Homework: Knowledge is Power


This is a very old and well-known saying. But, what has it got to do with your PYP Exhibition? Well… it’s up to you to think about and explain that!

Make a comment and tell us:

  • How this saying is connected to the PYP Exhibition
  • What knowledge you will need to find out about your spark in order to make you powerful


  1. March 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Hi 6SS,

    I think “knowledge is power” is definitely connected to the PYP Exhibition because the Exhibition is all about ideas and how powerful your knowledge is. If you have powerful knowledge and powerful ideas then that means one thing….success! The more powerful, creative and eye-catching your mind, ideas and knowledge the more success you will get and the more attention in a good way. Once you get your knowledge across powerfully that only equals one thing…..success!

    To make my Exhibition work powerful first of all I need to find out one orphanage to help. Once I have found the orphanage I will have to get some people to come and help me every week to the orphanage and play with me. I also really need to find different ways to raise money and the only way to do that is to find information and find out the different ways others have done it in the past so I can get ideas from that!

  2. 19zolah
    March 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Hi 6SS,

    I think this is connected to the exhibition because the knowledge part is the research and the information you need to succeed your spark. The power is all the research together equals a powerful exhibition. What I need to find out is that people at NIST actually care about what I want to do.


    • Mr. Sam
      March 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      What else will you need to find out more about?

  3. 19patc
    March 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Hi 6ss,

    I think this is connected to the exhibition because you need knowledge to make your spark successful. If you don’t have any knowledge people will not be persuaded that this really is your spark. The knowledge that I need for my spark is how to persuade people that you should play Ping Ping and how many people have no fun at break.

    • Mr. Sam
      March 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Yes, those two pieces of information are HUGE. How can you find it out?

  4. March 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Hi this is connected to the PYP exhibition because if we want to shift something or someones thinking you have to know thing about the topic you want to change. If you want to change someones thinking about McDonald’s for instance you could use a shock tactic.

    I will need to find out how many people in elementary think littering is a big problem and how many people in secondary think its a big problem. Then i am going to see how many people want to take action in secondary.

    • Mr. Sam
      March 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      What if nobody wants to take action apart from you?

  5. March 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I think this quote is related to everything you do because you need knowledge to do something. Also I agree with Zola, you need knowledge to do research to succeed your spark and knowledge to create creativity in your spark.
    I will need knowledge that can be confident to tell people about my spark and tell them what products not to use or use 😉


    • Mr. Sam
      March 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Where can you find out which companies test on animals and what kind of testing they do?

  6. 19pochrakamolp
    March 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Hi guys,

    I think this is connected to the exhibition because the powerful knowledge comes from hard work and all the researches you had done and all you had learned in the exhibition. The power comes from the people who listens to you and follows your advice also you need to express the knowledge well enough to let people follow what you do.


    • Mr. Sam
      March 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Yes, I agree – “you need to express the knowledge well”. If you know what you are talking about, people will listen.

  7. Caitied : )
    March 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Knowledge is important in the PYP Exhibition because if you don’t know anything about your topic you can’t do any thing about your spark.

    What I need to research for my spark….

    What does gratefulness really mean?
    Why is gratefulness important?
    Does being grateful make you happy? If so why?
    How do you become more grateful?
    How can you make yourself feel grateful?


    • Mr. Sam
      March 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      These are all powerful questions – do you know where you can find answers to these questions?

  8. March 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Its connected to the PYP exhibition because you need knowledge to get people interested in your spark and/or you need to have power to get knowledge about my spark. You also need knowledge to get the power of your spark.
    I need knowledge that is powerful enough to blow people away and I need the knowledge that is true. Also knowledge that will never stop being powerful.

    Good Night 6SS

    • Mr. Sam
      March 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      HI Yasmin… but, what knowledge will you need? What information do you need to find out?

  9. March 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    This saying is connected to the PYP exhibition because we have to have power to be successful in what we are doing, that is why we also need the knowledge to get more power, to achieve our goal, and to be successful. I think that this quote is the kick to get people to get knowledge, and not just share what their opinion is, and not just what they would think would be cool to have done or to do, instead of getting up and actually doing what they want to do.

    I will need to find out the truth about the children working/begging, or else I cannot help the children working/begging, because I don’t know how to help them, that is why I should first find out why they are begging/working, and then I can help them in whatever way they need help most. I also need to find out what other organizations, there are that are doing the same or something similar, in case there are organizations, that are focusing on something even more similar to what I am doing than friends.(even though it can hardly get any closer)


  10. Pan
    March 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    How this saying is connected to the PYP Exhibition
    This is connected to the pyp exhibition because you need knowledge about what you spark is to be able to work on that spark. You need to do research to find out facts and you need to have knowledge to be able to present and to make people think that you actually care about your spark.

    you need the The simple basic facts and the good information, the shocking ones and the useful information to make your work powerful. You also need the ones people don’t know so then they get knowledge back from what you said.

  11. 19daniela
    March 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Knowledge is connected to thy PYP Exhibition is because you need knowledge to plan and organize everything and make sure that it is on time on so on forth.

    I think i need knowledge foe my spark is becuase if i dont have any knowledge of anything i wont be able to show hardcore evidence of this or that or this. To really make my spark powerfull is if that i am knowledgble i can get data and get the big picture of evrything around me that is relevent.

  12. March 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Hi everyone,

    Knowledge is connected to the PYP Exhibition because you need knowledge to do things and do the things well. Knowledge is power because if you get a idea and you do it you actually have the power to do it.

    The knowledge that I need about my spark is all the facts, about how it kills people, affect people and much more. I willl use the information to make posters, power points and videos.

    By Madhav

  13. 19ginac
    March 26, 2012 at 6:27 pm


  14. March 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    The more knowledge I have, the more powerful my message will be. I will have a lot of facts to inform people about my spark. This will help people understand how I feel. This powerful knowledge will help me succeed in my work,

    I need to do some research in order to make my spark powerful. I need to find out what other schools are doing with the street cats. I need to know what other organizations like SCAD (Soi Cats And Dogs) and Capture Nurture Release are doing for the street cats.

  15. 19melisa
    March 26, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Hi 6SS,

    I think “knowledge is power” is definitely connected to the PYP Exhibition,because the Exhibition is all about your knowledge and how much you know about this topic and what you have learned throughout the whole year you also have to share your ideas and show how you are going to get there. You also need to present your ideas and knowledge about the topic and you need to show them that this is your passion and something you really care about, and if you do something you truly believe in.

    To make my Exhibition powerful the first thing I need to do is get myself out to the secondaries and get myself noticed because I want people to know what I am doing and spreading it out to others and that way I can get their attention and start collecting data from their perspectives.

  16. 19ginac
    March 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I think it is connected to our PYP exhibition because it you research something it is knowledge and it can really be powerful and if you use a quote of some one to can make it powerful to tell other people and that is called knowledge.

    The knowledge I need for this exhibition to make it powerful is research about science because if I don’t research about science I can find something that every one already know I know and they will be really bored watching me do it and talking about it.

    Gina 🙂
    P.S I wrote down the hi because I was testing if I can post a comment

  17. March 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    This connects to the PYP Exhibition because you need to know a lot about your spark to have the power to shift people’s thinkings. This is really related to what we’re doing right now. Knowledge is all the researches you’ve done and what you have in your head. The power depends on how you use the knowledge. If you don’t use your knowledge, then you will have no power. People will listen to you if you look smart and you know everything about your spark.
    The knowledge Power depends on how you use them. It can be a powerful weapon for you but if you don’t use it well, it can be a knife that cuts your way through success.

    Knowledge. Power. It’s two different things. Knowledge is something you know. Power is your strength. It’s not related to each other. But there’s a web connection between them. I made up the web connection. If you look at a spider web, you can’t see it really well. But if you look closely, you can find that it’s really detailed and it’s all connected. So knowledge and power has some kind of connection. If you think about those words carefully, you can find a connection.

    I will need to find out about:

    -How junk food affects your health

    -How they can ruin your life

    -Where is junk food made from

    Wait, I think every part of my research is important. SO I should search as many information as I can.


  18. March 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I think that this quote is related to the PYP exhibition because when we are presenting we need to be in control by having a lot of knowledge to let the audience know that you are correct. And the more knowledge and control you have the less chance that the audience will be able to argue.

    I need to find out that there defiantly is a stereotype against skateboarding to be able to convince my audience that there is a problem.

  19. 19tamannas
    March 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I know that knowledge and power has an huge affect on the PYP exhibition because you have to know what information you need that will help you find what you actually need to do in this complicated PYP exhibition. Power is really connected to energy because you are going to need to use all the power to make sure that you do your best to make people actually follow what you want to change in this world or in your community. I think knowledge and power connect to shift because with all your knowledge and power that you have found out about you then spread it to your community so they know that this is good and they will want to start doing it so that will be more helpful. My brother was playing a game on the ipad and he said this powerful quote that really connects to this task he said “enjoy your power I’d love to give you more”. I think that means that you have the power of your work but if other’s join in it it gives you the courage to focus on it more.

    In order to make myself powerful I need to find out with Aryan & Zola about who do we actually need to ask and what power we need to make this actually happen in the school. I need to find out that if secondary’s litter what they litter and they litter. If I ask them then I will know their opinion too and so I will be fair. I want to make my power happen just like how Jamie Oliver did to huggington.

  20. March 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm


    I think that this saying is connected to the PYP Exhibition because you need to know the truth about the world so you cannot make something fake. Now that our focus is in our ‘energy’, I think that it is really important because you need to make your energy real because if it isn’t and the people realize that your energy will be useless. Also if you know that its fake and you are still doing it, it doesn’t do anything but wasting your power. So I think knowledge is connected because you need to know real facts that can help you and make people really think that our revolution needs to happen.

    Me and my mom in the checkpoint talked about finding knowledge about people suciding because they don’t stand up for themselves and why. Also we discussed that we need a specific data of why in a gender why they die. For example, I found a clear data that showed the people (mostly men) sucided in 2000. Then I and my mom wondered why and how we can prevent this happening for our family. I think it should be powerful because I am kind of using shock attacks and these situations happen a lot in Korea so I will find clear true data easily.

    See you tomorrow!!

  21. March 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Hi 6SS,

    I think this quote is related to the PYP Exhibition because during the exhibition, we don’t just need people’s perspectives but we also need facts. This will come in useful when someone disagrees with you because then not only will you have other people’s perspectives, but facts to back you up too. I also like to think of the exhibition in this way/analogy: if the success for the PYP exhibition was a dish/meal, knowledge is probably one of the main ingredients along with things such as effort.

    The information I need right now is to really find out about compliments. The effects they have on people, the psychology and etc. I need to find out these things because they will help me answer any questions people might ask me about compliments such as “Why do people like receiving compliments?” Other than that, I don’t think I’m in that much need to find out much else although, other things might come up during the rest of the week.

    That’s all I have! Goodnight everyone!

  22. 19vint
    March 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I think the saying is connected to the exhibition because if you have knowledge, you can truly make a change. Knowledge is a powerful tool. You have to use it wisely. If you don’t know anything about your spark, then you cannot have energy and shift. If you can use your knowledge, you can be successful.

    Knowledge, in most cases, means that you care. If you actually bother to find out the information, it shows that you care. If people just find information without thinking about it and caring, you won’t be able to make much of a change. If you don’t have any knowledge, you cannot take action and you will not have the power to change things. You also need knowledge for evidence, so you are supported by others. People will listen to you if you know a lot about your spark.

    You need shocking information if you want people to change. I think you also need information that is new to people so they learn something as well. Jamie used the shock tactic on Rod to convert him.

    I think I need to find out more about the science behind a cigarette. This has many branches: How does smoking affect the smoker and what does it have inside? How does it affect the secondhand smokers? Maybe I should ask some people how they are affected by smoking.

    I can present my knowledge in a variety of ways, such as posters, videos and digital presentations.

  23. March 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Hi everyone!

    I think this quote is connected to the PYP exhibition because just like it says in the quote. If you have a lot of information about your work and you know a lot about your work you will gain that knowledge and you can control that knowledge so you have the power. Each time you learn something you gain more power and if you gain a lot of power that will lead you to the right path of the road and in the end of the road there will be a word called success waiting for you. I think this is connected to the PYP exhibition because if you know a lot of stuff about your topic you will gain power and a lot of power will guide you to success. What this means that if you have a lot of knowledge about your work you are most likely going to succeed. I think this quote is right because if you have knowledge it’s a source of power which you might use in your future life. For example if you know how to make a salad it’s your knowledge and you have the power to do it in your future life in cooking.

    I would follow Mr. Sam’s idea and I will try to research about where the organization are and where their headquarters are and what their emails are and all sorts of things. Like Mr. Sam said to me in checkpoint #1 I should search their email or Facebook page so that I can contact them and see their updates about somethings. I also think that I need to get a interview to one or two specialists to make my exhibition project even more powerful. Because If I only put my perspectives into my project it won’t be that much powerful but if I add a lot of specialists’ perspective (especially the people who sell tobacco and who oppose tobacco smoking) it will be really really powerful.

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