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Hi! I'm so excited to be posting my first post! Since I am new to all this, any advice is appreciated. Thanks I had a lot of ideas for my inquiry question, and I just couldn't pick one. Finally, I decided to go with something more science related. I chose to research self driving cars, particularly the ethical dilemmas that they cause. Replacing regular cars with self driving cars seems like a thing of the future, but it's a lot closer than it seems. Many people are embracing the change, but...Read More...
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Welcome to round one of my inquiry! Looking at how we define beauty has been an interesting inquiry in that there is so many resources to review. Everyone has some experience with beauty and therefor an opinion of what beauty is. There appears to be some kind of emotional attachment even if you are trying to look at it more objectively. Let’s start with an shared understanding that a beautiful person is someone that holds some combination of both inner beauty and outer beauty. Inner beauty...Read More...
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Hey guys! I'm really excited to be back this week to share my second round of research with you all. As you may know already, my inquiry topic for this cycle is " Why are people being affected by drugs at music festivals ?" In my previous round of research, I covered what music festivals are and their goals, why some choose to attend these events, why they are so incredibly popular nowadays and most commonly used recreational drugs and the purpose/side effects. That was a lot! However, in...Read More...
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Reasearch Round 1 How does the criminal justice system affect children with parents who are incarcerated?

ROUND 1 What is the criminal justice system and how does it affect criminals? http://victimsofcrime.org/help-for-crime-victims/get-help-bulletins-for-crime-victims/the-criminal-justice-system What is the criminal justice system? The criminal justice system is the set of agencies and processes established by governments to control crime and impose penalties on those who violate laws. There is no single criminal justice system in the United States but rather many similar, individual systems.Read More...
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Hi Everyone! Nov 8 - For next Wednesday (Nov 14), consider our class discussion and please post a response to the following: 1). What 'Social responsibility' topic are you interested in learning more about? 2.) Why are you interested in this topic? 3.) What action could you take to support this area in a positive, sustainable way? Ms. Martin & Ms. StuartRead More...
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YOU- Have emotions. Yes. Also, catchy Crash Course Intro 🎼 below! Inquiry Question: How can anger be transformed to become a positive emotion? Hi Fellow Reader moving along today! Click [ 1 ] if you want to visit a previous round and refresh yourselves! Let's get started. The premiere of this round: I will be taking a deeper look on the health portion of anger. This is the aspects of mental and physical health, additionally the causes and results. Other portions would be the concept of...Read More...
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Hello everyone and welcome back to my Research topic, “How does sleep effect our ability to learn and retain knowledge?” I would like to start by thanking Lauren Jang, Rhea Manhas, Jessica Scott, and Ivy Hao, for there comments and recommendations, and on that note there should be a survey up at some point (hopefully next 24 hours of this being posted) asking about what time you go to sleep at and other such questions, it would be great if you could go and reply to it. Thank you to Ivy for...Read More...
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Hey everyone, this is my second research round with my question "Why do we dream?". This cycle I will be looking into the different kinds of dreams. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What are different kinds of dreams? A dream while you sleep- I’ve already defined this in my first research round but in case you need a recap, a dream is are imagery and images we receive while in certain stages of sleep(1,2,3,4,9). There are...Read More...
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Round 2: should Euthanasia be legal? Hello everyone! In this round I plan on looking at the religious aspect of things. I will be looking into the different points of view from different religions. I want to take a closer look at the most common religions, their view and their reasoning behind either being for or against euthanasia. Along with how religion could conflict with ones wishes. Death is a big part of all religions. They all have some explanation of why it happens, what to do when...Read More...
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Hey everyone! This is my second round for my first cycle this year. For those of you who have read my first round, welcome back! For those who are new, welcome! Getting back to my research, my inquiry question is... Does socially accepting drug addiction affect its usage among consumers positively or negatively? In this round, I will be looking into the positive effects of socially accepting drug addiction. So, let's get started! How to reduce stigma: Last week, I talked about the stigma...Read More...
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Hey everyone, For my research round 2, I will be looking into the Physical Affects of the Foster Care System On the Children - What different types of physical abuse do some children face? - Physical abuse, or sexual abuse For each above point I'd like to answer these sub questions: - How did the abuse start/ who abused the children? - How does it effect the children? - What are the signs of the abuse? What different types of physical abuse do some children face? There are many foster care...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! I am back again with Round 2 of my research on mindsets and how they impact mood, perception, and productivity. This week, I am going to be looking deeper into: Are mindsets changeable? If so, what is needed to change one? Can we change our mindsets without intending to? How does self-awareness (regarding flaws) impact ability to change? How do mindsets change as we mature? If you want to read my previous research where I investigated what a mindset is, different kinds of...Read More...
Last Reply By Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! In my last round of research, I did research on what wildfires are exactly; how they work, what can cause them and factors that raise the intensity of the fire, just so I have a better understanding of them before I continue on to what kind of impact they have on the environment. For this round of research, I will investigate their impact on vegetation and wildlife, both the negative and positive effects. Negative effects of wildfires on vegetation and wildlife - Depending on...Read More...
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Hi everyone! This is my second round of research for my inquiry question: “what does it mean to be conscious?” I’ll be looking into sleeping and dreaming and how it relates to consciousness. Evidently, when we fall asleep, we don’t fall asleep all at once. Some nights, we lay in bed and will ourselves to drift off. Sometimes, our minds refuse to shut down: the longer we can’t sleep, the more we worry about it and the worst it gets. Even so, at one point, we drift off and we don’t realize...Read More...
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Inquiry Question: Is there a relationship between depression and facial appearance? Hello, everyone. This is my first inquiry round in this semester. Recently, I realized mental health raises higher concern among the public, such as the news and magazines. I got a few friends who ever got depression but are cured now. They used to tell me about their experience so that I decide to write an inquiry about depression. And I hope, through reading my inquiry, the people with depression could be...Read More...
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How does the criminal justice system affect children with parents who are incarcerated? PROJECT PLAN

Inquiry Question: How does the criminal justice system affect children with parents who are incarcerated? Project Plan: Throughout the research of my project I will be researching three main topics: What is the criminal justice system and how does it affect criminals? How having an absent parent and a constant criminal influence can affect a child physically and emotionally? And what affect can incarceration have on the relationship between a criminal and their child? I will be breaking down...Read More...
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How does the criminal justice system affect children with parents who are incarcerated?

Inquiry Question: How does the criminal justice system affect children with parents who are incarcerated? Glass windows and metal bars holding a human soul in captivity. As the years go by the number of divorces has gone up to over 70 000 per year in Canada, showing us that separate parents and absent parents are not uncommon in our society. But switching between your mother and fathers houses per weekend is completely and utterly different than watching your own blood locked behind bars.Read More...
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Hey its Kaley! My inquiry question for my first project plan on Butterfly Effect is "What is beauty? A reflection on the pursuit of beauty and how social media affects it? ii) Why I am interested in this inquiry question? I believe in the 21st century we have an obsession with beauty. Social media plays a role in promoting a perception of beauty. I am curious to know if beauty is a shared experience? How is it different around the world? Does Beauty have a face? Does social media some how...Read More...
Last Reply By Ivy Hao (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey awesome people! Welcome to my first round of research! Inquiry Question: How can anger be transformed to become a positive emotion? Let's start with a question for you to consider when you read this post! Comment your responses if you like too! What has anger done for you? When was the last time you got angry? Why? Has it helped you before? This round you will see the introduction and the idea of anger as well as the basic information that will build our foundation to learn about this...Read More...
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In this round I will be looking into what countries have legalized euthanasia, as well as their specific requirements for what is covered by the law( ie. what illness’s and to what degree). (1)Firstly I would like to clarify, there is euthanasia which is where the physician must deliver the substance which will end his/her life and then there is PAS (physician-assisted-suicide) where the doctor gives the patient the substance which will end his/her life but do not actually do it themselves.Read More...
Last Reply By Alison Wu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Welcome to my first round of research on the topic of “How does sleep effect our ability to learn and retain knowledge?” For this round I will be focusing on the questions: 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 straight) or splitting it into small periods over 2 hour or 1-hour intervals (EX.20minutes every 2 hours). How would different sleeping disorders effect this (EX. Insomnia)? Do dreams...Read More...
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Last Reply By Ivy Hao (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Today I will be breaking down my first round of research into several different factors. My inquiry question for this cycle is "Why are people being affected by drugs at music festivals?" What I will be covering in this round of research is what are music festivals and their goals, why people choose to attend these events, why these concerts are incredibly popular nowadays and a breakdown of the most commonly used recreational drugs, including side-effects and why they are most...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, this is my first research round for this cycle with my question “Why do we dream?” This research round, I will be looking into what dreams are and the whole process of dreaming and what happens in our brain while we dream. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is a dream? Dreams are imagery and images we receive while in certain stages of sleep(1,2,5,7). There are no limits of what we dream. Dreams can...Read More...
Last Reply By Bogdan Badea (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! My inquiry question is “How should government funding be used for the prevention of wildfires?”. For my first round of research, I want to have more background information and a good understanding of wildfires. I will be learning about what wildfires are exactly – how they work and the different types – as well as the different causes of wildfires and factors that may make the fire even more destructive. About Wildfires - Wildfires are uncontrolled blazing fires occurring in the...Read More...
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Last Reply By Alison Wu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This is my first round of research for my first cycle this year and it feels great to be researching again. For those who are new to reading my posts this cycle, my question is... Does socially accepting drug addiction affect its usage among consumers positively or negatively? Like I said in my project plan, this round will be heavily focused on giving an in-depth introduction to my subject. I will be explaining what drug addiction is, what I mean when I say "drug addiction",...Read More...
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A balance between photochemical production and recombination is the total amount of ozone .can you think about life here on earth without ozone layer .can we survive? -Mary Wambui This made me think of life without water Air and most essential things we do not appreciate.Ozone being our only protection from the direct sun rays ....Do you think there are ways we can survive without it???? Do you think we can try preventing the depletion??? Nice research you got ...waiting for more of your ...Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey guys, Today, I am going to be diving into my first round of research on what a mindset is, and how it impacts different aspects of your life. In this round, I am going to look into: What a mindset is Different kinds of mindsets Unhealthy vs healthy mindset A broad overview of what a mindset impacts So, let's get into it Dictionary.com defines mindset as: an attitude, disposition or mood or an intention or inclination. (1) Psychology Today's Gary Klein defines a mindset as a belief that...Read More...
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Hey everyone, This is going to be my first research round of the year and it feels great to be back on the site. Last year I focused on teen issues that most teens can all relate to, and this year I'm going to continue on this path but branch out to children as well. Without a further or do lets get into the research round. Research Round 1: Introduction to the Foster Care System - What is the foster care system? - How does it work? - What are the different type of housing situations? - Who...Read More...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This is my first research round on Butterfly Effect, and I’ll be discussing about my question: “what does it mean to be conscious?” I will be stating an overview of my topic, the levels of consciousness, different ways we loss of consciousness and what happens in our brains when that occurs. The Overview: By the dictionary, this is what consciousness and unconsciousness mean: Consciousness is defined by the subjective awareness of one’s one existence, sensations, thoughts,...Read More...
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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...
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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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metamorphosis cycle 1.

Hannah Wairimu (Sweetwaters)
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...
Last Reply By Venus Seyedi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
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 Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · 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...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
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 Ivy Hao (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...
Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
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 Lauren Jang (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 Heeva Chavoshi (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...
Last Reply By Alison Wu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
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...
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