MATH

Khanacademy is the best sources for me to learn math. Khanacademy helps me to be an independent learner, there are questions to practice and if I struggle, there are a oodles of videos that going to guid me through each section. 

For the round two of the school year, my class is focusing on transformations, congruence, similarity, and right triangle & trigonometry. 

SMORE LAB

Chemistry? Lab? FOOD!!!!

We are learning about theoretical yield and actual yield. We are using those yield to calculate the percentage yield. To elaborate and to get a better understanding of what it means and what the scientists are using those for, our generous chemistry’s teacher decided to have a SMORE LAB!! 

In order to make s’more we need, crackers, chocolate and of course marshmallows. 

To find the percentage yield, we need to take the actual yield divided by theoretical yield and time it by 100. 

  1. Calculate the theoretical yield by measure the weight all of the substance that you use to make smore
  2. Roast your marshmallows and chocolate on the Bunsen burner
  3. Make your smore by putting the marshmallows and the chocolate between the crackers
  4. Weigh your final product
  5. Find the percentage yield
  6. EAT YOUR SMORE!!!

CHEMISTRY

TAKING CHEMISTRY THIS YEAR??? CHEMISTRY??? YEAHHHHH!!!!

I want to share with you about my gum lab! It’s my favorite lab experiment because I get to eat gum after the that!

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Bubble Gum Scientific Method Lab

Ellie likes to chew bubblegum.  She has recently noticed that some types of gum lose flavor faster than others.  She wants you to figure out which gum lasts the longest, and which lasts for the shortest amount of time.  In order to do this, you must follow the steps of the scientific method.

Observation/Problem: Which type of gum last the longest???

Hypothesis: (in regards to shortest and longest) My hypothesis is depend on the size of the gum. the bigger gum, the longer the test. the biggest gum might be the Doublemint. 

Experiment:

      Materials: one piece of bubble gum per student, balance

Procedure Data
1. Take 1 piece of bubble gum of the same brand and flavor for each member of your lab group.  DO NOT unwrap the gum! Record the brand name and flavor in your data section. Brand Name: Dentyne ICE

Flavor: Cherry

2. While still wrapped, measure the total mass of all pieces of gum in your lab group using your balance.  Record the total mass in your data section. Total mass of all pieces of pre-chewed gum:

5g

3. Take the gum out of the wrapper and begin chewing.  Save the wrapper! Chew for 3 minutes- answer the first question in the analysis section while chewing… Observations while chewing:

  • crunchy
  • mintry
  • sweet
  • cold
  • spicy
  • strechy
  • gummy
4. After 5 minutes of chewing remove the gum from your mouth and place it back into its gum wrapper.  Find the mass of the gum/wrappers. Record the mass in your data section. Total mass of all pieces of chewed gum: 2g
5. Throw away your gum/wrappers and make sure that your lab station is clean.   checked!

Analysis: (answer these questions- show your work for math!)

Calculate the average mass of 1 piece of pre-chewed gum in wrapper (Take the total mass of pre-chewed gum in wrappers data#2 divided by the number of members in group)

5/3 = 1.66 g

Calculate the average mass of one piece of chewed gum in the wrapper (Take the total mass of chewed gum in wrappers data#4 divided by the number of members in group)

⅔ = 0.66 g

Calculate the average mass lost from chewing the gum (Analysis#1 minus Analysis#2)

1.66 – .66 = 1 g

Calculate the percent lost (Analysis #3 divided by analysis#1 and times by 100). Don’t forget to RECORD ON THE CLASS GRAPH

1/1.66 = 0.602409639

60.24%

Graph the percent lost from EACH type of gum.

Conclusion: (answer in full sentences)

Based on the graph,

Which gum last the least percentage of mass and therefore would last the longest? Which lost the most percentage of mass and therefore would last the shortest? Did this support or negate your hypothesis? What do you think was lost while chewing? What is one possible source of error (why you would have gotten inconsistent results) in this lab and how would it have affected your results? What would you do differently if you did this lab again to counteract this error?

 

The gum last the least percentage of mass and therefore would last the longest is the Trident. The most percentage of mass and therefore would last the shortest is Mentos. This doesn’t support my hypothesis because I think that the doublemint gum would last the longest, but it’s actually the Mentos gum. While chewing the gum I think it loses the mass and flavors. I got no error of this experiment, but if I do this lab again I would change the constance speed of chewing gum because if I chew the gum fast I will lost the flavor quickly. One thing I could also try is to place gum in the water instead of chewing it. When I place the gum into the water, all of the flavor is stay inside the water, when I chewed, the gum’s flavor is dissolved inside my mouth and it go through my guts.

NUTRITION WORKSHOP

Nutrition Exploration, we went off to Prey Veng Province to do a workshop with villagers about nutrition. We partnered with World Renew Team in Prey Veng Province. 

In the workshop, we shared about

    • What is nutrition?
    • 3 types of food
    • Lack of nutrition
    • Nutrition
      • Vitamin A
      • Iron
      • Iodine
    • Hygiene 
    • Breastfeeding
    • Baby food
    • A short educated video about nutrition that we made with World Renew Team

 

The whole workshop was in Khmer. It’s kind of challenging with some technical words, but we get through it. 

My perspective was that we are only do the talking part and they listen in peace. But it turns out that they were asking a really good questions with their enthusiasm. 

In addition, we are having a lot of fun!

LITERACY LEADERSHIP TEAM

I wrote a poem that was inspired by The Rent Collector’s character. 

She does for love.

She works her butt off every day

No one care if it’s her birthday.

 

She works for her family

Can’t complain or be lazy.

 

She works every day for her son

Who cares about the rumors from anyone.

 

She fights for her future

But,  she’s surrounded by trash and it doesn’t matter.

 

She fights for her hope

Even though she doesn’t have money for food and soap.

 

She fights for her dream

Though sometimes it melts away like ice cream.

 

If you don’t read, you don’t think that it’s true

You all don’t have to believe as I do.

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Nisay, my sunshine

 

Carrying you in my calloused arm

Freaking out about my beautiful charm

What happened to you?

Nisay, are you okay?

 

Taking you to the main road

Looking for the magical antidote

How was your day?

Nisay, what have you done?

 

Riding on a free tuk-tuk with you

You feed sad, makes me feel blue

Where are you?

Nisay, can you hear me?

 

Screaming your name with my  dead voice

A journey to the hospital without a choice

Who hurt you?

Nisay, please talk to me…

 

My tears flowing down my cheeks

Working my tushie off for the entire week

Are you in pain?

Nisay, you are going to be ok!

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We all need a “Cow.

 

Once upon a time, there was a girl who fell in love with rice wine

She’s a rent collector, but she’s barely walking on a straight line.

 

She’s Sopheab, but people called her “cow”

Do we all even know why or how?

 

She brought literature into the community

She knows that she’s going to change someone’s destiny.

 

She teaches Sang Ly how to read

Because that’s all she needs.

 

Knowledge gives her power

It is like she’s standing on a top of a golden tower.

 

She knows how to communicate with literature

We all know what’s going to happen in the future.

 

Sopheap, thank you so much

It’s such as an emotional touch.

 

Literature changed everything

This fairy tale has a happy ending.

MATH

After the PSAT Bootcamp, everything’s kind of instance. Literacy lesson is getting harder and math is getting tougher and tougher. I listed down what I want to learn in math class, which is my focusing area for this school term.

 

  • Complex numbers
    • Imaginary numbers
  • Arc Lengths and Area of a Circle Sector
  • Probability

 

When it gets to complex numbers, it sounds so perplexing to me and everything is just like one big maze that I have to drill into my fried brain. The second formula doesn’t make sense to me because the square numbers can’t be negative, nevertheless have to remember it.

I still use Khanacademy as my online learning, which is super, super helpful.

 

PSAT BOOTCAMP

On the first two weeks of our 7th year of school, we are having an SAT Bootcamp with Amanda, an ESL teacher from an all-girls school in New Jersey; Kim, a recent Princeton grad in Computer Science.

First of all, we took the PSAT on the first day. Amanda is tutoring in reading, writing and language and Kim in math. 

Amanda gives us 10 to 20 common confusing words per day. She gives us a whole reading test to read on our own/in class and work through the questions together with strategies for solving it. We also learn the smart ways to eliminate the answer choices. My favorite one to learn is to summarize each passage that I read, it’s about one sentence per paragraph. It helps me to understand more about the passage and especially when I turn the paragraphs into my own words. 

For the math section, we mostly go over the questions together and express the short way to do the multiplication. I mainly struggling with world problems and numbers that involve square roots, but Kim helps me to win the battle.

Before the PSAT Bootcamp, during the PSAT full practice, I usually reach three passages of the test. But, after the PSAT Bootcamp, I reach 4 passages because I implied the summarize each paragraph strategy. Even though I don’t like science article, nevertheless I understand what the authors are talking about in the passages.

 

 

KHMER MUN

Before the end of the 6th year end, I was joining Model United Nations, MUN and it was in Khmer language.  It was my first time for being the delegate and participant in the MUN conference.  I was the delegate of Brazil and we are debating on a topic called “Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction.”

*English opening speech down below*

ជាបឋម គណៈប្រតិភូនៃប្រទេសប្រេសីុល សូមគោរពទៅដល់ប្រធានអង្គប្រជុំ គណៈប្រតិភូ អ្នកសម្របសម្រូលកម្មវិធី និងភ្ញៀវកិត្តិយសទាំងអស់ដែលមានវត្តមាន នៅក្នុងអង្គកិច្ចប្រជុំពិភិក្សាគំរូ នៃអង្គការសហប្រជាជាតិជាទីគោរព!

អង្គវេទិការទាំងមូលជាទីគោរព!!!

គណៈប្រតិភូនៃប្រទេសប្រេសីុល ពិតជាមានមោទនភាព និងភាពសប្បាយរីករាយក្រៃលែង ដែរបានមកចូលរួមក្នុងអង្គរប្រជុំដ៏សំខាន់មួយនេះ ។ ប្រទេសប្រេស៊ីលបាន យល់ឃើញយ៉ាងពិតប្រាកដថា ការរំសាយចោលនូវអាវុធនុយក្លេអ៊ែរ គឺពិតជាមានសារៈសំខាន់ ហើយគណៈប្រតិភូនៃប្រទេសប្រេសីុល ក៏ជឿជាក់ថា ប្រទេសទាំងអស់ដែលរ៉ាបរងក្នុងការផលិត ឬរក្សាទុកនូវអាវុធ ទាំងនោះ ត្រូវតែមាននូវការគ្រប់គ្រងមួយដោយមានសុវិត្តិភាព ។

ប្រទេសប្រេស៊ីល ត្រូវបានចុះហត្ថលេខា លើកិច្ចព្រមព្រៀងជាមួយ NPT និង CTBT ប៉ុន្តែមិនទាន់បានផ្តល់សច្ចានុមតិទៅលើ CTBT ទេ ។ ប្រទេសប្រេស៊ីល ត្រូវបានចោទប្រកាន់ថា បានបង្កើត និងជាម្ចាស់កម្មសិទ្ធិរបស់នុយក្លេអ៊ែរ ចាប់តាំងពីប្រទេសប្រេសីុល ជាប្រទេសទីប្រាំមួយ ដែរមានទុនអ៊ុយរ៉ានីញ៉ូមច្រើនបំផុតនៅក្នុងពិភពលោក ប៉ុន្តែប្រទេសប្រេស៊ីល សូមជូនដំណឹងដល់សមាជិកទាំងអស់របស់អង្គការសហប្រជាជាតិទាំងអស់ថា វាមិនមែនជាការពិតទេ ដែរប្រទេសប្រេស៊ីលជាម្ចាស់អាវុធនុយក្លេអ៊ែរ។ ប្រទេសប្រេស៊ីល បានអនុញ្ញាតឱ្យ IAEA មានការត្រួតពិនិត្យ នៅក្នុងប្រទេសនេះ ដរាបណាពួកគេត្រូវបានកំណត់ពេលត្រឹមត្រូវ ដោយសារតែប្រទេសប្រេស៊ីល ចង់រក្សានូវអធិបតេយ្យភាពជាតិរបស់ខ្លួន។

គណៈប្រតិភូប្រទេសនៃប្រេស៊ីល ពិតជាសង្ឃឹមថា អង្គសន្និសីទនេះ នឹងត្រូវបានដាំដុះមានផ្លែផ្កា និងមានលទ្ធផលវិជ្ជមាន ហើយក៏សង្ឃឹមថា គណៈប្រតិភូនៃប្រទេសដ៏ទៃទៀត នឹងរកដំណោះស្រាយដែរល្អបំផុតសម្រាប់ពិភពលោកយើង ។ សូមអរគុណ!

Honorable chairs, fellow delegates, and distinguished guests. Brazil is delighted to be present at such an important conference. Brazil recognizes the importance of disarmament of nuclear weapons and believes that the number of nuclear weapons should be controlled. As seen in most of the points communicated through the two treaties. Brazil has signed both the NPT and the CTBT but has still not ratified the CTBT. Brazil has been accused of creating and owning nuclear weapons since it has six largest reserves of enriched uranium in the in the world, but Brazil would like to inform all the members of the United Nations that it is not true that Brazil owns nuclear weapons. Brazil does allow IAEA inspections within the country as long as they are scheduled. This is simply because Brazil wishes to maintain its national sovereignty. The delegate of Brazil hopes this conference to be cultivated and productive and a positive outcome. Thank you!

CREATIVE WRITING

Stiles is living with his father in a mansion with their luxury life. He gets what he wants from his young, gorgeous 34 years old single father, Derek. Derek would tell stories about his mother every single night just put Stiles to sleep. At the age of 16, Stiles is going on a solo trip to Greece. Derek is all alone for years and he encourages Stiles to live on his own and have his own family. Derek suggestion was rejected by his own son. Stiles decided to go back to live with his father and he saw Lydia sitting a $500K couch reading Complex Magazine with Justin Bieber on the cover. Everything is changing after Stiles met Lydia. 

ATHENA – GREEK GODDESS OF WISDOM AND WAR

Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes. Gods and goddesses were the most powerful people in Greek mythology.

Athena, also known as Athene, is a very important goddess of many things, such as goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law, and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.

Athena was born after Zeus realized that his head was about to explode. Zeus ate his pregnant wife and gave birth to Athena from his head. At the second she was born she was perfectly born as a grown-up woman with armor and weapons. She was a child that is more powerful than him because of a prophecy. She has no mother, but one of the most familiar stories about Metis, her mother inside Zeus body was the goddess of crafty thought and wisdom. One of the biggest mistakes she made was killing Pallas, one of her best friends during the mock fight.  

Athena’s siblings were Artemis, Aphrodite, the Muses, the Graces, Ares, Apollo, Dionysus, Hebe, Hermes, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Minos, Perseus, and Porus. She was Zeus favorite child of all. Athena was allowed to use his weapons including his thunderbolt. Zeus wants her to marry one of the gods, so she could have more power and stronger, but Athena refused and told her father she would never get married.

Athena and Poseidon, the god of the sea found a city and there’s only one of the god can own it. Zeus decided that they should have a competition, the winner own the city. Poseidon used his trident to create a river, but it’s salty. The villagers can’t do anything with salt water. Athena planted olive tree and she told villagers that they can use for food, shelter, firewood, decoration, ect. Villagers love her present much more than salt water, so they chose Athena to be the protectress of the city.

Athena was very smart and powerful when it comes to war. She was the peacemaker, which is weird because it’s connected to war. Her weakness was she didn’t show any emotion and especially around men. Parthenon temple is Athena’s temple, one of the greatest wonders of the world. She also invented flute, trumpet, chariot, bridle, pot, rake, the plow, yoke, and ship.

The symbols of Athena are owls, olive trees, snakes, aegis, armor, helmets, spears, gorgoneion. The owls were Athena symbol because an owl sat on her blind side so that she could see the whole truth. The olive tree or branch is standing for peace. The Aegis is the protective power and the protective shield. Snakes are creative power and wisdom.