During the 27th and the 28th of January, one of my exploration has created an event called gender summit. The event happened for two days, one was for English and another is for Khmer. There are many students from lots of school that participate in this event. The event was divided into four different sections which were Culture, Power, Economic and Language. My role of the event was the leader of the culture section. At first I’m afraid I’ll make people feel boring, but the moment was unexpected and I can actually made people felt engage for my section. I was really happy on both day because everyone was really engaged with the event and learn a lot from us. At the final of Sunday, which was for the Khmer students, I and my friend wrote a rap song talking about gender and perform on the last day. Everyone seem to enjoy all the performance and observe a significant knowledge from our group
During the weekend of September, Liger had a football competition with EYC. The game were for the junior boy, senior girl and senior boy. Before the match, I was pretty anxious because I’m afraid if I can’t perform well. The game has started, I looked at the other team player with an apprehensive face on my face. We did pretty good for about 10 minutes because we have a lot more ball possession than the other team and we got many shooting attempt. I scored the second goal but then the referee gave a sign that it wasn’t goal. I was really despondent about this, but after a few minutes, I scored a very difficult goal and I was really contented about it. Liger won the game with the final result of 13 to nothing. It was a great time because I got new experience with a new team and get to know more people.
On the 27th of October, 2017, I participated in an event called Outpost Workshop as a part of my expertise class where we learned how to use the program called Unity, which is a program which used to develop game. It was my pleasure for this new opportunity to learn how to use this high-tech program which bring me to another level of creativity.
For the first seven week of the sixth year of Liger, I did an investigation about does different type of fertilizer affect the nutrients in the morning glory. The first two weeks, I planted the Chinese Convolvulus by dividing the bed into two parts, which are for chemical fertilizer and compost because I can see the difference between the nutrients in the Chinese Convolvulus. The instruction for using the chemical fertilizer is mixing the fertilizer with 1.5 gallon of water and then stir the mixture together before spraying on the plant. The last week of my investigation, I did the experiment based on the four main nutrients, which are protein, lipid, starch and sugar. After growing the Chinese Convolvulus, I did an experiment and it came out that both chemical the sample Chinese Convolvulus contain lipid and sugar which is the same as the sample Chinese Convolvulus. According to this experiment, different type of chemical doesn’t change the main nutrients in the Chinese Convolvulus, but it might change something else.
This year I and the other three students lead an extension which is teaching the juniors, both girls and boys who want to learn basketball. The first time I participated, I found it is very hard to get them to do some basic skills in basketball, but after several of weeks they started to know those fundamental skills such as lay up, some dribbling and shooting. One great thing to be part of this extension is to get in touch more with the juniors since I don’t have much time with them.
During the English literacy class, every student are doing the Narrative Writing. The theme for this writing is coming of age. But before writing this narrative, I did a research about the coming of age in Malaysia which is mainly for girl to do a ceremony to indicate that they are mature. My topic is to be seperated from my dad, which was a miserable moment. My coming of age depict my life when the time between my dad had I ended. Inorder to write this narrative well, it require the effort of learning some grammar, such as how to use different kind of clauses. Also the narrative writing should encompass some sensory information.
Below is the wordle of my narrative writing.
In Khmer literacy class, we’re doing a project called research paper, but we only do research on the definition of a word phrase from several sources such as Cambridge dictionary, Oxford dictionary, Samdech Porthinhean Chuon Nath’s Khmer Dictionary and more. The reason we’re doing this is because it is a good experience for us when we’re gonna be a college students.
This year in math, I am taking a math course called AP statistic for the essential math. AP statistic is college level of math which really a very great challenge for me. Sometimes it is very difficult to comprehend some of the context because it requires some of writing not just answer math problem. Another exciting and also very challenge is to learn how use a TI 83 calculator. This calculator is very amazing because it is very unique compare to the calculator that I have seen because I can graph a scatter plot, histogram and more . To be a great student in AP statistics class require you to study from multiple of sources such as Khan Academy, Ck 12, Textbook, Testbook and more. AP statistic is a very advanced math so it requires a lot of effort and comprehension to some of the reading.
Here are some of the questions in AP Statistics:
On the 18th of October, I had a physics lab about inclined plane, where we need to test all different materials to figure out the coefficient of friction.
There are seven objects which are five types of different sandpaper, cloth and wood. First of all we let the paper clip box on the wood and also the other six objects one at a time and see at which angle will the box start moving. We did three trials for one object and figure out the average angle. We use the average angle as ϴ (theta) to figure out for the coefficient of static friction. After that we just got to follow our equation which is F_g sin(ϴ) = μ*F_g cos(ϴ). Then this equation will become (F_g sin(ϴ))/(F_g cos(ϴ)) = μ. As F_g cancel out it will left sin(ϴ)/cos(ϴ) = μ, which is the same as tan(ϴ) = μ. Lastly we just replace the ϴ with the average angle and do the tangent of the angle and it will give the value of μ which we can also called as coefficient of friction. Then we just repeat the same thing to the other objects.
At the start of the sixth year at Liger, I involved in an exploration called to spray or not to spray. I think it was an exploration that allow me to learn something new in depth about biology and as well as doing something that can help with Liger using pesticide. We went to multiple of trips such as Snuol, two branches of CEDAC which are Phnom Penh and Prey Veng, EnviroCam, few markets and interviewed farmers around Liger. I experienced that there are a lot of agrochemical shops selling synthetic pesticides, but in fact there were some requirements from farmers of organic pesticides. In additional, this exploration had also written a digital magazine which mainly is for Liger’s students about pesticide that are being sprayed in the campus.