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There are always advancements being made, these particular ones are mainly about the possibility for creating a new real organ. 3D printing: Has anyone seen that “Ant-man and the Wasp” movie? Well do you remember the ending credits with the little fugrines? Those figurines were made using a 3D printer. What if I told you you can make organs with a 3D printer? Okay well we are not eaxctly there yet...but close. A 3D printed organ: Research has been done looking into making human tissue with a...Read More...

Artificial Pancreas

Haley Mills (LFAS)
The artificial Pancreas is a rather simple device. It is designed to automatically “release the correct amount of insulin in response to varying blood sugar levels.” (Renfrew Group International |, 2019). A pancreas will release insulin when it is trying to control glucose levels. People with diabetes are not able to do so properly or effectively. “In the current device a reservoir of inulin and a glucose sensitive polymeric gel barrier act to maintain blood sugar levels.” (Renfrew Group...Read More...

Artificial Hearts

Haley Mills (LFAS)
Artificial hearts are used for replacing the original biological heart when the biological heart is failing and can no longer be used. The artificial heart is very useful as it helps for people who are on a waitlist for a transplant, the artificial heart can buy them time and/or they can give it to someone else in the meantime. Unfortunately, the artificial heart does not last very long, around five years max, usually less. It is mainly there just to help with the very long wait of the...Read More...

How does emotional abuse impact people?

Hey all! My last inquiry didn't pan out the way I though it would. So instead of just dumping all of my information and research in a catch-up post, I'm starting a new inquiry. I have recently been working on a student documentary on the topic of my friends' experience with emotional abuse. The documentary will highlight the effects of emotional abuse on teenagers. However, I would like to pursue research on the effects of emotional or psychological abuse beyond teenage-hood, as well. So,...Read More...
Hi everyone. Last week I conducted the second survey with grade 8’s at my school. I wasn’t able to share it with all of them and was only able to get 37 responses, as opposed to the 68 that I got the first time. The first question I asked was what their biggest takeaway from Screenagers was. For six of them, their biggest takeaway had something to do with videogame rehab. Some had never realized that it was something that even existed, others thought that it was unnecessary and one of them...Read More...

Round 2/3 - Does being vegetarian help animals and is it a sustainable way to live your life?

Big question: Does being vegetarian help animals and is it a sustainable way to live your life? Hi, sorry this post is so late, I ran into multiple technical difficulties and my post was deleted multiple times, but I’m back at it now! So this round will be both my round 2 and 3. I’ve divided it up into multiple parts so it’s easier to read. I also interviewed multiple vegetarian high schoolers to ask them about their experience being vegetarian. One thing to note is that any information...Read More...
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Mini Personality Test

Sophie Holland (LFAS)
Hello everyone! This will be my last post on the site, at least for a while or unless I change this test. I have created some questions based around "The Big Five" personality traits, because they are known to be more reliable than the MBTI test. I have created the questions based around sources I have looked at for my previous research rounds, as well as tests I have taken. I hope you all find some time to take the test, and you enjoy! Butterfly Effect “The Big Five” Mini Test Constructed...Read More...
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Hello everyone! This post is going to be a bit smaller than my previous posts. Recently, I have conducted a survey with the grade 9's at my school because many of them took the MBTI test as part of their Careers 8 curriculum. I only have a few results in so far, but I plan to get some more from the classes as soon as possible. As of June 6th, 2019, here are the results: Questions Asked: Did you complete the MBTI personality test as part of Careers 8? (I filtered out all the students who...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
In this post, I will be talking about the two different types of prosthetic valve replacements: artificial valve replacements and biological valves replacements. I will be talking about the advantages and disadvantages to both, as well as what types there are. Types: Problems with heart valves, such as mitral and aortic valve disease, sometimes need to be replaced by either an artificial (also known as metal or mechanical) valve or biological (also known as tissue) valve. The two most common...Read More...
Last Reply By Alison Wu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, I found another fun source that I’ll be mainly using for today. It’s a Naturopathy Wiki created for and edited by naturopaths. http://www.ndhealthfacts.org They have peer reviewed pieces, however they were reviewed by naturopathic institutes. Luckily though, they did have a section on Skincare that had some references. One thing I noted is the fact they recommended seeking a naturopathic doctor if you are experiencing negative side effects.Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, in my last post I talked about how many of the grade 8’s at my school use technology in their everyday life. Before I continue on in further answering my question, I am first going to talk about why people may use technology and how it can affect them, specifically their mental health, school, and sleep. There is a variety of reasons that people may use technology, but one of the most prevalent is the idea of it being cool. Many teenagers find that “all [their] friends have it”...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello butterfly,it have been long since i last posted but i was doing researches for about three weeks and i have come across many researches like submarines earthquakes. Submarine earthquakes. A submarine,undersea, or underwater earthquake is an earthquake that occurs underwater at the bottom of a large water body like an ocean and seas. They are the leading cause of tsunamis. The magnitude can be measured scientifically by the use of the moment magnitude scale and the intensity can be...Read More...
Last Reply By Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello Butterfly! It has been a long time since I did my last post but am back with "Broaden your thinking on the relationship between lung cancer and drought."In Roba Abduba's post on "Lung cancer in animals",I found the post important to me because scientific research has proven that lack of water contributes to lung cancer.From my past posts,I have been showing that in recent years,water levels have been rising in the water bodies while the water remaining for domestic use is reducing.That...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi ladies and gentlemen, i hereby come with a lot of apologies of being quiet for quite sometime but according to my findings and research this what i have compiled and came up with. ELEPHANTS AND MAMMOTHS 1.ELEPHANTS Elephants are large mammals,the current known elephant species are; (i) African bush elephant (i) African forest elephant (ii) Asian elephant All elephants have several distinctive features, the most notable of which is a long trunk, used for many purposes, particularly...Read More...
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Lung cancer in animals

Roba Abduba (Tigithi)
Hi guys today I will be checking on lung cancer in cats of which I was researching on: Lung cancer in cats Lung cancer is not common to cats as it is to dogs.But it is more fatal when it occurs in cats. Symptoms of lung cancer in cats The symptoms of lung cancer may depend on where the cancer originated though most of them are related to respiratory system. 1.Pain. 2.Difficult in breathing. 3.Rapid breathing. 4.Poor appetite. 5.Fever in some patients. 6.Coughing up blood. 7.Weight loss.Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
corruption is the misuse of public resources by those how are in power. there are many ways in which people in many backgrounds of the world believe that if a police officer who takes bribes from a matatu(passenger vehicle) taut is corrupt,but not the headteacher who takes a bribe to admit a child to school,even though the child have not qualified to join the school. The public officer who takes a bribe to render a surface in government office is corrupt.but not the official who demands...Read More...
Last Reply By Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
There are many problems surrounding livers. The liver is a very important part of the body as it regulates glucose levels, detoxifies, makes vital proteins and does many more important things for our body. If the liver does not function properly you could be put in a life-threatening situation. While you are able to live with part of a liver and it can grow back to full size, no liver no life. Unfortunately for us, the liver is a very important part of the body we can’t live without and it...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
*Funny story- Two weeks ago, I had typed an entire introduction to my new research study on what influences a negative sex culture, on my phone, straight on the 'post' category on this website (Not a well thought out decision) as opposed to having a copy on my google doc. Then, only until a few days ago I noticed my post never actually went through, (by that I mean, I probably got distracted by a notification and left the page without realizing that I didn't actually click 'publish') So, I...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
The Connection between Beauty and Self Esteem As a society we value beauty? Whether it be a flower, a sunset, a car or a person. As a society we also value intelligence, kindness, strength, speed, humor, compassion, and creativity. What we choose to see or not, is influenced by family, peers, social media, marketing messaging and life experiences.(1) The value of beauty can turn into a quest to become beautiful. Sometimes we can start to understand that to be beautiful is to be valued. A...Read More...
Last Reply By Alison Wu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everybody, Sorry I haven't posted in quite a while, I've been at a bit of a lull in terms of my research as I am waiting for some survey results to come in. However, I dug up some new research on another type of personality test: The Big Five. The Big Five is a personality test that is considered to be more valid than MBTI, mainly because it assesses people using a range of traits, (2) rather than giving them four letters and placing them in a box. Many psychologists also believe that...Read More...
Hey, everyone today am talking about countries with high child trafficking. .1 Belarus Criminals smuggle other victims to Poland, Turkey and various countries in Eurasia and the Middle East. The women seeking foreign employment in the adult entertainment and hotel industries often fall prey to sex traffickers.The presidential rule condemns mothers and fathers (who have had their parental rights revoked) to necessary labor ; the government retains 70 percent of their wages. 2. Central African...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Peter Shirazi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post

BLUE LIGHT

Dorcas  Akinyi (Sweetwaters)
Hello everyone it has been a long time since I posted my research but am now back.I am still looking at the BLUE LIGHT in relation to the health of human beings. What’s blue light? Sunlight contains blue or green light, which gets the shortest wavelength but highest energy in the visible light spectrum. Where does it come from? Blue light comes from sunlight, and some other man-made sources like LED lighting and flat screen TVs, display screens of computers,laptops,tablets etc. Sun light is...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone who sent me information and links last post. They really helped me go into the right direction. However, the war between Modern North American Medicine (Which I am defining as whatever your GP would recommend) and Naturopathy (Specifically traditional medicine and plant usage for one's well being) can be a messy battlefield. Naturopathy articles themselves can often be very questionable... ...so, I've created a chart to help me stay...Read More...
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Artificial Organ Timeline

Haley Mills (LFAS)
1885 - “The first artificial Heart-lung apparatus for organ perfusion studies,” (Echo.gmu.edu, 2019) was built. The device works only with thinned out blood. It includes “heating and cooling chambers, manometers, and sampling outlets, which permits monitoring of temperature, pressure, and blood gases during perfusion.” (Echo.gmu.edu, 2019) (Doctors: M. Von Frey and M. Gruber, Location: Leipzig). First Artificial Heart: 1913 - The first idea of having an artificial kidney “made of collodion...Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, for this post I will be sharing information about how much students use technology in their everyday lives. This week I watched a movie called Screenagers. This movie explores the impact that technology and screens have on teenagers. It was filled with lots of interesting information about how much kids and teenagers use screens, as well as how technology effects them, which is what I will be talking about in my next post. One of the things that stood out to me in the movie was...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Round 1 Science of Beauty How does the brain decide what is beautiful? Some say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder” What are we looking at? What do we really see? According to wikipedia “Beauty" is an experience that often involves an interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature , which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being . Anjan Chatter , a cognitive neuroscientist explored studies of how the brain responds to characteristics...Read More...
Last Reply By Jasmine Paduraru (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
I've always had a bit of a love-hate relationship with natural remedies. On one hand the idea of a cold-curing remedy hiding away in the confines of my kitchen cupboard sounds fantastic, but it also sounds fantastical. If modern North American medicine costs so much more than a package of organic ginger tea, why is cold and flu medication so popular? While the Nature Vs Science debate can be a harsh and unforgiving battleground, I've decided to look for answers with a completely open mind.Read More...
Last Reply By Jasmine Paduraru (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello lovely people, This is going to be my last "traditional" research round, because in the next few weeks I am going to be conducting surveys. I will keep you all up to date on the data I acquire and I will absolutely continue to post. Anyways, back to the research. Is it possible to make the MBTI test more reliable? “Personality is qualitative." (1) It doesn’t have exact numbers, but it’s more about qualities, so it is often difficult to find concrete answers to any personality test. Of...Read More...
Last Reply By Jasmine Paduraru (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, it has been a long time since I last posted, but for the next couple of months I will be gathering research about technology and kids. The essential question that I am starting with is: How does educating kids about the impact of technology affect how they use it? I am very interested in how much kids are exposed to screens and technology and how that affects their development. I have been thinking a lot about how if we know so much about technology, why we still continue to use...Read More...
Last Reply By Alison Wu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi Group! Great to hear all the lively discussion this morning. Please post the following individual reflection response by next Wednesday (May 1). 1.) Briefly describe what you have done so far related to your action. 2.) What are some challenges that you and/or your group has faced throughout this action process? How have you overcome them? 3.) What are some successes that you and/or your group has faced throughout this action process? 4.) Think about a specific time/example during your...Read More...
Last Reply By Jasmine Paduraru (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Inquiry Question: Based off of technology's past, present and theorized future advances, how could it change the world around us in the future? Hello everyone! For this round, we will be looking at how different inventions may affect our futures, and what this change may look like. How will they affect how the world functions and what change will they make to our lives? In this round we will follow the same format of choosing 3 different plausible advances and then looking into the topic of...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello B-Effectors! This may be the last round of research I will be posting in my high school! This post will: Look at some of your comments, additional research, summarizing the rounds and wrapping up! Click navigate to past posts: [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Inquiry Question: How can we use effective research and studying to build a successful life? Since this is the last round for this inquiry, a conclusion can be drawn. The information from the past rounds will enable the ability to at least...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Today I will be sharing the last research round for this cycle! In case you have forgotten or need a quick reminder of what my cycle is all about, my inquiry question asked is: "What is the science behind heartbreak ?" In the last three rounds that I have posted up on my page, I discussed what heartbreak is and why it happens, how it affects our body physically and how it can impact our brain. In this last research round, I will be reviewing the science behind the healing of a...Read More...
Last Reply By Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This week, I'm continuing my cycle on the function and role of a hatchery, but this round will be focused on threats to the hatchery in coming years. Just as a reminder, my inquiry question for this cycle is: How can I promote stewardship of the Hoy Creek Hatchery in my community? I am taking a slightly different route for this round of research, but one that is altogether relevant. I have research numerous factors that may effect the health of the hatchery. First and foremost,...Read More...
Last Reply By Sephine Lauze (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, This is my fourth round of research with my question “How does dreaming vary with age?”. For this round of research, I’m going to be looking at myths about dreams and sleep. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Snoring is a problem common in men, but is not harmful Generally for most people, snoring is harmless; however it could be a symptom of sleep apnea, a life threatening sleep disorder. It’s when your...Read More...
Last Reply By Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be doing my last and final round! For those of you who forgot my inquiry question is : with this new generation, should we be changing how and what we are teaching in school? In this round I will be focusing more on the mental health side, contrary to my other rounds. I will be looking into some statistics concerning this, the mental issues we face at school and what we can do The most common mental health issues we face are: Anxiety...Read More...
Last Reply By Etta Lainchbury (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, My inquiry question is: How should government funding be used for the prevention of wildfires? In my last round of research, I delved in to Canada’s history of wildfires, especially in British Columbia. I looked into the worst wildfire seasons and what made them so devastating, the impact on people, the cost of suppressing them, and what kinds of things contributed to these wildfires. This week, I am concluding all of my research . I will analyze government spending on the...Read More...
Last Reply By Catherine Eckman (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi again! Since we are continuing with this cycle, I have decided to look specifically into two more kinds of alternative medicine. This week, I will look into Ayurveda, what it is, how it works, what it is used to treat, and how it does so. In the next two weeks, I will either be looking into naturopathy or other specific areas such as massage therapy or chiropractic medicine (or all of these!!), depending on how much time I have for research. Finally, I will outline some...Read More...
Last Reply By Catherine Eckman (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This is my fourth and final round for this cycle. For those of you who don't know, my question is... How can a student lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle? In this round, I will be focusing mainly on summing up my research in-depth; so, for my metamorphosis, I can give a briefer answer. So, let's get started! Academics Canada In our school district, kids are placed in elementary school at age six and are in this school from kindergarten to grade five. Then, there is middle...Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi guys, I am back for my fourth and final round of research on the topic of love. Or at least, it is supposed to be. I am considering extending my research on this topic to look even deeper into love to research the psychology behind love between friends, more about the sense of smell and love, how mutual hobbies and interests impact love, and more! Maybe This week, I am going to be concluding with a little research on old tales of love , soulmates , and love at first sight . I'm also going...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

VAPING

Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters)
Although e-cigarettes may not be as harmful to one's health as cigarette smoking. vaping is especially damaging to the younger user. most types of e-cigarettes including the most popular brand juul contain nicotine, the addictive drug found in traditional tobacco cigarettes. According to my research i found out that e -cigarettes were developed in part to help adult smokers cut their tobacco use to provide a "healthier" alternative. one problem with vaping is that teens hear that it's not as...Read More...
Last Reply By Catherine Eckman (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey! After some discussions and reflection I have decided I'm continuing on with my first round of research, on alternative medicine, however this time I am going to look specifically into homeopathy. What it is, how it works, what conditions it treats, and some controversies surrounding it. Let's get started! Homeopathic medicine refers to the use of a philosophy that the body can heal itself without the use of conventional methods (i.e: surgery). Symptoms arisen from disease are thought of...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey Butterfly Effecters, It's been awhile since I have posted but don't fear I'm back to post my fourth round of research. Before I get into my post, just a quick recap since this is my last research round for the cycle. In my 3 previous rounds, I have investigated what is technology and how it drastically evolved throughout time, how teenagers evolved and the various different types of technology teens use and the sole purposes. Lastly for this round of research, I will be looking into the...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! First off, for those of you who celebrate Easter, Happy Easter! I hope you all enjoy this round of research. In this round, I focussed on the reliability of the MBTI personalities and the possible flaws with the test. Here is what I found: Many people have taken the MBTI test - it is so popular, nearly 2.5 million people a year (1) take it! Of course, it is impossible to create a perfect personality test, (4) however, this test is more controversial than I imagined. Some...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, This is my last research round for my inquiry question: “How is education connected to intelligence and success?”. In my first post on this topic, I discussed the concept of intelligence. Topics such as what intelligence is, how it is measured and how it varies across the world were covered. Furthermore, I went into depth on whether intelligence is a nurture or nature . In my second round of research, I investigated education and concepts varying from accessibility to...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! As many people might know, my inquiry covers the MBTI personality test and how reliable it actually is. First off, I thought I would start by establishing the different MBTI types and going into a bit of detail about each one. What are the MBTI personalities and how does the test work? MBTI stands for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The concept was created by mother and daughter Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers, and is “… an adaptation of the theory of psychological...Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Inquiry #2 Proposal

Haley Mills (LFAS)
Essential Question: What will one day be the advantages to using an artificial organ over a transplant organ? Why I am interested: I have heard a bit on the news about people getting artificial organs and how it has helped them. I was curious as to what the benefits of using this new technology would be and how it works. Established Knowledge: I don’t really know much about artificial organs, that is why I would like to look more into it. The only thing I really know about an artificial...Read More...
Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello folks! It's been a long time since I've posted anything... my apologies. I'm excited to share my next inquiry: "How valid are the MBTI personalities?" I am interested in this essential question because I have always been curious about people's personalities. I want to explore the MBTI concept because I am amazed at how a system was created to essentially "put people in a box," and I am also wondering how valid the process is. Established knowledge: The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello again everyone! After the long wait, I am back again for another research round on everyone's favourite subject: love. Once again, if you are interested in reading my previous rounds of research on this topic, you can use the links below to do so Project Plan Research Round 1 Research Round 2 This week, I am going to look at... What does love do to the brain? What does love do to our personalities? How does love impact us? When in love, why do we do things we would not normally do?Read More...
Last Reply By Alison Wu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
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