiet, while extroverts are considered to be outgoing and more of a socializer. Here are some points that i will cover during my research: What are introverts and extroverts? Is categorizing...Read More...
Last Reply By Caroline Lu (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 Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
For my first cycle of this academic year, my focus will be on the central concept of memories. In one of my previous cycles, my inquiry question was "How Are Our Memories Affected by Different Aspects of Our Environment?" To answer this question, I had looked into the different stages of memory formation, the different types of memories and certain parts of the brain that are important for memory storage. For this cycle, I will attempt to answer the following question: “What Factors that are...Read More...
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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...
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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
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

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

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, 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

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
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
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
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...
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