Competition #7 Expert learning

16 December 2022
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Winners announced!

Your competition entries this week were very insightful this week, and ourselves and the experts loved hearing about what you learned from them! The winners are:

brilliant_vegtable of Cheam Fields Primary Academy in the United Kingdom

wonderful_grapefruit of Riverdale Middle School G in the United States of America

and daring_cherry of St Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High School in Uganda

You will each be awarded three stars. Well done!

  • brilliant_vegetable | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2022

    For me, my surprise came more from the questions than from the answers. As soon as these experts answered such complex, driving questions , I realised that the only way to push yourself is by asking questions, learning more, getting to mould your opinion based on your own and an experts. I believe this has really benefited me and has made me understood the importance of questions and as a whole, the true definition of words. To communicate , to spark curiosity and to have a voice.

    If I had to narrow it down to one, it would most certainly be Pete Pearson answering free_snail's comment. I really admired and respected the fact that he expanded that results take time and although the actions you want do not come around quite easily, it is important to keep pushing on. We will always have obstacles in life, but the action that expresses your dignity is to keep on going. I give you a big thumbs up free_snail and a well done as that question has made me become stronger beforehand for some fallbacks that may happen in the future.

  • wonderful_grapefruit | Riverdale Middle School G | United States of America 12 Dec 2022

    I learned from Dr. Mamta Patel Nagaraja of NASA that whenever you persist about something you can achieve anything you want in life. I also learned that when aiming for your goals you will fail, but you have to try again and again, and never give up. In life there will be a lot of challenges, but when being challenged it makes you think about things you never thought about. For example, If you want to become a chef, at first you will burn the food, put too much seasoning, or you might not put enough, but you have to keep trying. This information relates to space because when trying to work in space you will make mistakes, and you will be confused, but she never gave up. Dr.Mamta Patel Nagaraja of NASA never gave up on her dream; she was persistent. She started by looking up in the sky and wondering what each star represents. She also had an older sister who would tell her about things she learned at school. I found it interesting that she was inspired by many different people and events. Later in life, her interest led to her making an instrument to measure the atmosphere of another planet. Now she is able to inspire others.

  • daring_cherry | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 14 Dec 2022

    I have watched Pete Pearson of WWF answering questions,but the one that really made me think deeper and see things more differently is the answer he for inventive conclusion's question about if one can be sustainable on his own. He answered and he at some point used this phrase "Small changes done by millions and millions of people is what changes the world." This got me thinking deeper about the decisions that I take personally ending up changing the world forexample if stop food wastage in my home,consume less and cook enough and finish.My individual decision to do such might actually endup changing the world if even I influence other friends of mine in my community to do the same telling them about the danger in food wastage.
    I can say that I have learned to never underestimate the power I hold as an individual to make a change because it starts with you to others.One by one making a bundle, impacting the world.
    Let's focus on ourselves and make an effort to be more sustainable then even others will follow our example and that's how we change the world.

We are coming to the end of the Festival! And that means our experts have started to share their answers to your questions.

To enter the competition this week, your challenge is to watch the expert answers, then come back here and tell us about the most interesting thing you learnt from them.

Use the quick links below to see our experts’ answers!
Dr Mamta Patel Nagaraja of NASA

Dr Kenneth Harris of NASA

Pete Pearson of WWF

Idrees Kahloon of The Economist

This is your last chance to win a Festival competition, so think carefully about your answers.

This competition will close on Friday 16th December. Good luck!

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  • eager_seed | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 12 Dec 2022

    I learned from Dr kenny that age doesn't be the important thing to work. Maybe a young person you can do something better than a person who is bigger than you. Also, you should be honest with people and there are a lot of young people that know. a lot of information that big person don't know it this thing that young people have skill in something they love to do it example my friend lara was 12 years old and she love everything about technology if you ask her any question she can answer it quickly since she loves everything about technology.
    Can this girl get a job at this age?

  • bold_apple | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 12 Dec 2022

    I am dedicating this poem to the inspiring Dr. Mamta Patel Nagaraja of NASA, to tell her what I have learned:

    Listening to your answers was music to my ear.

    Painting a promising picture for women was all I need.

    You said we can, you said we should try.

    I will follow my dream to travel to space and fly.

    Fly with my ambitions, feeding my definitions, creating a succession of what a woman can achieve.

    Thanks for what from you I receive, as you thought me to believe.

  • inspirational_groundhog | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 12 Dec 2022

    I have learned to overcome failure and making success is the main goal of your success in life, and that everything comes with determination and persistence, and nothing can prevent us from achieving our dreams except the complex of fear, and that helping others is one of the means of success that enables us to achieve our goals, and that nothing is impossible as long as We have determination and persistence

  • free_snail | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 12 Dec 2022

    It has come to my attention that all the experts are interested in the things that benefit everyone in all respects, the poor and the rich, and other than that, the way they advise us. From the first problem, because these problems may be the way to our success, and that staying on failure in a problem is failure in itself, and that we must rise if we make a mistake in order to achieve everything we want and not despair

  • credible_construction | Bal Bharati Public school B | India 12 Dec 2022

    From listening to Dr.Mamta i learned its useless to work at a profession if you are not interested in it . As Dr.Mamta told us about the interest she had in space and asked her self like which other profession would create an instrument to go to an another planet besides astronaut . Clearly proves we need to find love in your profession without that its just useless because you wont have fun solving those problems you are least bothered about. Life is all about fun . One last thing I clearly agree failure is part of life there is person alive on this planet who hasn't faced failure but is successful these few words always helps to be positive during we fail in some part of our life.

  • attentive_physics | Govt. Shuhada-e-APS Model Girls High School B | Pakistan 12 Dec 2022

    The answers from Dr Mamta were the most enjoyable for me the main thing that i learned from her is that a person's curiosity can lead him towards great things. The way she said that staring at the stars as child and just by dreaming about various possibilities made her achieve success and also she explained it very beautifully that we should let women to know that there is space for them in space was motivating. The part where she answers what she gets from her job was also good because she answered that she gets to solve various problems on daily basis expands her mental horizons .

    I am a female and i am obsessed with physics and engineering but sometimes i feel a bit lost, this message from her really sparked a new ambition in me .

  • inspiring_iceberg | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt 12 Dec 2022

    I learned that it's ok to ask for help .It's ok not to know something and that doesn't mean you are a loser. We have to ask for advice to apply it in different ways. Also, try to be surrounded by minded people that want to cooperate and want you to succeed and that doesn't mean to take without giving. You have to take and receive .You have to encourage each other. You have to help others when they need as you were helped before. Also, I learned that I may face obstacles at the beginning of my career and sometimes I have to be patient and ambitious till I reach my goal.
    I learned also the power of individuals shouldn't be underestimated. You can start with yourself and take action to solve a problem and with repeated actions,others will be motivated to do the same.I believe that one action can make a difference in a whole society.
    If we want to make a change,we have to pay a little because if we don't do this, somebody else will do. Seeking for solutions to solve our problems and cooperating with each other is a must for the sake of next generations that will suffer more if we don't react .

  • daring_donkey | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School A | Occupied Palestinian Territory 12 Dec 2022

    I dedicate this poem to Mamata Bell. people live
    People are dying
    People laugh
    People cry
    Some give up
    Some are still trying
    Some say hello
    While some say goodbye
    Others may forget you

  • brilliant_vegetable | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2022

    For me, my surprise came more from the questions than from the answers. As soon as these experts answered such complex, driving questions , I realised that the only way to push yourself is by asking questions, learning more, getting to mould your opinion based on your own and an experts. I believe this has really benefited me and has made me understood the importance of questions and as a whole, the true definition of words. To communicate , to spark curiosity and to have a voice.

    If I had to narrow it down to one, it would most certainly be Pete Pearson answering free_snail's comment. I really admired and respected the fact that he expanded that results take time and although the actions you want do not come around quite easily, it is important to keep pushing on. We will always have obstacles in life, but the action that expresses your dignity is to keep on going. I give you a big thumbs up free_snail and a well done as that question has made me become stronger beforehand for some fallbacks that may happen in the future.

  • compelling_explanation | Riverdale Middle School G | United States of America 12 Dec 2022

    I learned from Dr.Patel that you are going to wonder about things a lot when you are young, but when you actually get to that point you will be able to see that most of what you were wondering was funny. According to Dr. Patel, "you can achieve your goals by never giving up." Dr. Patel became an astronaut because she wanted to figure out the little things she saw in the sky when she was just a little girl. Later, what encouraged her even more was her older sister that really liked science and taught her more things to know about that subject.

  • wonderful_grapefruit | Riverdale Middle School G | United States of America 12 Dec 2022

    I learned from Dr. Mamta Patel Nagaraja of NASA that whenever you persist about something you can achieve anything you want in life. I also learned that when aiming for your goals you will fail, but you have to try again and again, and never give up. In life there will be a lot of challenges, but when being challenged it makes you think about things you never thought about. For example, If you want to become a chef, at first you will burn the food, put too much seasoning, or you might not put enough, but you have to keep trying. This information relates to space because when trying to work in space you will make mistakes, and you will be confused, but she never gave up. Dr.Mamta Patel Nagaraja of NASA never gave up on her dream; she was persistent. She started by looking up in the sky and wondering what each star represents. She also had an older sister who would tell her about things she learned at school. I found it interesting that she was inspired by many different people and events. Later in life, her interest led to her making an instrument to measure the atmosphere of another planet. Now she is able to inspire others.

  • optimistic_politics | Riverdale Middle School G | United States of America 12 Dec 2022

    I learned from the video that Dr. Patel made that it's ok to not know what your going to do when you grow up. Not everybody knows what they're going to do. and it can be hard when everybody know what there going to and you don,t it helps because your rushing to find a career and its not really what you want to do or your not sure if that is what you want t pursue. i also Learned that don,t ever put a limit on your passion because of your gender because women can do just as much as men. because women has been taught or told that they had one job and that's to be a stay at home mom because that's what society has taught. so to see another women follow there dream it can help encourage other women and little girls to follow their dreams and no matter what.

  • versatile_ocean | Riverdale Middle School G | United States of America 12 Dec 2022

    I learned from Dr.Mamta that women are well suited to work in space just as well as men. Women can do things men can do in space too some women think they can't do things that men can do but Sally K.Ride was the first woman astronaut to go to space. Sally Ride accomplishment helped students join the S.T.E.M program in middle school.

  • successful_papaya | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2022

    I would like to talk about Pete Pearson of WWF
    I think that Pete Pearson is a really determined and resilient person. Although he knows that the time to save the world is unfortunately running out, he still has faith in himself and thinks that if we all take action, trying to let animals and humans thrive together, we can still be heroes! He is really caring and thoughtful, as he doesn't like to waste food to make this threatening situation worse. He is also part of many other groups, The Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment and many more, that help our wonderful world; this also shows his generous and persevering character.

    Even though my family always tells me to help the world by not wasting food, not buying uneccesery things ect.., I always wondered how ONE act of MINE out of the BILLIONS of people out there could make a difference. But, when Pearson told us that we can ALL make a difference as long as we work together, I understood that in order to save our world, I just need to be determined, passionate and most importantly, have belief in myself.

    Now I hope that you all can join me and be the heroes of our Earth! We all must take some action, musn't we?

  • charming_weaver | Shri Natesan Vidyasala Mhss | India 13 Dec 2022

    These are my take-aways after listening to the Expert’s answers.
    1. From Dr. Mamta:
    Never Give Up. When you are passionate about your dreams, you will achieve it. When you have joy in the job that you do, overcoming challenges aren’t a big deal. Every woman is as capable as a man and give that space to be in that space and she would bring you even mars!
    2. From Mr. Pete Pearson:
    A small contribution from an individual too makes a huge difference. As individuals if we consciously make choice of eating just right and completely stop food wastage, we are not only saving our planet but saving our money too. I just loved the way he said, ‘Why waste the hard-earned paycheck!” The efforts by him and his family to control food wastage was amazing.
    3. From Dr. Kennith:
    When you get the right opportunity and platform, how should we give back to the society. The way he answered about mentorship was really touching and fascinating. Most importantly, how important it is to be in the right company. “We could not Fail!” “Rise of the Rocket Girl” are the books on my to-read list. After listing to Dr Mamta, I have already seen what a rocket girl means 😊
    4. From Mr. Idrees:
    I thought he took journalism because he was an extrovert from the beginning and was a passionate writer. However, after hearing him I learnt it’s never too late to explore what your heart wants. And never too late to start your writing if you really want to do that. And never too late to learn the art of speaking to people.
    Thank You Topical Talk for giving such a beautiful opportunity to hear from so many experts and learn from their experience.

  • grounded_reality | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 13 Dec 2022

    Thank you, Mr. Kenny Harris
    Thanks for your answers to the questions. I admire your accomplishments and where you are.
    You are a wonderful, successful person who has achieved what no one else could at the age of sixteen You are an example for anyone who is ambitious to achieve goals at such a young age. What proplems did you face on your career path, and how did you maintain focused When these times came? And how has technology changed over time in your current job? I liked your answers to this question, Doctor. I liked your answer and learned from it that no matter how hard and taking it isMore time and the difficulty of learning it on me I keep my focus. And not to feel ashamed, especially if I need additional help, and it is not a shame to ask for help. That no matter how difficult it is and take more time Mr. Kennee Harris, you have encouraged me to take on the challenges I face to reach my goal and to pursue my ambitions. And you were a great example for me to follow. I learned from you that age is no limit to ambition and achievement, and I must have a purpose in life. And I learned perseverance and diligence from you, and perseverance achieves the impossible. And I learned patience and seriousness from youAnd diligence, because successful people do not become like this overnight, and my determination to reach my goal and achieve my dream increased. And I want to be like you, the special and successful person who changed my life. From now on, I will use every moment of my life to make my dreams come true, despite all the circumstances and challenges. And you taught me that without a goal, a person is meaningless. This encouraged me that success is very possible and can be achieved by anyone who wants it.

  • daring_cherry | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 14 Dec 2022

    I have watched Pete Pearson of WWF answering questions,but the one that really made me think deeper and see things more differently is the answer he for inventive conclusion's question about if one can be sustainable on his own. He answered and he at some point used this phrase "Small changes done by millions and millions of people is what changes the world." This got me thinking deeper about the decisions that I take personally ending up changing the world forexample if stop food wastage in my home,consume less and cook enough and finish.My individual decision to do such might actually endup changing the world if even I influence other friends of mine in my community to do the same telling them about the danger in food wastage.
    I can say that I have learned to never underestimate the power I hold as an individual to make a change because it starts with you to others.One by one making a bundle, impacting the world.
    Let's focus on ourselves and make an effort to be more sustainable then even others will follow our example and that's how we change the world.

  • committed_tsunami | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    I learned a lot and I will tell you now
    1__From Mr. Pete Pearson:
    A small contribution from an individual too makes a huge difference. As individuals if we consciously make choice of eating just right and completely stop food wastage, we are not only saving our planet but saving our money too. I just loved the way he said, ‘Why waste the hard-earned paycheck!” The efforts by him and his family to control food wastage was amazing.
    .....
    2__I learned from Dr. Kenny that age is not the important thing for a job. Maybe you can do something better than someone older than you. Also, you have to be honest with people and a lot of young people know that. A lot of information that this senior doesn't know, this thing is that young adults have a skill in something that they love to do
    ....
    3__From listening to Dr.Mamta i learned its useless to work at a profession if you are not interested in it . As Dr.Mamta told us about the interest she had in space and asked her self like which other profession would create an instrument to go to an another planet besides astronaut . Clearly proves we need to find love in your profession without that its just useless because you wont have fun solving those problems you are least bothered about. Life is all about fun . One last thing I clearly agree failure is part of life there is person alive on this planet who hasn't faced failure but is successful these few words always helps to be positive during we fail in some part of our life.
    ....
    4__I learned from Dr.Patel that you are going to wonder about things a lot when you are young, but when you actually get to that point you will be able to see that most of what you were wondering was funny. According to Dr. Patel, "you can achieve your goals by never giving up." Dr. Patel became an astronaut because she wanted to figure out the little things she saw in the sky when she was just a little girl. Later, what encouraged her even more was her older sister that really liked science and taught her more things to know about that subject.
    And I learned from Dr.Patel that you are going to wonder about things a lot when you are young, but when you actually get to that point you will be able to see that most of what you were wondering was funny. According to Dr. Patel, "you can achieve your goals by never giving up." Dr. Patel became an astronaut because she wanted to figure out the little things she saw in the sky when she was just a little girl. Later, what encouraged her even more was her older sister that really liked science and taught her more things to know about that subject.

  • willing_woodpecker | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    Life is a school from which you learn a lesson every day, and the teacher of this life is your role model in life, and I am my role model, the people who have achieved very great achievements in their lives, the people who understand life correctly, and they are the experts and scholars, so it is certain that we have benefited from the experts
    I also found that the experts set an example
    Dr. Mamta said that she was relying on her older sister to understand some things
    Also, I learned from Dr. Pete that beautiful and great things for you do not come immediately, so a person must be patient because every person who is tired and patient will get an amazing result.
    And I found that all the experts had difficulties at the beginning of their career, but they faced them and succeeded. There is nothing big that you try to reach except to find difficulties like the expert Idris Kahlon, because he was shy at the beginning of his career, but he continued and became an expert, because not everyone can face the challenges


    And thank you for choosing these experts, as this was the most beautiful thing in the festival

  • amazing_computer | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 15 Dec 2022

    It has been amazing to hear from experts and have the answer our questions. The little interest they took in answering our questions has encouraged my curiosity to grow and develop. I am thankful for their positive response to our curiosities.

    I found some similarities in the questions answered by the experts. All of them answered the question, "What is the biggest obstacle you have faced in your job, or what are the problems you faced in your job?" directly or indirectly. They all talked about something related to that while they were answering our questions. I picked something from it. We will always face problems when in whatever we set our minds to do. There will always be problems and challenges along the way but we must not lose sight of our goal. We should not lose heart because no challenges or obstacles, no success stories.

    I have also learned many other things from each individual expert. Here are some of the other things I learned.
    "Never give up.." Dr. Mamta Patel

    "Women are just as qualified as men to do any job.." Dr. Mamta Patel

    "It's OK to ask for help from someone when you don't understand something.." Dr. Kenneth Harris

    "Surrounding yourself with like-minded people will help you to succeed.." Dr. Kennth Haris

    "Never be afraid of thinking big..." Idris Kahloon

    " I am not too small to make a change in your environment. Change begins with me..." Pete Pearson

  • receptive_outcome | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    I was surprised by Dr. Kenny's response to the enigmatic_imagination question, as he said that what helped him was that he was not shy, and when he needed more time, he would say that, and he would not say that everything was fine and that he would do some problems to reach the final solution and identify a concept Frankly, his words have changed me a lot, as I am no longer ashamed of asking for help when I fall into problems, and I am not afraid of problems and failure, because it is a way to make success or to know the way to success.

  • trustworthy_jabuticaba | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    Dr. Mamta's answers were the most interesting and exciting for me, as she taught me that there is no benefit in doing a job that you do not like, that overcoming failure is success, and that nothing prevents us from achieving our dreams except the complex of fear, and she also showed us the great role of women in life And that nothing prevents us from discovering space, and she also taught me that there is nothing wrong with asking for help from anyone, and when she talked about her experience as a child when her passion was great in discovering stars, space and planets, and if this indicates something, it indicates one thing, which is that passion Curiosity in learning and knowledge is one of the foundations for success in life.

  • majestic_piccolo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    learned that the mind is like a field, and every thought we think about for a long time is like an irrigation process, and we will only reap what we sow of negative or positive thoughts. I learned that in school or university we learn lessons and then face exams, but in life we ​​face exams and then learn lessons. I learned that a simple conversation or a short dialogue with a wise person is worth a month of study. I learned that it doesn't matter where you are now, but what matters is where you are going in this moment.

  • protective_explanation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    What I've learnt
    There are many interesting things that I know now, but the things that I've learnt are even more from Dr. Pete Pearson.

    Patience is a virtue
    We all know the old adage: Patience is a virtue. But it's true! Patience can help us achieve our goals, maintain a more positive outlook on life, and make us less reactive, which in turn will make us less prone to bad decisions. Don't stop the good things you do for the planet because you think there are not instant results. Keep going to see the results. It will only cost you patience. This leads me to the second thing I've learnt.

    The societal power
    Society matters, but society is a group of individuals who should be aware of their responsibilities towards every thing they do, buy and say and its impact on people and the planet.

    Never be neutral
    I have learnt that we should never be neutral whenever it comes to the behalf of the planet. I have learnt to be involved and to intervene to find solutions. There’s no way around it. We can only protect our planet through action. This effort can’t happen without educating the people and raising awareness about environmental issues — and that includes everyone from parents to neighbors to strangers. In the vidoes he Dr. Pete Pearson hints on how individuals can raise social awareness and this inspires me to think deeply on my role as a student who benefits from the planet by utilizing the English Club at my school to devolop my peers' awareness towards envronmetal issues then spreading this to our families then the social circle will expand and we can see voices from everywhere that put a pressure on the governments to take an action.

    * Rallies and marches can help and be an effective way to draw attention. These events received significant news coverage. Talking to like-minded individuals is a good way to organize them.

    * Social media is a key to social awareness
    We all know that social media has power. These platforms can work as tools to help you educate more people. It might not seem like much to like, comment and share posts, but you’d be surprised at how much influence those steps have. You only need to see one tweet to change your perspective. An easily digestible post with accurate information can do wonders. We can also seek the help of prominent influencers to spread the issue.

    Points to spread worldwide
    Many points was mentioned by Dr. Pete Pearson. Mainly:
    1. Every thing we buy have an impact on the planet and how we consume it and this is a huge deal.
    Let's pay a little more for things that are better for the planet to make the planet pay less.

    2. In the video Dr Pete Pearson suggests utilizing food waste to make compost rather than throw them in landfills. It's an important point!

    3. Changing our feeding style is necessary in a way to lessen the consuming of animal protine and to be more vegetarian. In my society we already eat meats twice a week and I am very enthusiastic to tell the world about this habit.

    4. An amazing suggestion was made by Dr Pete Pearson to maximize the local food production to minimize the importing and exporting of foods. For sure this will help the planet and reduces pollution.

    My last word to Dr. Pete Pearson; thanks a million for your time and precious information. I am looking forward to hearing good news about the planet and doing my role properly!

  • methodical_tiger | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    Expert Mamta: "I believe that women are suitable for working in space." I think that women's entry into the world of space has become a paving way for women who want to go through this experience. Women still work at NASA and excel in space studies and research, and the first Arab female astronaut: Noura Al Matroushi, and you The more you insist on achieving your goals, the more you will achieve them

  • majestic_boysenberry | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    First of all, I learned from Mamta that there should be no discrimination between the sexes, whether male or female. They all have the right to work in the job they want, and I also learned from it that our questions and curiosity can lead us to research our future. And put a goal in our lives and to do what we love in order to love what we do and also not to give up No matter how stumbled we are on our way to reach our dream, we do not despair of the many experiences, because failure is the path to success.

    As for Dr. Kenny, he gave me an inspiration that we shouldn't care where we come from Rather, we have to follow our goals and benefit from previous experiences and take them as an example for life And to always maintain our surroundings with like-minded people and to maintain our technological development And to preserve our technological development and appreciate its importance and motivate ourselves by reading books in the areas we love.

    As for Pete Pearson, we must be patient during our difficult task Exploiting our time in treating the problems we are exposed to, such as food waste, and raising awareness to reduce these problems as much as possible, and cooperation between countries to solve them.


    As for Idris Kahlon, he gave me a picture of that person Maybe he grew up in a field because he saw other people who were doing it  Their curiosity prompted them to enter this field and get to know it extensively

  • jolly_lemon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    I have learned from Pete Pearson that humanity has its roots still in the hearts of people, because we know that people are people, and I have learned that we should not forget the poor in our riches so that we do not forget those who made us rich before.
    Therefore, I would like to answer the question that was asked, and the question says: How can we make the earth more sustainable while the cost of living is increasing? I would like to say that the method is very easy, but it is difficult for those who will understand its meaning and implement it. With remote countries it will be easier for us to promote sustainability. And also through the establishment of projects that promote sustainability. It is also through the diversity of our meals that we eat some foods on consecutive times, for example, such as cheese, as we know that cheese is one of the most important meals that must be eaten for the health of the body, whether for adults or children, but with the high price of this meal, it is difficult for parents to bring it to their children, but they can diversify the meals as cooking Potatoes in their various forms or to make shapes in fruits that make children attracted to them.

  • honest_cat | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    I and all people are proud of you, Kenny, because you went into space to protect your country and not to show yourself. After I heard Dr. Kenny's words, I was encouraged to go out into space and roam in the clear sky, see the planets and stars, and go out on the space shuttle. I learned from you that life needs adventures and needs to try and experiment, and being in NASA, which was founded in 2008, is a wonderful thing. Now that I have learned a lot from you, I will answer these questions and play your character. In the first question, I think that they do not agree that money is given to space in my country, and I do not feel that they care about outer space, they only care about economic conditions, so I suggest that there be an honest person who keeps that money, and even if someone threatens him, he does not give them money, and he will be called the money trustee.
    I did not work for a company and NASA, but I think that it respects its employees and gives them enough commitments and money. It is a huge company that has competed with many other companies. Technology has a big role in making people go out into space, and the biggest evidence is the shuttle and satellites that Kenny protects. The book that I advise everyone to read is the book Catching Stardust. It contains many things related to space. I only advise space lovers to read it.

  • valuable_watermelon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    I know that the world is not yet 'orange' enough for women to chase their dreams freely, but when there is hope we have to point at it.

    Dr. Mamta said, "gender doesn't really matter in this particular field, and in most fields, it doesn't matter either." There is a stereotype that had been rooted in women before anyone else: you are a woman and that's why you are not qualified to do this job". We need to uproot this stereotype. I know and we all know that a change can't happen in a couple of days, we need to fight for change to happen. Women need to start with themselves, they need to believe in themselves and other women. Put gender aside and work hard to get what you want, like Dr. Mamta did and many other women including the Palestinian Gazan engineer Suha AlQishawi who is one of Orion Spaceship team that took off to the moon on 16th November then is going to fly to Mars. She's my heroen! She broke the rules and drew her identity by her hands!

    When we refuse to do a certain thing, gender should not be the reason. Women should know that they are capable of doing anything. They should not put gender as an obstacle in their way and be free from the stereotypes that society has imposed on them for a very long time.

  • fun_tennis | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    Well, this topic is too long to talk about. We start first with the issue of the billions that are spent on space exploration. I think they are spent correctly because it benefits the human future and can solve the problem of the economy, famines, and many others Because we are building a future on space that we can live in, especially with the rise in human numbers Well, after hearing Dr. Kenny's answers, we need to look at the future in a positive way, and that there will be a development that will take place in the coming years, i.e. a technological renaissance. This is what humanity needs, and I learned from Dr. Kenny that nothing is impossible And with persistence, everything will be achieved, and that a few decades ago, the world did not dream of this development that is in our time. As for my response, I strongly hope and will strive to achieve something that changes humanity, and I will be an active member of society and that it We can do everything if we believe in our abilities, such as the great inventor Edison, who failed academically, but was successful in other aspects and had a great impact on society. In the end, I say that each of us has creative abilities that can make something. It is wonderful that benefits humanity and has a beautiful impact like many scientists, and that a person’s ability does not stop at a certain limit, but rather that if a person uses his abilities correctly, he can make the impossible…

  • sceptical_journalist | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 15 Dec 2022

    Thank you Dr. Kenneth Harris for your interesting thoughts and opinions. You have inspired me very much. I gained from your speech two points related to your educational experience and the book you recommended.

    Your education
    Every person in this world has their low points. Some may handle or even hide it better than others. But the truth is, whatever you are going through, there are others who have been through it too. You’re not alone. Try to reach out to your community and network. You’re not alone, so you can find help. There’s no need to feel ashamed for asking for help. Whether you choose to rely on a loved one, a stranger, a mentor, or a friend, there are people who want to help you succeed. Asking for help is only one side of the coin. On the other side of the coin, you have to be open and willing to accept support. People who come to your aid truly do care about you. Be open to receiving help when you need it.

    Recommending a book
    Recommending a book shows the importance of reading for everyone specially if you have a real goal. Even when you feel demotivated, you can read an inspirational biography to lift your mood. One of the great benefits of reading books is that the knowledge you gain from them can never be taken away from you and your knowledge will stay with you till the end of time. Subconsciously the brain is trained to think more smartly and develop strong analytical skills. You can expect to gain from this in your personal and professional life.

    The book itself
    I read a review on the book and I found this, " We Could Not Fail demonstrates how African Americans broke the color barrier by competing successfully at the highest level of American intellectual and technological achievement." This reminds me of the Palestinian woman Nujoud Fahoum who will be the first woman and person of color on the moon and how they recently tend to actually get to represent humanity.

  • cooperative_dolphin | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 16 Dec 2022

    Is there anything you would do differently after hearing Dr. Kenny's answers? No, I will not do anything. Dr. Kenny gave wonderful and understandable answers also in response to those who put questions to Dr. Kenny.
    What did you learn from Dr. Kenny? I've learned that if I become like him in the future, I will support youth participation in science, technology, and engineering and protect space. Finally I would like to submit questions to Dr. Kenny! Question 1: What is something you want ordinary people to know about NASA? Question 2: What was the scariest moment you've spent in space? Question 3: Does NASA have any rules or plans in case they encounter aliens in space? In the end, I hope you like my comment about the competition, and I would like to score stars in order to raise the profile of our school!

  • understanding_strawberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 16 Dec 2022

    First of all I want to thank Topical Talk for giving me this great chance to learn many beneficial things from such great experts.
    Here are some of these amazing things which I really learned:
    1. From Dr. Mamta:
    Gender doesn't matter whatever the jop is. The most important thing to be successful and able to achieve your dreams is having the necessary qualifications and skills which are needed to this job.
    People around us who really believe in us, has a main role in achieving our dreams and plans.
    Failure is part of life, when we fail we learn more so we should never give up whatever circumstances, we should be strong and face challenges till our dreams come true.
    2. From Dr. Kenneth:
    We should be self encouraged and don't be shy to get help from others when we need it to learn or understand something new. Also, we should surround ourselves with minded people who really want to see our success.
    3. From Mr. Pete Pearson:
    We should be patient to see the results of our plans or projects as things take time. At the same time we should recognize that time runs out, so we have start now and don't delay our plans. Each one should start by him or herself, don't wait till others start, each individual has the power to make change (just start by yourself), and don't wait till changes come from others.
    We should be aware of things we buy, eat and how we eat them as well as understanding their impact on the planet.
    We should help people to recognize the impact of food wasting as wasting food means wasting money. So wasting less food save money as well as planet.
    4. Mr. Idrees:
    Apps like Snapchat and Tick Tock help us to find people who have the same interests in the field that we are interested in, so we have to use them effectively as a beneficial resources.

  • fearless_engineer | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 16 Dec 2022

    *Pete Pearson*
    What caught my attention and impressed me in the words of this expert is that "people have awareness about crises. Some of them make some simple changes that make a big difference in the face of these crises. I spoke to him, and he said that you should think about your food? How do you eat it? How do you use it?”
    I liked this speech because it contains tips and lessons that we must take in our daily lives, but it inspires hope in the souls, which are:
    1. You are able to change and improve the entire world with just a small change that you yourself have made towards this world, so you must trust yourself and make sure that you are no different from the rest of the inventors and globalists because you are able to be like them and also better than them with your simple inventions.
    2. That you also have to think about your food? And how to eat it properly is wasted and wasteful? And how to use it properly? Because while wasting your food and squandering it, you are increasing the food crisis as you are throwing away food and wasting it so that it will be left and will go to the trash, so you must be aware of this food crisis and exploit and preserve your food.
    *Dr. Mamta Patel Nagaraja *
    From the words of d. Mamta, which impressed me, is "Do not give up on your dream, no matter the circumstances and difficulties, but rather you are able to challenge it and defeat it and achieve your dream in the end. The richest thing is that you hear that you are a failure and you will fail, and from this saying, but you can avoid all this silly saying and follow your passion and dream, and sometimes you change Dreams change the stages of growth and old age, so I tell you: Whatever the dream changes, do not despair, because you can achieve it as well.
    I liked this speech because it instills hope and optimism in the hearts of those who are lazy to achieve their dreams, which results in their regret for not achieving them. They need someone who will increase their hope and daring to achieve their dreams in life, and also to neglect all excessive talk and difficulties, as they are able to overcome them and succeed in achieving their dreams.
    *Dr. Kenny Harris*
    I liked what Dr. Kenny Harris said very much, and it impressed me because he was really wonderful, as he was proud of his father and talked about his support and encouragement for his dream, as he was outside his work as a friend and more than that.
    He also talked about the importance of encouraging young people to involve them in STEM. He also said that we must encourage young people and children to achieve their dreams and involve them in society. When relatives and friends encourage them, they will be interested in that because they are the closest people to their hearts and personalities.
    *Idris Kahlon*
    I liked the words of Idris Kahlon, and he also encouraged me to read the news, as he encouraged reading and following the news because it may affect our daily lives. It proves the events and makes it a definitive argument for those who do not believe the news and inspires them to follow it.
    I also liked that he talked about his father's merit in inspiring him towards the news, as he used to read the news with him when he was young, and this is wonderful because he is proud of his father's efforts with him.