April 2018

Hey there, Today we are going to look on vulcanization, The following should be understood in thus post; what is volcanic? Forms of volcanic? What is the cause of vulcanicity?? Features formed as a result of volcanic? Volcanic is where the interior of earth by solid liquid or orgenoues material are formed out of interior into the earths crust or on the surface of the earth also known as volcanic eruption. Forms of volcanic. The term volcanic refers to all forms of igneous activities...Read More...
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Skin, hair and nails

Sarah (LFAS-Junior)
On my last post, I focused more on the impact of sun on skin. This post I will be concentrating on the integumentary system in general. About the Hair You lose about 40-120 strands of hair a day. Your hair grows approximately half an inch every month. The most common hair type is straight, the second most common is wavy hair, and the least common is curly. The typical hair colour is black, and the rarest hair colour is red. Whether you have straight hair or curly hair, it depends on the...Read More...
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NEUROGENESIS In 2013, a team of researchers from the Karolinska Institutet found that adult humans produce roughly 700 neurons per day in their hippocampus. It is predicted that by the time we turn 50, our hippocampus would be completely replaced with adult-born neurons. This bit of information is pivotal in our understanding of the brain and its neuroplasticity. In my last post, I talked about what neuroplasticity is, how it works, and the ways humans can utilize neuroplasticity to reduce...Read More...
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It's common to face a situation that while we're having a conversation with someone we care, we keep trying to make them know more facets of ourselves, we share our emotion, hobbies, attitudes, and thoughts, but sometimes we still feel a sense of solitude and a feeling that they actually do not know us. What exactly is this need to be understood? What situation will make us feel that we are not understood in the relationship? And how can we let others know us? I’ll work on these questions in...Read More...
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Hi everyone, I've decided to move on to a completely different inquiry topic for this cycle. My new question is: Why do some suffer from more from performance anxiety than others? The reason I want to look into this is because I'm in grade 8 piano right now, so I have to do a lot of competitions, recitals and festivals, and I tend to get extremely and unnecessarily nervous before performing. I also used to do a lot of public speaking when I was younger - I always did the Concours d'Arts...Read More...
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Hi everyone, it is crazy to believe that this is the last cycle of the year! I am looking forward to basing my last cycle on healthy lifestyles and habits. I want to look into food/diet, mental health, technology, relationships, exercise etc. This is really interesting for me and I am excited to see what I learn. I hope this question will help me in my own routine and lifestyle to educate me on moderation and other aspects of healthy living. If you have any suggestions or comments on...Read More...
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Inquiry Cycle 7

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best)
Hi Butterfly Effect, After a lot of thought, I decided to do a project focusing on mental health. Lately I have started to realize how serious and common this is, especially in high school. Because of this, I am going to centralize my project on teens and high school students. My inquiry question is: "Why are mental health issues common in teenagers and students?" Any feedback or suggestions is greatly appreciated, JulianaRead More...
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Sorry we haven't posted in a while, Emily and I have been super busy with grad stuff, as well as teaching. Since our last post the students have been working hard on their new projects. They refer to them as "Passion Projects." You may remember last cycle the students had to do their projects based around biology. This cycle they could do whatever they wanted. As long as they could explain to us the reason for their learning, and that it has a purpose, it was allowed. We go in on Friday...Read More...
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Arthur's Heir, Draft Three B (Incredibly Long!)

Chapter One The Standing Stones “Draw back to the corner of your mouth gently, and make sure the string touches your nose,” I instructed. “because if it doesn't—” “It will hit my nose when I release,” my twelve-year-old sister Andrea cut me off. “Logan, you tell me that every time. Can I shoot now?” I sighed and stepped back, nodding. Andrea released the arrow. It landed with a light thunk in the center of a big oak tree we were using as a target. Come to think of it, it was probably the...Read More...
Hey everyone, For my third cycle this year, I decided to stick with my topic of teen issues, and I realized there are a lot of stereotypes about us that aren't true. Some common stereotypes I can think of are teens are lazy, addicted to social media and selfish. Like all stereotypes, they may apply to some people but not everyone as a whole. I decided to choose a question a little bit less opinionated this cycle because I had troubles last time with biased research. I still would love to...Read More...
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WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Benito Maina (Tigithi)
HOW COULD BE THE WORLD WITHOUT WILDLIFE ? What would the world absent of wildlife look like? We might think of a morning without the chiming song of birds, an ocean without whales spouting blasts of sea water beside ships, or a forest without an elephant,a hare,a leopard,a rhino,a buffalo or the king of the jungle the Lion that we all know. This is a world we cannot imagine, because it is one we should not imagine.If we continue with the factors affecting stand up together to make sure this...Read More...
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Hello fellow humans! In this round, I'm looking at textiles of the time period I'm focussing on, as well as touching on what the textile industry is like today. I'm looking at colours, patterns, and materials that make certain looks so popular. Here are my findings. Denim Instead of mentioning denim in every category, I made a category for denim itself. If you've been following my research in the past, you may notice that I bring up denim a lot. Denim is never going away! The reason it's...Read More...
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Hello Butterfly! When floods occur,they can be destructive and as usual,they are unpredictable.This makes floods one of the natural calamities that occur most frequently.One ironic fact about floods is that they can happen in places that have never seen rain.As a result of floods,people can loose their loved ones,injuries,isolation of communities,essential services are cut and to add on that,public and private property may be destroyed. Apart from the physical damage caused by floods,they...Read More...
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Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It has two layers called the Epidermis and below that is the Dermis. The two main reasons we have skin is it protects us and controls our body temperature. The sun's rays contain a variety of different forms of radiation. These are visible light, infrared and ultraviolet rays. One type of UV ray called UVB can harm the DNA in epidermal cells and can cause skin cancer. Fun Facts: Getting sun burned just once every two years can triple your chance...Read More...
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FAULTING

Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters)
Hey there, Questions to answer in this research; What is faulting? How was it formed? What was its causes ? What is its significance? A fault is a fracture or zone of fractures between two blocks of rock.Here are types of fault. normal fault - a dip-slip fault in which the block above the fault has moved downward relative to the block below. This type of faulting occurs in when to extension and is often observed in the Western United States Basin and Range Province and along oceanic ridge...Read More...
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Hello I’m going to cut right to the chase because I have a lot to get through. On Sunday I went crabbing for the experimental part of my project. This was the first time as part of the experiment. It was a day filled with success but equally, failure. Let me explain. I arrived at my first location at the Belcarra docs at about 9 am. I had all my gear ready, and I was set to go crabbing for the day. I had my net, my bait, all my measuring tools, coolers, food, my GoPro, and anything else you...Read More...
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Hey everyone! I'm back to start my new inquiry question for my fourth cycle. Speaking of which, my question is... How does consumerism in the beauty/fashion industry affect our society today? Obviously, this is a very big difference between the topic of my last question which was about the evolution of feminism and this one. However, I am excited to be taking my research into a new direction. Recently, consumerism in the beauty and fashion industry has caught my attention as I've noticed how...Read More...
Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Howdy everyone, I am back from a long delay (sorry!) and I am here to post my metamorphosis. For those of you who have never seen my work, I spent the past research round studying the different impacts of the textile/fashion/clothing industry. I looked into how it impacts us on an economic, environmental, social, and media level. If you would like to read my research, you can find my first round here:...Read More...
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Hey everyone, For the past two cycles, I've been with this inquiry question "How might our world change in the next 100 years?" Here is my metamorphosis for this second cycle. How my inquiry now impacts my thinking After doing all my research, it really put things into perspective for me. It made me realize how quickly our world is changing. While researching, I discovered that technology has really just started evolving in the past 10 years, and compared to when it all started versus now,...Read More...
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Metamorphosis Cycle 2

My inquiry question was Why do miracles happen and how do they bend the rules of science? How it has changed my thinking Before beginning this cycle, my knowledge of miracles was not very extensive. I believed that miracles happened at random times and were unexplainable. I saw miracles as simply divine intervention. However, through my research I discovered that miracles can be looked at from many different perspectives, and there are several different definitions. I found out that many...Read More...
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Hello butterfly, Most of the time,people pray for rain but but when it rains,it can sometimes come with negative results and this has effects on the people and also their environment.lets take for instance in Kenya right now,flood water is washing away everything that stands on the way.This is the trick,we have been waiting for rain for all that time but when it comes,it destroys everything.bellow is a list of what diverse weather conditions specifically for rain can cause: 1.taking the...Read More...
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Hey everyone! In my last post, I talked about the different ways that I could perform my experiment. Since then, I have gathered all the material required to go out and actually do it. However it's been hard to find the time. So in the meantime, I’ve been doing some more research and have been trying to get in contact with some people at the DFO which is the Canadian federal department of fisheries. At the moment I am trying to set up a phone interview with someone there and hopefully get...Read More...
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People respond to disabilities in different ways.Some react negatively and thus their quality life is negatively affected.Others chose to focus on their life's abilities as opposed to their disabilities and continue to live a productive life.There are several factors that affect the impact of disabilities as an individual.The following are the factors; 1.The nature of the disability 2.The individual personality. 3.The meaning on the disability to the individual. C ategorizing disability...Read More...
Last Reply By Inaya Bhimani (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Inquiry Question: How is misunderstanding produced and exerted? The project brings me many new thinkings and at the same time, it changes my point of views and gives me more angles to look at the essence while doing researches. First, when I’m looking at the word ‘misunderstanding’, I feel it is something which cannot be discussed in sections because the topic itself is so subjective. However, after reading some psychological analysis online, I changed my mind. Misunderstanding can be...Read More...
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The Human Spine #2

Isobel (LFAS-Junior)
I mentioned the five different parts of your spine in my last post but in this one, I am going to go more into detail. So your Thoracic is known as the middle point. It connects the Cervical spine and connects to the Lumbar spine. The Lumbar spine refers to the lower back of which it curves inward towards your abdomen (your stomach). It connects with something called nerve tissue. Nerve tissue is a very soft and delicate substance and is easily damaged. I also mentioned your spine is just a...Read More...
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