English Literacy, Round 2

The theme of this round is about social and environmental injustice which mainly talking about how can pollution related to inequality and how can it affect us as citizen. Our final assessment of this round is an argumentative essay of a topic. In this concept, we did some process such as brainstorming, pre-writing, write rough draft, peer-review, revise idea, edit and the last is publish. In order to have a strong argumentative essay, we need to learn how to write a strong thesis statement, choosing evidences. All the references identify as primary source or secondary source.

Primary source is the first hand source which take action in the real event, for example photographs,  autobiography, maps, diary, documented.

Secondary source is the second hand source which from the primary source such as textbooks, articles, etc.

អក្សរសាស្រ្តខ្មែរ (ជុំទី២)

ព្រះ​រាជ​ពិធី​បុណ្យ​អុំ​ទូក ​បណ្តែតប្រទីប​សំពះ​ព្រះ​ខែ​ និង​អកអំបុក​​​

ពីមួយឆ្នាំ ទៅមួយឆ្នាំ ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា តែងតែប្រារព្ធពីធីបុណ្យ និងមានការឈប់សម្រាក យ៉ាងច្រើន ដែលពីធីបុណ្យទាំងនេះ គឺជាពិធីបុណ្យសាសនា និងប្រពៃណីជាតិ ។​ ពិធីបុណ្យភាគច្រើន ត្រូវបានគេប្រារព្ធ ដោយប្រវត្តិសាស្រ្ត ដ៏យូរលង់ណាស់មកហើយ ម៉្យាងទៀត ក៏មានហេតុផល មួយចំនួន ដែលប្រជាជនប្រារព្ធ ផងដែរ ។​ ពិធីបុណ្យភាគច្រើន ត្រូវបានគេប្រារព្ឌ មួយឆ្នាំមួយដង ហើយពិធីធំៗ ទាំងនោះមានដូចជា​ ពិធីបុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំខ្មែរ បុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ ពីធីបុណ្យអុំទូក និងជាច្រើនទៀត ។ ខែវិច្ចការ ក៏បានមកសល់ ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា មានពីធីបុណ្យមួយ ត្រូវប្រារព្ធគឺ ពីធីបុណ្យអុំទូក ។​ លោកគ្រូរបស់ខ្ងុំ បានឪ្យពួកយើង ធ្វើការងារស្រាវជ្រាវមួយ ទាក់ទងនឹងពីធីបុណ្យនេះ ។ បន្ទាប់ពីធ្វើ គំរោងការងារស្រាវជ្រាវនេះ​ ខ្ងុំទទួលបានចំណេះដឹង និងព័ត៏មាន​យ៉ាងច្រើន ។ ​ក្នុងគំរោងនេះ គឺយើងធ្វើការស្រាវជ្រាវ ទាក់ទង នឹងប្រវត្តិសាស្រ្ដនៃពិធីបុណ្យ ពេលវេលាប្រារព្ធ ពាក្យពិបាក និងច្រើនទៀត ។ ពិធីបុណ្យអុំទូក ត្រូវបានប្រារព្ធមួយឆ្នាំមួយដង​ បន្ទាប់ពីរដូវវស្សាបានបញ្ចប់ មានរយះពេលបីថ្ងៃ ចាប់ពីថ្ងៃ ១៤ កើត ដល់ថ្ងៃ ១ រោចខែកត្តិក ដែលមានព្រះចន្ទ័ ពេញបរមី ។ ព្រះរាជពិធីនេះ ត្រូវបានប្រារព្ធ នៅទន្លេចតុមុខ ព្រះរាជដំណាក់ កំពង់ផែខាងមុខ ព្រះបរមរាជវាំង ។

STEM, Round 2

In the round two, we’ve started a new lesson from periodic table to chemical bonding. There are three types of bond which are ionic bonds, covalent bonds, metallic bonds. I will explain you to all of these concepts.

Chemical bonding

Chemical bonding is the attraction of elements combine together to from another chemical compound, which occurs when atoms share or transfer violent electrons. Violent electrons are the electron that locate in the outer energy level of an atom. For example: water is a chemical compound (H20). Water molecules always make up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atoms of oxygen.

Ionic bonds

Ionic bonds form when atoms of a metallic element give up electrons to atoms of a nonmetallic element. It is the force of attraction that holds positive and negative ions together. For example:Between sodium and chlorine. Sodium has 11 valence electrons and chlorine has 17 valence electrons. Sodium has 1 valence electron left so it gives to chlorine, the one who need 1 more valence electron to be stable.

Covalent bonds

A covalent bond is the force that holds two atoms together that they share each electrons. They form only between atoms of nonmetals which may be the same of different elements.

Metallic bonds

A metallic bond is the force between positive metal and the valence electrons that shares with other ions of the metal.

Multimedia, Round 2

In Multimedia class, this round we mostly focused on Pixar story structure called digital storytelling. We created a story based on the structure, which is to keep this story includes in Multimedia tools such as podcast, video and more. We also did a activities which we watch short video story and we identified the story structure. There are six steps in Pixar story structure includes Once upon a time there was, Every day, One day, Because of that, Because of that and until finally. Once upon a time is the way to introduce the daily life of the character in the story, Everyday describes the action and activities that the character do, One day describe the day that the problem happens in the story, Because of that means because of the problem what happens next?, Until finally means the end of the story.

Here is a link to my story!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wi9tCAeYeMSmeJuz3xddBO4HWL96gaa_BMvr0nX6mcA/edit

One of the other theme is about photography basics, which we learned how to take good pictures. We also learned about the settings camera such as exposure, shutter speed, ISO and aperture. We were also looking through some camera shot types such as long shot, full shot and more.

Outdoor Leadership Exploration

Outdoor Leadership Exploration becomes one of my favorite exploration. A very enjoyable experiences I’ve got from both during class and outside of class which is during trip. I’ve gained so much knowledge of leader the participants and myself that involve during outdoor. I’ve realized how such a beautiful of nature and wilderness that we have during outdoors. However, This exploration changes my conscious to be appreciate to my admirable environment around me, as well as to supports and keep all the natural resources. It’s help me a lot of my future as well. We went to two trips which are in Kirirom National park and Mondulkiri province. One of the memorable moments is in Mondulkiri Trip.

Reflection: Trip to Mondulkiri province

I would say that, this was  a really wonderful trip ever which we traveled to Mondulkiri province for four days during outdoor leadership exploration. our goals was to learn how to survive in outdoor  while meeting challenges. It was such an amazing experience for my future, as will as take a step of preparation for later. It was a wonderful time of spending with my friends and facilitators, which is a great chance for all of us to get deeply know each other. An opportunity, with not many Cambodian children get the chance to do was extremely huge appreciate from me. In addition, I’m extremely thankful to nature around the place in Mondulkiri that let us to explore you, to know you and to appreciate you which made this trip to a word called “indescribable” to me and my opinion.

As a Cambodian girl, I will raise awareness to others human about how to get survive in outdoors, as well as to let them appreciate that the nature, or this special nature’s resources that we have right now in Cambodia. On the other hand, after travelling to this province, Mondulkiri becomes one of my favorite province. when I was there, every single minute I could see a great view with full of mountain, trees, and the sound of the animal s, birds singing along the way. As we are outdoor leaders, we have our core value promises while on the trip, which are help, respect each other, always encourages everyone, determination and more. While having fun, we’ve learned so many things which let us to experience and explore new adventures around us. For example, If I lost in the forest, I could know how to survive and believe in myself, whenever on an adventure.

In this trip, we were cooking by yourself, finding food, water, hiking together, packing stuff together, which becomes a wonderful adapting with friends, animals and nature. Especially, we were marking fire without using lighter, even though it didn’t work but we tried our best. I‘ve learned to resume people around me and myself. IN addition, the activities that we did during this trip were talking about self reflection, hiking the mountain, drawing and writing the view with the nature. As this is my second time in Mondulkiri, I felt more believe in myself, felt more confidence while hiking and go outside of campus. Every time I am in nature, I felt fresh and happy and I didn’t think of anything else beside keeping myself warm, calm, with a beautiful green species all around me. I’ve released all off my stress, release all of my conflict or homework at school.

On the second day of our trip, we went to Leng Truk waterfall. It was my second time there but I still want to go there again. Before we can get to that Waterfall, we need to hike up and down the mountains with small, big route along the trees. We hiked for 45 minutes to get there with our guide. He was really friendly and he is Pnong, which is one of the ethnic group in Cambodia. Along the way, he told us about the farm, the crops that the indigenous group grow on the mountain, as well as the way of living that they depends on agriculture sector.

After we get there, we started to cook some fish and ethnic soup. I like the way he used the natural resource to clean and to cook the food, which he used the bamboo to put in the fish mouse as a stick while grilling the fish. one the other hand, we used the bamboo to cook the soup inside and use the grass to clean the bamboo. After that we had a great lunch together. On the night time, I saw three shooting stars and star in the morning. I was very happy to see that and wish what I want too. On the third day, we tracked to two waterfalls about 12 kilometers. they are very big and beautiful with many people visiting there and having fun. During the hiking, I was a little tired but I had fun with my friends. During the walk, we were rested in a big grassland, and we played some games and take a lot of picture. What a Lucky day! we saw a big sun set up the mountain.

Finally, I have a lot of fun and realize how such a beautiful place in my country, especially the happiness of people face during hiking. I wish that all the people aware of the environment just like I do and stop throwing trash everywhere. The way we do this, it could start tourist come to explore our country. The best thing that I hope is to have the same amount of nature in the next few years.

Math, Round 2

In the second round of the year, we finished our 5 A textbook and workbook. One of the lesson in math class is about geometry which mainly talking about perimeter, Area and surface area. Along this lesson, we did activities such cutting out paper into shapes and exercise in the textbook and workbook. In the geometry lesson, we focused on some shapes such as square, rectangle, triangle and parallelogram. I think find perimeter or area of the shapes is not really difficult, unless you know the rule of solving the problems of each shape. One of the interesting lessons is surface area. There are several shapes such as rectangular prism, triangular prism, rectangular pyramid and triangular pyramid. By knowing the area of each face, we can know the the surface area of the shapes.

For example: A cube with the length of 5.

Surface area: 6 x (5 x 5) = 150

(Photo by Code.org)

In addition, in math class we learned algebra course through computer science which in a website called code.org. In the course, there are fun activities and problems that we can do. I am enjoying using this website to learn algebra through computer science.

Khmer MUN

This is my first time to attend in Khmer MUN. I think this is the first Khmer MUN ever in Cambodia. I’ve been doing a lot of research to find the solution to the topic. I was the delicate of myanmar and the topic was about “ woman could be a leader”.

Being the delicate of representing Myanmar was awesome because Myanmar is a country that strongly believe that woman could be a leader. We all tried hard to find solution to the topic and help to solve real problem by discussion. In order to find great solutions to the topic, I needed to work with other delicates and working on each other resolution. On the other hand, this event could helped me to improve my speaking skill, as well as researching skill and working with other delegates. I also could know some informations about other countries, too.

Publishing Geography Book

I and my friends were working on publish a book about geography in Cambodia. It is challeng to create an book and it is a enormous task to do. As a good author, there are many important duties to do. We need to work hard, doing research, trip or interview. We need to ensure that the sources are reliable and write in a good process in order to make the readers easy to understand. We divided into four regions. I am in a group in region four which working on northeast of Cambodia. In our trip, we went to four provinces to collect information.

  • At Ka Chanh waterfall, Ratanakiri province

We went to Ratanakiri, kratie, stung treng, mondulkiri province. These province are very far away and I was my first time.  In each province, we went to many places such as temples, waterfalls, mountains, forest, or departments of culture and fine art. The purpose was to create a book called Cambodian Geography book to share to the students in government schools or people who interesting in geography. It took us one year to publish this book. In this book, we included the information about the five theme of geography, provincial name and historical statues in each province and more.

I’ve learned many many concepts from this such as teamwork, writing and interview skills, and a lot more. Through this big mission, I am very proud of myself because I’ve created a big changes in my country by publishing a book which could provide advantages to the government students and people all over the world to know more about Cambodia which a part of creating impacts, especially in education system.

Robotics Exploration & Robotics Competition in Singapore

This is my first time to be a part of robotics exploration. Our goals were to learn how to create a wonderful robot and come up with a great idea of problems and solutions of water to join FLL robotics competition. FLL stands for the words First Lego League which is a robotics competition that challenges kids to think like scientist and engineers.

During  this competition, teams will choose and solve a real-world problems and program robot using Lego Mindstorm technology to solve a set of missions in the robots game. There were two teams from Liger. My team’s name is Nerd 2 and there are five people including me in my group. We worked hard as a team and tried our best in this competition. We worked hard on researching, coding and design robot. We tried our best to do it but our goal was to get experience. Win or lose was not important for us.

It was our first time so our robot was just simple but it needed to be creative of making it’s head because we did different missions. This year the topic of the first Lego League competitions is hydrodynamic which is about water. We did the research about the problem and solution about water to do  a presentation. Our teams came up of problem and solution about arsenic that is a real problem that Cambodia is facing.

On 27, 02, 2018, it had a opportunity to go to other country and get a great opportunity to compete with other teams from different countries. I went to Singapore. It is a developed country and I got to explore new different things. I hope that in the future Cambodia will be the same as Singapore. On the first day, when I arrived at the airport, I looked around and saw many great things such as tall buildings, sky train, designing of road, garden, houses , transportation and those things are very unusual things that I see everyday.

I and one of my other friend got to stay with a host family in Singapore. I stayed with Asa’s family for five days. They were very friendly and I played with their children,too. In addition, I spent a very wonderful time with them. Staying with hosting family helped me to know t about people’s life in other country​​ and to flexible in situation. In the second day, we prepared our robot and let the robot friend different missions.

  • During the Competition

The third day was the competition day. There were many people and teams came from other countries join this competition. There were over an hundred teams. That means I was so proud of Cambodia that join this competition and I was also excited to represent Cambodia. When we were competing, our robot worked well and we communicated very well in each other in the group. Something could not compare to my feeling at that time, I was very very nervous but I could do it. The other part of the competition was presenting. We presented our idea really well to the judges and the judges were happy to see our idea. The idea was about the arsenic water problem which is a problem that is facing in Cambodia.  Later on, my team went to the final round. My feeling was mixed feeling condition like nervous and happy. But in the third round, I felt normal and simple. Trip to Singapore, I visited many places. I went to botanic garden with my hosting family and there were beautiful flowers, birds and trees. I also went to the museum and learned many interesting history.

In conclusion, this robotics exploration helped me to learn many many things and make changes in our country too. I could represented my country in the competition and make other country to know more about Cambodia and also present Liger. In addition, I and my team could solve the water problem the face in the country.

Technovation,First place of National Pitch

I don’t have much  experiences about coding, creating an app, business, marketing or even lack of ideas about all these before  I participated in Technovation. Technovation is a program for girls to learn to create an app in order to solve the problems appearance in the community. It is my first time to join Technovation. In the same way, I highly obtain benefits of participating in this program.

It is not easy at all to work on 12 weeks to learn to code, business model or marketing plan. Technovation allows teams of girls to create an app with an great idea to help the community or society. It took me about one night to decide to join Technovation because the first time I thought that it is very very difficult to create an app. I thought in myself and later on I decided to participate in Technovation because I want to try new things.

In my team, there were five people including me. Our team’s name is Five Infinities and our app is MEP Center. Mep Center is an app to let users who are suppliers ( fixer) and customers (service receiver) in mechanical, electricity and plumbing field communicate with each other. We help the suppliers who do not have enough works can find works to do and customers can find and get to know more suppliers easily.

We have created a lot of function to ensure the quality and to make sure our app is convenient to use. When I decided to try new things, there are many good results to me. If we just do or try the thing you already know, so you don’t get or learn anything. My team passed the semi final and have the opportunity to join National pitch. In the national pitch, we went on the stage and pitched our app to the judges and audience. My team felt a little nervous but later we felt confident. As a consequent, My team won the First place of National Pitch Technovation Cambodia, going along with prices.

 

 

I am very very happy about Technovation because my team and I could create an app to help our community and we are a part of Changing Cambodia. In this program, I am very thankful to the mentors, supporters and all the people who were helping us. In addition, I felt very proud of my team and hard teamwork for receive this achievement. The other thing is that I could learn about creating app, doing business, or marketing.

As a participant in Technovation and created an app, I positively believe that girls could code and create app just like boys. Finally, I encourage all the girls to believe in themself, try new things and do anything they like without thinking about gender.

These are the news that talked about our team.

http://geeksincambodia.com/technovation-cambodia-the-journey-of-five-infinities/

https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-teams-through-to-mini-final-of-tech-challenge/4437175.html

http://news.sabay.com.kh/article/1049777#utm_campaign=onpage