February 2017

Hi everyone. Have you ever wondered what you would be doing at 16 years if you were not in school? How many students in schools really understand why they are in school? Or do some of us go to school because we have no choice but to follow the culture of attending school that we met when we were born? Has anyone ever wondered what is the importance of education in the life of any human being? Look at the start of life, birth, for a new being bone to successfully start breathing, education is...Read More...
Last Reply By Audrey Heath (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
So my topic is about resiliency. This week, I'll be looking into resiliency itself. Basically an introduction to resiliency. This is my first round of research for this cycle and a completely new topic, so I thought it would only be ideal to get to know about resiliency itself. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back after something traumatic happens in your life, for an example, the loss of someone important in your life or a break up. It's basically your ability to move on.(1,2) Here are...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Schmidt (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, today i would like explore on waterborne disease.It is caused by pathogenic microorganisms.A pathogenic organism is capable of causing diseases to its host which is commonly transmitted in contaminated fresh water.The term "waterborne diseases"is reserved largely for infection that predominantly are transmitted through contact with or consumption of infected water. Pathogens cause disease by either disrupting the body's normal processes and/or stimulating the immune system to...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
For my third cycle I want to look at, "The Correlation Between Science and Mythos". Mythology has often been used to explain what couldn't be with science. I will also be looking at scientific breakthroughs throughout the ancient world, and the missing knowledge that was used to aid said breakthroughs. Often times we see the ancient world as less civilized and less advanced than the world we live in now; however the breakthroughs that where made in the ancient worlds are what paved the way...Read More...
Last Reply By Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) · First Unread Post
Electric fences should be applied around the parks and conservation areas in order to keep off both human who attack wildlife and also wild animals-Mary Wothaya When I read this statement I felt so involved and touched by it . This is because I come from near the Ol-Pajeta conservancy (community)and sometimes back about 10 we were experiencing these wildlife to human conflicts in a heavy way whereby wild animals were breaking into our farms and some went to an extent of killing our domestic...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Schmidt (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! It has been long time since i updated my last post. There is some conflict between the time of my block one and the meeting of this course. Fortunately, the problem was solved last several days ago.Today i am going to start a new project, and my initial idea of my project is about the chemicals in the makeup. After i asked for the advice from my course teacher, i decided my project’s title “How does the environment affect the makeup?” Basically, it is about the chemicals in the...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Thank you for all your ideas and comments! As I said in my project plan, I'm going to be choosing a religion each round and looking into what the meaning of life is according to their practicers/believers. For this first round of research, I've decided to research Buddhism! Let's get started: So first of all, what is buddhism? Buddhism is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who lived about 25 centuries ago and eventually came to be called "the Buddha" (1). The Buddha...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Offei (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Can we trust food labels? Hey everyone! For today’s research round I’ll looking into “organic” foods. Have you ever wondered what this label represents? Or wondered whether the high price could really make a difference to your health? To start off, I’ll provide you with an explanation on what the term organic represents when it comes to food products. The word “organic” refers the way in which farmers grow and process agricultural products, in which the use of chemicals is avoided and...Read More...
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Last Reply By Sophie Offei (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! So this is my first research round for my new topic. Before I get into the complete history behind the supernatural (where, when, & how it started), I want to explain what supernatural really means. The term supernatural started being used in the 15th century (1). It means 'above nature' in Latin (1). The prefix "super" is there because it basically describes something that's not natural (1). People started believing as early as the Paleolithic Era ( I did not write the...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Offei (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
hi everyone, For my first round of research for this question I am looking at what you think. I made a survey and this round will be based off of the information that I have gathered from that. even though I am using this information now if you haven't already it would really help if you could go and take the survey as I will be referring back to it during the project. through the survey I found that a lot of people said that it was internal which is what most of us say. but a few people...Read More...
Last Reply By Takako Liu (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This will be my first round of research on the topic of how music affects people. To start out the cycle, I will talk about how it affects the brain/how the brain processes music. First of all , music is an excellent brain exercise and it’s processed in several different areas of the brain. (1, 2, 3). In this picture (2, 3), it shows the major areas of the brain that process music and how they do so: Interestingly, musicians have a larger corpus callosum , which is a band of...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello For this cycle, I hope to learn about both sides of the argument for should animal testing be allowed? To accomplish that I have planned out some questions I have for each research round. Research Round #1 What is animal testing? What kind of animals do they use? Where did animal testing start? How did it come to be? Research Round #2 What companies use animal testing? What do they test on the animals? How do they test the product on the animals? Research Round #3 What positive affects...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
For this project I am going to be looking at what true beauty really is? I am excited to do this because it ties in with bullying which I chose to talk about in my introduction. It also has many areas for me to research and there are many aspects of this very loaded question giving me the opportunity to learn more about this very complex subject . For the semester I will be looking at: -what other people think of this ... and some extra bits of information(I have made a survey ..if you have...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

PROJECT PLAN #3

Maiya Callister (Charles Best)
Hi everyone, So as you know, my second cycle of research has now been concluded and next week I will be starting research for the third. Again, as I did last cycle, I will be taking a different path with my research. However, my research this cycle will also be based on a previous research project that I did last semester which was about the loss of marine biodiversity: the causes, effects, etc. For this cycle, I will be focusing on a certain marine area that has a wide variety of...Read More...
Last Reply By Yasmin Harden (Charles Best-Alumni) · First Unread Post
Recently I have been seeing this article on social media over and over again. "The odds of another megathrust earthquake and tsunami on Vancouver Island happening within the next 50 years are about one-in-10, if an earthquake occurs now, people living along the outer coast of Vancouver Island will have between 15 and 20 minutes to escape. Victoria can expect a tsunami wave of between two and four metres within 75 minutes." It took a long time for the city to clean the SNOW, so I was...Read More...
Last Reply By Taryn Trefanenko (Charles Best-Alumni) · First Unread Post
How do you take a good photo? Photography can be a very subjective topic. Collectively Emily and I will be going over the basics of how to take a good photo, and what makes a good photo. This project will consist of a lot of me and Emily taking lots of photos, and trying different techniques. There can be so many things to consider when taking a photo, and it depends on what you are looking for. First I will be looking at different types of cameras, and how they each have their own benefits...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Inquiry Question

Jordan McKenzie (LFAS)
Hello! I while back I was going to research the perception of beauty in children and how it changes as they get older. That topic did not work that well for me as I just was not that motivated and excited about the topic. I have decided to change my inquiry question to: "Is it possible to learn a language to fluency in 6 months?" I have recently come across a very interesting TED Talk. A man named Chris Lonsdale talks about how everyone can learn a new language to fluency in a time span of...Read More...
Last Reply By Payton McIntyre (Charles Best Alumni) · First Unread Post
Research key ideas: iii) How genes are passed on b) Female gametogenesis In my previous post, I discussed the hormonal and environmental factors of spermatogenesis (the process of producing sperm.) In this post, I will turn to the female form of gametogenesis, oogenesis. I take a bit of a silly approach in explaining this, but I hope it makes sense. To understand oogenesis, let’s take a look at Sally the embryo, who was recently conceived by her mother and father. As her reproductive system...Read More...
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Hey guys! So this is my third project plan, and I decided to move on from my previous "space" topics. For this cycle, I am going to focus my research on the supernatural. More specifically, what caused people to start believing in the supernatural and why? I still haven't chosen the perfect inquiry question, so if any of you guys have ideas after reading this, please leave some in the comments. First I'm going to focus on the main supernatural creatures, like vampires, werewolves, witches,...Read More...
Last Reply By Taryn Trefanenko (Charles Best-Alumni) · First Unread Post
Water distribution is a system for the collection, transmission, treatment and storage of water from source to consumers.70% of the Earth`a surface is covered with water, about 97% of all the water on Earth is salty, only 3% of it is fresh, a network underground water from lakes or oceans delivers the fresh water to consumers and then its used either in domestic processes or irrigation and also fire protection.The fresh water is expected to be distributed in many homes for the purposes of...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
The immune system is a fascinating subject and will be the main focus for my third research cycle. Just recently I read the book Quiet Power by Susan Cain. In her book, Cain describes how introverts and extroverts have different immune systems and how the immune system itself affects a person's personality. From this finding, my mind knew it had found the topic it wanted to pursue. A great challenge I face when developing an inquiry question is that some of the topics I am interested in does...Read More...
Last Reply By Emily Trepanier (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, for this week's post I will be doing my project plan for my inquiry question, What are the controversial aspects of animal abuse and veterinary care? I numbered off the topics in order that I will post them, and this is just a guide, I may change things up a bit as I move along! 1. examples of controversial animal abuse -A Dog's Purpose movie http://listverse.com/2010/02/0...s-of-animal-cruelty/ http://www.aboutanimaltesting....-animal-testing.html...Read More...
Last Reply By Emily Trepanier (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello! For my first project I decided to learn about mental illnesses but seeing as how vast and varied the topics within even a single mental illness can be I narrowed my research to depression and productivity. My Inquiry Question being: How does depression correlate to productivity? I’ve set up my research such that I have a list of questions I want to answer within two categories: Depression affecting Productivity and Work affecting Depression. I doubt that I’ll be able to go through...Read More...
Last Reply By Emily Trepanier (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi! A while back I planned to do my research on Greek mythology, but that turned out to be a disaster. I think it was because I went in with a preconceived idea about the topic, and when my research didn't match up to my assumptions, I lost motivation. Or maybe it was because I asked the wrong question. Either way, it didn't work out too well. So, to start again I want to research something important to me. Something familiar. Fan culture. How has fan culture affected our society? Now, there...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
The expression glass ceiling has been used to describe artificial barriers based on organizations that prevent qualified individuals from advancing to positions of power.Positive steps have been taken to promote equality of opportunity to greater diversity in hiring and promotions on the part of employees. In some organizations, this puts women at a competitive disadvantage because, many decisions are made by men.To crack the glass ceiling female have to build up their reputation and access...Read More...
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