Water Rocket Competition 2014
Paññāsāstra International School (PSIS) has been implemented to select outstanding students to participate in the internatinal competition. Based on the international rules of water rocket competitions, the activities have spread out into both lower and upper secondary schools, including public and private sectors in Phnom Penh city as well as some provinces on the space education program. The first Space Education Seminar in Cambodia was conducted in April 2013 on which space science and technology was introduced to young students and teachers from various schools. With many schools joinning in with these activities; the participants were very excited. Recently, we have conducted two competitions in two different province; one was in Takeo Province which is about 50 kilometers south of Phnom Penh, and the other was in Kampot Province which is approximately 150 kilometers southwest of Phnom Penh. Thousands of students and some teachers participated in the events. These activities were supported by public schools and the Peace Corps organization and facilitated by SEA-WG in Cambodia. In addition, PSIS also conducted a water rocket competition on July 4th, 2014 at Chea Sim Boeng Keng Kang High School where 205 students and some teachers participated. This shows the interest of the students in joining together with international collaboration supported by APRSAF and local organizations.
1. Training Activities
The purpose of training is to promote the water rocket events to sustain a developmental program; developing human resources and gaining familiarization of materials which are the main aspects of space education.
In the formation of five members in a team. there were 22 teams joined the competition this year. The results were determined by the closest distance from each teams two launches. After a full morning of launching water rocket only th