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Frizzy last won the day on September 6 2012

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  1. Welcome to the thread, and greetings! I am Frizzy! Consider me a human, a dinosaur, or even IB student. Possibly all three at the same time. I have created this thread for a few reason. Firstly, I wanted to create a thread to help give and overview of what the IB is. Then there's the fact that today is speech day and I have nothing better to do (No chance to sit down and go full on with homework). And finally there's the fact that I let my mind wander and have found myself focussing quite a lot on kitchen utensils, specifically spoons. So I thought to myself, "What if I could describe the entire IB using spoons!?" And so I am here, doing my best to define each IB course using everyone's favourite table-side tool. Economics- How cost efficient is it to produce more spoons into a spoon deprived market? How does the sale of spoons have an effect on the way money flows? History- Where did spoon come from? Who invented the spoon? What effect did spoons have on World War II? Chemistry- What is the chemical formula for the reaction that occurs when placing a spoon into H2SO4? Physics- Explain how different shapes of spoon fall at different rates. Then give a full report on exactly what took place in each experiment. Enviromental Systems & Societies- What is the effect of spoon production on pollutants? Would cutting spoon production aid against the environmental crisis? Biology- Identify and cultivate the bacteria of an unwashed spoon used for breakfast. Study them over the course of the week then give an in-depth analysis. ToK- Is a spoon really as spoon? How do we know that? When does a spoon stop being a spoon and become a knife? That's all I got for now, speech day break just ended! See you all soon!
  2. *slacks off in math class every year up until IB* *Joins IB SL maths* Never in my life has reality slapped me so hard as trigonometric waves with little former knowledge of trig.
  3. Your thoughts on the matter don't change that gut feeling one gets when faced with unfamiliar individuals; getting rid of racism completely is something that only exists in one's Utopia. As people become more familiar with different coloured individuals whom have different ethinicities, they will lose that cold and bitter feeling they once had for that race. Just like racism towards african-americans has diminished greatly in the US, any sort of racism that exists at the moment will decrease. Unfortunately, it will always exist. Prejudice is natural for humans. In fact, it's a huge factor in what makes us human.
  4. Building on what marf said, it's also due to competition for resources. We generally look for ourselves in others. The first thing we see is skin colour, because that's very distinguishable and easily identifiable. Humans are also scared of the unknown, change, and difference in general. As such you will be more inclined to hang around your own ethnicity due to very obvious similarities. And, as an unfortunate fact, you are also racist. So is marf. So am I! Everyone is racist to some extent, even if it's not active racism. You will still judge a person based on their skin colour. Why? Because we're lazy creatures, as it's easier to judge first, then learn about the person, and we like to categorise things. So why not just put the most obvious differences (such as skin colour) into their own file. Gotta love HL Psych.
  5. Nothing is more fun that some good ol' HL Biology. Amazingly fascinating stuff there, and generally enjoyable.
  6. ya 7ala !! I live in Bahrain اهلين كيفك شكرا طوطططططططططططططططططططططططط هههههههه you probably need to take some tutorials gd luck with that Which school do you go to? I went to a school simply called the "Bahrain school". I go to ARKIS and baharin school is a good school btw .. Can't you talk arabic no offese but it's an arabic thread anyways ! I can not write in any Arabic and my spoken Arabic is only slightly better. I'll stop posting here now.
  7. ya 7ala !! I live in Bahrain اهلين كيفك شكرا طوطططططططططططططططططططططططط هههههههه you probably need to take some tutorials gd luck with that Which school do you go to? I went to a school simply called the "Bahrain school".
  8. Rock. (1 million times over) board/video games or sports.
  9. Semi off-topic: I regret not learning arabic when I lived in Bahrain. I only learned hi, hello, thank you, and a very large array of swear words.
  10. After quite a bit of preliminary research I discovered that the effects of caffeine can linger for up to 12 hours, depending on how resistant the person is to the drug. This presents a large number of problems, primarily how it stops me from being able to test a subject more than once a day. As such I need to space the tests out day by day AND stop them from drinking ANY caffeine for the duration of the test, else it may have an effect on the results. Good idea, I need to learn when caffeine is at its peak and base the experiment around that. I don't like the idea of alienating myself from the results, but I will consider it. I will, however, not tell them about the amount they're drinking and may, in fact, tell them it's randomised. Hopefully that will remove their natural belief that the study will be done in an ascending value, possibly having and effect on results. And to do this study without taking a test of each subject without caffeine would have it in shambles immediately. It was one of the first things I considered. Thank you, though. And again, thanks! You've been far more helpful than you've needed to be.
  11. Thanks! Also, testing is the easiest part. I have found a very accurate program which tests reaction times without letting them "adapt" to it. To control the variables I will be using an equal number of boys and girls. I have accepted that there will be systematic error due to how everyone is affected by coffee differently, but systematic errors (so long as they are brought up) are still accepted in a laboratory environment. That and the fact that since I am averaging numerous tests of different concentrations for each subject, then averaging that with other test subjects, the results should be strong enough to be conclusive. Thanks to how there should be little difference between the tests for a single person. The biggest problem I've encountered is finding people within the desired age-group to actually have their life pretty much run by me for the next 8-9 days. (I.E. Gotta eat breakfast if you don't already, no caffeine for the duration unless administered by me. And the worst part is that includes cola! So pretty much no sodas, and even I don't wanna live 10 days without getting me some Fanta])
  12. Wow, that's way more help than I expected. Thanks! I never even thought to control drinking speed, as that may actually have an affect as well. As for the amount, I'm doing it in grams of coffee powder. 20, 40, 60, 80, then 100. Then I will do what I believe is called a "double bluff" when I will tell them the next one is 120 when it is actually decaffeinated coffee. Just in case there is a psychosomatic effect.
  13. Banned for both not caring and naming yourself after something that appears in my nightmares.
  14. Since around last month I've been having weekly half-hour discussions with my biology teacher about my EE. It is on the topic of caffeine and reaction times, the question itself being "How does the amount of caffeine effect human reaction times". I have already proven that it does have an effect through self testing. I have identified variables and controls as well as finding out how it works chemically. What I need, however, is advice. (And possibly some good sites with useful information on caffeine, that'd help too). I am pretty desperate for previous studies on a similar topic, which I have been unable to find through means such as google. I'm also having no luck with test subjects, so I need good ideas for where I can get people willing to drink a strong (100 mg) cup of coffee. And if any of you have any advice on how to write up a lab in 4,000 words then I would worship you like a god. EDIT: The reason I want to get this out of the way early is because I procrastinate. And I mean it when I say it. I've managed to put 3 week projects off until literally the last day, staying up until 4 a.m. desperately trying to finish them. So anti-procrastination tips would also be very helpful.
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