Name of Course: Botany 2
Learning Facilitator: Jojo
Number of Students: 9
Dates: October 20-January 16
Days we Meet: Thursday-Friday
Course Description:In our Advanced Enrichment we learned about botany. Botany means learning about plants. Plants are the only organisms that can make their own food and that’s called sugar or glucose. Plants make their own food is called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis means plants take sunlight to make their own food. Plants make photosynthesis on the leaves. The organ in leaves works to make the food. In leaves have chloroplast and in chloroplast have chlorophyll. Plants take the carbon dioxide and lay out oxygen. During the day, they do photosynthesis. Plants have physical features. There are: roots, stem, leaves, fruits and flowers. In the stem there are two tubes. First tube is for sucking the food or it’s called nutrients and the second tube is for sucking the water. In our class we had the activity is growing the plants. Our resources were paper, plastic bag, water and seed. First we needed to soak paper with water but not very wet and put the seed in it. Rub it not too tight and put in plastic bag. The plastic bag needed to be open for oxygen get in it and put at the place that have a sunlight. We need to put the water, unless the paper is dry. When the seed germinates like come out the stem, leaves, we take out from the paper and put in the soil.
Name of Course: Robotics 3
Learning Facilitator: Max
Number of Students: 9
Days we Meet: Monday/Tuesday
Advanced Enrichment Dates: March 30- June 12
Course Description: In Robotics we did many things about programming the robots and also to build the robots by the legos. First we studied how to build the robots by the legos. So we divided into the group of two then we started to build the robots. We built the lego robots by following the instructions the first time. When we finished building the robots we started to study how to program the robots. When we knew about that we started to do the challenges with the programming by using the robots to follow the line. When we finished that challenge we also did the other challenges too. Then we took off all the shapes out from the robots and we started building the new shapes to make it stronger. We made whatever that we wanted. We did like that because we wanted to do the competition with each other. This competition if we wanted to win we had to make our robots stronger and when we went into the circle we tried to made the other robots go out the circles.
Name of Course: Filmmaking
Learning Facilitator: Mr. Jeff
Number of Students: 12
Dates: January 19 – March 27
Days we Meet: Thursday and Friday
Course Description: Our group studied about filmmaking. When we started to study our Advanced Enrichment we started to study in Internet by watching a video and how many kinds of the tricks that they used to do their videos. When we studied in the Internet already we all started to make one video that talked about the book. When we made the video we were not taking the video in video camera. Our way was we took a picture then we put it in the folder in our computer. Then we used one program in our computer to do our sponsor video book. That program is call Movie Maker. Then when we did it already we started a new things. The new thing is that we took a picture of our school then we made it into a video and that video we needed to make it perfect. Some ways that we can make us to have a good video is that our video needed to have three things: 1. good sound on the video 2. picture is clear 3. have a good information. Then our filmmaking thought about a new ideas. Some people thought that they wanted to make a movie about the sticky hand can play the Minecraft in the computer. Some more people said they would like to do a movie about the stickman dancing and one more big ideas was they like to make a movie about the stick girl. We thought that this was very important things so we started to make a movie. The movie like stick men, sticky hand, it just took only a little bit of time but for the stick girl movie it took very long time to make a movie. The title of the movie that talked about the girl was Charlie Lima. This story was really hard to film because we have many scenes to film and one scene maybe took for two days to film because is hard and this story told about the stick girl wanting to be like a human. So it was a little bit related to the people so we needed to make the stick girl look real. That video took us nearly one month to make this movie and until now we not finished yet. Unfortunately the time went so fast so we don’t have enough time to finish our movie but we hope we will. Filmmaking group were really excited because they can study how to make a video and acting and how it hard when we do the movie. Everyday of our study we were trying hard and working together as a team and everyone was happy. We all were really happy to study about filmmaking because filmmaking is the part of the things that is important for us.
Charlie Lima Website: https://d3hzrtb9p6to3i.cloudfront.net/e0/00c290b5ae11e3af71fdca9d7f259a/CharlieLima.mp4
Exploration Name: Public Relations (PR)
Exploration Dates: March 10th-May 2nd, 2014
Number of students: 8
Essential Questions/ Areas:
1. Literacy Coaching
2. Presentation Skills
3. Global Connections
In our Exploration class, we had three things to work on. The first area was global connections. Global connections mean that we share what we do at Liger with people around the world by using Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and blog. The first thing we used is Instagram because we can post the picture and caption to show what we do at Liger. The second area we practiced was literacy coaching. Literacy coaching is about teaching other students about literacy. This means when students need help to edit a blog or presentation we help them edit and give them some feedback or advice.The last is Presentation skills. The presentation skills we learned about are stance, eye contact, fidget, speed, and volume. Our goal was to share Liger to the world, have more people come to our Exploration Celebration and get more followers on Instagram.
Exploration Name: Refuse Plastic
Name of Facilitator: Max
Number of students:12
In our Refuse Plastic group we have learned many thing about plastics. To know about the plastics the first day we came to class we did the experiment with our self. That experiment was to carry the big plastics bag around for one week to know how much plastics that we made. Then after one week we came together at put all the plastics into a big pile and see how much that we made. We found out that all of us made 192 gram in one week. It was a lot because we had 13 people in our group and the plastics was not so heavy so we could say that is was a lot. We found out what is the problem that plastics can make to people that use them. We knew the problem that the plastics make is after people use the plastics they just throw them away because the plastics is easy to get and it cheap for them. Other reason was people have no ideas to make the plastics become the reuseable things. So when people don’t have an ideas about the plastics like this the strategy that they would do was burn, bury, throw them away and use the rubbish truck. All of these things are not so good because if we burn it will make the pollution. The problem would be have the climate change, acid rain, make people sick, make the world hot and if we burn at some place like near the road or some thing so it can make the traffic accident because when the people ride on the road they can’t see because of the smoke. If people bury them it will be bad for soil so we can’t grow the plants ,the chemical come out from the plastics and they go to the plants. Other thing was throw the plastics it still not good for the soil and some time when the animals eat them they can make the animals die and it taking along time to melt so that would be bad for environment too. They are also smelly and bad for our health. The last thing was rubbish truck we use them to take our rubbish away but it just good for your place but they still put them in the landfill so they would need the place to put all the rubbish that collect every day. So if we don’t want that problem to have so we have to use the less plastics and if you can’t do that just use the bag that make out of the fabric or the eco friendly bags. But if you still use so just take them to make something new if you can or use them again and again a lot of times as you can. These what I learned from this exploration. To know more about the plastics we went on the trip to BKK market and City Mall market. We went there to survey some of the sellers and the customers. When we went to BKK we saw that when they place use the plastics was they use less packaging and they sell the thing in the open place and at the City Mall we saw all nearly all the thing were packaging by plastic. We thought we want to use less plastic so we use less packaging but we have to thing for our health. Between both or them which one was the best. But at BKK market was not too bad because the thing put in open place but there is no flies flying around. So it up on the customer to be decide by their self about if you care about you health and want to use less plastics. After that we went to CINTRI is the place that help collect the rubbish. So we went there to learned about the plastics. The other places that we went was the community and we asked some questions to the villagers and they all said the strategy that they use for their plastics after they don’t need to use them more so they just take them to throw and burn was the most thing with out of think about what problem going to happen for them at the future. For us after we collected the data we tried to think the strategy to reduce the plastic so we made the things out of the plastics that we don’t need to use them anymore.
Exploration Name: Khmer Architecture
Exploration Date: November 20-January 17
Number of students: 12
(1) What is the meaning of architecture?
(2) What information should I know about architecture?
(3) What does Khmer architecture look like?
(4) What are the differences between ancient and modern architecture?
(5) How do we create architecture?
Architecture is the process of planning, designing and constructing. When we work on architecture with these three things we have to think about durability, utility, and beauty. So in our Exploration we learned about architecture in Cambodia. For example: in Cambodia there are many houses, buildings and also the temples. The Khmer architecture was different than the other countries because like the Angkor Wat is made from the big rocks and the foundation that they built is layers of rocks and sand. But in the other countries, like in the U.S.A, there are not really the buildings that have the foundation like that. Before, the buildings in Cambodia were not that big. The houses were also not that big and were not made from cement like right now. Now when they make the houses, they put many colors and many styles that they want. But at the past, the Khmer buildings were not too big and did not have many styles like now. Just the temples had many styles that Khmer ancestors made by hand with the big rocks. On the big rocks they made the big sculptures that showed about Khmer history. To do the architecture we have to follow the theory of architecture and do it step by step. In this group we went on the trip to Siem Reap to learn how did the Khmer ancestors built the temples. Other than that we also went to some places in Phnom Penh. We went to Central Market, Olympic Stadium and PPIT. That is the school that teaches about the architecture.
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Exploration Name: Liger Water System
Exploration Dates: August 12 – September 26
Number of Students: 12
In our water group we learned about the pH of water. The full words of pH is Percent Hydrogen. That is the kind of scale that people use to measure the acids and bases. The scale of pH is 0-14. From 0-7 is acidic, 7-14 is basic and 7 is neutral. The hydrogen (H+) is acid and hydroxide (OH-) is base. When we learned about pH we did the experiment with 13 liquid things. For ex: the coca-cola and pond water. The coca-cola was 2.0 so it means acidic. If we drink it a lot like every day we would get sick but if we drink in 1 week only 1 it will be good. The pond was 10.0 so it means basic and if it has a lot of basic like this it also not good for our health either. So we can eat or drink only higher than 7 to 9 or lower than 7 to 5, so it not really have many bases or acids. In this class we also studied about algae. Algae is the kind of plants that live in water and it uses the sun as it food. When this plant lives in water it will make water become basic. We studied our own pond at Liger to learn about this. One other thing that we learned was the water cycle. We learned when the sun rises then it does the evaporation with water. When water goes up it is not yet become the clouds but when the temperature is cool then it makes condensation so it becomes the cloud. When the cloud in the sky catches the cool temperature it will become the rain again. To learn about water we went on the trip to RDI. RDI is the place that makes the water filters to sell. One thing that we learned from there is why they made this RDI place because they saw that some people here don’t have the clean water to drink so they can buy it to get the filter and clean for them. Another reason is when they sell the water filter they sell as cheaply as they can to help the people in Cambodia.
Visit our blog: http://ligerwater.wordpress.com/
Exploration Name: Future Jobs
Exploration Dates: January 20th – March 7th
Number of Students: 12
1. How will jobs that help Cambodia look different in the future?
2. 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.
Visit our blog: http://futurejobsproject.ligercambodiablog.org/