February 2017

To properly understand how important coral reefs are in marine ecosystems one must first learn how corals function. To someone who knows very little about coral reefs their first impression is often that they are a plant, this is entirely false as coral falls under the kingdom of animalia. Coral is part of the phylum of cindaria, along with organisms such as jellyfish and sea anemones. The cnidaria phylum itself is rather primitive compared to other phyla, which is pretty evident when you...Read More...
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Modes of accessing the internet.

Hello everyone.. It has taken a while for me to post an article on social media and smartphones but i was able to make a research in which i was able to find that despite college students and also for the young teenagers who are most probably in secondary school using their smartphones,there are various ways to access the internet using communication channels for instance. Wireless-wireless or Wi-Fi does not really require the use of telephone lines to connect to the internet but instead it...Read More...
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Hey guys! For those of you who read my project plan, you know that I didn't pick a question yet. Now that I have, I can finally post my inquiry question; what causes people to believe in the supernatural? By this, I mean mythical and supernatural creatures that originated so many centuries ago. After doing 3 cycles on space related topics, I decided it was time for a change. If any of you have suggestions, please let me know!Read More...
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My question is How do you take a good photo? This week I am looking into the differences of taking a photo on your phone vs. your camera. This may very due to the variety of cell phones there are, and different types of cameras. I will be taking similar photos with my iPhone 6, and my Canon Rebel XTI. Now with the new phones they definitely have much better cameras than what they used to be, but you still can't get the professional photographer quality. (2) How is a camera better than a...Read More...
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The unprecedented movement of Earth causes many of deadliest natural disasters like Earthquakes, Tsunamis, there are some most dangerous natural disasters on Earth accroding to most websites on Google, it shows that top five dangerous disasters are earthquake, hurricanes, tsunamis, lightening and tornadoes. "Massive plates fit together like puzzle pieces deep beneath the Earth. When a plate shifts along one of the fault lines that join them, a violent upheaval takes place on the planet's...Read More...
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To learn how Mythos are created we must first look at what exactly are mythos? Mythos, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is, "A pattern of beliefs expressing often symbolically the characteristics or prevalent attitudes in a group or culture." So in Layman's terms, mythos' are the reflected beliefs of a culture or group. Beliefs in this term ment to be something that the group puts symbolic importance on. however this does not tell us how exactly myths are created. According to...Read More...
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Hello everyone, For this week's research round I will be looking at the environmental risk factors for mental disorders such as, depression, schizophrenia, PTSD, and bulimia nervosa, as well as their prevalence in the world, and most common countries they are found in. Depression: Environmental causes of depression are concerned with factors outside of ourselves; factors that have to do with our daily lives (1). For example, changes in season and daylight do have an affect on your mood...Read More...
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Hello everyone, For this weeks research round I am discussing what a mental illness is, difference between psychiatric disorders and neurological disorders, and symptoms of mental illnesses. A mental illness, also known as psychiatric disorder (3), refers to a wide range of mental health conditions that affect your mood, thinking and behaviour (1); resulting in an inability to cope with life’s ordinary demands and routines (2). One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or...Read More...
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The Innate Defense System The immune system is responsible for protecting the body from disease-causing microorganisms. The human body had two levels of defenses against these microorganisms: the innate (nonspecific) defense and the adaptive defense. The following post discusses the roles of the outer barriers, lymphocytes and other responses of the innate defense system designed to protect the human body from foreign pathogens. Physical Barriers The human body has many security measures in...Read More...
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The Immune System Since ancient times, people have observed that the human body has the power to defend itself against certain diseases. This is due to our immune systems which protect us from harmful proteins and disease-causing microorganisms. This post examines the importance of the immune system, its ability to identify harmful pathogens and gives a brief overview on the two defences of the immune system. The Role of the Immune System The human body is constantly in contact with various...Read More...
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The topic for my third research cycle is ‘the immune system.’ From my topic I formulated the inquiry question for this cycle which is ‘how does the immune system differ between individuals?’ My teacher for this cycle will be Ms Weldon. Although I do not know where my inquiry will take me, I have a general plan of action for this cycle. To begin my research, I will be looking into how the immune system works and how it affects us. From there I will be collecting information on what makes our...Read More...
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Hello, Fellow Learners For cycle 3 I will be looking into the progression of HIV into AIDS as well as how and when the AIDS pandemic came to be. Since this is a complex and massive concept I have decided to break it up into different parts. The discovery of AIDS and HIV. When did it happen? WHY did it happen when and where it did? Where was it discovered? Who was the first patient? What Caused HIV to infect humans? How did HIV infect humans? What is HIV/AIDS How it affects the human body...Read More...
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Research shows that human beings cause many changes to the environment thus hurting plant and animal species.These activities take resources and habitat away from animals;this is due to high growth of human population that animals are disappearing 10 00 times faster than they have in the past 65 million years.Scientist estimate that 100 species will be extinct daily by the 21st century.Animals and plants have always had hard times surviving.Scientists estimate that animals and plants that...Read More...
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Hi everyone, for the least research round that I completed, I included the different types of emotional disorders and they they can be treated. Since I am comparing the treatment plans of these emotional disorder with this specific one, Bulimia Nervosa, I also need to know how bulimia is treated. I think this is very important to look into as many kids deal with this problem and knowing what this eating disorder is can help other people as well. Bulimia Bulimia is a serious and life treating...Read More...
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Hi, Everyone! Recently, I have decided to change my overall inquiry project a little so, there would be more to research on. The topic is: " how the recovery path of Bulimia Nervosa is different from other emotional disorders. This will provide me with lots of information and even more topic to research on, making this topic even more interesting. So, here is my research round! Lets take a look at what an emotional disorder is first: An ethical disorder refers to a phschological disorder...Read More...
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Hi everyone! For my first round of research in Butterfly Effect, I have decided to do something that affects health, more specifically with eating disorders. Many teenagers today deal with problems of body image; therefore, they feel the need to lose weight in a short period of time. Eating disorders can be causes by a wide range of events, for example mature or nurture. I want to be able to help those people how have suffered or are suffering with eating disorders and come up with a list...Read More...
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Hey again everyone! For my second round of research, I will be furthering my topic by looking into the stigma that surrounds developmental disability, and will be analyzing how it came to be. As we have discussed in my previous round of research, developmental disabilities can severely hinder a person's ability to conform and to adapt in social settings, can cause health problems, and can, generally, make life that much harder for those affected. However, this would be manageable - albeit...Read More...
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Hey everyone! For this research round, I will be looking deeper into my newest topic: "How are people with developmental disabilities/disorders affected emotionally?" To begin this research, I will first be discussing exactly what developmental disabilities are, and which disorders and most prominent in today's society. Now, for a brief summary behind the nature of developmental disorders. A developmental disability, according to the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights...Read More...
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Hello guys, hope you are doing good.Am good too.Gender inequality is what am summing up now.And therefore my inquiry question today reads; How can we establish gender equality considering that it is not only a women's issue but also men's? Emma Watson's HeForShe campaign is one of the organisations that call on men to become allies for gender equality.This organisation urges men to get involved in the fight against violence and discrimination.This is because gender inequality affects them...Read More...
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Hey there! My subject is why are some people more resilient than others. This week Im looking into how people become resilient over a breakup, loss,etc and resilience in relationships. Here is something I found about how to build your resilience in a break up: Try and maintain separation Basically this means to try and not see the person you're having issues with . Physically, on social media or any contact at all. Though, if you think it would be right, you can try and become friends with...Read More...
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Hello, For this round of research, I will look at what companies use animal testing and specifically examine the cosmetic industry and some examples of cosmetics that scientists test on animals. Lastly, I will study how animals are tested on and if its painful to them. What companies use animal testing? Many cosmetics, haircare, self care, cleaning companies use animal testing to make sure the product is safe for humans to use. (1) A lot of the products we use daily are companies that use...Read More...
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Hey everyone! Last week I looked at how the brain processes music and how it’s affected. This week I will look specifically at how music affects our mood/emotions. Music makes you happier First of all, listening to music can help improve your mood (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Music gives you pleasure and is usually associated with pleasurable and rewarding activities such as partying, mating, socializing and relaxing (7). The reason for this is because music releases the neurotransmitter in our...Read More...
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What are the controversial aspects of animal abuse and veterinary care? Hi everyone! So last week I talked about many controversial examples of animal abuse, and how horrifying it is. This week, I will be talking about the examples of controversial veterinary care. Just for all of you to know, I chose this subject because I am very passionate of animals and interesting in becoming a vet since I was little. Anyways, for this week's post I am going to list some examples then explain what it is...Read More...
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Hi everyone! My project topic is “ how does the environmental affect the chemical of makeup?” in the last post, i researched the chemicals in the makeup that will be harmful to our skin. I labeled the influence they have such as the cancer, and where they are frequently existed. For my second round of research, i am going to research some information about the exposure level of the makeup. What is exposure level? Concentration of a hazardous substance to which an organism is exposed during a...Read More...
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