Metamorphosis

Mural unveiling

Danielle Campani (LFAS)
The mural was finally unveiled! It was very exciting to see the whole school (turns out not that big) all standing in anticipation of the mural unveil. The most memorable moment of the event must've been when half way through speeches a ripple of recognition went through the crowd of grade ones as they suddenly linked that the portraits we took of them this year formed into a forest. This really touched me and made me feel like this project and art has the ability to impact anyone no matter...Read More...
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Last Reply By Juolin Lee (LFAS) · First Unread Post
My inquiry question is "How do all forms of Art act as a social change agent?" and the focus of this cycle was Poetry. This cycle has impacted me greatly and has increased my appreciation for poetry, ten-fold. I never anticipated that all poems be written with such a larger than ones self, purpose in mind. Every poem/song I have analyzed was written with the intent to have a larger impact outside the authors own life. I naively believed that poems were written to be "pretty". Every action is...Read More...
Last Reply By Taryn Trefanenko (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

METAMORPHOSIS .

Nasib Mohamed (Sweetwaters)
Inquiry Question ; H ow did a pinhole camera evolve into a digital camera. In this research i have been concentrating on pinhole camera particularly the improvement of technology and how the pinhole evolved to digital camera. Discussion of how your inquiry now impacts your thinking. By learning about pinhole camera i have widen my scientific knowledge and also i have learnt other thing that have improved from the past century to today's. When i was researching about the pinhole camera i...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

metamorphosis

Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters)
Inquiry question: what if women were the leaders in all fields in the world? In this research i have been focusing on women leadership. I think if women were given the opportunities they would make more innovations but apart from the innovations they face some challenges which i have been trying to solve through my research. Discussion of how your inquiry now impacts your thinking. My inquiry topic impacted my thinking that an effective modern leader requires a blend of intellectual...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
I Feel I learned a lot and my thinking has changed throughout this cycle immensely, I learned for this cycle that while having a plan is good it’s better to have an outline instead of a strict schedule by which to do things. While I do need to work on my motivation to get assignments done I need to also work on how to present my research in a way that isn’t so formulaic; by that I mean that instead of having a system where I, A) research B) explain I need to be more expansive, I need to...Read More...

METAMORPHOSIS

Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters)
METAMORPHOSIS. INQUIRY QUESTION: How can we mitigate tribalism which is detrimental to our country? In this cycle i have been prattling on tribalism and some affecting states that are contributed by tribalism.I have distinguished tribalism as the discrimination of people based on one tribe.Whereby i have found some of the states like:Corruption,bribery,racism and prejudice that are born by tribalism and are becoming detrimental to our country. Discussion of how your inquiry now impacts your...Read More...
Last Reply By Nasib Mohamed (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

should beauty be skin deep?

Ellen Mee (charles best)
For this round I did “should beauty be skin deep”? This was a hard topic to research as it is very opinionated. You could really go either way there is no definite answer. Although it was difficult I still enjoyed learning about how people view themselves and how people viewed each other. My main points that I looked at were : what you think i did a survey and posted about what you thought. I also looked at what society sees as true beauty, how much money the beauty industry makes on us all...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
The topic of my third research cycle was “immune systems” and the inquiry question I pursued is "How does the Immune System Differ Between Individuals?" This question came into mind while reading Susan Cain’s book Quiet Power. In her book, Cain had described the differences between the immune systems of extroverts and introverts. The concept of how personalities and other factors are affected by the immune system was the basis of my research. After conducting 3 research cycles, I have come...Read More...
Last Reply By DeOndre Grant (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Metamorphosis Inquiry Question : is the progression of HIV and AIDS predictable in all patients? In this cycle I have been focusing on HIV; more specifically what HIV is, the discovery of AIDS and HIV and the immune system. Discussion of how your inquiry now impacts your thinking. Learning about HIV not only broadened my scientific knowledge but it also my social awareness to diseases like AIDS. When I was researching about the history of HIV/AIDS, I learnt about the prejudice homosexuals...Read More...

Cycle 3 Metamorphosis

Opal Patil (Johnston Heights)
Metamorphosis My inquiry question was “How will radical automation affect the societies and economies of tomorrow”. In this cycle, I looked at examples and concepts of radical automation, then making a detailed “system” of a society built on automation. In an effort to explore the effects of something in the future, I seemed to take a radical approach. Instead of examining the transition of a society into an automation phase, I went ahead and created my own structure for a society like this.Read More...
In my third research round, I explored systems of robotic movement through the inquiry question "How Can I Create a Refined System For Robotic Movement?". I studied this by performing experiments on different factors that contribute towards robotic movement. Afterwards, I explained how they all conjoin to create a functional system. Through my research, I have improved my understand of robotic movement and I now know much more than when I initiated this study. For instance, I did not know...Read More...
Last Reply By DeOndre Grant (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Inquiry question: what causes people to believe in the supernatural? I’ve always been a very practical person. I’ve only believed in something if there was evidence to support it. But after doing my research on the supernatural, I realized that there are so much more than just plain facts. Ever since the beginning of civilization, there have been crazy occurrences that people could not explain. So instead, they created these surreal stories and legends about supernatural beings. I’m not a...Read More...
Last Reply By DeOndre Grant (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
My inquiry topic this cycle was “What makes a good photo?” This project reminded me how much I enjoy taking photos. I got to explore different photography techniques and how they changed the mood and message of the photo. I found it interesting to find photos that I liked and Audrey didn’t. It was cool to the different artistic preferences that we had. Doing this project has reminded me to go back to the basics every once and awhile. Also that I have to have a solid foundation and knowledge...Read More...

Metamorphosis - Photography

Audrey Heath (Charles Best)
How do you take a good photo? The project that Emily and I are doing is to help people understand how to use a camera, what benefits they have, and why we use these different techniques. I am constantly thinking about my project, and for me taking photos brings me joy. We haven’t had a lot of time, but we have had the chance to do some photo shoots. They are so much fun! By taking pictures our self, and not just doing research we learn more about the camera. Also, we can really apply what we...Read More...

Metamorphosis #3

Payton McIntyre (Charles Best)
Hey guys! Today I'm going to be posting my metamorphosis about the project Allan and I are working on together about Education in Canada vs Education in Kenya. Throughout this project and talking to Allan about education, I have realized how different schools in Canada compared to schools in Kenya are. I now know how different these schools are, and how different my life would be if I lived and went to school in Kenya. If I went to boarding school, like Allan, I wouldn't get to see my family...Read More...
Last Reply By Allan Waithira (Thome) · First Unread Post

METAMORPHOSIS #3

Maiya Callister (Charles Best)
Hey everyone, Last week was my final round of research for the third cycle, and I have really enjoyed researching my topic as it is something I am very passionate about. My inquiry question was: what are the causes and broader impacts of loss of marine biodiversity in the Galapagos ? As much as I thought I knew about loss of marine biodiversity as I had previously done a project in school about it, I hadn't focused on a specific area so my research for this cycle was a lot more specific and...Read More...
Inquiry Topic Hi everyone, for my first cycle, I have been focusing on the topic of “How the recovery path of Bulimia Nervosa is different from other emotional disorders.” this topic was very important to me as I have come across some people who used to suffer from this disorder. I wanted to be able to help more people understand what this eating disorder is and ultimately how it is different from other emotional disorders. How my Inquiry Now Impacts my Thinking I now know lots about thinks...Read More...

Metamorphosis Cycle #3

Rhea Manhas (Charles Best)
This is my metamorphosis for this cycle and my question is "Why are some people more resilient than others?" First of all, I looked into resiliency itself. After looking at a couple of websites stating their explanation of resiliency, I made my own explanation: Resiliency is the ability to bounce back after something traumatic happens in your life, for an example, the loss of someone important in your life or a break up. It's basically your ability to move on after wards. I honestly didn't...Read More...
Hey everybody! Because the third cycle is coming to a close, I am doing a metamorphosis now. My inquiry question is “How does music affect people?”. So far, I’ve looked into the effects music has on our brain, our mood, our learning/memory, the mozart effect/whether music makes us more intelligent, and I started to look into the health aspects music has by looking into how it helps reduce stress, pain, and strengthens our immune system. I plan to continue with the same inquiry topic for the...Read More...
Hello everyone, So my inquiry topic was; are mental illnesses environmentally caused or hereditary? After learning about this topic, and what mental illnesses are (including prejudice opinion on them) it really got me thinking about how much our environment influences us. Although, in many cases it is both genetics and lifestyle choices that make a person more susceptible to mental illnesses, the environment does play an essential role. Now I have broaden my thinking of what is considered a...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiesha Trivino (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post

Reflection

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS)
Hello all, so as I am starting a new project I thought it was only fitting to do a sort of 'wrap up' post for my last topic. So if you didn't already know my last topic was about plastic and the oceans, focusing mainly on the pacific gyre. Although I still intend to continue that project for the rest of my life, for the sake of keeping myself motivated on the site I have decided to shake things up. Now, I worked on my plastic project for around a year and a half, and I learned a great deal...Read More...
Last Reply By Allan Waithira (Thome) · First Unread Post

Metamorphosis #3

Danica Rogers (Charles Best)
Climate Change(What are climate change causes and myths?) So this cycle is the second to the series I'm doing on climate change. Going into this research I believed that I knew most about the causes of climate change and why it's occurring. Nonetheless, going through my research there were many factors that I've haven't heard of before such as the algae on ice that's increasing melting ice. Another was that I didn't know the amount the at natural causes play with climate change, as for...Read More...
Hello everyone! This cycle my inquiry question has been "What is the meaning of life?" from a religious perspective, and I've really enjoyed it! I chose this topic because my question is one that many people ponder and mull over constantly, and I wanted to gain a better understanding of the topic. Obviously, there is no answer to this question, and I don't think there ever will be. I think the meaning of life is determined by an individual. However, there are many religions/schools of...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, Just to recap everyone on my research, I explored animal testing and through out my rounds of research I found out the positives, negatives and alternatives of animal testing. In the end, I did have to pick a side which was positive for me because if we didn't test on animals the only more accurate test subject would be humans. Would you volunteer to be tested on? Probably not, which means people would be forced to be tested on for the greater good. Yes there are...Read More...
Can We Trust Food Labels? In this cycle of research, I explored several different aspects of food labeling and advertisement in efforts to clear up the mysteries and the myths. I went in to this research knowing that a lot of what’d I would learn would be new for me as well for some of the people reading, and that it would be my job to put my findings into words that were easy to understand but detailed enough to seem reliable. Starting with organic foods, to GMOs, then to ingredients, to...Read More...
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