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Mirror mirror on the wall who's the fairest of them all? In the pursuit of beauty, starved for attention, in need of perfection, filtered, distorted, instant beauty, snap and post. In the dark looking for a like, follow me! How are teenangers using social media to express themselves. Are we using it to celebrate how we are unique? In search of what to be like - in order to be liked? How is social media affecting our perception of beauty and of ourselves? Is the beauty we post an attraction...Read More...

Considering the highest level of the Social Responsibility Core Competency that states:

"I can initiate positive, sustainable impact on others or the environment" Give two examples of situations where you think this has either happened or not happened (could be one of each or two of of the same). The examples can involve things you have done, but they do not have to. Just be sure to make the examples specific, such as we discussed in class. This is an assignment for the students at Charles Best, but if others would like to add their thoughts, please feel free. If you have any...Read More...
Hello butterfly effect .Am going to discuss about ozone depletion .Ozone depletion describes two related events observed. Ozone in earth’s atmosphere is much larger springtime decreases in stratospheric ozone .This ends up forming ozone hole. Ozone hole and depletion is caused by manufactured chemicals like halocarbon refrigerants and blowing agents but note there are others more .But let’s discuss only this examples .Substances that led to ozone hole and depletion are referred to as...Read More...
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Hello everyone,I am now done with the topic of "Effect of HIV/AIDS among teenagers.Throughout the topic,I have come to realise that teenagers are engaging more to several behaviours which i did not notice until i did my research.My inquiry project now will have a great influence on how to fight leukemia because i would to advise those people who have this kind of disease on which medicine to take.Afterwards i researched about effect of HIV/AIDS among teenagers.It really opened my inner...Read More...
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Hello guys! I have found out maritime transport is the transport of passengers or cargo by water.Maritime transport can be realized over any distance by boat,ship,sailboat etc over ocean and lakes through canals or along rivers.It is used by business for the delivery of goods from distant suppliers. Maritime has the following advantages in our day to day life.The major ones are ; .It is cheap. . It is the ideal way to move big volume of cargo. .It is safe. .It eco-friendly . Just think about...Read More...
Last Reply By Shantel Njeri (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone,I'm back again on my research on effect of F.G.M.At first I'm very disappointed to know how our girls are put in risk.Anyway the effect of F.GM include: Severe pain Shock Haemorrhage's Tetanus or infection Urine retention Ulceration of genital region and injury to adjacent tissue,wound infection,fever and septicemia. Sadly, it is very dangerous to circumcise our girls because we are risking their life and they will be the mothers of tomorrow.I wish i had powers i would make...Read More...
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Hello everyone, For my new inquiry round, I would like to do research about "depression". Nowadays, mental health gradually raised higher concern among the public. I used to saw a phenomenon that some people were talking online that the depressed people are freak. One of my friends used to got depression, from her story, I understand how sensitive when people are depressing. Those people even might think the angle of a stranger's hands moving is trying to hurt them. So, I think to understand...Read More...
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Oct 12 - Social responsibility discussion question Considering the highest level of the Social Responsibility Core Competency that states: "I can initiate positive, sustainable impact on others or the environment" Give two examples of situations where you think this has either happened or not happened (could be one of each or two of of the same). The examples can involve things you have done, but they do not have to. Just be sure to make the examples specific, such as we discussed in class.Read More...
Last Reply By Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello butterfly effect,i have find out that there are five mode of transport.These are road transportation,rail transportation and pipelines,maritime transportation,air transportation and telecommunication.We are know that transportation enables us move from one location to another thus enabling trade between people possible,which is essential for development of civilizations. Even though it help us to transport,it has an effect.Transportation is a major user of energy which burns most of...Read More...
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Question: How does sleep effect our ability to learn and retain knowledge? I would think that this question is important, as it would directly pertain to the ability of a students learning and what times certain activities should be started. I personally find it interesting, as a few people who were recognized as being highly intelligent, slept for very little and seemed to be just fine, yet study's say that doing so have largely negative effects. So, it makes me curious as to how Leonardo...Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Question: How does sleep effect our ability to learn and retain knowledge? The amount of sleep needed for the proper develop and functioning of a adolescent is between 9 to 9 and a half hours of sleep per night, thing is on average they only sleep somewhere between 7 to 7 and a half hours, a whole two hours less then recommended. So, I wonder what effect this has on how effectively we learn, and our ability to perform at school. An important part in the average amount of sleep we get is the...Read More...
Last Reply By Kaley Stockton (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Helllo! Thank you for reading this! Inquiry Question : How can anger be transformed to become a positive emotion? In this topic, I will be looking at human emotions. Personally I am not a person to be angered, you can ask people who know me and hasn't really seen me angry. The main reason why this research is that I have heard that being angry all the time is not a great lifestyle or mindset. I am embarking this challenge to find out what is it that really makes this true, why is it...Read More...
Last Reply By Shantel Njeri (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Inquiry question: Should Euthanasia be legalized? Teacher: Ms.Stuart First I would like to give a definition of Euthanasia by the marriam-webster dictionary: “the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (such as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy”. For this question I will be exploring the pros and cons of Euthanasia, the cases where this has taken place along with the outcome, the abuse of...Read More...
Last Reply By Shantel Njeri (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Hello all! Welcome to reading this introductory post of my question! Inquiry Question : How can anger transform to become a positive emotion? The brief idea basically is to explore the idea of emotions that everyone experiences in life. Specifically this will be the negative emotion: Anger which can be not great at different levels. I hope to compile and discover new information to share and learn with everyone and to answer this question to the best of my ability at the end! Got thoughts,...Read More...
Last Reply By Kaley Stockton (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello again everyone, Today I am going to be taking my previous ideas and plan out this project. If you want to read my notes, you can find them here: https://www.pa-mojabutterfly.com/topic/how-does-your-mindset-impact-your-mood-perception-and-productivity (Teacher: Stuart/Martin) ------------------- Research Round 1: What is a mindset? Are there different kinds of mindsets? Is there such a thing as a "healthy" mindset? An "unhealthy" one? How much of our life does our mindset impact?Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! I am back again with yet another cycle of research, and this one is going to be a little bit hefty. My question for this cycle is: How does your mindset impact your mood, perception, and productivity? In this research cycle, I would like to look into: What a mindset is How we can alter our mindsets (for better or for worse) How much control we have over 'uncontrollable' things related to our mind (moodswings, moods, frustration, being angry with someone, how we see someone...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, here's my project plan for the first cycle of research for this year. My question for this first cycle is "Why do we dream?" This has always been a topic of interest for me and the science behind psychology especially dreaming has just always been a topic that I’ve been curious about. Recently, I’ve been having discussions with my friends about dreams and dreams that we have had. Some of the dreams make no actual sense at all, whereas as some are really realistic, so realistic...Read More...
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Hi everyone! I've changed my question just slightly and my new inquiry question is “ How should government funding be used for the prevention of wildfires? ”. I decided on this topic when I was on holiday and passing through the Okanagan and I noticed several forest fires burning in the mountains. It then reminded me of the previous summer when I was in Yellowstone National Park when I saw a small area that looked as if there had been a wildfire, but my parents told me that it was likely a...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! Welcome to my project plan for my first cycle of the year. Speaking of which, my question is... Does socially accepting drug addiction affect its usage among consumers positively or negatively? Evidently, this question is very different than my last two cycles which were about consumerism and feminism. However, I am very excited to explore this new direction and see where my research takes me! Drug addiction is something that I've been very conscious of recently in my life.Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! As seen in my previous post regarding my inquiry question, here is what I am wanting to research in the next following rounds. My question for this cycle is "Why are people being affected by drugs at music festivals?" Nowadays, in our society, people, especially adolescents, are being heavily influenced by the pop and musical culture. We celebrate our love for this art by attending festivals, such as concerts, to enjoy the music together. While this is a great way to bond...Read More...
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Last Reply By Kaley Stockton (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! My inquiry question for my first project plan on Butterfly Effect is "What does it mean to be conscious?" To me, as I mentioned in my first post, this is personally a very hard topic. Since I believe that there are many levels of consciousness, it is hard to define it. The level and types of activities that occur in the brain evidently varies from time to time which leads me to believe that consciousness is transitionary. Another reason why this topic intrigues me is because...Read More...
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Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, for my very first inquiry question, I decided to ask the question Why are people being affected by drugs at music festivals? As an adolescent, a lot of kids at my school and mutual friends have started to go to music festivals to see their favourite artists or to enjoy great quality time with friends! However, we seem to forget the high risks that these type of environments potentially have on us, both mentally, emotionally and physically. The majority of guests who do go to...Read More...
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Inquiry Question: How Does the Foster Care System Effect Children Placed In It? The foster care system is a controversial topic in my opinion because yes, it does help children who are in need of a home but on the other hand a lot of children suffer from physical, mental and emotional abuse. Have you ever heard the expression "the system is broken"? Well people refer it to the law but also foster care because the government implicated these programs for the safety and well being for...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
a.Onset Symptoms usually begins with a sudden flu-like stage characterized by fatigue,Pyrexia,asthenia,anorexia,myalgia arthralgia,headache,and sore throat.The febrile response is usually higher.This is followed by nausea,vomiting,diarrhea,abdominal pain,and hiccup.The combination of severe vomiting and diarrhea often leads to severe dehydration.Next dyspepsia and chest pain may occur,along with edema,headaches,and confusion.The skin may develop a corpuscular rash a flat red area covered...Read More...
Hello everyone, in my first post I have looked on the negative impact of technology on communication . 1. I mpact on interpersonal communication ; The current generations lacks essential interpersonal skills(the ability to express the ideas and thoughts to other face to face )A major reason for this tendency is increased frequency of communication through texting and chatting on websites. 2. Effects on nonverbal communication ; Technological means of communication has affected nonverbal...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello guys am back again ,I have searched on how the destruction of the ozone can be prevented and i have found out that ozone is our protector against sun with it`s harmful UV radiation .If it was not the ozone layer our earth would be barren. The main reason for destruction is man-made halo carbon refrigerants.but we prevent ozone depletion by; Limiting vehicle driving Use of friendly household cleaning products Avoid use of pesticides Developing stringent regulations of rocket launches...Read More...
Last Reply By Shantel Njeri (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post

BURN CYCLE 2.

Forum: The Burn
Hannah Wairimu (Sweetwaters)
Am really interested in following the inquiry topic about myths of lung cancer.My cycle will be based on Roba`s topic.In this topic i have been able to identify the myths and misconception about lung cancer.The points i quoted talks about lung cancer only happens in older adults,in which it was used to happen in the past.But today it can happen to anyone including teens.I also quoted a point that says breast cancer kills more women than lung cancer which it is true because quite number of...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, I’ve decided to do my first cycle of research about dreams so I came up with my question “Why do we dream?” . I have always been fascinated by the science behind dreams, like perhaps the dreams we have could have a deeper meaning behind it. I have also talked to my friends about the dreams we have and it makes me curious as to how our brain comes up with that and the whole process behind it . If you have any ideas or suggestions of what I can look into, feel free to leave a...Read More...
Last Reply By Joan wahome (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Inquiry Question: How Does the Foster Care System Affect Children Placed In It? Sadly, there were about 47,885 children within our foster care system in 2011. Many of them aged out of foster care and had no where to go. The foster care system is something I'm very curious about because I've met multiple people who were placed in it. Some were lucky to get adopted, others are still in it and some aged out. After hearing their life stories, they were very emotional and I believe doing an...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wambui (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone!! For my first inquiry project here, I decided to look into the meaning of consciousness. This particular topic really intrigues me principally because I feel like there are many degrees of awareness. In grade 9, I was learning about the themes of reality, dreams and imagination when my class was reading "A Midsummer Night's Dream". We had to ask ourselves if the characters in the play were being delusional when they were seeing mythical creatures like fairies. These topics...Read More...
Last Reply By Shantel Njeri (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! I hope everybody had a great summer! My new inquiry question for this cycle Is going to be, " How should government funding be used for the prevention of wildfires? ". I thought about this over summer break when I was seeing a lot of forest fires burning in the Okanagan, and it made we wonder about the kind of impact it has, both negative and positive. From that information, I will talk about how I think government funding should be used to prevent control wildfires. If you have...Read More...
Last Reply By Shantel Njeri (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be back online and to get back into posting regularly! For my fifth cycle, I will be focusing on drug addiction and whether or not getting rid of the stigma around drug addiction affects usage. So, my question is... "Does socially accepting drug addiction affect its usage among consumers positively or negatively?" I read an article about how Portugal lifted any and all criminal penalties for drug use and how positive their outcome has been. So, I will be...Read More...
Last Reply By Dorcas Akinyi (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey guys I will be looking at the EFFECTS OF SOLAR RADIATION ON THE SKIN. Too Much Sun is Dangerous Sunlight, an essential necessary for life, may be extremely dangerous to human health. Excessive exposure to the sun is known to be associated with increased risks of various diseases It may lead to skin cancers, cataracts and other eye diseases, as well as accelerated skin ageing. It may also hazardously affect people's ability to resist infectious diseases, and compromise the effectiveness...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wambui (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post

Myths of Lung Cancer

Roba Abduba (Tigithi)
It have been long since i posted but was researching on this check it out. Myths and misconception about lung cancer 1.Only smokers get lung cancer- While most cases of lung cancer are linked to smoking tobacco, as many as 20% of deaths caused by lung cancer occur in people who do not smoke or use any other form of tobacco (approximately 16,000 to 24,000 Americans every year). 2.Breast cancer kills more women than lung cancer- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both...Read More...
Last Reply By Shantel Njeri (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Hello butterfly,it has been long since i did posted my last post.And here i got an interesting research about The nature of Earthquakes. The description of how earthquakes occur is called elastic rebound theory Elastic rebound theory. Stresses build on both sides of a fault, causing the rocks to deform plastic ally When the stresses become too great, the rocks break and end up in a different location. This releases the built up energy and creates an earthquake. In an earthquake, the initial...Read More...
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Disability is a part of human condition. Almost everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in life and those who survive to old age will experience increasing difficulties in functioning. A person’s environment has a huge impact on the experience and extent of disability environments also create disability by creating barriers to participation and inclusion. These are examples of the possible negative impact of the environment; A deaf individual without a sign...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Mwangi · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, today am going to cop on various ways in which underground water may exists and this are; Springs wells Artesian basin and Artesian wells. Springs A spring is a natural outflow of water from the rocks. Such water flows natural from the underground. The following are ways in which springs occur; Springs occurring where there is a well jointed limestone; springs occur when a jointed limestone area is saturated to the level of water table. The water guided by the joints flow out of...Read More...
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Child Soldiers It is a manifestation of human trafficking when it involves the unlawful recruitment or use of children – through force, fraud, or coercion – as combatants or for labor or sexual exploitation by armed. Young girls can be forced to marry or have sex with male solders.In Both male and female child soldiers are often sexually abused and are at high risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Sex Trafficking When an adult is threatened, forced, or deceived into the sex...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wambui (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post

BURN CYCLE 1.

Forum: The Burn
Hannah Wairimu (Sweetwaters)
I have been very inspired Onesmus project, bed wetting.I learnt that bed wetting affects both adults and young children but it seems normal to children but in adult people it may make them loose their self-esteem.I have also learnt the causes of bed wetting like dreams and taking excess water during the night.Of course i did not know about these causes.I have also been educated on the parts that make up the renal tubule e.g 1)Bowman`s capsule 2)Proximal convoluted tubule 3)The loop of henle...Read More...
Hello every one today I will be looking at the factors that contribute to drugs addiction. Genetics Siblings frequently follow very different paths, some leading to addiction and some not. That being said, genetics do play a role by affecting you to developing an addiction. Genetic factors contribute to about half of a person to become addicted. Our genes have been linked to: a quicker reaction to drugs a decreased ability to feel any negative effects an increased euphoria a quick...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wambui (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Hello butterfly, It has been long since I did my last post.I was dealing with the threats that animals are posed with but today I will be working on both the threats and the solutions.To start with,despite us as humans being greatly affected by the changes,animals are the ones effected to a big tune since they don't have anywhere to go or anything to do after they are "evicted" .According to my research,I came up with the following points regarding the threats and the solutions. 1.Rising...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wambui (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Female genital mutilation refers to all procedures involving, or total removal of an external female genital or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-medical reasons. Female genital mutilation was practiced by different the communities. In my research I want to know; What are the factors for the high prevalence of FGM ? Why there is an outcry against FGM despite the firm traditional beliefs in it in the same communities ? What the effect of FGM are upon the...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wambui (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit. Some criminal organizations, such as terrorist groups, are politically motivated. I have decided to research about the recruitment of women into illegal groups , because am curious to learn more about; What are the reasons for recruiting women in illegal groups? What is the impact of the...Read More...
Last Reply By Shantel Njeri (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
What are the modes of transport, and what could be done to improve each modes of transport? Transport is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another thus enables trade between people which essential for the development of civilization.There are five modes of transport.These are road transportation,rail transportation and pipelines,maritime transportation,air transportation and telecommunication I have chosen these inquiry questions because I am interested to know...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wambui (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post
According to my inquiry question;How to preserve ozone layer I will be looking at things that really interfere the ozone layer. What really interferes with the ozone layer? The ozone layer is a naturally occuring gas found in the atmosphere where it absorbs most of the sun’s ultraviolet light invisible rays which are harmful to both plants and animals .There are major types of ozone layer include the troposphere , stratosphere, mesosphere.The aim of this research is to know how the ozone...Read More...
Last Reply By Shantel Njeri (SWEETWATERS) · First Unread Post

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Benito Maina (Tigithi)
What are the causes of depletion to wildlife? Wildlife deforestation Is the lose of wild animals through over hunting. Most often loss of there natural habitat due to human expansion of urbanization.The largest –scale killing of animals for food, trade and pleasure is one of the many causes for the wildlife depletion.There are many reasons that lead to depletion or extinction of Wildlife across the world. 1. Loss of Habitat and Habitat Alteration : As the human population grows, space...Read More...
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ORIGIN OF SOCCER.

Samuel Mwangi
IMPORTANCE OF FANS IN SOCCER Hello guys, its have been a bit long time since I get online but now am back. The last thing I remember I discus with you guys was a question as why many people loves soccer widely. We were able to learn few point which included: the love of the game itself, being pride of your team, the cool moments of world cup seasons, playing soccer videos and the like. Now as I promised is that today we are going to look at the things which makes a certain fan to be so much...Read More...
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