March 2017

Okay on my topic about urbanization, i thought that ,as part of my project plan, i should approach this topic in the following order of inquiry questions: What is urbanization? how did urbanization begin? Development of urbanization in African states since independence Factors influencing urbanization Which are some of the most urbanized cities and countries? 6 .Advantages and disadvantages of urbanization. I thought it in this way such that i would take may be a few days to look at each...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Peter Shirazi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Let's take a trip from Europe to West Africa. Due to me being a part of a culture where the mommy water was a rather prevalent belief, I'll be using a primary source. My mother. I will also be changing the format since this is more of an interview style and I'll be writing her response as well as mine. This will also be split into two parts the interview/research an the analysis. Start of interview: Me: Hello Mom! I was wondering are there any Igbo folklore that you can think of where the...Read More...
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SOCIAL MEDIA IN DIFFERENT KINDS OF FIELDS.

social media update 2016. it has been viewed that over the past years,Pew Research has recorded a huge varieties of the ways that the Americans use social media trying to find out information and interact.A large number of the Americans get news through social media while others learnt more about the 2016 presidential election. Social media is also used in the context of work and engaging in an ongoing effort to navigate the complex privacy issues that these sites bring to the forefront.In...Read More...
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TYPES OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND HOW IT BENEFITS INDIVIDUALS BUSINESS

For a person to be able to differentiate kinds of social media,there are a variety of online services that i have highlighted and each one has a considerable role it plays. Here are some of them;- Media sharing Network. This kind of social network is defined as the type of media under primary type that is shared among the users of it. Twitter and Facebook are known to have videos and images that a person can be able to share and watch.However,the text is mainly considered to be in these...Read More...
Last Reply By Rosemary Makena (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi everybody year i am back to my newest project on domestic water conservation .On this project my inquiring question is ;I wonder what i can do to reduce water scarcity in my country? The reason for me to take this project is because, even though there no enough water in the country it is not that we do not have source of water in the country but the main reason for this scarcity is as a result of poor using of the water available.As away to solve the problem i see it better if we can...Read More...
Last Reply By Priscilla Muthoni (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

BED WETTING

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome)
INQUIRY QUESTION; WHY IS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WETTING THEIR BED INCREASING DAY BY DAY Hae guys it has been long since i have posted something on the butterfly effect .I have been undertaking some task which i was advised by my mentor to do i have been interviewing some of my school and class mates on what they think are the results of bed wetting to children .They came up with some solution and i thought i would also like to share some of those ideas with you 1. it makes ones parents or...Read More...
Last Reply By Nasib Mohamed (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

THE EARTH

Waitan Mohamed (Thome)
INQUIRY QUESTION:HOW THE EARTH WAS FORMED. VICTORS OF THE LAND. This episode is devoted to the evolution of reptiles . They are not as restricted as their amphibian ancestors, since they can survive in the hottest climates. The reason is their scaly, practically watertight skin. The scales protect the body from wear and tear and in the case of some species of lizard , such as the Australian thorny devil, serve to protect from attack. The horned iguana from the West Indies is also one of the...Read More...
Last Reply By Angela Mukami (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi! As I mentioned in my project plan (a long time ago... heh), I would be reading Textual Poachers by Henry Jenkins to start my research on media fan culture. I actually had this post prepared a month ago, but for some reason I held off on posting it. Anyway, here it is! Stereotypes “ Get a Life!” is a skit performed on Saturday Night Live by William Shatner (Captain Kirk from Star Trek) in 1986. You can watch it here: http://www.dailymotion.com/vid...magzq_get-a-life_fun So this is how the...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiesha Trivino (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hi guys this week as I thought about poverty some of the questions which came in mind were; How is poverty created? Why is growth the only answer? Who is developing who? Some of the answers I got to these questions. How is poverty created? The basic assumption of the SDGs is that mass poverty is essentially a natural condition that exists only when we’re not trying to get rid of it, (you can check out our assessment of this in our linguistic analysis ), but this isn’t accurate at all. It...Read More...
Last Reply By Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post

Schizophrenia

Francis Wachira (Tigithi)
Inquiry question : How to bring positivity on the negativity of schizophrenia . Hi guys ,i was doing a project on corruption but i have changed to schizophrenia which think have impacted me very much and i want to know much about it.Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects ho a person thinks, feels and behaves. Although it is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling. A person affected by schizophrenia seem like has lost touch with...Read More...
Last Reply By Nasib Mohamed (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Last time i talked about the comparison of pinhole camera ,daguerreotype camera and digital camera. Today i am going to look at how pinhole camera daguerreotype camera have evolved to a digital camera, i will also look into the application of digital camera. First i will look into a camera obscura this is also referred to as pinhole camera.Pinhole camera is when an image of a scene is projected through a small hole so that it produces a reversed and inverted image on the screen.In 1839 a...Read More...
Last Reply By Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Sexual or gender discrimination in employment involves treating someone unfavourably because of the person sex whether they are applying for a job or a current employee.Women have made clear they have the ability to perform with the same skill and success. At times sexual harassement remains a serious problem for women in managerial ranks. The lack of high profile women role models can make it hard for women to archive more senior executives positions. For example in united nations 40%-50%...Read More...
Last Reply By Jackline Nyaga (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Project Plan Cycle 3 Topic: Evolution Question: I wonder how (if) conflicts between the interests of a human and the interests of the cells of a human affect the observable characteristics of the human. Teacher: Ms. Knittel Mentor: TBA As I still haven’t answered my question, I’ve decided to continue with my project from last cycle. Last cycle, I examined gametogenesis, and the differences between phenotypes and genotypes, which gave me a better understanding of what I need to do to answer...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
For along time,women and girls in Africa have faced discrimination and inequalities in the workforce which has not only hurt them ,but has also their families, communities and their country as whole.According to African union on women empowerment we cannot reduce poverty without working to achieve gender equality.Many governments in Africa acknowledge that empowering women and girls is a good greatly contributes to economic development. Gender gaps in education are just as extensive...Read More...
Last Reply By Danielle Campani (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
For my second round I will be looking at “Tyger, Tyger” by William Blake. This poem is interesting, and has many interwoven themes and symbols. This poems talks about the creator of this tiger as a blacksmith. A blacksmith who creates this beautiful, deadly thing, capable of horrible things. This creator created the lamb, a symbol of innocence and gentle in nature, also created the tiger, deadly, and in a sense, evil. In a biblical sense, it opens up the question many people have about God...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (JH alumni) · First Unread Post
For my first research round I am looking at Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18. This is a perfect example of a Shakespearean sonnet. This is perhaps one of Shakespeare's most well known sonnets with it's infamous line "Shall i compare thee to a summer's day." This sonnet, starts of by speaking about a subject, with incredible beauty, and the speaker tries to compare their beauty to something else. (1-2) However the speaker decides that both spring and summer have their pitfalls, and therefore cannot...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (JH alumni) · First Unread Post
In my last research round I did an interview with my mother on the information surrounding the Mommy Water, an ancient water entity that has been noted throughout west Africa, as well as being one variation of the mythical creatures known as mermaids, which has been noted world wide. Throughout history. Today, for this research round I will be taking key points from the information conjured on the Mommy Water and will use that to assess any possible diseases that could be attributed to it.Read More...
Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (JH alumni) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone this week I will be looking at what effect the media's view of beauty has on people. People seem to base everything off of the way that models look like in magazines or on Instagram, Facebook or google. But these models 9 out of 10 times are photo shopped to look too perfect so that you will buy there products and they will make more money off of you. We also fall for the celebrity endorsement trick that so many brands use and we buy there product because some famous person says...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Effect of corruption

i wonder how corruption is the worst job in Kenya and some other countries and how did it evolve and who was behind it as it was starting. Hi,guys my inquiry question is all about corruption.I am a new member of the group but i am not new in terms of corruption.My question is how did corruption evolve,because it had affected most of the leader to an extent that the Kenyan resources are being damaged. my next topic will be on the solution on how to coupe with corruption and how to fight it...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Peter Shirazi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hey guys! This week's post focuses on another popular supernatural creature; werewolves! Werewolves, also known as lycanthropes, are shape shifting humans who turn into wolves or wolf-hybrids. (1,2,3,4,5) Similar to present day wolves, they are associated with fangs, claws, and some fur. (1,2,4) Some legends say they can shift at will while other say only after being cursed, bitten or scratched. (3,4)They happen to be one of the oldest legends of human monsters in recorded history. (1) These...Read More...
Last Reply By Nazaha Muntafi (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, sorry i have not been posting i have been away, so i haven't really been able to. I have however been doing some research while away so i am starting to understand how this may all work out This round i looked into the bio-mechanics behind how ostriches run. I did this to help me figure out the best way to design a boot off of their legs. First things first, Ostriches don't actually have backwards facing knees. That's actually their ankle joint. Ostriches have the same amount...Read More...
Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (JH alumni) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! Today I will be posting my fourth round of research about my project concerning the loss of marine biodiversity in the Galapagos. This week, I have been researching what the impact on the islands has already been in relation to the loss of species as well as the environment in general. I will also connect and compare the effects to other places in the world, relating this issue on a global scale. First of all, referring to my second round of research, the three biggest causes...Read More...
Last Reply By Adithya Baskar (Johnston Heights Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hey guys! So it's been awhile since my last post, because of the break, and I'm glad to be back! So far, I've looked into Buddhism, Christianity and Islam; this week I'll be looking into Hinduism! Hinduism is practiced by the majority of the people in India and Nepal, and has more than 900 million practitioners worldwide (1). It is one of the most widely-practiced religions in the world. Hindus believe in the trimurti, which consists of 3 gods: Vishnu (Preserver of the Universe), Shiva...Read More...
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Hello, Fellow Learners This post will be on how Humans got infected with HIV. When scientists identified that a type of chimpanzee in West Africa was the source of HIV infection in humans. They realized that the chimpanzee version of the immunodeficiency virus (called simian immunodeficiency virus or SIV) most likely was transmitted to humans and then it mutated into HIV when humans hunted these chimpanzees for meat or when they came into contact with their infected blood. When the group of...Read More...
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