Metamorphosis

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...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post
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...
Last Reply By Alice Yang (LFAS) · First Unread Post

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...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! My inquiry question for this cycle is “Why do cats behave the way they do?”. It’s been really fun so far learning about cat behaviour, and I plan to continue with this inquiry question for the next cycle of research. How my inquiry now impacts my thinking From this research, I’ve learned that cats may give signals that can possibly have two completely different meanings. For example, a cat with extremely dilated pupils may either be defensively aggressive, or they may be simply...Read More...
Last Reply By Tainoshin (Ty) Araya (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Inquiry question: How might social media affect teens (13-19 years old)? The project brings me many new thinkings and simultaneously, it changes my point of views and gives me more angles to look at the essence while doing researches. At first, when I consider impacts on teens, all that I can think about is the negative influence, for example, cyber-bullying and hacking-stuffs. I ignore these good facets that social media can take on us, for example, education, a new era of coding and...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! I can't believe my first cycle has come to an end already! For my first cycle this year, my inquiry question was " What are the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating ayahuasca in western medicine?" Before this inquiry, I definitely had my doubts about alternative medicines as a whole. Growing up, western medicine seemed to be the only reliable form of healing. So, when one of my close family members announced that they were going to a partake in an ayahuasca ceremony,...Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi How my research impacts my thinking. I often wonder why I would opt to watch an action movie overnight rather than get to sleep as early as 7 P.M and wake up the following day as late as 6 o'clock. Apparently I am not alone because I am pretty sure someone else would do the same. Well not watching a movie alone, but some other interesting things that makes them feel happy. The first cycle of my research was entirely on the kind of education systems we have across the world until sleep...Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post
My first cycle's inquiry question is "How might our world change in the next 100 years?" Here is my metamorphosis for this cycle. How my inquiry now impacts my thinking From my research, it made me realize how much is changing, so fast. It made me realize just 10 years ago- the first IPhone was released. And just look at how much things have changed since then. It really made me realize how different things will be when I'm older, and whether I would like those changes or not. What I mean by...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This cycle has now come to an end :( , but I am so glad I got to share my information with all of you, and now reflect on it! Reminder, my question for this cycle was: "How has the Joshua tree and the yucca moth shaped the Mojave desert?" I feel I geared my research away from my main question a bit, but in the end, it all connected in a way. How it impacts my thinking: My inquiry has impacted my thinking and decision making in a lot of ways. I feel that I have gathered a bunch...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post

Metamorphosis Cycle 5

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best)
How are different sports beneficial/detrimental to certain body types? This is my last post for this cycle, and I am ending by gathering all of my thoughts and summarizing the entire impact this topic has had on me in this metamorphosis. I hope you all have enjoyed my inquiry! This research round was more of a factual one based on information and evidence than some of my other cycles that included topics that required more thinking. Because of this, my view has not been changed, but I do...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
"School is a pain" Find out why I said this! Let's get to Metamorphosis! *waves and waves again and waves one more time* Tell me how my research has impacted your thinking as well! Inquiry Question: What are the values of the educational system? So how it impacted my thinking with this research is on many things. Like, the in depth knowledge i have gained about how the system here is like and how Finland does their job in the education sector. It finally allowed me to understand why Finland...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Inquiry topic: Do dreams have meaning? Discussion of how my inquiry topic now impacts my thinking: I never knew what my dreams meant, I’ve always wondered if they had a deeper meaning. Dream research can be extremely vague, expectably with what dreams mean, there is no way of proving what they actually mean. After my first round of research, I was able to learn how to have better dreams, which I try to follow. I learned that I would have to keep a consistent sleep schedule and reduce...Read More...
Last Reply By Trinity Egeston (Madison East) · First Unread Post
Hi again everyone! It seems like it's been forever since I've posted, but I've been super busy, and I hope that this Metamorphosis makes up for it. So, for my fifth topic of inquiry in this course, I wanted once again to discuss something that is incredibly pertinent to our lives today, and something that weighs heavily on the minds of many people, but that isn't necessarily discussed explicitly: the food industry. The food industry, as I knew going into this research, is something that...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Topics: How does cancer lead to death? Discussion of how your inquiry now impacts your thinking. As the technology develops, many foods have been genetically modified with some specific chemicals so that the production can be boosted and the merchant can get a huge profit from that. However, some of them are not unhealthy enough to eat, and even too much ingestion can cause the cancers. Also, due to the technology, the electronics are more and more popular. Those electronics contain the...Read More...
Last Reply By Anika Schreiber (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! My question was, as the title suggests, How Does Fame Impact Life Expectancy? My research was absolutely riveting, and I am here for the last time on this topic. Prior to this research round, I believed a lot of what I read on the internet. Obviously, I held a little scrutiny towards certain subjects, and I tended to avoid celebrity gossip as a whole. However, whatever gossip I did pick up, I perceived as truth. This research has led me to a slightly different mindset. I...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, Sadly, it has come to the end of the first cycle for my inquiry question, but I will be continuing next cycle with the same question and some topics I plan to look into are: Research Round 4 Why do some teens not put effort into their looks? Is there a certain line where teens are considered underdressed? What's the good "happy medium" for how nice teens should dress? Research Round 5 How does social media raise or lower expectations for how teens should dress? Does social...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post

Sedative Hypnotics

Rachel Lu (Charles Best)
Sedative Hypnotics i) Discussion of how your inquiry now impacts your thinking. (100-200 words) Now that I have concluded my research project, since it was a personal topic, i will think more about whether i should continue taking certain sleeping pills for anxiety and insomnia. I think that maybe now I question whether these pills are necessary and worth the possible side effects of rebound insomnia, amnesia, and/or worsening anxiety or depression. It has made me more cautious in regards to...Read More...
My inquiry question: what causes people to believe in the supernatural? For all my life, I have always been someone is scientifically inclined. I haven’t really given religion much thought; this especially applies for the supernatural. I used to think that everything had a scientific answer, but that isn’t necessarily true. There are so many things in the world that don’t have any concrete evidence or explanations involving science. The supernatural is a world that gives such a unique...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Peter Shirazi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post

Metamorphosis #4

Danica Rogers (Charles Best)
Climate change (What effects does climate change have on mountainous environments?) This being my last cycle for this school year was quite a fun one for me to research. As for myself being highly interested in pretty much anything that has to do with mountains and to see the importance they play on our planet. Learning about how climate change impacts mountainous environments have was a bit of an eye-opener to see that even though mountains may not be super close to humans they can have a...Read More...
Last Reply By Claire Njeri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This will be my last post of the year. My inquiry question was “How does music affect people?” . Here's what I learned, and what challenges I had to overcome. How my inquiry now impacts my thinking: There are endless ways music can affect us, and I learned a lot. I managed to look into how it affects our brain, mood, memory/learning, the Mozart effect, health, athletic performance, dementia, and personality. I’ve known for a while that music can have an effect on us – for...Read More...
Last Reply By Priscilla Muthoni (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Ancient Egypt

Amanda Tummonds (Charles Best)
How does life today compare to ancient Egypt? I was really excited to research this inquiry question, because ancient civilizations, and just history in general is so fascinating to me. After doing my research, I learnt so many interesting aspects of ancient Egypt, and how our society has changed and developed so much from then. This research also changed the way I look at pharaohs, and ancient Egypt's religion now having a better understanding of how it works. For example, before I did not...Read More...
Last Reply By Priscilla Muthoni (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! To end off this cycle of research I’ll be sharing with you guys my overall learning and all the challenges I overcame. To start off this has been one of my favorite research rounds, where I learned the most applicable knowledge. Although sadly I did not actually get to end off my research since I switched to posting every second week. However, I still got the chance to fully explore the geographical, and political challenges that cause poverty as well as how this affects the...Read More...
Last Reply By Claire Njeri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This cycle I continued with my question from the previous cycle except this time, I looked at the question from a philosophical perspective. The last cycle, when I looked at this question from a religious perspective, I learned a lot about different religions and how they are all not so different from each other. This cycle, I learned a lot about some major philosophers in history and their widely variant ideas of why we're here, and it was so interesting! This project has...Read More...
Last Reply By Claire Njeri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! For my last inquiry question, I wanted to dive back into a subject that has fascinated me for the better part of my life: astronomy. Something has always fascinated me about the ambiguity and the vastness of space, and I am so glad the the outcome of my research has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of our universe. My thinking, as a result of this research, has been deeply changed as well. Once, I believed that life outside of Earth was something incredibly unlikely...Read More...
Last Reply By Priscilla Muthoni (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey guys, today I'm posting my metamorphosis on my collaborative project with Allan on education in Canada vs Kenya. This project has changed my thinking a lot. When Allan stayed at my house when he was in Canada, he told me about education in Kenya, but I didn't realize how different it was compared to education in Canada. He goes to boarding school, and only gets to see his family once every 3 months. I would have a really hard time not being about to see my family everyday. This project...Read More...
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