June 2017

Hey guys! So this is my last round of research for this cycle. If you read my last post, you know that I have been researching shamanism. I’ve been holding off on researching earlier because it’s a complex topic that took me a while to gather all the information I need. What is shamanism? Shamanism is the practice of connecting the human world to the spirit (supernatural) world. (1,2) It is based on the premise that the human world is surrounded with invisible forces which affect lives if...Read More...
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The Galaxy

Jordan Macharia (Thome)
Inquire question; is there life in other planets apart from that found in earth? Makemake is another dwarf planet in the solar system. It is also a thing to feature despite its small size. Along with fellow dwarf planets Pluto and Haumea, Makemake is located in the Kuiper Belt, a region outside the orbit of Neptune. Astronomers believe it is slightly smaller than Pluto. It takes 310 Earth years for this dwarf planet to make one orbit around our Sun. Astronomers found signs of frozen nitrogen...Read More...
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My inquiry question: what causes people to believe in the supernatural? For all my life, I have always been someone is scientifically inclined. I haven’t really given religion much thought; this especially applies for the supernatural. I used to think that everything had a scientific answer, but that isn’t necessarily true. There are so many things in the world that don’t have any concrete evidence or explanations involving science. The supernatural is a world that gives such a unique...Read More...
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SLAVERY

Hezekiah Maina (Thome)
Inquiry question; slaves in the Northern america way of living Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples in North America within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States , Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. They are composed of numerous, distinct Native American tribes and ethnic groups , many of which survive as intact political communities. The terms used to refer to Native Americans have been controversial. According to a 1995 U.S. Census...Read More...
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Hello everyone! Like I promised in my earlier post, this time I will be posting about Canada's Current Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan. Sajjan was born on September 6, 1970 in India, but moved to British Columbia along with his parents at the age of 6. CBC News reports, "Sajjan is a combat veteran. He served one tour in Bosnia and was deployed three times to Afghanistan. He was the first Sikh to command a Canadian army regiment — the reserve The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's...Read More...
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Hello everyone. For my final research round I will be looking at something that, ties into a previous research round; universal events. Universal events are events that are talked about in (nearly) every cultures mythology. Popular universal events include: floods, famine, creation, etc. Flood, famine and creation are the myths we will be talking about. Now these myths follow a pattern and are often times caused by the influence of the gods of said culture, if not gods then a god like...Read More...
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Hello everyone, today I will be talking about archetypes and their objects. Now, if you are confused by what I mean by this, I will explain. In many stories we see different heroes and villains with objects that they are strongly tied to, whether it be an evil queen with their mirror or a prince charming and his sword; these objects appear again and again in multiple stories, but what is the symbolism behind these objects in their stories? Let's find out. Before we start however, I would...Read More...
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I am going to look at how swim where looked from 1920 to 2017. In the 1920s it was way more conservative they would cover everything that could be seen long shorts and high necklines which are not the case today. Today we were bikinis that show everything. Or one pieces that are even worse. We show off all of our assets and anything that we think is beautiful. Our bathing suits are made of spandex so that they stretch and fit every curve of our body. Back then bathing suits were made of wool...Read More...
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Hey everybody.. How is everybody I must confess I really missed posting this.... Thanks to all those who made a reply to my last post. It is very interesting to find how every response starts over a new topic.. Anyway, we are on a break from school, which of course is part of my project. In my last post, I shared about how a day looks like, how students fair on during the day as well as the program followed in a day. This time, I am going to look at how a day looks like in a boarding school.Read More...
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Hi everyone in my project, my research will be based on my inquiry question which is:HIV and AIDS among teenagers. I want to learn more about; 1) The causes of HIV and AIDS and its effect on youth. 2)The drugs used to prevent and subside it since there is no cure so far. 3)Health care systems in Kenya and how they support teens with HIV and AIDS management. I will also look into how teenagers can prevent themselves from this dangerous disease. The reason i want to research this is because;...Read More...
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Hey everyone, This will most likely be my final round of research for this cycle, where I have researched prions: what they are, the benefits and disadvantages of having them, as well as their impacts on evolution. This week, I have researched how influential prions are and have been on evolution as well as whether overall, they are more beneficial or detrimental. Restating my inquiry question, it is: How influential is the role of prions in evolution and is it more beneficial or...Read More...
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Hey guys so I've done quite a bit of research on eating disorders just out of interest and I stupidly haven't even shared my question on the site yet but here it is. I wanna look at what the symptoms and long term affects are of eating disorders. I've always been interested in this topic but what really peaked my interest was a spoken word piece a student at langley fine arts performed a while back. Currently fighting her eating disorder right now she described some of the symptoms and side...Read More...
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Research Key Ideas Explore Concepts: i) What cells gain from being part of an organism a)How multicellular life formed ii) What an individual cell gains from allowing itself to die Respond to the question A common analogy used when discussing multicellular efficiency is a city. In a typical town there are doctors, police officers, mechanics, researchers, clerks, and a great number of specific jobs. While it is possible for a person to live by themselves and fulfill all their needs, cities...Read More...
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Inquiry question: How to make a virtual reality box… Last time I was taking about the VR box. We were to do this project with Duncan but we later decided to split and part ways. Due to inaccessibility of internet here at school, we decided to do these projects at home and so it was necessary to do so. I will continue with project and he is going to do another one. I will briefly explain what it is all about then how it functions. In addition to that, I will state the requirements- the...Read More...
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PROJECT:WEIGHT LOSS AND WARDING OF MAJOR DISEASES . Hae guys, I decided to do a research on the topic above due to the increasing number of overweight people in our country. Eating a meal with plenty of protein leaves one feeling more satisfied for longer when compared to a meal loaded with low quality carbohydrates The body takes longer to digest protein ,leading to a gradual increase in blood sugar. The high protein breakfast can therefore carry you through the morning and more...Read More...
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Hello everyone! I'm making this post in order to summarize my research that I've done thus far and to answer my inquiry question, " What is the best way to reduce the amount of paper Canadians and Kenyans use per day?" As you may know, I am part of the in-class version of Butterfly Club, so the way I answer my inquiry question might be a bit different than yours. This is also why I only have three rounds of research. Anyway, like I was saying, this post will be a fairly-detailed summary of...Read More...
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Okay so I haven’t made a post in forever because I’m simply doing research but not putting it into a presentable form (whoops). So I’m going to be organizing my research and posting it. First of all, I was focusing on recovery techniques. Training is a very complex process that varies between sports. But to put it in a nutshell, we stress our body, allow it to recover, then hope to progress to the next level of strength or endurance. To increase our progression, we increase the intensity and...Read More...
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Hello Fellow Learners Inquiry question: Why is it necessary to investigate moral and ethical concerns about genetic engineering? In this post the process of genetic engineering, in particular, the CRISPR/Cas9. Since this is the latest tool for genetic engineering I will only be looking into the uses of CRISPR but there are other methods of engineering. However other methods like Reprogenetics and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) can not manipulate the actual gene itself; it can only...Read More...
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Metamorphosis #4

Danica Rogers (Charles Best-Alumni)
Climate change (What effects does climate change have on mountainous environments?) This being my last cycle for this school year was quite a fun one for me to research. As for myself being highly interested in pretty much anything that has to do with mountains and to see the importance they play on our planet. Learning about how climate change impacts mountainous environments have was a bit of an eye-opener to see that even though mountains may not be super close to humans they can have a...Read More...
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Disability is now a social matter and the number of people affected with disabilities are high in most developing countries. They are likely to find themselves facing double discrimination. I believe that women with disability are capable of contributing to the society if given the opportunity. Society fails to see the full potential of those with disabilities out of fear and excludes them. If women with disabilities are likely to be employed they will be employed in low-status and paid...Read More...
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And hello, it is summer, definitely heating up and that involves the word GALAXY, so this is another Burn (optional)! Today i'll be talking about @Jordan Macharia (Thome)'s research, which his posts are titled "The Galaxy". His project plan can be found here: http://www.pa-mojabutterfly.com/topic/project-plan-the-galaxy Inquiry question: Is there life other than that of the one found in the earth on the solar system? "Hello every one, today I intend to talk about a dwarf planet. In my...Read More...
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Today i will be taking Aiesha's topic of Historical Beauty Standards and their influence on today, with Sophies topic of mythical archetypes. So first off i think these two topics seem quite different on the surface, as one is talking about mythology and how they have overarching themes, whereas the other is looking into historic events and their impacts on our daily lives. So i will look into the first and most obvious thing, characters. Historical beauty standards and fashion have in many...Read More...
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Hey everyone! This will be my last post of the year. My inquiry question was “How does music affect people?” . Here's what I learned, and what challenges I had to overcome. How my inquiry now impacts my thinking: There are endless ways music can affect us, and I learned a lot. I managed to look into how it affects our brain, mood, memory/learning, the Mozart effect, health, athletic performance, dementia, and personality. I’ve known for a while that music can have an effect on us – for...Read More...
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Ancient Egypt

Amanda Tummonds (Charles Best)
How does life today compare to ancient Egypt? I was really excited to research this inquiry question, because ancient civilizations, and just history in general is so fascinating to me. After doing my research, I learnt so many interesting aspects of ancient Egypt, and how our society has changed and developed so much from then. This research also changed the way I look at pharaohs, and ancient Egypt's religion now having a better understanding of how it works. For example, before I did not...Read More...
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Hello Fellow Learners, I have decided to change my inquiry question to the following: Why is it necessary to investigate moral and ethical concerns about genetic engineering? Ever since CRIPR CAS-9, the technology that enables geneticists and medical researchers to edit parts of the genome by removing, adding or altering sections of the DNA sequence, came out I have been wanting to look into the morals and ethics of genetic engineering. Because even though scientists would be able to cure...Read More...
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