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Hey guys its been a while once again but we’re back with yet another round of research. This round I focused on social behaviours relating to plastic usage as well as some popular misconceptions. Littering is a behavioural issue and has increased in parallel with our use of disposable products and packaging(1). Over 340 metric tons of plastics are produced in the world annually and about 50% of this volume is for disposable applications(2). A leading cause for littering could be greenwashing...Read More...
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This round I will be looking at: What are the benefits of self driving cars, how do they impact the world in a good way and when can we expect them to be implemented? My last research round was: what are the ethical problem associated with self driving cars? The benefits: I chose to look at the benefits because last research round I looked at all the problems with it, and it was all pretty negative. I know that there are many reasons that self driving cars could be beneficial, so I wanted to...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi and welcome to my Metamorphosis!! This past cycle of research rounds, my topic has been: should Euthanasia be legalized. Quick recap on what euthanasia is: “Euthanasia is a deliberate act undertaken by one person with the intention of ending the life of another person to relieve that person’s suffering where that act is the cause of death.” These are my different rounds: Round 1: I looked into the different places euthanasia is Legal, their reasons for it and the different laws and rules...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, this is my metamorphosis for this cycle with my question “Why do we dream?”. During my research, I’ve looked into multiple different things such as different kinds of dreams or different sleep disorders and how they affect our dreams. It was quite interesting to read and research and I enjoyed it a lot. In my first research round, I looked into what dreams are and what happens in the brain during dreams and the whole process of it. In my second research round, I looked into...Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everybody! This will be my last post of my cycle, meaning I will be going depth for my metamorphosis. As you probably know, the question for this inquiry topic is: "Why are people being affected by drugs at music festivals?" 1. Discussion of how your inquiry now impacts your thinking Before starting my inquiry, my knowledge about music festivals and recreational drugs weren't too high; meaning I had to research for quite a while to understand my very own questions. But now that I have...Read More...
Last Reply By Katelyn Lachance (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello and welcome to my Metamorphosis! For my inquiry question I did “How does sleep effect our ability to learn and retain knowledge?”, through it I learned all about REM and Non-REM sleep, different sleep cycles, things that effect sleep, the circadian rhythm and more. If you wish to visit any of them simply click on the round. Round 1: Basics of sleep Is all sleep the same? What effects how you sleep? Does it matter how you sleep? The difference between sleeping all at once (EX.8 hours...Read More...
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METAMORPHOSIS How does the criminal justice system affect children with parents who are incarcerated?

How does the criminal justice system affect children with parents who are incarcerated? Discussion of how your inquiry now impacts your thinking. I have always been interested in my topic because of my hope to pursue a career in law and the criminal justice system. This topic also resonated a lot with me because I have a absent parent. I related a lot towards the side of absence more long term because I have not seen my mother in over 9 years. Because of the absence of my mother I live with...Read More...
Last Reply By Jasmine Paduraru (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, I'm back to write the conclusion for my fourth cycle of research on how mindsets can impact our daily lives, how they shape us, and how they can be changed. What did I cover in my research rounds? (click on the red text to read them) Round 1 : what is a mindset, different kinds of mindsets, healthy vs unhealthy mindsets, how much our mindsets matter Round 2 : can we change mindsets (intentionally vs unintentionally), how does self-awareness impact ability to change, how do...Read More...
Last Reply By Catherine Eckman (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello B-Effectors! This is the metamorphosis post for this series of research. Click to navigate to my previous research rounds: [ 1 ][ 2 ][ 3 ][ 4 ] Inquiry Question: How can anger transform to become a positive emotion? Discussion of how your inquiry now impacts your thinking The thought processes are impacted by this research by the information I have learned about anger and emotions. One aspect of my thinking has been reaffirmed from this research. Previously, I have understood and told...Read More...
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Last Reply By Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This is, unfortunately, my last post for this cycle which makes this post my metamorphosis on my inquiry question... Does socially accepting drug addiction affect its usage among consumers positively or negatively? So, let's get started! With my previous inquiries, I always had an end answer in mind - even before I started my research. With the evolution of feminism, for example, I already knew the overall view of society on feminism when it first started compared to where it...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! The cycle has come to an end, so now it’s time for me to post my metamorphosis! My question is: “ How should government funding be used for the prevention of wildfires? ” So far, I’ve done four rounds of research. In my first round, I did some research on important background information I might need to know later on in my research such as how wildfires burn, causes and factors and types of wildfires. In my second round of research, I researched both the negative and positive...Read More...
Last Reply By Catherine Eckman (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, Since the beginning of the year, I have been researching the foster care system and the effects it has on children and my findings have been eye opening for myself. This question had some meaning behind it for myself because over the summer, I became acquaintances with someone who was in the foster system and I wanted to figure out what experiences he went through during his time. There has been some controversial topics within the system, especially abuse of the children, but...Read More...
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Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This is my first metamorphosis for my cycle concerning the inquiry question: “what does it mean to be conscious?”. A reason why I choose to do this question was because people experience perceptions, sensations, emotions and thoughts. Consciousness is a phenomenon we all experience independently of each other. Just thinking about this is fascinating. During these past four research rounds, I had hoped to being into the light the importance of our awareness and that we can be...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Effect of condition of pregnancy on child development

I will continue to cover more things on my previous research, about what to eat, how to sleep, how to exercise while pregnant and how it can affect the child. Eating Some foods are recommended not to be consumed while pregnant due to the high chance of being contained with harmful bacteria. (1) These include: * Raw fish, high-mercury fish * Under cooked/raw/processed meat * Organ meat * Raw or under cooked eggs * Unpasteurized milk products, soft cheeses * Unpasteurized juices * Raw sprouts...Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

INQUIRY SUMMARY How does the criminal justice system affect children with parents who are incarcerated?

How does the criminal justice system affect children with parents who are incarcerated? Throughout my research it became more difficult than I believed it would be and it was not easy to find information that would be pertinent to my research. I found many impacts on the child that ranged from physical and emotional depending on the type of absence from the parental figure. There were many cases where either the parent was completely absent or more complex cases where the parent was...Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! Over the past few months, I have been researching cultural appropriation. I had an idea of what it was before, since we talked a bit about it in my writing class, but I never really had a deep enough understanding of it. I looked at how cultural appropriation affects the arts, since I believe it is important for everybody to see themselves represented in art in a meaningful way. I also looked at difference between appropriation and appreciation, to understand how to apply...Read More...
Last Reply By Jasmine Paduraru (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Microchip Implants

Haley Mills (LFAS)
In Sweden, many have microchips implanted into their hands (cash is almost extinct). It allows them to pay for anything (food, transportation, parking lots, etc) and even allows people to enter keyless offices. There are even some stores that are cash free. Advantages Disadvantages Tasks will be made easier Less items to carry around No cash/more banking online Will never lose your key again Privacy risks Hackers Stolen microchips Tracking (people will always know where you are or where you...Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone and happy holidays! I'm finally posting a bit of the work I've been working on over the past while to show I'm actually slightly productive. In my research of tobacco ads I chose to start with the past, and slowly end up in the present times. I'm also going to be putting all of my gathered information into categories to make it easier to compare and contrast; although at the moment I've chosen to focus on strictly gathering info. I started my research by looking at cigarette...Read More...
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Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everybody! First off, I'd like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Whatever you celebrate, hope it's great! Now anyways, back to the research. For those who have been following my work, in my last round I looked at different examples of cultural appropriation in visual arts and film. This is my last research round on this topic. I'd like to thank everyone for their comments on my previous rounds. Many people suggested I look at the "fine line" in terms of cultural appropriation.Read More...
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Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! In this round of research , I will be looking at examples of cultural appropriation in visual art and film. Cultural appropriation has impacted all the arts in some way at some point, and I want to look at different types. * I also want everyone to be aware that this post will contain brief mentions of racially motivated violence and other sensitive subject matter. * Much like in literature, visual arts and film grapple with cultural appropriation, and both sides of the...Read More...
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Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! As you may already know, my research for this cycle has come to an end, but I have decided to come up with another round to focus on touching base with the aspects of markets involving adolescents. From my previous rounds of research, you may know that my inquiry question is.. "Why are people being affected by drugs at music festivals?" However, I decided it would be interesting to add in the factor of markets and how they are promoting "drugs" as a liable activity. So, in this...Read More...
Last Reply By Sienna Saunders (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, Thank you to Joanna, Leonarda, Alison and Ivy for all of your comments! For this post I decided to look into Alison’s suggestion, but I may come back and see what else I can find out about things that you are interested in! For this post I will be exploring how dance and movement based therapy can improve participants emotional health. Dance movement therapy (DMT) is different from just dancing. (4) DMT is the use of movement and dance psychotherapeutically to support...Read More...
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Last Reply By Alison Wu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
I’m so sorry for being inactive on the site. I’m finally really getting into it and getting motivated so here we go. I would like to say that this week’s research was focused on a specific topic but honestly there was wide variety of things I looked into. That being said, I gathered a ton of information on plastic pollution in oceans and on land that I would like to bring light to. There are five major garbage patches floating in three of our five oceans. In order of smallest to largest,...Read More...
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Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
ROUND 2 For this round in my research, I wanted to gain more information on how accessible counselling and psychotherapy is to different kinds of people from different backgrounds, and why people choose not seek help even when the opportunity is very accessible to them. There are many different types of mental health care people can receive. In Canada, the average price and wait list of these are: Individual Therapy and Psychology: $100.00-200.00 per 60 minute session -...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Round 4: My question is: Should euthanasia be legalized? So far I have looked at the different places that it is legalized and their rules regarding it, how it conflicts with religion and which religions support it or are against it and who would implicate it and how does it affect those who do. (4)Here is a quick recap of what euthanasia is: “Euthanasia is a deliberate act undertaken by one person with the intention of ending the life of another person to relieve that person’s suffering...Read More...
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Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, my next cycle is about mining something that found it being interesting to know how the two countries succeeds in mining Mining is an extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth which form a mineralized package that is economic interest to the miners. Which also include extraction of non-renewable resources mining of stones and metals have been a human activity since prehistoric times (4) Minerals that the two country mine Canada (3) Precious...Read More...
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Last Reply By James Muraguri Waitherero (Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hello and welcome to my 4 th round of research on the question " How does sleep effect our ability to learn and retain knowledge?”. Being dead honest here, I had planned on doing 3 rounds and then my conclusion, so for this round I have decided to go over the questions and thoughts of the people who replied to my previous rounds, and next post will be my conclusion/metamorphosis. So here goes. The questions and thoughts: Does light or other external factors affect sleep? (Sophie Holland) Why...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello B-Effectors! Click to navigate to previous rounds of research: [ 1 ][ 2 ][ 3 ] Synopsis: In this round you will read my Research Rewind, see one of those really great moral of story commercials below (I promise, this one won't make you cry) and researching into these topics made by you, the community: Why do we make spur of the moment choices when angry? @Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) Anger in Action- A story to illustrate @Catherine Eckman (Charles Best) Physiological happenings when...Read More...
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Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone , this is my 4th research round with this question “Why do we dream?” In my last research round, I looked into different sleep disorders and how they affect our dreams and sleep. So for this research round, I wanted to do something somewhat similar so I decided to look into different mental illnesses and what they are and then how they affect our dreams . ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Depression...Read More...
Last Reply By Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
What I've learned from this Hey everyone, I am back for my next and final round of research in this cycle! This week I am going to look at some exciting stuff, like: How we lessen the impacts of emotional outbursts, and why they happen What causes individuals to overload and snap at others, and what makes people cry How a mindset impacts productivity, and why procrastination is so popular (what makes it popular) What did I cover in my previous rounds? (click on the red text to read them)...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · 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 looked into the effects wildfires have on the surrounding water and soil of an affected area. This time, I will be researching the effects wildfires have on air quality and how it might be linked to climate change. - Of course, everyone knows that we rely heavily upon plants and trees to purify the atmospheric air so we can breathe. They do so by taking...Read More...
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Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey guys! Wow! Fourth round already...this year is going by so fast! I can't believe this cycle is already coming to an end. For those who don't know, my inquiry question right now is... Does socially accepting drug addiction affect its usage among consumers positively or negatively? 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! Positive: Here are some of the positive effects that are...Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, My inquiry question is How does the foster care system affect children placed within it? On my research round 3 post, I said this would be my metamorphosis, but it turns out I get one more research round which is great because previously I looked into physical and mental effects. Which means it's only fitting to research the emotional effect of the foster care system and what happens to children who age out of the system. Emotional Effects Before I can dive into the emotional...Read More...
Last Reply By Etta Lainchbury (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Inquiry Question: Is there a relationship between depression and facial appearance? Focus of this round: How to relieve depression? The last round introduces the consequences of depression, welcome to go to my page to see it! After I introduce the causes and the consequences, in this round, I am going to talk about how to relieve the depression so that either we could help ourselves out of the depression, or we could learn how to lead the people nearby out of the depression. If you find...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Are self driving cars worth all of the ethical problems they cause? This round I am looking at the problems that self driving cars cause I’m dividing this post into two sections, one research part and one opinion part. The opinion part is mostly based off of the survey I made, but my opinions are also stated. I might do this for all of my posts because of my topic, but we’ll see 😊 Since this is my first round of research (ever), feel free to let me know if you think I should do something...Read More...
Last Reply By Jadyn Anderson (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! In my previous research round, I mentioned how it would be the last one I would be doing for this cycle. However, I decided to make another research round about my topic and take my injury question further! For those who haven’t been following my forum, my inquiry question for this cycle is: “what does it mean to be conscious?” In this round, I’ll be looking into psychoactive drugs to broaden the understanding of the connection between consciousness and unconsciousness. While we...Read More...
Last Reply By Sienna Saunders (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, For this post I decided to focus on how participating in music and art therapy can impact people dealing with sicknesses. As I was researching, I discovered that in most cases, health is described to not only be an absence of disease, but to be healthy is to be in a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being. (1) People who participate in the creative process can be happier and are less likely to experience memory loss and cognitive issues. (2,3) Music therapy...Read More...
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Last Reply By Ivy Hao (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello folks, As many of you may know from my last post, I am looking into the concept of cultural appropriation. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, cultural appropriation refers to somebody using a culture to which they do not belong as their own. In regards to the arts, this could mean somebody writing a story as a character of a culture to which the author does not belong, which is what I am focussing on in this post (and likely in my next few rounds.) One particular example that...Read More...
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Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello! Here is my 2018's Burn 1 (optional) where it is a response to someone else’s research, idea, or observation has been posted. Today, I will be focusing on one of our peers on this platform! @Trizah Gatuiri (Sweetwaters) Link to post and research: https://www.pa-mojabutterfly.com/topic/background-of-vaping I would like to say nice job! Trizah has done quite a lot of interest posts over the time I've been here! It's really cool. Within her post, This is quite alarming. While it is...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Effect of condition of pregnancy on child development

Hi peeps! I’m doing my project on babies because I’ve always wondered if every little detail matters as to raising a child, especially during pregnancy. Wouldn’t it be great if we could find out how to perfectly raise a child to our fancy? (It actually might be a good thing that we can’t, yet). My previous knowledge is that women aren’t supposed to use drugs, alcohol, or smoke cigarettes during pregnancy but I never knew why. I also knew that they shouldn’t exercise or have hot baths. Well...Read More...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Evolution Technology

Haley Mills (LFAS)
I am just going to write a summary of what I looked at this week and will use this for a round of research. Something interesting I have been looking at is the evolution of humans, how we evolved over thousand of years to fit our environment and how technology is influencing our evolution now. “Natural selection can take us on different paths to reach the same outcome: survival” (Max). People who lived at higher altitudes evolved to be able breath normally in those circumstances, where as if...Read More...
Last Reply By Alison Wu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
I just wanted to add, before I continue with this topic, that the information I receive and base my discussions off of are, unfortunately, generalizations, and in no way, shape, or form, an accurate representation of each individual. Continuing on this topic (not quite an inquiry) of what effects the view of America, I decided to look at the different ways Canada, and the rest of the world, see the U.S. During Barrack Obama's presidency, the world seemed to have more confidence in the now...Read More...
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How does the criminal justice system affect children with parents who are incarcerated? ROUND 3

Sienna Saunders Butterfly Effect ROUND 3 Round 3: What affect can incarceration have on the relationship between a criminal and their child? How do children visit incarcerated parents? https://youth.gov/youth-topics/children-of-incarcerated-parents/federal-tools-resources/tip-sheet-parents-visits https://www.riseforwar.com/2018/04/26/children-of-incarcerated-parents/ Visitation can be an important and meaningful experience for incarcerated parents and their children, but it can also be a...Read More...
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Last Reply By Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! I do not have an official question yet, so far my idea is, "What is considered racism in the arts and literature?" I might modify this question later to make it more specific, as it's a pretty broad topic. I am interested in this topic because I am really interested in writing and the arts, and there is a lot of controversy about portraying different cultures through art and stories, so I wanted to look into that. What do I already know? Well, before I started researching the...Read More...
Last Reply By David Ames · First Unread Post
I am interested in exploring this question because it is something that I experience everyday . I have often thought about how our actions effect how we feel and I am excited to learn about how creativity impact s our emotions. I have some previous knowledge on this topic. I know that art can influence you at any time whether it is planned or impromptu. Creating art can be a way to communicate an idea or message. Lastly, I know that art can be a way to express yourself. In my preliminary...Read More...
Last Reply By Joelene Brewer (LFAS) · First Unread Post

How does method acting actually affect the mind of an actor and the audience?

My Inquiry Question: How does method acting (Stanislavsky Technique, emotional memory) actually affect the mind of an actor and the audience? Why did I choose this question? Having watched and experienced method acting, I can recall a certain 'blackout' feeling after stepping out of character, a sense of having lost control and regained it through the eyes of someone other than yourself. I want to explore what is actually happening when an actor becomes a character, and how method acting and...Read More...
Last Reply By Jalynne Barnes (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Essential Question: How Do Modern Tobacco Advertisements Compare To Their Older Counterparts In Early North America? Why I’m Interested While there are many harmful companies and products in the world, they still manage to be powerhouses. And I know people’s addiction and temporary relief is a large part of that, however some of it still seems to be very strategic and manipulative on the part of the company. What I Know Already While monopolies and Oligopolies are illegal, it is very...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
State your essential question Why you are interested in it What you already know (established knowledge) New knowledge (from 3 articles) What are the advantages and disadvantages of cybernetics? I find it to be a very interesting subject. Technology is advancing so quickly and I believe that is where our future is heading. It seems strange mixing humans with machine, but I think that is what I find interesting. I want to be able to understand how it works and how it is possible to do this. I...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
I am interested in this topic because I have always had a passion for psychology as well as early childhood education, and personally I believe that the insight on behavioral science that they provide within counselling and therapy is important for all children to educated on. Due to the costs of therapy, as well as issues affecting youth that go unnoticed by social workers and or school staff, many children who require the knowledge and support to help deal with emotional issues go...Read More...
Last Reply By Leonarda Ognjenovic (LFAS) · First Unread Post
In recent months, I've become more aware of how the things we use in our daily lives affect our local and global environment. Millions of tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans every year. There is now plastic and micro plastics in all areas of the world; even those that are uninhabited. Plastics are penetrating our ecosystems and causing mass destruction to coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. "Marine litter harms more than 600 species amid what some regard as the beginning of the sixth...Read More...
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