The Cambodia
International Academy,
Phnom Penh,
Cambodia

Stained Onion Skin

Today in my science class, the grade 6 students explored how cells look like under the Celestron microscope. They have learned that cells are the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism, which is typically microscopic and consists of cytoplasm and a nucleus enclosed in a membrane.

Here are some photos of our stained onion skin using Celestron with a magnification of 200x

Stained Onion Skin

Stained Onion Skin

Stained Onion Skin

Stained Onion Skin

It’s All About Money

Every country in the world needs money to transact business. Here in Cambiodia, Khmer Riels and US Dollars are the two major currencies that are being used. Look what we’ve found in the Khmer Riels using  MiScope.

A beautiful Khmer woman

A beautiful Khmer woman

Precious smile

Precious smile

The historical Angkor Wat

The historical Angkor Wat

Bayon Temple in Angkor Wat

Bayon Temple in Angkor Wat

Palm trees are abundant in Cambodia

Palm trees are abundant in Cambodia

 

 

 

 

 

Creepy Crawlers – Head Lice

Are you afraid of bugs and insects?

Well this question may ring a bell because I am sure that many of you have been scared of bugs and insects. Hey, don’t worry, I am one of you ;-)

It’s not that I am really scared of them, but I find them creepy and annoying. Funny how a human being as big as me is scared of tiny little bugs, right? So, to conquer entomophobia or the fear of insects and bugs, my students and I will study them under MiScope and we’re going to share our findings with all of you. For the first post under creepy crawlers, here’s what we’ve learned about head lice.

Head Lice

Pediculus humanus capitis is a human medical condition caused by the colonization of the hair and skin parasite also known as head lice. This wingless parasite feeds on extremely small amounts of human blood drawn from the scalp. This condition is a common problem for kids between 3-12 years old. Although lice are not dangerous and they don’t spread disease, they can be very annoying. Many kids suffer from itchiness that could lead to wounds on the scalp.

Teacher Beth, one of our Science teachers went on  a medical mission with her group and visited Kampong Speu – a province here in Cambodia. They spent their day teaching the kids proper hygiene by giving them a bath and teaching them how to brush their teeth. The specimen below is from a child living in the province.

Pediculosis capitis

Pediculosis humanus capitis taken by Canon PowerShot

Pediculosis humanus capitis

Pediculosis humanus capitis taken by MiScope

Pediculosis humanus capitis taken by MiScope

Pediculosis humanus capitis taken by MiScope

Pediculosis humanus capitis taken by MiScope

Pediculosis humanus capitis taken by MiScope

Pediculosis humanus capitis taken by MiScope

Pediculosis humanus capitis taken by MiScope

Prevention

Having head lice is not a sign of poor hygiene, it can a problem for kids of all ages and socioeconomic levels. To prevent getting lice, avoid any head-to-head contact at school, gym, or playground, and while playing at home with other children. Do not share combs, hats, helmets, towels, and other personal items to anyone else whether they have lice or not. Avoid using pillows and bedding that have been used by someone infected with lice.

Treatment

Anti-louse products are commonly available in pharmacy. However, head lice can be persistent and can stay alive after using chemical products. In this case, you may use the two-fold process which can kill both the eggs (nits) and the adult lice.

 

 

 

Welcome to Cambodia

Soksabay! Hi everyone! My name is Teacher Joyce and I will be one of the science teachers you’ll meet here at CIA FIRST International School – Cambodia. I am currently teaching Middle School Science and my homeroom class is Grade 7. It’s always fun to teach my students, because they are so inquisitive! They love to ask questions and discover new things, that’s why when the new microscopes arrived, all of them are very excited to get the project started. Unfortunately, we are finishing the school year in 3 weeks, so we do not have time to conduct a lot of activities. However, do not be sad because we’re planning to perform one or two activities before we head on our vacation.

TEACHER JOYCE AND STUDENTS OF GRADE 7A

TEACHER JOYCE AND STUDENTS OF GRADE 7A

In the next posts, you will be able to know more about the Kingdom of Wonder – Cambodia, and I hope you will learn new things about the country we are living in, its people, and the culture.

Lastly, here’s a short video of my students saying thank you to the wonderful gifts we received from MicroGlobalScope:

Welcome Phnom Penh

Crystals Growing on Clay via BioBus NYC

Hi Cambodia International Academy, Phnom Penh! Welcome to MicroGlobalScope. Can you find 5 different plants, flowers, insects, bugs, or materials that are unique or iconic to your area and take a photo of each one with your MiScope? Can’t wait to see what you find!