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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
You have embarked on a truly ambitious and practical undertaking. I'm excited on the fact that you seem to have looked at a basic agricultural concept of efficient water management. The soils in Laikipia are rich in nutrients which have least been tapped. The major huddle however is the behavioural pattern of rainfall which is poorly spread, unreliable and usually lower in amounts. This calls for short season crops and those that can withstand recurrent long drought seasons. The major...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
Originally Posted by Francis Wachira: Desi thats wonderfull learning about something and trying to work on it! I think it's good to embark on agricultre be oz it's all about the economy and without that the economy cannotgrow,the population cannot increas so I think your idia is gogious and I wold join you to know much about agriculter,don't regret you will get another chance keep it up☺️!
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Re: Wrapping Things Up

I'm sad to see your project go, Delaney, but I understand you need to take your personal life into account at a much higher priority. I'm a little confused at your relation to evolutionary biology though. Aren't you repeating the same thing in your 'or?' If it's always been there, that means that it had to have developed evolutionarily at some point, unless you take a religious stance, in which case your 'or' is a religion vs non-religion question, which I doubt is what you intended. Maybe...
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Re: Wrapping Things Up

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
That's very wise,your life at steak here,anyway on evolutionary development,I don't think there would be much change that would occur,to support this,there is the theory on mans evolution from apes but it doesn't occur anymore I think.
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
It sounds like such an amazing experience! once again I felt the magical power of how much people can learn from a different culture and from one another. I really love the water-conserving garden! it sounds so useful and easy to build, I think this method should be introduce to more people, and I can't wait to see how it will turn out next summer!
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

You have some very interesting findings. It is so cool that you were actually able to go to Kenya to have this experience. Most people only know what they read on the Internet or heard from a friend and you actually learned from your own experience and can understand it. I have never been there so my imagination of it can be way different than what it actually is. Comparing Canadians to Kenyans can teach us so much. Imagine if we didn't have phones, people would actually talk to each other...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Hi Theresa Am glad to see the trip to Kenya had such a profound impact on your world view. Absence of this in my opinion is one of the main courses of cultural misunderstanding among peoples. Am sure the Kenyan students also learnt a great deal from interacting with you in a small way and that these small networks will continue to foster cultural understanding.
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Wow this is very thought provoking post. It's interesting to think that even though we are all people everyone has very different values depending on what country, culture, etc. You were brought up in. I found the bit where you talked about not feeling sluggish to get up early for school really interesting as well. Im excited for where this project takes you. Good luck!: )
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I think you have an incredable amount of insight with this topic, and have the ability to take this research far. Im exited to see where you take this.
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Re: A shift in my inquiry...

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I was just reading a blog based from a book called "More Than Footprints". A huge topic on the site was if volunteering time and building relationships with these young kids, than leaving completely and cutting ties with them caused more harm than good. I'm interested to see what comes from this, hard not to go straight to a personal place.
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Re: Ongoing Reflection #1

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
"After writing it 3 times" i would love to see all your drafts in line with your finished product to see change and improvement. That would be a very cool visual for me to see and I would love to see what you changed and why? I love this project and im exited to see the end product.
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Re: A shift in my inquiry...

I think that this is a better and more understandable question than your last one. I didn't really get what your question was, or what it was leading to before, but now its much clearer. I have never thought about the effects that the volunteers have on people after they leave. Looking forward to seeing where your new question leads.
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
It actually depends with some people as some will live to talk about their experience in their new visit to certain place or country,others may forget it very easily and continue leading their past normal life as if their visit was just for fun,here I guess it all depends with ones value in their cultural exchange.
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Anika Zak (Alumni) ·
I must confess that even I, who consider myself an environmental protection enthusiast, did not quite know what the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was. Only vague recollections of some dusty, well hidden facts surfaced as I recalled your topic at its commencement. As such, I think awareness is quite an issue regarding not only the Patch, but the life cycle of plastic. I'd love to see you take your engrossing research project and give it an awareness twist. All the Best.
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Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I think what you are doing is amazing Moira! Educating people about the pacific gyre is such a great idea. Just by reading your posts make me want to do something to change the situation. I think what will be really helpful for people is to have a small easy list of what we can do to help and fix this problem after introducing the situation. Because I believe there will be people who really want to help but don't really know how, and there will also be people who are afraid and think that...
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Re: Plan: Electronic Music

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
Amazing I wonder how cool it will be..................
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
This reflection is really great, I find it really interesting how your views have changed so much over a short period of time. I've never really thought about gender views in the sense that male and female brain think differently, and that could be the cause of many arguments. I think you've approached this from a really good angle, by not going into it with assumptions, and I think over all your project was a huge success!
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Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I really love the video you made, I think it's really powerful and inspiring! I totally agree on you about how passion change over time, and I think it's really smart and brave of you to realize that and accept that, because it wouldn't be as fun as it used to be for doing the old project after you find a new passion. As you said the most important thing is what comes out from it, and you seems to know so much about elephant new, that is really cool. I am supper exciting to see what your new...
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Your project was really inspiring.
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George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Great inspiration,your video taught me a lot and also inspired me too,am really glad and also agree to your passion growing over time I think we share the same as I have also grow passion on my area of research(airplanes and airplane crashes).i am looking forward to yours results,keep up and all the best
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Re: Ongoing Reflection: What are the health benefits and issues with drinking milk?

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Hello Katelyn! Nice metamorphosis! Pretty cool how Butterfly Effect realllllly works huh! Make you go beyond what you learn in school - well depending on topic you choose! You can always extend this research if you need it but i'm happy to read whatever you may choose next as your topic! Unrelated note... Santa is coming! ~Jim CA CBSS
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Re: Solar radiation in the atmosphere

Hey Dorcas Nice work on the research about solar radiation in the atmosphere.The research is more helpful because we get to know the importance of the solar radiation.Research more on the effect in the atmosphere. Here are some links: http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/7f.html
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Re: Solar radiation in the atmosphere

Hi Dorcas, Its interesting to see how much you are concerned about the atmosphere, although its a bit challeging to find the effects of solar radiation you have been able to identifed them. Anyway good work and looking forward for your next research
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Re: Solar radiation in the atmosphere

Hi Dorcas, This is an interesting topic to research on. The atmosphere controlls the amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth and regulates the amount of radiation escaping into space. what if you try to research on how the atmosphere affects incoming solar radiation. all the best.
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Re: Solar radiation in the atmosphere

Nasib Mohamed (Sweetwaters) ·
Hello Dorcas Great work am able to learn some useful information in you post about the solar radiation.i found some links about the solar radiation; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...radiation_management https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_energy Good luck in you research.
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Katelyn Lachance (LFAS) ·
Nice job Alice! I like how you moved from a scientific idea to a more sociological one. I was wondering, what do you think the world would look like? Are there any theories out there? Best of luck on your next idea, Katelyn
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Jake Schmidt (LFAS) ·
Hey Alice, The shift in the topic cool and I really liked how you laid out what you gained out of your last topic question. For your next topic it would be neat to see how humans are related to extinct animals because I personally do not know how we influence certain extinctions. Good luck I am looking forward in seeing where you take this. -Jake Schmidt
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Re: Types of solar radiation

Hello Dorcas! Your post was very informative and I enjoyed reading it very much! The layout of your work made the information very clear and organized. Something that may be worth looking into is the effects of solar radiation on humans, animals and the ecosystem. Here are some links that may help you: http://www.who.int/uv/resource.../fs227toomuchsun.pdf http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/33352.pdf http://www.caryinstitute.org/s...gram/solar-radiation Hope this helps! See you in your next post!
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Re: Types of solar radiation

Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) ·
Hey Dorcas! Great round of research! I like how nicely laid out it is. Maybe in another research round you could look at what kind of causes various types of radiation can cause and then compare them. https://chem.libretexts.org/Co..._Radiation_on_Matter Hope this helps.
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Re: Types of solar radiation

Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) ·
This is a chic research i like the way you phrase it,perhaps there were no harmful effect on radiation the environment would be more conducive for organism.Actually this happen some time we don't notice but we get an effect through that. Here i find some web for you research; http://www.alcohol-focus-scotl...hildhood-Summary.pdf http://www.atomicarchive.com/Effects/radeffects.shtml https://www.mirion.com/introdu...radiation-affect-me/ Hope you will show as more..................
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Re: Types of solar radiation

Hi,Dorcas. Great work on your research on types of solar radiation.It is more educative and informative.Many will get to know why it occurs.Research more on effect of the types of solar radiation.Looking forward on your posts.
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Re: Reflection

Takako Liu (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Hey Moira! I really love the way you look at environmental issues: that you are either part of the problem or the solution; there is no in between. It's an interesting way of approaching it. Hearing it like this prompted me to take a critical look at myself, too. Am I part of the problem if I'm not doing anything? It reminds me of something that I heard a couple years back about bullying: that the bystanders are just as bad as the bullies if they're not taking action to help. It's a...
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Re: Reflection

Hey I am really impressed by how your project has helped you love environment more and realize new things that you never learned before. It really poses a tough question for the every member in the society, are we solutions to the environmental challenges facing us, or what effort have we done to save the future of our environment. There is a place called Dandora dam site here in Kenya, where the city empties its wastes. We really don't have recycling industries in Kenya. Sadly, most people...
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Reflection

Hello all, so as I am starting a new project I thought it was only fitting to do a sort of 'wrap up' post for my last topic. So if you didn't already know my last topic was about plastic and the oceans, focusing mainly on the pacific gyre. Although I still intend to continue that project for the rest of my life, for the sake of keeping myself motivated on the site I have decided to shake things up. Now, I worked on my plastic project for around a year and a half, and I learned a great deal...
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Ongoing Reflection

Alice Yang (LFAS) ·
Ongoing Reflection/Update After researching what impacts would be made if plate tectonics did not move, I wanted to think about what life styles would be like if the world remained as a Pangaea. What would our government look like? How will daily life be like? It was a very open ended topic, since there could be plenty of possible things that could occur. Therefore for my next Inquiry Question, I wanted to focus on a different topic and move on :) For my next rotation, I want to base my...
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Ongoing Reflection #1

Sophie Holland (LFAS) ·
Hello everybody! This inquiry has been really good for me, and I think it's a good place to wrap up this round. I'm not sure if I want to continue it or do something else, but overall, I appreciate everything I've learned from this inquiry, and all of your lovely comments and suggestions! How my project impacts my thinking: I've definitely learned not to judge a book by it's cover. When I'm reading now, I encourage myself to ask questions a lot, especially, "Could this actually be believable...
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Ongoing Reflection: What are the health benefits and issues with drinking milk?

Katelyn Lachance (LFAS) ·
Hello everyone! My project so far has definitely been fun but now it's the end of the cycle so goodbye for now! How had it impacted my thinking? I've learned to search for a lot of sides on an argument. People's stances on milk go from one extreme to another. Scientific studies have results that go from one extreme to another. Still, one should always make sure the research is well rounded and judged fairly. How will this investigation impact the decisions I make? While I'm not someone who...
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Solar radiation in the atmosphere

Hello everyone in this research I will be discussing on the effects of solar radiation in the atmosphere. Solar radiation is absorbed and reflected back by the atmosphere resulting to phenomena that are of great importance to the maintenance of life on earth in the following ways; 1.The atmosphere acts as a filter,engrossing and reflecting amounts of the electromagnetic spectrum such as the ultraviolet region,that are likely to cause harm to humans and other life forms. 2.The atmosphere...
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Types of solar radiation

Dorcas Akinyi (Sweetwaters) ·
Hello everyone today am looking at the types of solar radiation. Types of Solar Radiation The total solar radiation, often called as global radiation is the sum of direct, diffuse and reflected radiation. The solar radiation available to us is always a mix of the above mentioned three components. The approximate percentage of each of these components varies as the different parameters, such as weather, location etc. change. In order to monitor and analyze the performance of solar plants,...
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Wrapping Things Up

Unfortunately because of the lack of free time I will have over the school year I will have to leave my project as it is, incomplete; in the hopes that I will be able to pick it back up where I left off next summer. Although just I case I am unable to...
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Plan: Electronic Music

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Step One: I will work with Tania Mogutnova, a game designer, on a sound track which should influence the atmosphere of the 3D video game. We will write at least three sound tracks which will reflect environments and elements throughout the game. These...
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Reflection

Desi and Grace (Alumni) ·
So after tonight's presentation, grace and I reflected on our two past presentations. We thought we could share it here because we are learning about a lot more than just the environment and gardening through this project, which i think is really...
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Ongoing Reflection

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
    Being able to travel to Kenya and gather information from the people there has been very valuable and inspiring for me. Learning first-hand about the impact that agricultural education is making in Kenya, taught me about how import it...
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Ongoing Reflection

Theresa Geider (Alumni-LFAS) ·
1)Living in Canada and seeing how education, religion and materialism plays a role in society has been more noticeable after travelling to Kenya and seeing their social values. I find it interesting how two cultures; both being on opposite sides of...
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Ongoing Reflection #1

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
So let's start with a project update:  I've finished the first movement of my orchestral work after rewriting it three times in the last couple of days, the current copy which was started almost completely from scratch (aside from the first couple bars) last night at 9:30 and finished at 11:30.  Hooray.  Impact of Thought: After studying the compositions of several of my favourite composers, Stravinsky, Mahler, Dvorak and Copland, I've noticed that majority of large works have...
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Ongoing Reflection

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I have been reading blogs and websites based on the novel "More than Footprints : How backpacking lost its way". Yes backpacking isnt a cultural exchange but it relates in the way of having a taste for another culture and wanting to embody it as a hole. It asks the question of commercializing certain areas of the world for good pictures on instagram.  Another aspect on the site is volunteering in children's homes. Is it worthwhile and or helpful? building a relationship with a young...
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Ongoing Reflection

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
As I have been doing my research I have discovered many things, both good and bad. One thing I have realized though is that so little people know about the pacific gyre. It is amazing to me that there is basically a country made up of plastic floating in our oceans and more people aren't talking about it. This whole project so far has made me look at the world differently knowing what I now know. Every little thing counts, even if it is just a bottle cap or candy wrapper, down the road that...
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Ongoing Reflection

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
My project is about cultural and biological differences in gender. When I first started this project I was simply just queries about whether or not male and female think, learn and handle emotions differently. And if so, is it because they are different biologically, or is it more influence by our society (ex. the stereotype and the assumption pressure people into doing things they are doing, and act the way they act.) At the beginning I did not expect this project will effect my thinking at...
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Ongoing Reflections

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
i)This year I have really delved into elephants, specifically the conservation of them. However, when I traveled to Kenya, while being awed an...
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A shift in my inquiry...

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
 Recently I've come to the conclusion that my original inquiry question is much too vague. Up until now, my question has been "Is it ethical or unethical to volunteer in children's homes?" I've discovered that this question is much too broad, especially the word "ethical" and "volunteer. It invites too much opinion to my topic, when I want a logical answer that's based off of research and facts.  Ethics are a personal thing, I've realized. People have different ideas of what is...
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