Interaction with strangers is always a hard thing for me but when I was in the Human of Cambodia exploration, I’ve had overcome my fear and I talk to strangers. Human of Cambodia is a project that would interview people around Cambodia to get some of their life stories and our plan is to share the story to others to let them know what is it to live in Cambodia. We would also have the interviewee photo to prove that we had interviewed them. Some of the stories were sad and some were happy. The questions that we were asking a lot were “What is the happiest moment in your life?” or “What is a quote that you always keep to yourself? ” and the last question would be “Do you have any advice to the next generation?”. Sometimes they would be shy and said that they can’t answer our question or would refuse to reply. However, that doesn’t let us down. We sometimes try to find methods that can solve the problem, like making them feel more connected to us by asking “How are you?”, “Have you eat breakfast yet?” or we contact people in that area that know the people around there well. For example, we can contact the villager chive, the school principal and more.
As I mentioned before, we also learn how to take pictures. A lot of us know how to use the camera already but we haven’t expert it yet. So our teacher gives us some exercise and time to practice. I think that I learn a lot more when I practice it too. Besides taking pictures, I also lean to take note. I’m a person who hates to take note even at school or in a meeting. However, when I first started, I don’t want to talk to people so that’s why it forces me to choose note taker. After that, I realize that taking note isn’t bad at all.
Overall, this exploration helps me to improve a lot of skills like taking pictures, note taking, speaking and more. I also hope that the stories will inspire people to not give up when they face problems.
នៅថ្នាក់ខ្មែរលើកនេះ ខ្ញុំបានរៀនអំពី ថ្នាក់ពាក្យ។ លោកគ្រូខ្ញុំបានចែកពួកខ្ញុំទៅជា១១ក្រុមដើម្បីធ្វើការស្រាវជ្រាវពីអំពីប្រភេទនៃថ្នាក់ពាក្យទាំងអស់។ ប្រភេទនៃថ្នាក់ពាក្យមាន នាម គុណនាម ឧទានស័ព្ទ គុណកិរេយា ឈ្នាប់ សព្វនាម កិរិយាស័ព្ទ ល្បះផ្សំ ធ្នាក់ ល្បះកម្មនិងល្បះកត្តុ។ ពួកខ្ញុំក៏បានធ្វើការស្រាវជ្រាវអស់រយ:ពេលប្រហែល២សប្ដាហ៍។ បន្ទាប់មកខ្ញុំក៏បានឡើងធ្វើបទបង្ហាយទាក់ទងជាមួយនឹង គុណនាម។ បន្ទាប់ពីបានស្ដាប់មិត្តភ័ក្រ្តរបស់ខ្ញុំទាំងអស់បានធ្វើបទបង្ហាយរួចអស់ហើយ លោកគ្រូខ្ញុំក៏បានឲ្យពួកខ្ញុំកត់មេរៀននោះចូលទៅក្នុងសៀវភៅ។ ខ្ញុំបានរៀនថ្នាក់ពាក្យជាច្រើនក្នុងពេលនោះ ហើយខ្ញុំក៏សំណូមពរឲ្យអ្នកឡាំងអស់គ្នារៀនទាក់ទងនិងថ្នាក់ពាក្យផងដែរ។
Acid and Base
Acid is an ionic compound that produces positive hydrogen ions when it dissolve in water. Sour taste is one property of acid but never taste an something to know that it is acid. Acid can conduct electricity because it consist charged particle in the solution. To detect acid, you can use the blue litmus paper and if you put some drop of acid on it, it will turn the paper to red. Example of acid: Lemon, Soda, Bananas, Battery….
Base is an ionic compound that produces positive negative ions when it dissolve in water. Base taste bitter but never taste something to see if it is a base. Base are also slippery and conduct to electricity. To detect base is when the litmus paper from pink to blue. Example of base are: Soap, Vinegar, Blood, Bleach…
Ph scale is use to scale the strength of acid and base. Look at the Ph scale at the bottom. There are 0 to 14, and for 7 it is neutral. It mean that it is either acid or base(ex: pure water).For acid, the strongest acid have a ph close to zero. For base, the strongest base have a ph close to fourteen.
After I learn about this lesson, I know a lot about acid and base. Before I don’t even know what is acid and base so it is kinda hard to catch up with the lesson. However, asking my friend and read more help me a lot. I hope you enjoy this writing and I hope you learn something.
RPG coding is a program in code club. It teach us how to make a small game about escaping out of a house that is full with monster. I choose it because I wanted to make a small fun game and also wanted to work more about my python dictionary skill too. Python dictionary is a program Python that is a collection of items that is unordered and changeable. Ex:
Look at the picture above, “brand” store the value “Ford”. It is useful because it can store a lot of value. Right now I’m already finish the code. However at first, I thought that it was easy but I when through some struggle like forget things, putting the code in the wrong place and more. Sometime I want to give up doing it but I know that if I don’t do it, in the future maybe I won’t do the things that I struggle with too. So, I decided to look for my mistake and with my friends and my teacher helping me, I feel like there’s no need to feel upset because people always make mistake and that’s okay. To be honest, I’m not very good at coding but I won’t let it get through my way, I will try my best and work hard. Here is the link to play my game: https://trinket.io/python/09fa4faae7
Percentage and angle are both important to me. I think that in the future I will use percentage and angle in some way. For me, the percentage can be used in real life a lot such as a tax, a discount on some product that I would buy, the increasing or decreasing of my salary, and a lot more. For the angle, I can use it if in the future I will be an engineer or a math teacher, or even in my grade test. During the process of learning, I also get a lot of struggles. For percentage, it is hard to convert fraction to a percentage because for fraction we need to simplify it a lot. Angle is also hard because the problem that I am working on is not drawn for scale, so we have to do a lot of critical thinking to solve the problem. After a lot of struggles that have been through, I learn a lot and I can think quickly on problems. Finally, I hope that percentage and angle would be useful for me in the future.
“Between Wonder, Looking for Alaska, Monster, Outsiders. Which book do you want to read” the voice of my teacher is all over the class. For the three weeks in this term, my teacher has four novel books for everyone to choose to read. I choose to read Wonder because it sounds interesting and my teacher also tell me that it is about a boy that is not an ordinary kid. She also makes a slide for us that has some reading skill like finding main ideas, cause and effect, inference, compares and contrast, and author purpose. The book wasn’t really hard to read and it also a good story. After finishing the book, we have to come up with a project to showcase our book. And my group had decided to dress up as one of the characters and introduce ourselves. I got to dress up as the main character “August”. Overall I really like the book, and I improve my self a lot like reading, speaking to my group and learn a lot of vocabulary.
In the third round of the year, I was focusing on decimal. I learn about adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimal. For adding and subtracting is easy, you just put the point on top of each other and do the adding or subtracting. Example:
+ 8.7 – 31.30
For multiplying and dividing is kind of tricky, there are multiplying and dividing decimal with decimal and decimal with the whole number. Multiplying decimal with whole number and decimal with decimal are pretty much the same, you don’t have to put the point on each other but after you do the multiplying you have to count the digits after the point. Ex:
Dividing is also hard. First, you do normal dividing but when you come to the dot, you have to put the point right on the top of it. Ex:
Overall, I like decimal because it is kind of easy and it helps me with a lot of word problems in class. I’m not really good at it but I can understand it and know how to do it well.
Carbon is one of the elements that is located in the row 2 group 14 and it’s the symbol is C. Carbon is really important because there are a lot of things that have Carbon in it, such as pencil leads, coals, chalks, and even diamonds. It also helps a lot of things such as photosynthesis, breaking down wastes, make glucose for human and more. All of that stuff is called the carbon cycle, it is the cycle of the carbon at the atmosphere, on land, and underground(the picture above). There are many processes in the carbon cycle
- Photosynthesis: when the tree absorbs the carbon dioxide from the air and release the oxygen back to the air.
- Respiration: the process that happens in al living things and adds carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
- Animal respiration – when animal fart, poop, or waste that release the C02 to the atmosphere.
- Plant respiration – when the trees release the C02 at night.
- Decomposition: when the bacteria break down dead plants, animal, waste and more and returns the nutrients to the soil to be taken up by the plants.
- Combustion: the process that gets bunned by human activity and adds carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
Python’s Booleans and Comparisons
Coding is a new and hard learning skill for me. Python is what called a language in coding, some people say it is easy but it is really hard for me. The first three topics that I learn in the Technology/ Multimedia class are Booleans and Comparisons. For Booleans it is made to tell if something is true or false, ex:
“Hi” is not “Goodbye”. (true)
5 is 9. (false)
The comparison is for comparing two things. There are six types in the Comparisons:
- Equals, ex: a == c
- Not Equals, ex: a != c
- Less than, ex: c < b
- Less than or equal to, ex: d <= b
- Greater than, ex: a > d
- Greater than or equal to, ex: b >= b
During the trip, I’ve had changed a lot. I had changed about the way I think about nature, before this exploration I thought that nature was dangerous, wonderful but dirty, I afraid of animals, afraid of the steep cliff. However, After two trip I change all of my thought about nature. I knew that nature isn’t that dangerous at all if we know how to keep it safe like walking carefully while walking, play safely by don’t push someone in the waterfall or lake, and also in this exploration we have four rules about playing: play safe, play hard, play fair, and play well!
In the exploration, we want to learn how to be an outdoor leader. After the exploration, I learn a lot of things like making fire, clean dirty water, risk management, recuses people outdoors, build a tent and a bivouac, want vs need, using the bathroom outdoors and respect the nature around me. For me, nature is really important to everyone so we should respect nature by stop cutting trees, stop making a lot of pollution, throw the plastic everywhere and more.
If Cambodians can learn about outdoor leadership it would impact a lot of things. They would learn more about the natural resource in Cambodia, wonderful places outdoor, keep our natural resource clean and know the survival skills outdoors. As I know, most of the people in Cambodia don’t even know what is outdoor leadership is. So if all Cambodians know it, our country and everyone also nature will be better.