For me, I think this is a really cool exploration. This exploration call Electricity in Cambodia. In this exploration we wanted to know more a lot about electricity in Cambodia and document it on our website, and also we need to know where does the electricity comes from. First, I think electricity came from outside countries like Vietnam and Thailand. But After I learn in this exploration I know a lot about it. Let me tell you what we have learned so far in this exploration. We have divided each other into 4 groups and all of them have work to do, they need to research on any energy source like hydropower, solar, windmill, else
So my team are working on how hydropower work? Let me tell you a bit of information that I know from how it work.
Hydropower create the energy of falling water through the dam. The hydro dam can be constructed anywhere that has a flowing stream of water. There are four main part in hydropower:
Dams are built to store and raise the level of water such as rivers to create flowing water. They can control the flow of water and effectively store the water used to provide energy at any time.
Turbine is a rotary mechanical device that is one of the main components to produce energy. They spin from the motion of falling water and turn it into mechanical energy.
Generator is connected to the turbine. When the turbine spin the generator acts the same. It converts mechanical energy from the turbine into electrical energy.
Transmission lines so after generator create electricity the Transmission lines can make the electricity increase or decrease.
I also know a lot about the generator, so the generator has the magnet around the copper wire. It will create electricity when the copper wire spin around the magnet but if you imagine the generator that we use to create an electricity every day is really really big and we can’t use our force to spin it, so how can we spin that generator. We need to use something to call a Turbine, the turbine are connected to generator so when the Turbine spin the generator is also spin like a turbine too.
There are 7 dams that operating in cambodia
- Kirirom I (12MW) in Kampong Speu
- Kamchay (193MW) in Kampot, which started operating in 2011
- Kirirom III (18MW), which started operating in 2013
- Stung Atai (120MW) in Pursat, which started operating in 2013
- Lower Russei Chrum (338MW) in Koh Kong, which started operating in 2014
- Stung Tatai (246MW) in Koh Kong, which began power production in 2014
- Lower Sesan II (400MW) in Stung Treng province, officially opened in 2018.
All of those 7 Dam mostly the owner is china and just only 2 of them are Cambodia, in one year all of that dam can create about 1327 MW every year but that 1327 MW can’t go to all the people in Cambodia so some people who live off-grid some they need to use a solar panel or wind power. EDC goal is to make all the people in Cambodia be on the grid by 2023.
How I change Cambodia
There are about 10 million plastic bags are being used in Phnom Penh, so what about if we think of the hold country, It a lot. From what I have learned is plastic is really useful for our daily life. Example if I ask 100 people in Cambodia I believe that nearly all of them said that plastic is useful for them.
Did you think about the effect? It really affects our planet events to humans too. Independent.co said that It really effects to our marine life because for Example: if you throw a plastic bags into an ocean fish or some animal gonna come and eat it and it’s gonna cost a really big problem.
My team is learning how to stop people to not using the plastic bag but it does not really work so then we come up with an idea to go to different provinces to present to a village and also to a village chief. After 1 month later I hear that province is a less plastic bag, we were really happy to hear that! Let me tell you what we have presented to the villagers, we didn’t tell them to stop using plastic but we tell them to recycle plastic because ask you know most of the villager, in one day they use lots of plastic bags so we tell them to recycle plastic for example if today they got 2 plastic bags the next day they gonna use that plastic bag again, they can change the plastic bag every 3 or 4 days so that it’s gonna less plastic in the village. We also made a video to encourage people to know more about the plastic bag.
Another exploration we did to change Cambodia is engineering because as you know in Cambodia there a problem that the kid in Cambodia in some provinces they didn’t really know about engineering. We create this exploration because we want to encourage the kids in Cambodia to learn about this stem project.
In this exploration we have divided the students into 3 groups to do a different project after 3 weeks we went to a school to tell the student about what we are doing and most of them are really confused on our project but after 1 hour later. They understand what we are doing and they look so passionate on the project that we tell them to do. The end of our project we call 5 to 6 students to tell us what is passionate about what they are doing today and how they feel and we also got a really great reply from them. That is it for this exploration, so let’s go to another exploration that can help to change Cambodia.
In this exploration is mostly about nature, It is Ecotourism. We have two round for this exploration, I join this exploration in round two and I didn’t understand anything about Ecotourism. Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial mass tourism (A connection with nature and community).
After 2 weeks later we have been to chombok that located in Kampong speu province. We have been there to see the example of an Ecotourism there. 4 week later we have been to Preah Vihear province choam pen community. On the first day that we were there, we ride a hand tractor to get into a forest. We learn so many things from our guide and one more what we have seen so far is we can create an Ecotourism there. To do this our team working really hard together to make this Ecotourism we have met with different people in the community especially with a district garment in that community. Most of the people in the community they really surprise with our project and they want this project to have. But we didn’t promise to them yet, We don’t if this project going to work or not but if it works the community going to be developed. From what I have said that I also want this exploration to get up so I’m going to try my best because most of the people in the community they really want this exploration to be work. That is it I don’t have anything to talk but I believe that these three projects going to help to change Cambodia in one day.
In Stem engineering, we made a product that solving a problem. There are 15 students and 1 facilitator. The first day of our exploration, we really need to understand about the simple machine. There are 6 simple machine, lever, wheel, axles, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, screw. People use it to make their work easy because we can use it to hold something that heavy and we use less force to do it. After we know a lot about the simple machines, we start to make a product. We divide the student into 5 groups and start to make our product. My team is making the bridge and it is pretty strong we made it using 2 days 4 hour because we can just make it in our exploration time. Also, we have 3 trip and all of them are a school we go to teach the student how to do it and tell them the benefit of each product and it is pretty fun. After finishing our product we also need to post it on Instructables to show all the people who use Instructables.
Third year coming, SO LAZY but I need to push myself to high level. Hannah have another activity for us. That activity is reading the book we have four book for study to read it is , the outsider, monster, look for alaska and wonder. I read The Outsider this story it is so good for young people because it book is mostly about gangster. It have six character in that story there are ponyboy, darrel, sodapop, Johnny, dallas and keith. My best part is on page 49 chapter 4
It start at 2:00 o’clock at night after ponyboy watch a movie with Johnny. PonyBoy come to his house late and his brother really care about his brother so when Ponyboy come his brother yell to him at that time ponyboy get very serious to his brother until his run out of his home. He also call Johnny to go with him too. But When he walk a little bit there a group of gangster come and want to hurt him but Johnny and ponyboy portent that they didn’t scared but the group of the gangster run and catch ponyboy but the gangster they didn’t want to hurt Johnny. Gangster hold ponyboy head and put in the fountain water UP DOWN UP DOWN and for Johnny when he saw them hurt ponyboy he take his knife from his pocket and kill 2 or 3 person in gang team and some they run away. This is my best part of my story.
This is the third year so the level started to get high. Now we have our new book is primary mathematics (5B). The lesson that we start is call decimals, we learn how to divide decimals, and rounding decimals,divide whole number at the end of lesson we going to have a small quiz. I hope that each student gonna have a good score on there quiz. We also have fun with our classmate and our teacher. Teacher always give us a fun activity nearly every, for HW it is not really hard we have one week to finish our HW and we have a lot of fun.
For this third year I have study a lot about Carbon. This lesson it is so special for me because I never know what is carbon. Now I know nearly all of it, first thing that it inspire me is I never inside the human body also have carbon. You know how carbon get inside human body?
Let me explain first human didn’t have any carbon in side but because sugar it have a chemical call carbon so if you eat sugar the carbon inside sugar will transform inside your body. This lesson help me a lot in stem class.
Third year the code is getting harder and harder. Now we learn about python while loop. Loop it is gonna perform an action until the condition is false. We also learning about break statement( stops the loop even if the condition is still true )
and continue statement (stops one repetition of the loop and goes onto the next repetition) we also have a HW every week (HW) link below
For this second year I learn a lot of new thing from English Literacy class. Now we learn how to read a new to know secondary source and primary source. What is secondary source? What is primary source?
Ex.Secondary source is the primary source is the work of literature.
Ex.Primary source is a someone who wrote about the work of literature.
We also learn about the history of the Halloween too. I am so excited that I learn about the history of Halloween that I never know before. But what I am sad is that we don’t have any homework packet anymore. I hope that in the third year I want my teacher to add homework packet back because even though I didn’t get the high score but I have understand a lot of work and also I know how to spell it too. I hope that homework packet will come back.
For this year we have learn so much about Technology/Multimedia. Now mostly we learn about photography basics. She tell us the tip how to use the camera and also how to take a picture that look beautiful. She tell us all of the setting in the camera. First she ask us what is Shutter speed, Aperture, IOS, and, etc. When she finish told us how to take a picture she let us try to take a picture. But what I sad is that I not in Liger because I have a trip to mondulkiri. But it good to hear all of the information from my friend and my teacher Cidy.