Literacy

This term is one of the most inspirational lessons I ever learned from literacy. We learned about happiness. What bring you happiness? Do think money can buy happiness?  
From this lesson, I think we are not only using it just for class, but we will need to use it forever in our lifetime because it is what we ‘re all life need it is HAPPINESS. This is the poem that I have created to make myself knows about what life means to me” Life is like a song, it can be hurtful or happy depending on the lyrics that we wrote, it is not always easy there is high note that we have to get through. Sometimes we get used to the lyrics, but if we change it a little bit it can mean other things so write it sing it and make it as your own”. By waiting for this poem I want to remind myself that there are things that we need to be changed and nothing will stay the same forever even myself. Everyone have to get old and die someday it just that we can’t predict and knows when so we all should enjoy our lifetimes make most of our times to be a happy memories and also make your life as your own life, not other people, make it as what you want it to be because it is who you are. The words Happiness means the state of being happy, but do you know how could you find happiness? Most people don’t know how could they find their happiness, and I want to tell that not only them but so everyone else. Do you think every moment of your life is happy yet? Then if you haven’t known yet then this what I have learned and this is where  I can share to you.

Like I asked before do you think money can buy happiness? Every answer is not right or wrong there are reasons behind those and there are different opinion and different person. Most of the times when I ask people about it the answer would be “money can’t buy happiness,but it is a part of it” well I can’t tell you what is right or wrong it is you the one who has to think and pick the answer yourself and there is no one could answer it beside you and also just believe in yourself there is no one better. When we learned about can money buy happiness we had read this article called”You can Buy Happiness if it’s an Experience and it is also one of my most favorite article I ever read because it makes me think even deeper than I was ever before? After reading the article here is what the I think the article is referred: ”I think that this article is telling people that you can use your money the ways you want to, but there is the difference between used your money to try something and buy something news. From the article, its main idea is that trying new things and having new experiments make you happier than buying new things. They are both using money but in the different ways of spending it”.  We have read many articles about happiness and the other one is called Truth”. Truth is a poem and it trying to tell the reader that the thing that going to happen can be good and bad, but be positive and go with your chose for the day.  The last article that I am going to talk about is called”From Blossoms” It is also like a poem, but with deep meaning where you can’t just it read it once and understand because it takes me more than twice just to understand a line.  From Blossom is talking about there is no one knows what will happen in the future, but we all can make every moment turn to happy. Do something that leads yourself to happiness because you’ll never when will you die, but make yourself happy every moment of your life because that is what life is like.

The moment you started to know that every moment of life is special and that is the moment where happiness can define. You don’t have to go and look out for happiness because happiness is not a thing that you have to find it is with you all the times you just have to know how to be happy. A quote from Tom Wilson once states” A smile is a happiness you’ll find right under your nose” this is one of the happiness that is closest to you. Find yourself happiness because life is special and meaningful because of it and also remember there is nothing as special and important as love, especially the love that you gives to yourself. Be who you are and find your own happiness. 

 

  (credit: Quote )

 

(Credit: classic happy smiley face, purple)

 

Multimedia

In this term, we learned many things such as function, list, and recently we learned about dictionaries in programming. In the dictionary code, we have two important things which are keys and values.

Example:

 “brand”: “Ford”,

 “model”: “Mustang”,

 “year”: 1964

Keys: “brand”, “model”, “year”

Values: “Ford”, “Mustang”, 1964

And here is an assignment in this term:

Technology/Multimedia Assignment – Round 4/Week 6

Due Monday April 1st, 2019 @ 8pm

Your name: Rachana

Code Club project name: Colorful Creation

 

 

  • Why did you choose the project? What interested you? What skill or topics did you want to work on?

 

I chose to work on the project is because I really like the title it said creation and I feel like I am going to create something by my own and I know it going to be something new. I think I will learn a lot from this project. I want to work on it because I want to create something from coding, it just makes me feel like I understand and can do it.

  1. Describe one coding challenge you had during this project. Please copy the code here to explain the problem.

I am stuck on the code where they challenge want us to do something and I got no idea where to start the code.

 

  1. What strategies did you try to solve the problem?

I didn’t think of it straight away,but I keep thinking of it when I am alone or when I concentrate enough,one funny thing about it is that I actually understand it when I was in the bathroom because I was washing my hands and I keep thinking of it and the idea just came up to my mind.

  1. Did your strategies work? Why or why not?

It is working, but I also need to change something a little bit, but that where it started because it is from draft to the real one.

  1. Did you do any extra work or challenge to go beyond what was required from the project?

Yes

  1. Write down one thing you learned from working on this project. This can be about Python, programming, computers, yourself, etc.

I have learned about myself that I got the code and programming faster when it is my favorite things and it is like some code that reacted about what I like. An example of it is the colorful creation because I can write anything I want and like. It just like I like something that is my choice.

And here is the link to my challenge that I did:                   https://trinket.io/python/cf3c9661c7

Also here are some challenges that we learned in class and you can challenge yourself to do it too! Projects to choose from:

Turtle Race!: https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/python/turtle-race/

Secret Messages: https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/python/secret-messages/

Colorful Creations: https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/python/colourful-creations/

RPG: https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/python/rpg/

Where is the Space Station?: https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/python/iss/

*if you want the other project, select another from this list or choose your own at https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/python/.

(credit: https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/python)

 

STEM

 

In STEM this term we have new things, a lot of things good and exciting learning time in STEM. We got a new schedule for stem which is Monday is reading and Tuesday is the experiment and of course, Tuesday is my favorite. The lessons we have learned are Acid and Base, Movement and we got to do experiments too. Acid and base are my favorite one overall because it is new to me and also I feel like I really got it. Sometimes I feel like I am not learning, but instead, I am taking it in step by step by just observing. I feel so natural like I don’t have to push myself so hard, but I get it more than I usually does. One more thing that I noticed myself in STEM class is that we just changed group and times so I feel like after the changing things happen I feel like I got to understand STEM better and also I feel like I like STEM now. Acid and base is the started of me where I started to like STEM even though to some people like me before I think that STEM is a really long process and there are so many things and vocabulary to learn,but when you got to understand it and when you learned it in different ways you will feel like you are not learning by just sitting class and read or listen to your teacher, but it about the discussing in team and using it in everyday life. One tip that I always did to remember about STEM things is that I keep it in real life. I try to look at the real-life example and also trying to making jokes or sentences or speaking with my friends about it so that it will always be in my head and I won’t forget it after we learned. For acid and base experiment this is what we did and what had happened:

Acid and Base test

Students will put into three groups for this experiment.

Material:

Cups

Red carbage solution as an indicator

  1. Lemon juice 2. Vinegar 3. Sprite  4. Water
  2. Toothpaste and water solution 6. Baking soda and water solution  7. Bleach.

Step 1

Add 20 ml of each solution to an each cup

This is what they turned to be

Pour indicator solution to each solution cup

Vinegar =pink

Baking soda and water solution=green

water=light purple

sprite=pink

Lemon juice=pink 

Bleach=still

Toothpaste and water solution=purple ( Take note of the color change in every cups )

For more information about the experiment here is my lab report

First, we grab each of the material and poured those things above step by step then we mixed it with the indicator cup by cup.

For lemon juice, Vinegar, Sprite it turns in to pink because those are acidic. For water and toothpaste, they turned into purple or light purple because they are the neutral which is 7, not an acid or a base. For bleach and baking soda are a base because for the baking soda it turned into green while bleach doesn’t even change color at all. When we take Lemon juice cup ( already mixed with indicator) and Pour it in the bleach cup the reaction still the same which it turned to the bleach colors like we didn’t add anything. Then we take baking soda and water solution and pour it in the vinegar and It was a really high reaction because the bubble was coming up nearly to the top of the cup, and it turns in to purple which it turned into neutral. The last thing we did was we take Sprite and pour slowly into the toothpaste solution and it becomes pink which is the acid.

 

This is the first time I even have done anything like this. I always wanted to do it because I like to see what going to change. This is actually fun, but before the fun coming I was a mess. In our team, we messed it up about 3-4 times because we didn’t read the instruction properly, but that the lesson I learned at the same time with the Acid and base. I was really stressful actually when we messed up things got more and more complicated to me while when we have done it we feel it is an easy experiment we just have to do it exactly as step by step from the instruction. This is the one that we get right for the first time and also Alli (our teacher)is with us all the time for this one. I really feel sorry to her because we messed up a lot and if I was her I will be really annoying because we have done the same mistakes over and over, but that called experiment if we didn’t get it wrong we won’t remember it in the future. For me after these mistakes, I won’t forget about this lesson and also the experiences I have for today.

Here are some of the acid scale and reactions:

 

(credits: Shutterstock )

Math

This Math round is so interesting and a little bit different from the other round because we got to learn two different things in one round. The lessons that we learned about the most are Angles and percentages. The percentage is my most favorite lesson in this term. The percentage is really important to me. Even though it might be not so new to me, but I feel like I know about it more than I used to be. The percentage is nearly in everything, your phone battery, your school gender counting, for short it is to describe the number of the date. The percentage may sound so professional, but it is really is simple. It is easy than you think and also to understand it better we like to play games with it. One of those is https://kahoot.it  and http://quizizz.com. Most of the times we learned how to convert percentages to something else or something else to percentages.

   

In our class, we also create some of the quizzes on that website. You can check it out if you want to learn something new. About angles, we just started to learn about it just about two to three weeks. Angles is also not so new to us, but it is getting clearer when we learned about it again this time. There are three important things I got to learned and I really remember those are supplementary angles, complementary angles, and the 360 angles, also the vertical angles.

complementary angles

vertical angles

360 angles

supplementary angles

 

Humans of Cambodia

My exploration is called ”HOC” which stands for Humans of Cambodia and we got inspire by Humans of New York. In this exploration, we learned about the human’s life story. Why do we want to know about other people life story?  Well, we can not judge people by their covers there is no way you should judge people by just what they look like because you’ll never know what their story is. I am as a Cambodian I feel like there are many people out there that have many interesting stories and we’ll know and learned about them because sometimes it helps us to understand about them also the social and what the outside world really means. For these seven weeks explorations I have explored a lot of things and learned about many stories, but what I get and from this exploration back is I know more about myself and my country. Because of this exploration, I know that I am really passionate about interviewing and asking people for what they have experienced and ask for some advice. I feel really connected to other people even though I never experienced something like they did, but it makes me feel empathy and know how it feels. There are people out there who want others to know about their story because their appearance made some people judge them by the cover. Sit there Listen to their stories because it is a lesson which we called the life lesson. There is a quote say”Share“ Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” This is my favorite quote ever because it is real in real life like me if people tell me their stories I’ll remember those stories forever. Thanks to this exploration a lot because I found my passion which is interviewing people, but it the friendship way in the way where it is like the normal conversation, not the one that we called as the professional interviewing. This way I felt like I and the other people are connecting to each other even I never know even this is might be the first time I met them or heard their stories, but it made me feel like I know who there are and what their stories are.

In this exploration, we went on trips a lot because we want to interview people for their story and here are some pictures from the trips:

We were interviewing a grandpa at the Russian market.

we went to helping hands which is an organization, but it is more like a school.

We were interviewing a grandma whose house got fire in Steung Meanchey

 

Liger students in HOC exploration and the Helping hands. And also in this exploration, all the information and people stories are going to the blog Called Humans Of Cambodia.

Here is a link to our Blog: http://humansofcambodia.ligeracademyblog.org/

There are many people and stories out there, spend your time listening to their stories because it might be your inspiration to the other day!