October 2016

RAINFALL

James Migwi (Thome)
WHY DOES ENGLAND HAVE MORE RAIN THAN THAT OF KENYA? Inquiry question: what brings about rainfall? Rainfall is brought by many factors; [1] Water bodies Large water bodies contribute very much in formation of rainfall; during the day areas around the lake is warm and evaporation takes place. Humidity in the atmosphere is condensed and forms clouds. Later the area experience a heavy rainfall. Rainfall of this area it is accompanied by thunder storm and lightening. [2] Altitude Areas near a...Read More...
Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
So today,I researched about how do dogs decide who is their master? Obviously most dogs love people but why do they listen, and show affection more to one person rather then everyone, so why? Their "master' is usually the person the dog is always happiest to see and listens to the most. Dogs see their master as the person who cares for them (Eg: Talking them for walks, feeding them, etc), plays with them, and spends a lot of time with them. It may be more difficult for the dog the choose a...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Research #2 This week, I am continuing my research on historical fashion and beauty trends and their implications for women's physical and mental health. The Queen was a very pale and considered to beautiful person, and because of it, many looked up to her beauty, making a pale natural complexion the ideal complexion of the era. Woman would paint there face to achieve the desired pale complexion, however, it often lead to have many health complications. Women would paint their face with...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Project plan

Josie Schmidt (LFAS)
This year I wanted to base my project my everyday life. I choose rowing. I’m very passionate about it and I can relate my project to some of my own knowledge. Originally I had planned to compare two sports (volleyball and rowing) but I decided I prefer to delve deeper into the one sport instead. I’m still working on my exact inquiry question but I’m hoping that once I get further into my research I will figure it out. Some ideas I’m throwing around are: -What makes an elite rower? -Why is...Read More...
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RACISM

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome)
INQUIRY QUESTION: WHY ARE PEOPLE DISCRIMINATED BECAUSE OF THEIR SKIN COLOUR. Hae guys i would be a very bad thing to lack to recogonise the effort of everyone who have helped me in this project.[racism] i have done this as a branch of my project [genetics] .it has been a very tiring and at t he same time an educative one from reaserching on the human skin and its components to albinism.the reasech have helped me by equiping me with skills that will help today and in the future.this are some...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
surface runoff is the flow of water that occurs when excess storm water ,melts water or excess water from rivers and dams flows over the Earth's surface. In the year 2005, 2.2 inches of surface water runoff was measured and the volume of water flowing through a flume it covered a 295 acre basin.Runoff amount was underestimated because there was a significant portion of the period in the mid-December and mid-March in which runoff couldn't be monitored or estimated. The remaining 68 percent...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead to a healthy active life. The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries where 12.9 % of the people are undernourished.There has been minimum progress towards managing hunger in the sub-Saharan Africa where more than one in four people remain hungry.This is greatly contributed by harmful economic systems, conflict, environmental factors such as...Read More...
Last Reply By Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
INQUIRY QUESTION :How is corruption impacting to our society and what can be done to eradicate poverty Hi every one ,after find some research about the Rio Olympic scandal as part of my project but now am back to continue with my project.Like i said in my last post that i will be focusing on the EURO BOND SCANDAL. INTRODUCTION In fact ,the 2013 Transparency international corruption index ,placed Kenya twenty seven (27) in term of corruption .There are three main types of corruption,they...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
E-waste is a term for electronic products that have become unwanted,non-working or obsolete and have essentially reached the end of their useful life.In 1976 The resource conservation and Recovery Act (R.C.R.A) is enacted. In 1986, 14000 tons of toxic and hazardous waste is dumped in the Atlantic Ocean. In 1989 Basel convention was opened and an international treaty to prevent hazardous waste dumping was signed.In 1991 Switzerland began to regulate disposal of E waste within its borders.In...Read More...
Last Reply By Milka Wanjiru (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Background of Social media addiction.

The internet is a worldwide network of computer networks linked through high-speed,high-volume,telephone lines and cables,as well as via the WI-FI connections.It has come a long way from its start in the 1960's as a vast,indestructible U.S military computer network that could communicate even when under enemy attack.With the invention of blogging and social media in 1999 the internet began to explode in popularity.Sites like Likedin gained prominence in the early 2000. You tube in 2005 and...Read More...
Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization an effective modern leader requires a blend of intellectual qualities, the ability to think analytically,strategically and creatively.In late 1970 theory research moved beyond focusing on various types of situational supervision as the way to incrementally improve organizational performance. In 1991 to 1996 research has shown that many leaders turned to transaction leadership theory which is the most prevalent method of...Read More...
Last Reply By Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

SLAVERY

Hezekiah Maina (Thome)
Inquiry question: How was life according to the enslaved The experience of being sold at auction like farm animals was a gross humiliation for enslaved people. The emotional distress it caused was frequently multiplied by separation from loved ones as families were torn apart, with husbands, wives and children sold to different people. Slave owners often use the threat of sale as a way of disciplining their enslaved workforce. Children together Up-to about eight, children born into slavery...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiesha Trivino (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello everybody. Quite a long time since I was online. But am now back with more on communication in animals. Previously, I expounded on communication in animals like crows, chimpanzees and crows using their mouth. Today am gonna look at communication by means of hearing,sight and through the sense of touch. But actually the post is not so long and I really need to do much more research. Ears: Bats uses their ears as a vital means of communication especially due to their natural blindness.Read More...
Last Reply By Caroline Lu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Here is our third round of research. Our question is : Are women actually more creative/artistic than men, or is it a thought that has been influenced by society? Has society/family/media taught men that being artistic/creative is not good? Are there simply different standards for women in art? If it is true that women are more creative than men, why? Is it something in a woman's brain? However, many years ago, men were the only artists, such as da Vinci and Monet. When and how...Read More...
Last Reply By Jordan McKenzie (LFAS) · First Unread Post
For my last post of research, I looked into 4 different sports, and found out how the sports were created, where, and by who. For this weeks research, I'm going to look into 4 different sports, and do the same thing. Field Hockey (the national sport of India)- The modern day field hockey was developed in the British Isles. It was started in England in the 1800's. It is the second largest team sport in the world, behind soccer. The first formal field hockey club was called The Blackheath...Read More...
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Inquiry Question ideas

Jordan McKenzie (LFAS)
what does John Keats mean when he says "beauty is truth, truth is beauty. that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know? how can I explore this idea? other questions that branch off from John Keats quote: 1. what is the difference between children's and adults/ young adults versions of beautiful? 2. when does what or why they think something/ someone is beautiful change? 3. how does age effect the ability to think of ones self as beautiful and why? 4. how does someone's personality...Read More...
Last Reply By Danielle Campani (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
Tribalism in Africa has led to major and minor negative impacts.some of of this main impacts are: Inability to fight corruption which is very hard in public life. Distrust among different tribes which is leading to war and conflicts. Politics of division which is long and deep rooted thus political challenge has shaped each national institution. Ethnic identity which is separating the unity of tribes. Tribalism cannot be traced from cultures clashing over the ages, it is a new phenomenon...Read More...
Last Reply By Allan Waithira (Thome) · First Unread Post
Hi, everyone! My inquiry question is “how does the environmental force changes the structure of the crystal. Last week, I researched several types of crystal and the living condition of them, and I have some question- what change the color of crystals? And Can we make an artificial crystal by ourselves? Today I am going to find the answer to those questions. First, how do crystal get the colors? The different chemicals are the major factor of color changing. Many gems are simply quartz...Read More...
Last Reply By Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post

question

Danielle Campani (Alumni-LFAS)
Hi friends! Sorry for the hold up on my inquiry question. Moira and I have decided to collaborate on the recycling project she began studying last year. We hope to raise awareness and lower amount of garbage produced, beginning firstly with our school then hopefully expanding to other schools in Langley. Right now I'm just catching up on some of the research Moira has already done, but we've started brainstorming ideas for what our next steps could be once I've caught up. An idea we had was...Read More...
Last Reply By Danielle Campani (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
Human-wildlife conflict in the world has existed for about 45,000 years.The impacts of human wildlife entail; Fragmentation and loss of habitats thus risking various species of bird and animals. Poaching-taking or stealing of wildlife,in violation of local,state,federal or international law. Invasive species-invasive species can run amok in an ecosystem and send parks native residents towards extinction. Economics activities in and around protected areas-forest disappears due to mining...Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post
This plan may undergo a lot of changes in the next few days - especially around the central question. Feedback is very welcome! Project Plan 1.1 Topic: Evolution Question: I wonder how (if) conflicts between the interests of a human and the interests of the cells of a human affect the observable characteristics of the human. Teacher: TBA Mentor: TBA Something that has always interested me about evolution is how cells in an organism (ex: a human) commit apoptosis - or suicide to benefit the...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Schmidt (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post

How people form/develop opinions

I'm not too sure on this topic yet, but Iv'e recently been thinking a lot about forming opinions. I wonder how hearing others opinions can effect your own wether its consciously or not. I am very strongly opinionated and it's always been very interesting for me to hear other peoples opinions on the same topics because sometimes there isn't a right or wrong answer.Read More...
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Last Reply By Ellen Mee (charles best) · First Unread Post
Project plan: What can I do to become more creative? Teacher: Mentor: I am interested in exploring ways to become more creative in choreography and everyday life. Dance has always been my passion. In my last project, “How time and space influences movement,” I fell in love with analyzing dances and creating movements. I started my current inquiry with wondering what I can do to impact my audience. I want to make a change in their lives and make them feel something in the moment (the reason I...Read More...
Last Reply By Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) · First Unread Post
Inquiry: How can people's perception of schizophrenia affect the research and treatment patients receive? Hey everyone, my inquiry last year was already about schizophrenia. I did a lot of research about stigma and alternative treatments from all over the world. The most interesting research was about Vikram Patel. He developed a really new way of treating schizophrenic patients in India. His program seems so simple compared to the ones of the western world, but I think its probably even...Read More...
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Got Ads?

Today, we view ads as small, yet common, inconveniences. However, what ads look like, and what we think of them has changed quite a bit in the recent past. In my research I want to look into the history of ads. -When were they popularized? -Who were the 'game changers' in advertisements? -Did the marketers of the past know of an ad's power? I would also like to look into how marketers learnt the ways around someone's mind. How to get someone to buy something they don't want or convince a...Read More...
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