Jessica Scott (Charles Best)

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 Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! My inquiry question is: “How should government funding be used for the prevention of wildfires?” I’m currently researching what kind of impact wildfires have on different aspects of the environment so I can get a better idea of how I think government funding should be used based on that, and other factors that I will later research in the next cycle. In my last round of research, I researched both the negative and positive effects wildfires can have on the vegetation and...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (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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Last Reply By Joanna Whitter (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
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
Hey everyone! The school year is once again coming to an end, so here is my metamorphosis for the end of the cycle. My inquiry question has been: “Why do some suffer more from performance anxiety than others?”. I looked into the symptoms of performance anxiety and what goes on in our brain, I researched the impact of it on our performance and what factors make it more or less tolerable, and finally I learned what performers do to overcome performance anxiety, and what not to do. How my...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! My inquiry question is “Why do some suffer more from performance anxiety than others?”. This will be my last round of research for this cycle as the year comes to an end. In my first round of research, I researched what performance anxiety/stage fright is exactly, the symptoms of it, why we humans suffer from it, and what goes on in our brain while performing. In my second round of research, I looked into the impact of the anxiety on our performance, the impact of our genetics...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! My inquiry question for this cycle is: “ Why do some suffer more from performance anxiety than others ?”. Last time, I talked about what performance anxiety is, the symptoms, why we suffer from it, and what goes on inside our brain when performing. This week, I am researching what factors make our performance anxiety worse and what makes it more tolerable, as well as the role genetics may have, and how stage fright impacts our performance. How anxiety/stage fright impacts our...Read More...
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Last Reply By Erica Won (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This is my first round of research for my question: “Why do some suffer more from performance anxiety than others?”. I will state what performance anxiety exactly is, the symptoms of it, why people suffer from it, and what goes in our brain when performing. What it is: -Performance anxiety, often called stage fright, is the experience of extreme distress and anxiety during and before a performance in front of an audience of other people (4, 6). -“It’s a natural, hormonal, full...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! My inquiry question for the new cycle is: “Why do some suffer more from performance anxiety than others?” I wanted to look into this because I suffer from stage fright when talking in front of large groups or when I’m performing at a piano competition or festival, and I want to know why it affects me so badly and why it seems like some people aren't affected by it at all. Here is what I plan to research for the next three rounds of research: Round 1 – What is it all about? -what...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This will be my very last round of research on cat behaviour. Just a recap: I started with the basic cat anatomy, then I researched their predatory behaviour, then how they communicate with both people and cats. For the second cycle I’ve looked at personalities in cats, causes and indicators of stress and illnesses of cats (how it changes a cat’s behaviour), and a comparison between domestic cats and big cats and how they have evolved and been domesticated. For my final round...Read More...
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Hey everyone! So far, I’ve looked into the basic anatomy of cats, their predatory behaviour, how they communicate, personalities in cats, and the causes and indications of stress and illnesses in cats. To finish off the cycle, I will be comparing domestic cats, the felis catus, to big cats. Evolution/domestication I talked a little bit about the domestic cat’s ancestry in my first round of research, but I will go over it again in case you haven’t read it, and I will go a little more in...Read More...
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Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! In my last round of research, I looked into cat personalities and how they may vary between breeds and genders. This week, I am researching how a cat’s behaviour may change if they have an illness or are under too much stress. Stress -While it might seem like cats shouldn’t need to become stressed like humans do, cats do become stressed, as do most animal species. However, stress is not always bad. If a cat encounters an aggressive dog, they will retreat without even giving a...Read More...
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Last Reply By Ivy Hao (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! For the new cycle, I’m continuing on with my question “Why do cats behave the way they do?”. I’ve already looked at their basic anatomy, their predatory behaviour, and how they communicate. For this round, I will be looking into personalities in cats. The Feline Five -Scientists from the University of South Australia determined the five major personality factors of cats through a questionnaire in which 2,802 participants from South Australia and New Zealand took part by rating...Read More...
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Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! For this cycle, I’ve decided to keep the same inquiry question as before, which is: “Why do cats behave the way they do?” . In the previous cycle, I looked at the basic cat anatomy and a bit at their ancestry, their predatory behaviour (hunting instincts and techniques), and how they communicate with other cats and with humans. Here is what I plan to research in the next cycle: Research round 1: Personality and experiences For this round of research, I plan to look at how...Read More...
Last Reply By Caroline Lu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everybody! So far, I have looked into the basic cat anatomy and their predatory behaviour. This week, I will be focusing on how cats communicate: with their voice and with their body, with people and with other cats. There’s a lot of information on this topic, so I will unfortunately not be able to include everything, but I’ll do my best to include the most important stuff! -First of all, there are three main means of communication that cats use: Vocal communication Body language Scented...Read More...
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Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! My inquiry question is “Why do cats behave the way they do?” In my previous post, I did some research on the anatomy of the domestic cat to get a better understanding of how the different parts of their body function, so I can explain why they behave in certain ways. Right now, I will be explaining their hunting instincts and predatory behaviour. Wild ancestry -As I mentioned in my previous round of research, the domestic cat, felis catus, is a descendant of one of the 5...Read More...
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Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! This is my first round of research for my inquiry question “Why do cats behave the way they do?”. In this post, I will introduce the topic by researching the basic anatomy of a domestic cat, also talking about how they have evolved from their ancestors, and how their abilities may shape some of their behaviours. 5 senses: First off, I will talk about a cat’s five senses, how strong and sensitive they are, and how they are used. Scent - A cat’s smell is so superior because the...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! My inquiry question for this cycle is “ Why do cats behave the way they do? ”. Perhaps not all of you own cats and know what kinds of behaviours I’m talking about. If not, you may be in for some surprises – cats can be pretty weird! A few examples of what I will look at are: how they behave with toys and hunt, how they behave with humans and how they behave with other cats, how they communicate, how female cats behave when they are in heat (looking for a mate), and if there is...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! This will be my final round of research for this year. So far, I’ve looked into how music affects our brain, mood, memory/learning, the Mozart effect, health, athletic performance, and people with dementia. For this round, I will look into the influences music has on our behaviour and what our taste in music has to say about our personality. Personality: First of all, believe it or not, just by knowing the type music you listen to can help researchers predict what kind of...Read More...
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Last Reply By Dahabo Abdi (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Last week, I looked into the effects music has on our athletic performance. This week, I’m researching how music can help the elderly, specifically people suffering from diseases. Before we start, since I’m going to be discussing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in my research, I’ll explain the difference between the two. Dementia is a syndrome for a set of symptoms such as impaired thinking and memory loss, often because of age. When someone is diagnosed with dementia, they’re...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, In my last round of research, I looked into the health benefits music has on humans. I focused on how it reduces stress, pain, strengthens your immune system, and improves your sleep quality. For this cycle, I will continue to look into the same subject, and right now I will focus on how listening to music affects our athletic performance and recovery. Music helps us exercise: Whenever you walk into any gym, one common theme that you are most likely going to encounter is music,...Read More...
Last Reply By Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! For the fourth cycle of research, I've decided to continue with my research on my inquiry question " How does music affect people? ". So far I've looked into how it affects our brain, our mood, learning/memorizing/studying, the Mozart effect, and I started to look into how music affects our health by looking into how it helps reduce pain, stress, and strengthens our immune system. For the next few rounds of research, I plan to look more into health and society. I will look into...Read More...
Last Reply By Ellen Mee (charles best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Last round I talked about the Mozart effect, and this time I will be talking about the general effects music has on our health. First of all, listening to music can help significantly reduce stress by lowering blood pressure, heart rate and levels of the stress hormone, cortisol (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Researchers find that listening to music before a surgery helps reduce stress (1, 5, 6). In fact, listening to music before a surgery can help reduce anxiety even more effectively...Read More...
Last Reply By Kalith Nanayakkara (JH - Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! In my last research round, I looked into the effects that music has on learning, studying and memorizing. This week, I will be looking even more into how music affects our cognitive ability, researching the Mozart effect specifically. First of all, what is the Mozart effect? It’s an idea that listening to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music can make people more intelligent by improving spatial-temporal reasoning (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). This idea was popularized in the 1990’s, and many...Read More...
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