July 2016

Water Pan (Part 2)

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi)
How to select a site 1.A site with soils with clay that retains water.(avoid sands) 2.A natural depression or small valleys so not to dig so dip. 3.A road or a lagga (dry streamed of river that flows only in the rainy seasons) 4.The area from which water flows into the water-pan should be covered with trees or shrubs ,so that the water collected is not full of soil. STEPS IN MAKING A WATER-PAN I got this guidelines from https://www.amshaafrica.org/pr...ater-harvesting.html and I will be...Read More...
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Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Trophy Hunting

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi)
Inquiry Question:I wonder what motivates permit towards towards trophy hunting and what motivates a person to kill[wildlife] in the name of sporting On this blog post am going to look into organizations against trophy hunting and the neutral ones. 1.The Humane Society Of the U.S.A Strongly opposes trophy hunting and any culture for fun trophy or sport.It recognizes that the welfare and responsible management of animal may,necessitates the killing of wildlife.It points out legitimate need for...Read More...
Last Reply By Angela Mukami (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Poverty in India

Denis Chege (Tigithi)
Hi guys,Last time on my research on poverty i looked at it in India..........now this week i decided to look on the possible ways to reduce them on which i came up with: Creating Good Jobs solutions to poverty Creating jobs, both in the United States and abroad, is a great way to reduce poverty. When people have jobs, they have income, and when people have income, they can more easily get themselves out of poverty. The UN says that “unemployment and underemployment lies at the core of...Read More...
Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey there, I have been working on nuclear weapons,and I have gathered so much about their effect which I will share with all butterfly members.We see on August 6,1945 during the second world war an American 13-29 bomber dropped the worlds first deployed atomic bomb over the japanese city of hiroshima .We see that about 90% of the city was wiped out and the bomb killed 80,000 people and more would die of radiation exposure.It dint end there ,and three days later a second 13-29 dropped another...Read More...
Last Reply By Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Slavery

Hezekiah Maina (Thome)
INQUIRY QUESTION; How did slave trade begin? Definition An enslaved person is someone who has his/her freedom taken away and is forced to work for a master or owner. Slavery is as old as human civilization. Until modern times, it was accepted by everyone as a fact of life. Even thinkers in ancient Greece, who first set out the ideas of democracy and freedom believed a free life for some was only possible through the enslavement of others. The earliest civilization whether in the middle east,...Read More...
Last Reply By Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
As my current post,I am working on corruption and this is part of the project cycle which has an idea still in corruption issues in Kenya. Money laundering consists of the concealment of assets generated by crime or to be used in committing or facilitating the commission of a crime. THINGS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO MONEY LAUNDERING IN KENYA The poor record of law enforcement. The poor keeping and management of public records i.e in registered land CORRUPTION RECORD IN KENYA As index published by...Read More...
Last Reply By Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

The Galaxy

Jordan Macharia (Thome)
INQUIRY QUESTION; Is there life apart from the milky way's galaxy life on earth in other galaxies? And if there was, how? Hey, how are you? I plan to start on my new project “The Galaxy”.In this project I will feature on my main question about the possibility of presence of life in the other galaxies. This came to my mind when I thought of the fact that the sun is a medium star marking it obvious that there are other smaller, medium and larger stars .Since they are many stars there might be...Read More...
Last Reply By Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Airplane Crashes

Paul Kagiri (Tigithi)
INQUIRY QUESTION WHAT ARE THE REASONS THAT MAKE PLANES CRASH Teacher..Mr chege Mentor..... RATIONALE/JUSTIFICATION Am interested in knowing this because there have been serious crashes that have occurred and if we can know the main reasons then we can know thawed to cope with the problems PROJECT PLAN am going to use websites to get information about the project CASE STUDY When plane crashes it brings about negative and positive effects .For the engineers the effects are positive because it...Read More...
Last Reply By Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Evolution

Allan Waithira (Thome)
Hi guys,Am back and this time round i have gathered different ideas about the so called evolution. I have truly faced different problems one of which is obviously lack of internet access. This sometimes make me so confused to an extent that i sometimes forget where to start and where to stop... Otherwise, i did seek advice from Emily and i took to heed her advise. I decided to find the evolutionary origin of human kind before advancing in the future for we cannot know where we are going if...Read More...
Last Reply By Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
INQUIRY QUESTION; DO YOU AGREE WITH ME THAT MALES AND FEMALES HAVE EQUAL AMOUNT OF INTELLIGENCE OR NOT? Hi guys am profoundly apologetic for not keeping you updated on my last project.well on my last post ,i thought of intelligence between both genders...from all this have gathered information that before, back in centuries males were said to be of high IQ than females.most people proved this by doing on a test known as the g-factor(general intelligence factor)the g-factor works like...Read More...
Last Reply By Nazaha Muntafi (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Alluding from the river and the source by Margaret Ogola, l would like to do a research on the relationship between cultural beliefs and the perception of women as second class citizens. RATIONALE/JUSTIFICATION I am doing this research in order to know the African traditional cultural beliefs concerning women and the way they are viewed by men as inferior humans. Project plan Reaserch source Reading the River and the source by Margaret Ogola. My literature teacher as the book is a class text...Read More...
Last Reply By Nazaha Muntafi (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
INQUIRY QUESTION:HOW DO ANIMALS ACHIEVE COMMUNICATION USING THEIR DIFFERENT STRUCTURES? Previously, I had been looking at how several animals achieve communication using their different structures. The structures that I mainly considered are the five sensory organs. In so doing, I then narrowed down to how animals use their mouths as a means of communication.I looked at several animals e.g human beings and also dogs. Today am still going to continue looking at how other animals use their...Read More...
Last Reply By Amos Muriithi (Thome) · First Unread Post

RACISM

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome)
INQUIRY QUESTION ;HOW ARE PEOPLE DISCRIMINATED BECAUSE OF THEIR SKIN COLOR. Personal observation on racism in Kenya After researched on the history of racism. Today I want to take you though some of the reasons why people are discriminated because of their skin color. Idecided to research on these project because of an bad experience I got as an individual . My father is a driver. One day he told me to accompany him to one of the biggest hotels in Kenya .He was to carry some white visitors...Read More...

SLAVERY

Hezekiah Maina (Thome)
INQUIRY QUESTION; How were the slaves transported from Africa to The Americas and what challenges did they encounter? Slave trading was a complex operation. Merchants in Europe or north America worked to equip a ship for a voyage that might last a year or more. They bought trade goods and hired a captain to be responsible for sailing the ship and buying and selling of slave. When the ship reached the African coast, trading was complicated. The supply of the enslaved Africans was not...Read More...

Hive Mind #7

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS)
Hello so it's been a while but we've been working extremely hard in the past few weeks. We finished building the city and the Hive/artificial intelligence. We also decided that this interplanetary colonization is 'New China' or Neo China because then our aesthetic would make a lot more sense, overall it doesn't change the plot a lot. Yesterday we also discussed the style in which we want to film this. Our main sources of inspiration are More (1998) And Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel. We...Read More...

Hive Mind #5

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS)
Yesterday was the first official day of beginning this film. This is trash that I've hoarded for around a year for the sake of this very project. Do you ever just find a bag of spare rocks Yesterday we focused on developing the ideas surrounding the infrastructure of the city. We also decided on the biome that this story would take place in. Jacob and I have noticed a rather 'traditional' trend in science-fiction in which any Alien planet that is habitable is also extremely exotic. For the...Read More...

Hive Mind #4

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS)
It is the year 3317. Humans have destroyed earth. They find a planet in a neighbouring star system. They build a massive starship to immigrate a large section of Earth’s elite population. These people are chosen through a series of standardized tests based on IQ, EQ and family histories of illnesses and diseases. There is a diverse gene pool on this starship. Instead of terraforming the new planet (turning the alien planet into Earth like giving it oxygen and water and stuff) they change the...Read More...

Hive Mind #3

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS)
I am researching the 'Hive Mind' phenomenon of the internet and how humans are moving to become a 'superorganism'. "A superorganism is an organism consisting of many organisms. The term is used most often to describe a social unit of eusocial animals, where division of labour is highly specialised and where individuals are not able to survive by themselves for extended periods. Ants are the best-known example of such a superorganism, while the naked mole-rat is a famous example of the...Read More...

Hive Mind - #2

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS)
https://clyp.it/20pbdauc Capture For the film, we decided it would be an interesting idea to look specifically at the language element of the film this is something commonly looked over, somehow all the planets in Star Wars can manage to speak English whenever one of the main characters is on it. So, we decided that the race of wasp/hybrid people would speak a dialect of English that pertains to their relevant environment and biology. Now, what's incredibly cool about this is that we can...Read More...

Hive Mind

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS)
I am pleased to present the final storyline to the community online. The project/film title is "Hive Mind" The story takes place many many years in the future. Humans have successfully destroyed Earth and have immigrated to a different planet. Instead of modifying the planet humans have changed their own genome. An artificial step in human evolution. Humans are now these wasp-like aliens. There is a natural genetic hierarchy. Previous materialistic/consumeristic beliefs/values are...Read More...
AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS TO STOP GENDER IMBALANCE (Inquiry question; How can we establish gender balance in Kenya?) Since time immemorial, the woman has been subjected to to gender bias unequal treatment and inferiority complex by her counterpart male gender. Many of women across the world have all along accepted the situation with a lot of complacency. However with the passage of time religious groups, human rights bodies and a few individuals like MARTIN LUTHER KING. They have emancipation...Read More...
Last Reply By Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) · First Unread Post

Racism

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome)
INQUIRY QUESTION;WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENCES IN SKIN COLOR IN THE SOCIETY Project plan. 1.the definition of racism. 2history of racism 3.the reason of discrimination 4ways in which people are discriminated Racism-This is a belief that human beings can be divided to members or can also be termed as the unfair treatment of people who belong to different races No scientific evidence uphold racist[people who believe in racism] but racism is world widespread .Racism is a form of...Read More...

Disability

waruingi moses (tigithi)
I decided before I start the project on making a ramp to first focus on my last posts and see my progress as I was going through the Post's I saw that since I started the project the has been lot's of progress. So on this ramp thing I have lookedon places I need to make the ramp and have come with a conclusion to try it on our classes and the office.then later I will focus on the library and other places. I also happened to come across this magazine that taught me more on what I should do to...Read More...
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