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


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!


Gender equity is one of the biggest issues in the global, we must take the action. My exploration named Change Gender Equity and Change stands for Creating Humanitarian Awareness for the Nesassarary of Gender Equity. Our mission is to raise awareness about global gender issues with a focus on Cambodian society. In order to affect positive change, we must examine the past to transform the future. Through communication, passion, and risk-taking we will investigate various aspects of gender discrimination and inequalities by sharing stories, exchanging knowledge, and interacting with others to create a healthy and constructive dialogue about gender equity.

I learn about the difference between equality and equity. Equality is treating everyone the same. Equality is fairness and it only works when people need the same help. Equity is providing help in order to make them successful. Equity seems to be unfair, but it actually it tries to move everyone as close to the success as possible. But in society, everyone starts at different places and don’t have the same need so equity would be fit in this circumstance. My favorite part of the exploration is to learn about the stereotype. In the society, the stereotype is everywhere and anywhere. The stereotype is people perspective on someone or something. 

Over the past seven weeks, a group of twelve students and two facilitators at Liger Leadership Academy have investigated a variety of topics related to gender as part of an exploration entitled “Gender Equity.” As our final product, we decided to organize a gender summit to raise awareness and create the dialogue about these very important global issues. Our summit will take place over two days, January 27th and 28th and will be conducted in both English and Khmer. We have invited high school age students from around the country to attend this event. Stay tuned for our gallery of student work, photographs, and interviews from the summit.

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In the Ecosystem Services and Climate Change Exploration, we worked with Song Saa Foundation to focus on three main areas: organic gardening, lightning prevention and protection and a fish population survey. We went to two different communities on Koh Rong which is located, offshore of Preah Sihanouk province, to do a workshop and conduct a fish population survey. The data will be analyzed to see which fish species are being depleted, according to the elders.  The workshop focused on safety from lightning since lightning is increasing with climate change. We also spent an afternoon building a fence at Sala Song Saa and prepared for an organic garden for Prek Svay community. Moreover, we distributed over a hundred water filters to the community at Prek Svay. Lastly, we snorkeled over coral reefs, through seagrass beds, and with bioluminescence. Thank you to Palm Beach Resort for providing us camping space, and providing us a night boat ride to swim with the bioluminescence.


This is a really brand new social study for me to do. I have an opportunity to work with International School Phnom Penh’s students (ISPP). We are planning for Phnom Penh Youth Film Festival (PPYFF) to make it happen. The goal of PPYFF is to promote creative storytelling and teamwork, help kids learn the many skills involved in filmmaking, and to plant the seeds that will grow into the future of the Cambodian film industry. So far we’ve done on making website, posting on social media and stick flyers around schools. The event will be happening on Friday, March 30th for the annual PPYFF event! More than three dozen student films will be premiered and celebrated at ISPP’s world-class Black Box Theatre. Watch the films, meet the filmmakers, and stay for the award ceremony! Awards will be given to the best picture, director, screenplay, cinematography, editing, and best actor. We hope to see you there! We hope that there’s a lot of people will join the PPYFF competition and we also hope that there’s a lot of audiences come and support the event and the filmmaker. 

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As I observe  Cambodia today is developing, with factories, construction, education, transportation, tourism, forestation and etc. You can’t imagine how fast things are changing, from uneducated to educated society. It’s almost impossible to believe. If you want to change something or someone you have to change yourself first. From 2016 to 2017 I believed in myself that I have the agency to change Cambodia.

From the beginning of the year, one of my exploration was Iron Deficiency, which is we learn about anemia. Anemia is a type of condition when you have low red blood cells. We went to Siem Reap to teach students and villagers about anemia and Lucky Iron Fish. We also cooperate with Lucky Iron Fish Company. We helped to allocate the Lucking Iron Fish to each villager, who came to listen to our presentation about anemia and Lucky Iron Fish. By this exploration, I helped to transition Cambodia by distributing my knowledge to others villagers and technique how to live healthier. In 2017 I involved of making Climate Change Board Game for Cambodian students. The board game teaches students to understand about climate change, the impact of climate, how to prevent the climate change. As the result we want them to passionately understand how human activity affected to climate. The main problem caused climate change was their tons and tons of CO2 are releasing in the air. I helped to change Cambodia by teaching others students of the impact of climate change, so they also can teach other people to make a change.

One of my favorite explorations of the year was Ecosystem Services and Climate Change. We went to Koh Rong Island to do the survey about the six most eaten fish. The main purpose of the survey was to know the decreasing/increasing in a population of the 6 most eaten fish species in both villages. The 6 species are Sphyraenidae, Lethrinus, Gymnocranius, Carangidae, Snappers, and Groupers. Not just that, we also help Song Saa Foundation to distribute water filter one per family. The advantages of using water filter are they don’t have to spend their time to boil the water and spend the money on the wood to burn. Additionally, we also teach them how to prevent from the lightning by doing the lighting play that we prepared from school

To illuminate the idea of my changing Cambodia this year. I’m so proud of myself, even though I made a change a mini changed in Cambodia for the past 1 year, but I’m so appreciative about myself and I don’t care how it means to other people, but it means a lot to me. To end my conclusion I will keep making a change in Cambodia for the rest of the time that I have.


In English literacy, there’s one of the assignments that we need to write an essay about coming of age and I picked to write about what changed me the most. I wrote about how haters around me changed my life. To be specific I met a lot of friends, don’t call them friends. I met a lot of people that treat me like a dirt beneath their feet and using me as their advantages. All of the people should deserve respects, no matter they are white, black, tall, short, skinny, fat or whatever they all have the same rights as we do. I could say that this is one of my most things to do in English literacy class.



It’s not that difficult for me to cook because most of the kids that live in the rural area know how to cook, but it turns out that it’s really difficult for me to cook in my apartments because most of the time we cook western food. Well, I have a lifesaver “COOKBOOK!!” Cookbook teaches me how to cook many different types of food, especially food that really rare in my hometown. I have a lot of opportunities to learn how to cook new foods with my roommates and use a lot of fancy items and using oven is one of the example. So far my favorite food to cook is morning glory sour soup, it’s one of the Khmer traditional food. This soup is really special to me because my grandmother is the one who teaches me how to make it.


41 years ago Cambodia was occupied by the Khmer Rouge (KR). It was the most destructive period of time in Cambodia. Everyone’s life was threatened by killing, malnutrition, being overworked, starvation, and mainly the death from weapons such as guns, mines, bombs, artilleries, and helicopters. Most of the weapons were imported from the United States, China and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, known as USSR. The Khmer Rouge traded agricultural products to get these weapons.

We visited three museums that are related to Khmer Rouge war: War Museum, Cambodia War Remnants Museum and Landmine Museum. The common things that all three museums have are the weapons that were used during the war, and all of those weapons were found around the museum areas and in the forest along Thai border. Those weapons are: guns, mines, bombs, tanks, and artilleries.

What I learned from the War Museum is that after the war, there were six million mines and eight million bombs left in Cambodia. Now, 80% of the mines were cleared but 1.2 million mines still remain. One connection is that those bombs were also a reason that the Khmer Rouge gain their power through propaganda because the Khmer Rouge soldiers told everyone that they need to fight back against the US because US was dropping bombs in our country.


On 25th October, 2016 we had a very special guest from Green Camp School in Indonesia. They came and gave us a really special speech about their school. The school was located in Indonesia. The whole school was build out of bamboo. We got to build any structure we wanted, but we do it in the team. My team have 12 people and our idea of building the structure is to make the start with five faces. When we finished with the five faces and we left a lot of bamboo, so we decided to build the pyramid on the top of the middle part of our star.