Solubility Experiment

Often when people are sick they will take as many drug as they want to relieve their symptoms, but they never know the side effect of taking too much drug. So it is important to know the characteristic of the drug and the amount that we should take.

 

In our chemistry class, we investigated the solubility and acidity of over-the-counter medicine: aspirin, Tylenol, Alka-seltzer, and tums—in different solvents.

A drug has to be soluble in order for the body tissues to easily absorb it. Our body should be able to absorb the medication easily for it to be effective. In addition, when drugs are not soluble, it is possible that there’s a residue of that drug in our body, causing adverse effects to our body. I think that is why we usually take medication along with water or any liquid and also liquid medicine since more of those drugs are soluble with that solvent.

 

Flame Lab

Every element on this earth are made out of atoms!

We all know that the best way to start a chemistry course is by learning about atoms structure and the element in the periodic table. In my chemistry class this round we did this one cool lab called the Flame Test, in the purpose of understanding how the electron (s) of an element reacts to heat.

We measured the result of the electron reaction through observing the color of the element when it’s in contact with flame. The reason that we see the colors is that of the energy that emitted by each electron when they excited corresponding to a wavelength of a the light.

One of the challenges that my team faced was that some pieces of the element dropped onto the bunsen burner tip so we had to make sure that it clean at all cost when we tested another element. Another challenge that we have is to observe the right color and note it down the right color. Furthermore, when we tested same element such as potassium but, we didn’t see the color change of the flame, so we just assume that the electrons gave out orange, which it isn’t accurate at all. Lastly, we have a lot of fun during this class and in the lab particular.

Journeys of Change

One of our exploration is call Bike Business Exploration, where we are developing a bike business. On the first week of our exploration we went to Batttambang to visited a bike tour business call “Soksabike”. We went there for a 4 days trip and having 2 bikes tours from them.  Also learning how do their business work and how do they developed their work. It is really great start of our exploration by experiencing with the other bike tour in the countryside. So we come back to Phnom Penh and develop our rough. We had name our bike your company call “Journeys of Change”. We had found an interesting rough also dividing the stop. We had decided that we will have 10 stops and each stop having difference stories that connecting Cambodia in the past and future. The purpose of business is to creating a business where we want to share what have happen to Cambodian in the past and future to the tourists.

In Journey of Change business that have new position this year. I had change from a business manager to guide manager. So I need to prepare a training to the new tour guide. There are 14 new guides and most of them are new to the business so i need to train them to become a professional tour guide before they tour our clients.

 

In this business i also submits 2 of the picture that i took to compete in a competition call GoGreen. I had won to the top 15 best photos and they hung my photo at the event in Plantation hotel. I joined the event and there are a lot of photo connected to environmental conscious business. I met a lot of incredible people and one of them is the hotel manager and he invited us for a breakfast at his hotel and talk more about our business in the next morning.  

Also we have the new strategies for the business from last school year. We had develop our new website and new marketing strategies.

 

This past few weeks the Liger Academy’s students had took our tour and it was a fabulous experience for the new guide they can share what they have learn and practice their skill.  

 

Solar Pi Exploration

The pilot project aim is to build two Raspberry Pi computer labs into two government schools, one of the schools will be solar-powered and the other one will use electricity.

 

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Cambodian English learning startup Edemy, and two government schools in Cambodia. These schools are Toul Prasat Sen Sok and Chuos Lower secondary school. An advantage of this is that we can compare the results between the different power sources and quality of education, to show our partners that the project could work with two different sources with ease. So this exploration was build since last year and now we are continuing on the computer labs that we had implement.

 

After implementation, our team decided to visit the Chous school once again before they would resume in November 2018. We went over the curriculum schedule, the teacher’s teaching strategy, and the school’s budgeting for maintenance. We also made some observations and noticed that there were some broken mice and keyboards as well as growing fungi on the Pi cases. Furthermore, our team encountered some challenges related to the screens, video player for FreeCAD tutorials, and the cables that were invaded by rats. Due to all of these issues, we started to consider having plastic bags to cover all equipment, setting up a cleaning schedule, buying mouse traps, and purchasing mousepads.

Our team had arranged a visit to the Toul Prasat Sen Sok school on September 18th in order to make updates and prepare for the start of the next school year in November. We checked to see if there were any technical problems or broken equipment to replace during the observation. In summation, there were four missing headphones and one of the desktops keeps turning off every 10 minutes. We were also surprised to see lots of dust in the room which sooner or later would impact our technical devices. By the end of our visit, we got to talk with the school director. The school director suggested us to open up this opportunity to other students who are interested in learning English and computer. He thought that since we were having some problems with student attendance and since the students did very poorly on their grade 9 official test, it would make more sense to give this opportunity to those who value it more. If we’re going to use this idea, additional pre-tests will be required at the beginning of next school year.

Slope from two points.

If you are given to find slope above what should you do? 

Well let me teach you, to find slope in graph you need to find the change in Y over the change in X or rise/run.   

So we had given the first plot is (-9,-6) and second is (3,-9) 

So first we find the change in Y and the change in X. 

Change in Y = Y1 – Y2 

Change in X = X 1 – X 2 

We have and equation the find the difference, So plug the number that was given in to the equation above. 

We have  (-9,-6) and (3,-9)  

The change in Y = -6 -(-9) 

                                Y  = 3 

The change in X = -9 – 3 

                               X = -12 

So then we get -3/12 which is simplify to -1/4. 

 

 

How I change Cambodia

It has been six years already since I left home for Liger Leadership Academy, my second home.  We follow project-based curriculum; students can do research in class and explore difference societies to further their knowledge and gain experience. Project-based learning has helped me develop as a future leader in many different areas: sports, Solar Pi, and Journeys of Change.

 

Cambodian elders’ perspective is “sports is not for women,” but I don’t think that it is a good idea. Since I came to learn at Liger Leadership Academy, I got opportunities to participate in different sports: swimming, basketball, football and ultimate frisbee. By evolving in sports, I received a lot of opportunities travel to other countries to compete.  When I came back, I helped develop a workshop for the students in Cam-kids, Kampong Speu province. Being an instructor helped me give my opinion toward sports and changed the elders’ perspective in women playing sports. Teaching them made me stronger in public speaking and also a stronger leader.

In the government school, students are having lack knowledge toward technology and having lack of technology resources. Liger got requested by the ministry to implement technology labs and English curriculum into two schools. In this project, I am working on making video tutorials about FreeCAD. By working on this project, I help improve Cambodia education, inspire more students into the technology sector, also make them think about the future. Making video tutorials I have to speak really clear so that students can understand and you need to be a great leader to inspire people.   

 

Talking about a leader, I am one of the business managers of Journeys of Change. Journeys of Change is a cultural bike tour experience that had created by 13 Liger Leadership Academy students. This business made to help spread the culture of Cambodia to tourists and expats of Phnom Penh also to find funds to support the student’s future education. The students developed the rout, scripts, marketing idea, and business plan.  I am one of the members of JOC that help develop the marketing strategies also a qualified tour guide. To be a tour guide you need to be flexible, responsible, also being a leader that lead the tourists to the insight of Cambodia. Now I employed by Journeys of Change as a business manager which render me more opportunity to be a leader. By join Journeys of Change, I can contribute some changes to my country and my future education.

 As a change agent, we can’t estimate how much our actions make a circumstance to society. By these small actions can shift elder perspective to improve the power of women. If we want to be a future change agent to our country, we prerequisite small actions from now and start developing skills. I am Cambodia, and I want to see my country grow but I always ask myself, “How can I involved in that growth.” Kevin E Bowser stated, “It is never too late to be an encouraging leader,” but it not really much to my situation so, I said to myself “It is not too early to be encouraging leader.” To all the students around the world, “Don’t let someone else drag your dream because you are too young.”

       

Khmer New Year Inspiration

In our literacy class, our facilitator told us to write something about our vocation. But this writing will be something different from the other writing is that we use the best memory from our vocation and making a story from it. H 

“Leak was raised by her grandmother in a quiet village called Treng. After her parent dies her life become so complicated but she so positive about her life. One day she went into the bathroom and cry the whole time. The bathroom spirit was so concerned about this girl when she comes to ask. She explains to the girl that she as a good spirit then she asked the girl what had happened to her. The little girl explains what had happened to her life and where she will be. It was said the here human life. To make her happy the spirit give her a special gift which is all her wish will come true but she needs to make though wish in the bathroom. After the spirit gives her the gift, her life becomes much better and she won’t forget the first moment that she met the spirit. Another power that she had is to allow the people she want to see the spirit. ”   

This writing is not perfect but I want to share what I had done.  

 

Grizzly Opening – Ultimate Frisbee

In Liger there are many opportunities for students including in the country and overseas. These opportunities lead me to many provinces and countries. By joining ultimate frisbee had to lead me to three different countries: Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia.  

 

This opportunity quire us more effort for training every Sunday and spend our school time traveling. Every Sunday we travel to train with our coach and teammate. When we went to train our coach had keep track on our attendance and how we do on our training. When we come back I have to write a report back to our coach and give some feedback. Sometimes I have to report the coaches how many people are going to training. I knew the plan that we are going to play at Grizzly in March so I have to try my best to prove that I can play at Grizzly.

 

A few weeks letter our coach told us that how many people can go to play at Grizzly. I was happy that I can go but also sad that some of my teammates can’t go. After I knew that I will play in Grizzly I had told myself that “I will try my best for this tournament”.  I am so gladful that my coach had picked me to be one of the team captains. The first impression that I made was excited also scared that I won’t be a good team captain.

 

We went to Setia, Malaysia on 16 March 2018 until 19 March 2018.  This was the third countries that I had travel through ultimate frisbee. I had played in Philippine for AOUGCC and Vietnam for Mekong Cup and now Malaysia for Grizzly Open. It was grateful to be Cambodian girls and have a lot of sports opportunities to travel and meet other players. I hope that all Cambodian girls receive these opportunities like me too.

Our team name Bee Force and we have 21 players from Cambodia that went to compete in Setia. In this tournament, we will play against 6 other teams. The team that we play against are: Oops, Care Bear, Badgers, Islander, Rajacks, Ipohbug. They are experienced player and they had joint many tournaments. For Bee Force, this is our first year playing ultimate also our first international game. Even Though this is our first game but everyone enjoyed playing it and at last we are in the rank of 6 out of 8.

 

I was grateful to get that new experience in Setia. Moreover, I am very thankful for my coaches to give a trust on me to be the first Cambodian female captain for ultimate frisbee to play overseas.   Also thanks to all my beloved teammate that always support each other and being a nice Bee Force Family.  

Gain More Experience by Sharing Your Experience!

Cambodian think that girls can’t play sports can’t join physical activity. They believed that girls should learn how to be a wife, learn house chore and protecting yourself from the sun.

 

Do you think that though perspective should change?

As Cambodian girls and young teenage who loves sports i think that this perspective should be changed. Before i come to Liger, i also loves to play sport but my parent and neighbor always said that playing sport it just a waste of time.  When come to a school that give an opportunity to involves in many sports and my perspective changes over time. Sports had become a part of my life, Frisbee, Swimming, Basketball, Football and biking. Sometimes I ignore what people said about it and focus on doing what i loves. One way that improving my skill on sport is sharing my experience to other people.     

Math class

In math class we are using this incredible website call Khanacademy to learn. Khan provide us many subjects and level. They have Algebra,Trigonometry, AP and so on. Which is really helpful for us, if we don’t understand the content in class we can practice on our own then watch the video that they provide us. If we still not clear about the subject we can come back and discuss in class or with our teacher.