Food Systems Description

Exploration 6

  • Exploration Name: Food Systems
  • Exploration Dates: March 10 – May 2
  • Number of Students: 15

CONTENT:

  1. What is Food Systems
  2. Soil
  3. Grow seeds
  4. Seed part
  5. Fruits vs. Vegetable
  1.   A food system is the cyclical process of growing, transforming, packaging, transporting, cooking, eating, and recycling food. Sometimes we can skip some of these steps. For example if we eat a mango that grows from a tree at our house we are skipping packaging, transporting, cooking, and transforming. This is an example of a local food system. An example of a global food system is chips that have ingredients from different parts of the world and are packaged, transformed and transported all over the world.
  2. People can describe soil in different ways such as heavy or poor. Soil have three type(). One is silt, sand and clay.

Sand is the largest particle in the soil. When you rub it, it feel rough. Sand doesn’t hold many nutrient. Example: If you go to the beach you will see the sand particle.

Silt is the soil particle whose size between sand and clay. Silt feel smooth and powdery. When it wet it feel smooth, but not sticky.

Clay is the smallest particle. Clay is smooth when it dry and sticky when wet. Clay hold lots of nutrient, but it doesn’t let the air and water get through.

  1. Now we are start to grow the seeds. The seeds is growing, but we have not taken its to grow in our raised beds yet. In one day we have to give the water to the plants 3 – 4 times. *

Step how to grow the plants:

  1. Put four layer of toilet paper on caton form
  2. Spray water on toilet paper
  3. Sprinkle on toilet paper
  4. Spray water again
  5. Take it to put where don’t have insect and leave for 3 days
  6. Take it to grow in the tray
  1. We have learn about the seeds part and their function.

Seed Coat: Their function is to protect the embryo.

Embryo:  Is the baby plants inside the seeds

Cotyledon:  The seeds leaves that feed embryo before the seed can germinates and can do photosynthesize.

  1. Another things that we have learn is about the fruits and vegetables
  • What is the difference between fruits and vegetables?

Fruits have seeds on the inside or on the skin, and vegetables do not. To get the seeds from vegetables you need to let it grow until it has the flowers and then you have the seeds.

  1. Global Food vs. Local Food

Global is the food that all around the world. Local is the food that near. Ex: If we are Cambodian and buy the food in Cambodia that food is the local because it is near where we live. Ex: If we are Cambodian and buy the food from Malaysia that food is the local because it far away from where we live.

Local Food Systems

Pros Cons
* Use less money, food is cheaper

* Easy to ride/move

*Less time

* Provide jobs for people in your community

* If the food is high quality it can become famous (kampot pepper)

* helps the environment

* supports the local economy

* makes transforming easier

* more money – better education

* reputation in global context

* the producer and products won’t be famous

* local pollution

* quality concerns

* you can’t eat lots of different foods

* air pollution

* hurting the ecosystem

* copying from other countries

* competitio

Global Food Systems 

Pros Cons
* high quality, made by machine

* new flavors

*more profits

* give different jobs to people all over the world

* better hygiene

* more expensive

* long time

* lots of transportation = lots of pollution

* lots of taxes

* lose ingredients

* chemicals to keep it fresh

* never going to have fresh fruits and vegetables

  1. Trip

We have four trips that we go to learn about Food Systems. The first trip we went on was to an Organic farm. The owner he shown us how to grow the seeds. In his farm there are ten different types of seeds: lettuce, fruit plants and herbs. Also, he told us that insects and the weeds  destroy his farm. Weeds are the things that you don’t want. EX: In the farm have the grass that grows, the weeds is the grass because the farmer doesn’t want that to grow in their farm. New technology is that they cover the soil by the plastic because when we put the compost and the water will not go away. Compost is made out of the animals poo mixed with soil and rice husks.

The second trip we are going to Natural Garden store. In that shop sell vegetables, snacks, wine and ingredients.

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Exploration 6

  • Exploration Name: Food Systems
  • Exploration Dates: March 10 – May 2
  • Number of Students: 15

A food systems is the cyclical process of growing, transforming, packaging, transporting, cooking, eating, and recycling food. Sometimes we can skip some of these steps. For example if we eat a mango that grows from a tree at our house we are skipping packaging, transporting, cooking, and transforming. This is an example of a local food system. An example of a global food system is chips that have ingredients from different parts of the world and are packaged, transformed and transported all over the world.

In this class we had learned difference . Soil have  and the different between fruits and vegetables. Then we started how to grow the seeds. After that we experiment to grow the seeds. We also learned about the global food systems and the local food systems. We compare that in pros and cons way. We had four experiments: was Organic farm, Natural garden, University of agriculture and a Rice mill.

Carry it ! Bag Business Description

 

 

Exploration Name: Bag Business

Exploration  Dates: October 7th-November 19th

Number of students: 13

Essential Questions:

Why do we use bags – the purpose of bags?

What is the purpose of creating a prototype?

What processes are needed to create a small profitable business?

 

Description:

When we started this project we thought about Ready-Set-Go, which is a website that helped us get ideas about starting our business. In Ready we thought about our logo, what business and our goals. Then we divided all the students in our group into three different departments. There were Research + Development, Account + Finance and Sales and Marketing. In R+D they worked on how to make our design unique. In A+C they worked on Project balance sheet. Project balance sheet is the sheet that we just think of but it is not happen yet. But S + M is very important because they need to prepare the attitude and be friendly to the buyers who come. After that we took trips to RUFA, Art Gallery, A.N.D, Royal Boutique, Smateria and Wattan. Wattan is a place which made bags for us to paint. At first we decided to make 52 tote bags but then we wanted another 13 ipad bags. In our last day we all painted the bags already and we opened the shop for the students, staff and visitors to buy bags from our business. On that day we also used a mannequin to make up and put the bags on it’s hand. At that day we sold nearly all the bags. We also had 2 bags to raffle. This was very fun. We had the promotion about the tickets and one ticket for the adult costs 1$ and for the kids costs 2000៛. From that day each of us got $5 from when we sold.

Our Bag Business Members.
Our Bag Business Members.
Left (Painting for Ipad bag), Right (With school director).
Left (Painting for Ipad bag), Right (With school director).

 

Community English Description

Exploration Name: Community English

Exploration Dates: August 12th-September 16th

Number of Students: 12

Essential Questions: Is there a best way to teach and learn?

How does knowing English effect change?

Description: Our first opening Exploration was Community English. In Community English we learned how to prepare and teach lessons to other people. But before we taught we needed to find the people who want to learn with us. To find the students we went into the community. After we knew clearly who wanted to come and learn at Liger, we gave the permission to their parents. So all of their parents can trust us. Then they let their child come and learn at Liger.

After we knew exactly who would come to learn, we prepared the lesson for them. When we went to the community to find them we also asked them what do they want to learn and that’s how we can prepare the lesson. When we finished planning the lesson we practiced before teaching students. We practiced with each other in our class. Even if we practiced with each other it does not mean that we are expert or good at it. So we had a trip to two schools. The schools are Northbridge and ICAN. At ICAN we met with one woman named Kate. Kate and Jessica prepared the schedule for us and some ICAN students to tour us around. We went there because we wanted to get experiences from the teachers at their school. Two to three days after that we went to Northbridge. At the end of the Exploration we asked some of the students how they felt and what did they think about our teaching (if its good or not). We gave them the lessons for free.

 

Forest Ecology Description

Exploration Name: Forest Ecology

Exploration Dates: January 20 – March 7

Number of students: 12

Essential Questions: (1) What is an ecosystem? (2) What is a natural resource?

Description: An ecosystem is the living things and the non-living things connecting with each other. The one example is algae. Algae take the sunlight for food and fish eat algae and then people eat fish. This is one connection. In Ecosystems class we had a journey book to take notes or write keywords that we don’t know what that word means. In Ecology class the first topic that we learned was tropical forest. We did not just learn only tropical forests but we also learned a lot of kinds of forests like conifers and others. A tropical forest is the forest that has rain a lot all year. We also learned about ecological relationships. Ecological relationships mean that one organism and another organism connect with each other. Ecological relationships are divided in five parts. They are parasitism, commensalism, predator-prey, mutualism and competition. Our Ecology group went to Mondulkiri province to study there. We spent six days at Mondolkiri. We met a lot of people like Bunong people. On Saturday we came back to our school and we shared what we learned.

Here is our Prezi about Ecological Relationships, Please visit.