February 2017

Hello During my next cycle, I've decided to look into if animal testing should be allowed? Many animals around the world are tested on to benefit us but is it right? On one hand if we don't test on animals, would we be risking ourselves and our health? But, animals still have a life to live too and animal testing is essentially torture. Throughout this project, I would like to get people's opinion on what they believe and hopefully balance both sides of the argument. This topic is important...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

NOMOPHOBIA AND SMARTPHONE ADDICTION.

Nomophobia is referred as the fear of being without a mobile phone. Physiology today terms it as an abbreviation for "no mobile phone-phobia",which was coined during a 2010 study by the UK post office.IT seen that 58% of men and 47% of women suffer from the phobia and an additional 9 percent feel stressed when their mobile phones are off.Another study by the university of Missouri,found that the fear of being phone-less can lead to physiological and physiological effects.As stated by Natural...Read More...
Last Reply By Rosemary Makena (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Project Plan #3 Can we trust food labels? Hey everyone! Today I’m presenting my project plan for this cycle, which is all going to be focused on food and the science behind modern food production! I’ll be researching on whether or not we can really trust the food industry that we rely on, to provide us “healthy, ready-to-go meals”. I was inspired to do this topic after having watched documentaries related to this issue such as Food Inc. and Super Size Me. They explored so many different...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey guys, Continuing with the topic of climate change, I will be going further into depth by covering the causes and common myths regarding climate change. I'm planning to cover the major causes/contributes to climate change and along the way I'll I'm to bring up myths associated with climate change and explain where they came from. Rounds of research possibilities... meat industries oil companies greenhouse gas effect albedo effect natural causes human causes global warming Potential...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Back from my hiatus~ I’ll be alternating posts between my schadenfreude side project, and my main one. Research key ideas: iii) How genes are passed on a) Male gametogenesis As a part of my project, it is important I understand how genes are passed along, or else the connection between unicellular and multicellular organism evolution may be lost on me. For clarity, this topic will be split into two sections: biology and chemistry. Inheritance is a process that can be described by human...Read More...
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Last Reply By James Migwi (Thome) · First Unread Post
Hi again, For my new inquiry question I am doing, should beauty be skin deep? I chose this because people always focus on how others look and not who they are. And I want to look into why people focus on how people look and what makes it wrong, or maybe through my research I will find that it is right. I also liked this question because it sort of ties in with my old topic about bullying because people do get bullied because of there appearances. So through this new topic I may also overlap...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Schmidt (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
Inquiry question: How does music affect people? I would like to look into the affects music has on people, because I'm really into music. I played the violin, I play the piano and made my own piano piece, and I really enjoy listening to music, particularly pop. I've always wondered how music affects us, from health, to emotions, to its impact on society. If you want to know more information about what I will be researching exactly, I will be posting my project plan very soon. If you have any...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Schmidt (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
Business surveys reveal that business corruption is still widespread and companies encounter demands for bribe and informal payments to "get things done" in Kenya.The public procurement sector in Kenya suffers widespread of corruption.its sad that bribery runs so rampant in the country that it has become a business tool.It has affected firms operation across four dimensions of competitiveness. Its external business relations. Its interaction with regulators. Its public reputation. The morale...Read More...
Last Reply By Audrey Heath (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Since a pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens but with a tiny aperture, a pinhole is effectively light proof box with a small hole in one side.Light from a scene passes through the aperture and project an inverted image on the opposite side of the box which is known as camera Obscura. The produced images have some characteristics,this include,they produce inverted images, this is because light travels through air in a nearly perfectly straight line,the light that travel from the...Read More...
Last Reply By Emily Trepanier (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

#Burn-sports

Forum: The Burn
Warutumo Moses (Alumni tigithi)
Most of the sports that were played in the very first Olympics in 1896 aren’t part of the Olympics today. The sports played have changed so much throughout the years, and I think the sports being played will continue to change every year. Knowing how much the popular sports have changed in the past 120 years, I think that the sports that are going to be played in the Olympics 100 years from now won’t be the same as the ones being played right now. I think there will be new sports that are...Read More...
Last Reply By Ben Laird (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Today i am going deep on the aim of Alhazen.Alhazen was a scientist ,mathematician,astronomer and philosipher his aim to make a pinhole camera is to came up with a theory that successfully combined with part of mathematical argument.His challenges was on refraction on how light a distinct image ,to solve this he proposed that ray are refracted at the rear surface ,and light rays determining the spatial integrity of the image.Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Schmidt (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
Statistics about human wildlife conflict According to World Bank(2016) “Botswana has a population of about 2.2 million people and an estimated 134,000 elephants, the largest population of elephants in Africa , only about 20 to 30% of which live within protected areas. In Kenya on the other hand,72% of the people living around Tsavo conservation area, report that they graze in the area especially in dry season,42% graze within the area during the wet season.They do this in search of water and...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
My inquiry question for my second cycle is “how are our memories affected by different aspects of our environment?" For the Broaden Your Thinking post for this cycle, I have decided to compare my research subject with Paul Kagiri’s topic which is “plane crashes.” In his research, Paul explores the causes of such crashes and is finding ways to prevent them. To connect our different focuses, I have created the following statement: Human actions and environmental factors determine the success...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Tv may affect a developing mind either positively or negatively.-Emily Schaffer. But i feel very touched and not that I have grown up with a tv on my laps.In fact for me the so called 'developing mind 'times we had the analog tv that could not offer as much as the ones that are now.And I thank my dad much because it's like he knew that tv in young years to a kid is much destructive.So I was always cheating him that our social studies teacher said that every one should watch news and then the...Read More...
Last Reply By Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone,am doing my first broaden your thinking and i have settle for Yasmin Harden's inquiry questions...'How were people in ancient and medieval times able to build outstanding structures?' and Deondre Grant's 'what are the challenges of creating a sustainable future in which we peacefully coexist with nature and what hope do we have of achieving it?' This are to topics that are quiet different but still can be linked each other.Its a fact that ancient people did great things even...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Getting deeper to bribery,, I have revealed that people who seek for the most basic services, such as medical attention are forced to part with a bribe to overcome their complications.This is an indicator in failure to fight corruption.Majority of Kenyans accuse the government of creating conducive environment for corruption to thrive but according to Kenya Association Of Manufactures says those issuing bribes should also be blamed.As a country everyone is responsible and therefore the whole...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Saving water at home does not require any significance cost outlay.Although there are water-saving appliance and water conservation system such as rain barrels, drip irrigation and rain gardens.Rain garden is mostly preferable because, Basically they are on inexpensive, simple to implement and environmentally sound solution to urban storm water runoff its benefit of planting its numerous. The bulk of water saving method can be achieved at little cost. By using rain gardens you can reduce...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi fellow scholars. This time round am doing this broaden your thinking which I have been thinking of it and how they connect to each other.Am doing a topic on how to solve a water problem in my school an Agnes Naserian did a topic on conservation of water through rain gardens.These two topics seem to be some how different but on the other hand they are related. To connect these two am going to say that,water as liquid form cannot stay just anywhere on the ground without...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey guys! So today I’m going to be posting my Metamorphosis. Throughout this cycle, I’ve been posting mainly about how sports in the Olympics change every year, and who makes these decisions. All of the information I've found has been very interesting, and I've found out a lot of stuff I didn't know throughout this cycle! My research has impacted my thinking because now I know how the popularity of sports have changed drastically over the years. Most of the sports that were played in the...Read More...
Last Reply By Warutumo Moses (Alumni tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone? I am grad that today our agriculture teacher shared land to us and every one of us got a 3 by 4 piece of land and starting tomorrow we are going to start the work outs.It' good for you to know that we are planting kales (sukuma wiki).So I will now go to the principal and notify him about the water-pan and am sure that I'll definately make it to the next plan. My water-pan will help my fellow students.For now I am making a roofing for the pan using nylon paper that were being...Read More...
Last Reply By James Migwi (Thome) · First Unread Post
My question over the course of this inquiry project has been “Why are there so many different variations of Multiple Sclerosis?” This has been a very eye opening topic for me. I knew a little bit about Multiple Sclerosis before, but not a lot. When thinking about MS and people who have it, I just feel thankful that I don’t have MS or any other similar disease. I also hope that I don’t grow up to get one of these diseases, but I might. For MS there is nothing I can do right not to really...Read More...
Last Reply By Stephen Kinyua (Thome) · First Unread Post
For this BYT, I have decided to combine John Wachira's topic, "Why is todays technology useful than early technology?" with Jessica Scott's topic, "Why are some people introverts and others extroverts?" These topics explore completely different fields of research, but yet there is a connection between the two. John's research focuses on the developments that technology has made and just how much more it has impacted our world than before, and Jessica's focuses on why people develop different...Read More...
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