December 2017

Hello folks! I've posted an idea and a starting point, but here is my official project plan. I'd love to hear all your thoughts! My topic (as you may have noticed from the title) is why authors of fiction would want to gloss over an unpleasant or traumatic event, or glorify it in some way. Most people admit they love a happy ending, but many authors will write a story that involves a disturbing event, and they'll make the disturbing event seem exciting, attractive, or glamorous, for some odd...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
For my fourth round I wanted to go into more specific methods and so i'm going to be talking about something that I've been trying for this year. Using a journal/planner to keep track of due dates, assignments, and daily work can be helpful in freeing up short term memory as you have less to worry about forgetting, and more energy can be put into focusing during class. I have noticed a lot that if I don't write things down, I will have to go through a mental list of things I need to do...Read More...
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Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
So, I figured that that good old crushing feeling of extreme guilt and shame is going to come back if I don’t finally post something. Doing a project with someone else really adds a new urgency to this whole thing. Which is fine. It’s motivation. I am actually learning quite a bit about this topic, but because I am currently in a long-term, serious, committed relationship with my terrible procrastination habits, many of the newcomers probably have no idea that I even exist. So I thought it...Read More...
Last Reply By Denis Chege (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Wildlife and the environment is always under attack. How do different communities protect the environment? What struggles have various communities faced in protecting the environment? What successful program and policies have they seen?Read More...
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C1RR1: Work Communication Attitudes

Round 1 : The History of Communication Technologies This research round will be looking at the history behind mass communication systems, their predecessors and their uses in society. Just as a reminder of what I am researching my question was, "How have our attitudes toward "work" been skewed by our means of communication?". In order to study and understand the effects of these technologies, I must first know what they are. Communication technologies that we use today are quite recent, but...Read More...
Last Reply By Benito Maina (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
I've always been very interested in psychology and music is a big part of my life so I decided to make a inquiry question about it. How does music effect your mood? Research shows that music stimulates many emotions with specific brain circuits. For example this happens when a mother sings to their baby. My plan is to work my way through all emotions happy, sad excited and so on. I’m going to look at how when you listen to certain genres it can change the way you feel and also how your...Read More...
Last Reply By Moses Muchiri (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
While thinking of two completely different ideas I remembered the famous Einstein quote “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ...and I wondered... What do fish actually have in common with trees? Then I looked it up: Some fish live in trees?? I looked a bit more into it and found that one specific fish, the Mangrove Killifish, has adapted to survive inside of rotting branches for several...Read More...
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AI Part 4: AI and Self-Driving Cars

Nowadays, Self-Driving Cars has been a very hot topic after Google, Uber and Tesla revealed their plan of achieving Driver-less Cars. In order for the machines to learn driving, the developers added Artificial Intelligence into the self-driving program. How is Artificial Intelligence learning how to drive and improve on it? First of all, Deep Learning is used. Sequences are inputted, processed, learned and divided into 4 options: Left, Right, Accelerate and decelerate (brake). Important...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
How are organisms being affected by climate change? For this cycle of research, was an eye opener for me. Although, I've been covering climate change for quite a while I've found that with each round of research I get to discover more about climate change. With this cycle, looking a lot into the severity of whats happening in the arctic it dawned on me how serious the effects of climate change are and how we'll be seeing the severity in the arctic move further south. One way this research...Read More...
In my previous round of research, some people commented that it might be interesting to talk more about social differences between introverts and extroverts and what makes some study methods work for some people but how things work for other students. The behaviours and tendency’s of introverts and extrovert come greatly from the different levels of production of cortisol. (1) Which is the stress hormone within the brain, although many factors have to be considered, scientists have...Read More...
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Last Reply By Haleigh Strickler (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello! OK, here's my Broaden My Understanding (Originally known as) ! Thinking! BY the way, Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays, Happy New Years , Happy-Santa- Coming! Statement to bind these two ideas: "The values of education can impact ones understanding, reaction, knowledge of events/situations/topics within a story, where multiple stories make up a whole." Snapshot: "Racism and Judgement". I will attempt to connect two seemingly connected topics but actually isn't by all means connected!Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! My project so far has definitely been fun but now it's the end of the cycle so goodbye for now! How had it impacted my thinking? I've learned to search for a lot of sides on an argument. People's stances on milk go from one extreme to another. Scientific studies have results that go from one extreme to another. Still, one should always make sure the research is well rounded and judged fairly. How will this investigation impact the decisions I make? While I'm not someone who...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey guys. Working on the Inquiry Question was such a big challenge for me. At the beginning part of this inquiry project, I was struggling with my topic and didn't know how to handle it. My first inquiry question was "the brain effects of learning another language"; however after I shared this with other butterfly effecters, I truly realized how I was just too optimistic toward this topic. After that, I started thinking about it more widely, and found a project partner named Haleigh...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post

THE BURN

Forum: The Burn
Tainoshin (Ty) Araya (LFAS)
I love how everyone puts a lot of effort into a topic that you are really interested in and I have great respect for all of you. If I had to choose my favorite question, I'd like to introduce JJ Liu's (from Langley Fine Arts School) question, "How does science prove that there is a God?" This really attracts my interest, especially the part of the conflict between the churches and the scientists in the past. As a Christian, I've been thinking about it for a while, but unfortunately didn't...Read More...

Intro to the book of Genisis

JJ Liu   (LFAS)
First of all, I’d like to thank all the people that commented and gave advice to my question. To begin I’ll start with explaining the book of Genesis, this is the first chapter or book of the bible. Many of you are not familiar with the book of Genesis so this post will be quotes (verses) from the book of Genesis. CHAPTER 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was...Read More...
Last Reply By Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! Last week I did a survey on what types of milk people drank. Of course pasteurized milk was in first, almond was in second, and soy was tied with raw as the third option (which is slightly concerning considering raw milk is illegal in North America). So for this round of research I looked into the most questionable of the bunch: raw milk. In 1862 a french scientist introduced the idea of pasteurizing milk, which uses heat to kill harmful germs like E.coli or Salmonella.Read More...
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

BURN

Forum: The Burn
Jake Schmidt (LFAS)
There was one post I read that really stood out to me that I can personally relate to and am very interested in. Juliana Nunes (from Charles Best) post called "SPORTS BODY STANDARDS" really impacted me when she brought up her unique and interesting opinions, points and subjects throughout the post. Juliana's writing style and explanations were clear and visual which helped me absorb and enjoy her information even more! What I think really drove the post home while I was reading it was the...Read More...

Ongoing Reflection

Alice Yang (LFAS)
Ongoing Reflection/Update After researching what impacts would be made if plate tectonics did not move, I wanted to think about what life styles would be like if the world remained as a Pangaea. What would our government look like? How will daily life be like? It was a very open ended topic, since there could be plenty of possible things that could occur. Therefore for my next Inquiry Question, I wanted to focus on a different topic and move on :) For my next rotation, I want to base my...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Inquiry question How are languages learned? For this project, we will be looking at effective ways to learn languages, based on a variety of factors and learning styles. Things we're thinking of covering: Effective ways to learn based on -age -native language -learning style (kinesthetic, auditory, visual, etc) -languages one has learned before -exposure to language -interest in language -difficulties of learning English/Japanese -physical effects For this topic we will be writing some parts...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post

How ethical is the use of autonomous vehicles?

Name of teacher: Ms.Mantei Summary: A few weeks back, in my psychology class, all students were given the opportunity to do a solo, self-directed project- one without a criteria sheet, or much direction on how to present our learning. I chose to study the ethical issues with the release of autonomous vehicles to the mass market. After narrowing it down a bit, I decided that I wanted to know how ethical it was to purchase and 'drive' self-driving cars. I found a really interesting program,...Read More...
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Plan

Jayna Hagen (LFAS)
As you most likely know the topic that I will be researching for the course of this year is, how drugs effect the brain. I will be narrowing down my research to focusing on recreational drugs and the impact they have on the human brain. My research will consist of scans of the brain before, after and during the usage of drugs. Within this topic I will be looking at specific types of drugs and differentiating between their impact on the brain from others, such as cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, meth,...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
inquiry question: Should Canada continue to support the refugees coming from the U.S. border? This round of research I will be focusing on the possible outcomes and affects, the benefits and downfalls. More specifically the effects on our economy, the living conditions on these refugees, the possible risk for Canadians safety and the jobs. Apparently it will cost Canada $1.2 billion over the next 6 years for the 25,000 refugees we have taken in. But for our economy in the long run, this will...Read More...
Last Reply By Danica Rogers (Charles Best-Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hello folks! In my last round of research, I looked at reasons why authors glamorize traumatic subject matter in their work. In this round, I am looking at the author's backgrounds and how it may influence their writing. The three authors I will be looking at are John Green (The Fault In Our Stars), Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why) and Jennifer Niven (All The Bright Places.) This will affect if the authors intended to glamorize their stories. Here is what I found out; 1. John Green was...Read More...
Last Reply By Danica Rogers (Charles Best-Alumni) · First Unread Post

Ongoing Reflection #1

Sophie Holland (LFAS)
Hello everybody! This inquiry has been really good for me, and I think it's a good place to wrap up this round. I'm not sure if I want to continue it or do something else, but overall, I appreciate everything I've learned from this inquiry, and all of your lovely comments and suggestions! How my project impacts my thinking: I've definitely learned not to judge a book by it's cover. When I'm reading now, I encourage myself to ask questions a lot, especially, "Could this actually be believable...Read More...
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