November 2017

Inquiry question: Should Canada continue to support refugees coming from the U.s. border? Hello everyone! I just started on butterfly effect and this is my first project. I chose to look into something big that is happening in Canada. When Donald Trump was elected the new president of the United States it didn't only effect them. The new laws in the U.S. make it very difficult for refugees, resulting in many deciding to "move" to Canada. I was interested in this topic because it will have a...Read More...
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Teacher: Ms Usher & Ms Mantei My question started out with "how does science prove that there is a God?" I looked for a way to narrow down my Inquiry question and got to the bible. because all religions have something they revolve around like the bible. there wouldn't be Christianity if there was no bible and all christians "should" base their faith and beliefs on the bible. Genesis is the first book of the bible that talks about the creation story and how man was made, this also...Read More...
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Chapter Three, The New King

I'm pretty sure we stood there, staring, for about fifteen minutes before either of us spoke. “ We... we're in the Medieval Ages,” Andrea breathed. “ And we just made friends with our ancestor,” I said. She looked at me with wide eyes. “Ancestor?” she repeated. I nodded. “Remember when we had to do a project on our family tree? We're related to King Arthur.” “ The Arthur we just met?” “ Yep.” “ Logan... do you know what this means?” “ Uh... no?” Andrea pointed to the sword enthusiastically.Read More...
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Chapter Two, Arthur

I stood up and looked around. Where was I? Where was Andrea? “ Andrea?” I called out. I began to walk around, the only sound was gravel crunching beneath my foot. “Andy?” “ Logan?” I spun around to find Andrea, leaning against a old fashioned cottage as if nothing was wrong. “How many times have I told you to stop calling me that?” My eyes began to sting with tears of relief as I ran towards her, swooping her up into a bear hug. “You're okay,” I whispered. “ Um... yeah. Are you?” Andrea...Read More...
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Teacher: Donna Usher Introduction: Hey everyone! For this research cycle I will be looking further into the health benefits and issues with dairy and the dairy industry. It has many different results in the science so I will be comparing a lot of different biases. Some of the things I wanted to look into more were the different kinds of milk, especially the argument for and against raw milk. On the more capitalistic side I'd like to look into the franchise and why we think milk as so...Read More...
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Research Round 4-Will humans ever come into contact with aliens, or travel to another galaxy, and if so how will it impact humankind?

For this round of research, I will be wrapping up with some entertainment/media that portray aliens and the universe, such as TV shows, movies, and books. Though these are completely fiction, they are interesting to look at and still contain some interesting theories! Galaxies/Universe Interstellar – Movie In this movie, Earth has reached a point where the environment is threatening humanity’s survival-basically, humans have finally polluted the Earth too much to live on. At a NASA space...Read More...
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Inquiry Question: How might social media affect teens(13-19 years old)? This round research focuses on: the quality and reliability of contents Blockchain solution Notes and conclusion: Social platform's main goal is to attract more users. According to the theory of Metcalfe's, the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system ( n 2 ). Whereas it leads social media to drift off the course and it ignores the most important...Read More...
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Arthur's Heir

Outline of Arthur's Heir Chapter 1: Logan and his little sister Andrea are out in the woods in England, practising archery. They come across a circle of standing stones and when Andrea enters the circle, she disappears. Immediately, Logan follows after her and ends up in the Medieval Ages. Chapter 2: Unaware of where they are, they find a boy named Arthur who provides them with Medieval clothes and a place to store their modern ones. Soon after, they find the Sword in the Stone. Chapter 3:...Read More...
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Chapter One, Standing Stones

“ Draw back to the corner of your mouth gently, and make sure the string touches your nose,” I instructed. “because if it doesn't—” “ It will hit my nose when I release,” my younger sister Andrea cut me off. “Logan, you tell me that every time. Can I shoot now?” I sighed and stepped back, nodding. Andrea released the arrow and it landed in the center of the knothole in the big oak tree we were using as a target. I whistled sharply. “ Bullseye,” I said. “Well done.” After retrieving her arrow...Read More...
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Hi everyone! Today for my round 1 research of "what is the impact percussion instruments have in music" I am going to look at the importance of each of the percussion instruments and what makes them unique. (1) my first instrument I looked at was the triangle, the triangle is a thin metal bar bent into the shape of a triangle with 1 opening. You can make the sound when you take another metal rod and hit it against the edge of the triangle creating a vibration turning into a sound. The sound...Read More...
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Before we could answer our question we had to learn how whales use echolocation. They use it to: - avoid danger - mate - rest - find prey - communication - navigation We then heard and example of whales "talking" to each other using echo location. Listen here: https://www.portvancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/test8223bdbe1cbf6049a5bdff00004cf7b9.wav We then listened to what happens when loud boats pass by a group of whales and the effect it has on echo location:...Read More...
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Hey everyone, today my research is based on problems and solutions commonly likely to be encountered when pumping water. Having an abundance of water in the monsoon and scarcity in the dry season is a common feature. The major use of water is for irrigation industries, navigation and household consumption. Agriculture is dependent on pump irrigation but they very low in rivers and canals in dry months. Pumping water for irrigation which is also limited by the seasonal draw down of...Read More...
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Plate Tectonics

Alice Yang (LFAS)
(Getting into a specific inquiry question! Still in progress!) The earth is shaped and morphed in many different ways. The landscape around us constantly, but slowly changes around us, and can not be noticed by the naked eye. Evidence for plate tectonic movements: Coastline fit Coastlines, almost like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, fit together perfectly Paleoclimatology Coal fields found in polar regions today, play a big role in the movement of plate tectonics, since coal specifically only...Read More...
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Memory Memory has always been a fascinating subject to people. Most people picture memory as a place to store information. This metaphor has become a part of the study of memories. People talk about storing memories or organizing their thoughts; similar sayings all link to the metaphor. Plato imagined memory as an aviary while Aristotle compared it to a wax tablet. St. Augustine of Hippo even found similarities between memories and caves! Due to the fact that memory formation cannot be...Read More...
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Literature Review: Work Communication Attitudes

To research my inquiry question, I will look at the history of communications for work, the attitudes common workers have, and how governments are reacting to society. 1. "How Technology has Changed Workplace Communication" https://www.forbes.com/sites/unify/2013/12/10/how-technology-has-changed-workplace-communication/#78fce03f670b Publisher: Forbes Publication Date: 10 Dec 2013 This article compares communication from a time before the speed and convenience of newer means offers. Its main...Read More...
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Health promotion and prevention activities seldom target people with disabilities for example women with disabilities receive less screening for breast cancer and cervical cancer than woman without disabilities. people with intellectual impairments are less likely to have their weight checked adolescents and adults with disabilities are excluded from sex education programmes. additionally people who are not academically gifted suffer from diabetes may end up losing hope with their dreams.Read More...
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Hi, everyone! I believe that you guys all know about how drugs will hurt people. During eSports, drugs will appear as well. Player will be using drugs to concentrate, audience will be using drugs to getting higher. 【5】 Mostly, they will take “smart drugs”, formal named Nootropics, which is made by modafinil or Methylphenidate . 【1】It will stimulate people’s brain that make it work faster. These drugs are purportedly used primarily to treat cognitive or motor function difficulties...Read More...
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Inquiry Question - Perception of time

For my inquiry project I wanted to do something more involving with the mind considering I did my last project revolving around weather. So my main question will be asking if our perception of time changes as we do? meaning the older we get do we think time speeds up or slows down? or maybe it just stays the same. branching off of this question I wanted to eventually learn why for example; time fly's when we are having fun and why time seems to slow to a stop when we are doing nothing.Read More...
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Hello everyone, This week I would just like to tie up some loose ends and strangle a few unfinished thoughts together. I am going to look at the negativity bias and the "grey area", gossip and magazine profits, and why people love celebrity gossip. The Negativity Bias and the Grey Area Finding a celebrity who is believed to be rude towards their fans is simple. Simple search "rude celebrities" and you will find an abundance of relevant results. The difficult piece is discerning between what...Read More...
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For my inquiry question regarding "irrational" property, I have to look at basic concepts within economics, currency, as well as virtual economies. The articles I selected encompass all of those points. Article 1: http://www.econlib.org/library.../PropertyRights.html Title: Property Rights Publisher: Library of Economics and Liberty Date of Publication: 2008 This source describes the role of property within a capitalist economy. It also explains the importance of property rights, and how it...Read More...
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Since our last post, we have worked on finishing up research with the students. Our goal for them has been around ten points of research per week so by now the students should have around sixty points. Although these were are expectations, that does not mean everyone has it finished. We have learned that as a teacher you have to understand, although you might assign something for homework, not everyone is going to do it. Also that there are some exceptions. Some students have less than sixty...Read More...
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Hello everyone! I'm back for my fifth round of research for my inquiry question: "How has the Joshua tree and the yucca moth shaped the Mojave Desert?" I sort of altered this round a bit, and I decided to do a small little side of research on the desert tortoise, and its recently decoded genome! Found in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, the desert tortoise (a.k.a. Agassiz's desert tortoise, or Gopherus agssizii) is said to have came into existence in North America over 35 million years...Read More...
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Hello everyone. i have just started the butterfly effect and this is my first project. I decided to choose my topic of percussion since it is one of my main hobbies. My last inquiry project also involved instruments, so i thought i could see if i could involve parts from that project so then it could help me get a better understanding of music, instruments and sound .I choose the topic of percussion since I am a percussionist in my schools band and get to play it almost everyday. I am also...Read More...
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