November 2016

Mental Illness in the Media

Mental illness is a touchy subject. Not many people like to bring it up all that often, except of course when there's a shooting and politicians want to turn the conversation away from gun control. But that's a whole other can of worms that I'm not overly interested in opening at this point in time. This unwillingness to discuss mental illness can be harmful, but even more harmful are the stigmas surrounding the issue. Stigmas that, unfortunately, a lot of media depictions continue to...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Inquiry topic: Intuition Inquiry question: What is intuition? To view the video I used for my presentation please visit the following link: https://www.powtoon.com/online...uition/?mode=movie#/ I initially chose this topic because I wanted to learn whether intuition was a personality trait or a cognitive process. As the weeks went by, I learnt more about my topic and realized something amazing: intuition can be explained by philosophy and science. Finding credible resources was difficult as...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
As mentioned above, my inquiry questions is, “How are our memories affected by different aspects of our environment?" To begin this inquiry, I will be researching what the word 'memory' refers to. From there, I will look into how memories are made. Returning to my original question, I will investigate the factors that affect how we retrieve information. I will also research how a person's past affects who they are at the present. Childhood trauma will also be included in one of my research...Read More...
Last Reply By Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
How were people in ancient and medieval times able to build outstanding structures? We often neglect the beauty of our surroundings, as well as the beauty of ancient structures that still stand.While traveling in Europe with my family, I was shocked to see all the immense cathedrals and castles that stood before me. They were so intricately designed and held up for all these years and are still great tourist destinations for many countries. This inspired me to look deeper into the history of...Read More...
Last Reply By Melissa Lee (Mentor) · First Unread Post
Wow thank you all for your input on my inquiry question post!!!!!!! I'm so excited to start researching this topic as it's so relevant to our age group; and yes there are some things I need to keep in mind such as what's the difference between love, lust and infatuation? I will also be looking at why people find someone they see as attractive or feel like they're "in love" with them? Is it really love or just lust? And how can you turn that lust or infatuation into love? What drives a person...Read More...
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Inquiry Question

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS)
Hi everybody! Sorry for the late start, as I had a few things to sort out first. My topic is on technology, specifically Ultraviolet-emitting diodes such as computers, Iphones, TV's, Walkman's, etc. (okay, maybe not Walkman's). I want to figure out their effects on the brain, and why they are so addicting to nearly everyone that uses them. Whether it's social media, or video games, or instant messaging, these technologies have transformed the way we interact with and view the world around...Read More...
Last Reply By Danielle Campani (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post

The Galaxy

Jordan Macharia (Thome)
Inquiry question;Is there live in other planets other than that found on earth? Hello there,I dearly thank those who gave me some link in their comments, I believe they will be of great help to me in my research. As I progress with my research to the next level where I will focus on the whole universe at large I would be pleased to share some facts with you in form of questions and answers. How old is the universe?13.7 billion years When did the first star form?150 million years after the...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
For this new cycle I decided that it would be best to narrow down my question so that I could find more clear, specific information. I found that from my previous cycle it was very difficult to find information because the question itself was so broad. So to increase my chances in finding more specific information, I narrowed my question down. For this cycle I’m very exited to begin the process of creating and designing my final project! For this final project I plan to create a formal gown...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Adapted inquiry question

Ben Laird (LFAS)
In my previous post I explained my idea, project plan, and tentative inquiry question. Afterwards, while reading the comments, I solidified my first question and identified my first bias. In reading Jessica Schmidt's comment I realized that I hadn't even considered the potential of exercise having a negative effect of the brain. Though I'm still not sure that the negative effects of (proper) exercise are even on the same proportionate scale as the positive effects, it is imperative that I...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (JH alumni) · First Unread Post
While my friends in Beijing were taking so—called smog holiday, I thought there might not be a place that pollution could get any worse. But according to the annual averages of air pollution in a 2014 World Health Organization report , Beijing doesn't even crack the top 20. This is actually something that surprised me, 2 years ago when I was in China, I always get fever which always results from a upper respiratory tract inflection. So I think this is a serious problem. 13 out of the top 20...Read More...
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Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (JH - Alumni) · First Unread Post
For this cycle, my inquiry question is "How are our memories affected by different aspects of our environment?" For this week, my research defines what memories are. According to the Oxford Dictionary, memory is "the power that the mind has to store and remember information." In psychology, memory is a term that describes any structures and processes that aid in the storage as well as the retrieval of information. Memory is an essential part of our lives. Odd as it may be, our memories of...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Offei (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
"How does nature affect a person or community?” We will soon begin interviewing people on how nature affects their wellbeing. For those who are new to butterfly effect a group of us from last year have put together a mural that will go on the outside of our school in Vinyl. The mural will incorporate head and shoulder photographs of all students and staff members at Langley Fine Arts School arranged to form a large mosaic of a forest. The mural will then be placed above the awnings over the...Read More...
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Last Reply By Danielle Campani (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello fellow reader! It's me! Hope you are doing well! First off, I will clarify what this exploitation is, this is a sexual abuse of children and youth for a return of drugs, food, shelter, protection, money etc. (1) This can include sexual acts, or creating pornography. (1) Defined in Canada, anyone under 18 years of age. Other terms used are “Child Prostitution, Youth Sex Trade”. (1) Basically, taking advantage of a youth for a sexual purpose without giving any regard to their input.Read More...
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Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! For my second cycle of research, I have chosen to examine a topic which, like my last subject, relates to us all in ways that we do not always perceive. I will be researching how organisms, specifically mammals, are affected by attachment to their caregivers. This subject relates not only to our everyday lives, but can also be linked all the way back to the beginning of life on Earth, and how our behavioural and physical traits evolved thanks to support in which we received from...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiesha Trivino (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, For my first round of research I'm going to investigate how concussions can alter your school life. Some people think after a concussion you can go right back into school, but that's not true. School is very stressful and confusing for a person suffering a concussion. How does a concussion affect your learning at school? A concussion affects your ability to think, concentrate, remember and process new information. For teen's in high school that could be a major set back,...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (JH alumni) · First Unread Post
For my first research round we will be looking at Hitler's personal views on art. Hitler's artistic views fell mainly in favour towards realism, Hitler appreciated statuesque blonde nudes as well as the ideal soldier, not to mention rather fond of the depiction of realistic landscapes. The art that Hitler didn't appreciate was often seen as degenerate art. He opposed modern art for its tendency to express an abstract, non-representative message. Some more well known modernist artists that...Read More...
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Last Reply By Nazaha Muntafi (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello, fellow learners My inquiry question is still the same as last cycle: Evolution of the Human Genome: Do Viruses Make Us Human? Because viruses are a large component of my research I will be explaining why they relevant in this post. Viruses are microorganisms that are smaller than Bactria, about a 10,000 times smaller than bacteria. Unlike bacterium (plural form of bacteria) viruses do not have any cell organelles, like mitochondria (powerhouse of the cell), they only have DNA or RNA...Read More...
Last Reply By Nazaha Muntafi (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, For my first research round, How are fossil fuel companies associated with climate change and why has this issue been kept in the dark for so long? I will be talking about what fossil fuels are, what renewable energy sources are, what type of fossil fuels are commonly used in the past and today, and the top three countries that emit the most fossil fuels (CO2). So lets begin! According to Oxford dictionaries, fossil fuels are a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the...Read More...
Last Reply By Nazaha Muntafi (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, For this round I will be continuing with my inquiry, Is mankind good or evil? Should we be good or evil? What happens if we are good? what happens if we are evil? How can specific groups be good or evil? These are the questions I will be addressing in this post. This first question is more of an opinion. Should we be good or should we be evil? We should be good. Always. kindness generates kindness. Goodness or kindness makes us happy, makes others happy, it creates...Read More...
Last Reply By Nazaha Muntafi (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! So as I mentioned in my project plan, I'm going to start off by defining a meaningful relationship. A meaningful relationship is a relationship based upon mutual respect and supportiveness and marked by a sense of commitment and fulfillment . (1) But what does that really mean? A relationship, is nothing more than a meaningless connection, it could be with someone you hardly know or even dislike, whereas a meaningful relationship effects your life and happiness in a...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiesha Trivino (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post

BED WETTING

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome)
INQUIRY QUESTION WHY IS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WETTING THEIR BED INCREASING DAY BY DAY Hae guys it has been a long time since i had posted something on the butterfly effect today i wanted to share with you some of the research that i have done during that time . Bed wetting is done when one excrete urine the average urine production in an adult is about 1 to 2 liters per day the urine is produced in a basic structural and functional urine of the kidney called the nephron it has a part called...Read More...
Last Reply By Stephen Kinyua (Thome) · First Unread Post
Hello all. I am doing this post to share something from one of the comments by Ben Laird i will quote the part for you guys. ". I have a bit of a challenge for you. If you don't want to do it no problem. Is there any way that you can remind them of their obligation in a strong enough way that will make a change that will positively affect the situation here in Canada? I know it seems impossible for a single person to make that big of a change but the whole idea of "Butterfly effect" is that...Read More...
Last Reply By Audrey Heath (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Survey Results The survey that I created on Multiple Sclerosis has helped me to realize that not a lot of people know what it is. MS is a very serious disease, and people should know about it. One company that greatly advertises this disease is A&W. Every year they have Teen Burger Day, where $1 of each purchase will go towards MS. They also have donation baskets in their restaurants year round. (1) (1) I had 27 people take my survey, and only 9 people (33.3%) knew what MS is, although...Read More...
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Last Reply By Ellen Mee (charles best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, So this will be my first round of research for the second cycle and I'm super excited to share what I found. I will restate my inquiry question before I start: What is the environmental impact of different diet plans? As I mentioned in my project plan, I will be starting with explaining the reasons why people diet, and then explaining the vegetarian diet. I will give my opinion and then get into the information that I found. Ok, so what I found that is not too shocking is that...Read More...
Last Reply By Seth Young (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone I would like to thank all people who gave me different sites for they have been of great importance to me. About my project, I was anxious to do this project when I began it because by then, I never had a better understanding of evolution process. According to what most people might be thinking about evolution, people, just like other organisms were already existing many years ago. However, to be more particular, some people still believe that humans might have evolved from apes...Read More...
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