Course Description: We learned about cosmos. In Cosmos class we used the cosmos movie to learn. We learned how life started on Earth and how many colors of light like infrared light. We learned about planets in the universe. We understand how the Earth got hit by the big rock from space. Also who was the first person to walk on the moon. Max told and explained very clearly and easier to understand. We learned who was the first person or the scientist who found the light. Next we learned who explored the planet, found the other new planet and the history of the stars. We learned how the Earth started to have a life. We learned about the black hole in the universe. We learned the big hole hit by the big rock from space a long time ago. Also we learned about believe, ex: god of the Saturn in Italy. We learned how to look at the old rocks from a long time ago. The rock that we looked at is named Grand Canyon and why we know that it the old rock is we looked at the lines on the rock to find out.
This is the Weekly Journal that I write about Khmer Performance about Jayavarman VII:
On Sunday night we went to Diamond Island to watch the Khmer performance about King 7. When we arrived there we stopped outside to eat dinner. During dinner I saw the concert about football English Premier League. Then when we ate our dinner finished we went into the Diamond Island theater and we started to go in the place that the people were performing. When we were in there they started to say about King 7 and about Khmer Empire. Then they started to close the light and they started to perform to us and other audience. When they started they had the Champa people and Khmer people and they fought together to get the places. Some spots they had some comedy and some were sad. When King 7 went to fight with Champa they had one person that betrayed to King 7 and he wanted to become the king. Then they killed the people in Angkor that didn’t want him to become the king. Then King 7 he came back from fighting and his father died. Then the Champa people came again and then they got Khmer Empire. Then King 7 he talked to men and women sincerely to Khmer so they practiced with each other. Then King 7 started to fight Champa people back and King 7 he won the fight with Champa and he got Khmer Empire back. Then when the performance finished we came out and went on the bus. Then the sky started to rain and the road had a lot of water. When we arrived at Liger we went up to the bed and slept.
On last week my exploration group went to Koh Kong. On the way to Koh Kong we cross Kompong Speu province and we stopped in one place that called Woods School and we stopped at there to learn about the wood. Simon told us they are some people they cut the woods to made somethings like table, house, and other things. We also learn from Simon about the people that logging they used just the inside of the wood so they put the outside in the forest. Then he started to tell us about the history of that place. He said during the Khmer Rouge there have one woman she traveled to French and she had an idea to use the outside of wood to make the table and bed and other things that can make from the outside of woods. After he say finish ho took us to the place that make the table, bed, and another thing els. After we ate lunch in Wood School finish we went on the bus and traveled more to Chi Phat. When we arrived Chi Phat we ate dinner at there. The next day we went into the forest and slept in the forest for 3 nights. First night we slept at O’malu campsite during we are there we swam at the waterfall and has found some rocks and some samples. Second day we walked to another campsite call Veal Ta Prak and we slept and ate at there. The last day in the forest we walked to Dom Nakos campsite when we walked it has a lot of leeches and I got 75 leeches but no one bit me because I heat them with the pole. In the morning we went on the small boat and rode to the place that can stopped then we went on the big boat and rowed to Chi Phat. When we arrived Chi Phat we went to eat lunch and wrote the blog and at the evening after we ate dinner then we went to our quest house and we did the reflection. Then the next day we came back to Liger.
How are organisms and the non-living environment interconnected in the world around us?
What is the value of TROPICAL FOREST for Cambodia?
How do humans IMPACT tropical ecosystems in Cambodia?
How can we use our knowledge about ECOLOGY to help improve Cambodia?
Kong Kong ( 1 week)
Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (1 day)
In Cambodia Tropical Forest Ecology we studied about the Ecosystems in Cambodia and all around the world. We also learned about the many Ecological Relationships in ecosystems.
In this exploration we want to change Cambodia by giving Cambodian people the knowledge about the forest and the animals in Cambodia from our experience. We also want to protect the animals in Cambodia from the hunter also to help save the endangered animals.
Our exploration took a trip to Koh Kong to learn more about forest in Koh Kong. When we were there we went into the forest and we slept at the campsite.On our trip we walked in the forest, swam at the waterfall and slept in the forest. We also went to Mangrove forest and then we came back to Liger. We also took a trip to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center to learn about the siamese crocodile and the moon bear and sun bear. At there we met a lot of people from Free The Bears and Flora Fauna International and they taught us about the animals in the zoo.
In the classroom we learned a lot of things and we worked on projects in small groups. Our projects were about Ecological Relationships, different biomes around the world, Food Web in Koh Kong, Makey Makey Project, and Science Museum Blog. Our highlights are to understand how important the plants and animal are. Also to know about different organizations that help the animals and to understand clearly about their goal and how can they help Cambodia.
How will jobs that help Cambodia look different in the future?
What motivates people to choose the job they do?
During the round four exploration we learned about Future Jobs. In Future Jobs we had to develop the presentation questions (ask more questions). We asked more questions because in our Exploration we had a lot of trips that taught us about the jobs in the real life. After that we learned about Nanotechnology, Water crisis and Alternative fuels. Nanotechnology is smaller than atoms. One thing we learned was that it is waterproof and can go underground without breaking. In Water crisis topic we learned that 70% of the Earth is seawater and 30% is land. But just 3% is good water. 884 million people don’t have good water and nearly 1,000,000,000 don’t have water. The last topic was Alternative fuel. We noticed that the gas can live 60 years, oil can live 60 years and coal can live 1000 years. Last we prepared for our job shadow on the next day. Job shadow means to go to the real place of work to do the job with the people that are in the job that helps Cambodia a lot. All of us went to different places with our partner. For example, some of us went to World Vision and some went to Northbridge International School.