CyberFair Project ID: 5381

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Highlands oat’s noodles are the best
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Shang Yi No. 3 middle school
    Zhangjiakou, He bei, China

2 students, ages 14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 8, 2008. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): none

Classes and Teachers: Fu Zhigang, Lei Yu,Cheng Jihong,Hou Aiguo,

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Shang Yi county is located at south edge of inner mogolia, it’s north west part of He Bei province, 44o441-41o321 for north latitude, 113o491—114o26 for east longitude. East to the village of San Ga da Jing, Bao Yin Zhuo, Kua Zi Liang and Shang Qing Yang Gou as for the admit, connected with Zhang Bei county; West part till Wu Tai river, Da Qing mountain and A Gui mountain, connected with Shang Du county and Xing He county of inner mogolia; South part followed great wall, connected with Huai An county and Wan Quan county; North part connected with Ge Cha Han Zhuo and Shang Du county. East to west is 55.2 km, South to north is 88.8km. 116km from county to Zhang Jia Kou city, 288km to Beijing, 652km to Shi Jia Zhuang; 30km to Xing He county of inner mogolia, 373km to Hu He Hao Te, 400km to Er Lian Hao Te, 446 km to Bao Tou. It’s a connector to contact Shan Xi, He Bei, and Inner Mogolia to inner part of China.

Shang Yi’s weather is very special, with huge potential. Its east Asia mainland monsoon wind weather, clearly seasons, enough sunshine, difference in temperature, rain and warm in same season, average rainfall is about 350-420mm, mainly in Jul. to Oct., no frost period is about 160-180 days a year.

Low temperature with difference too much. Average temperature is 3.5?(From 0.6 to 6.2?), especially in Jul., Aug., Sept., which the average temperature is very high in whole china, but here is very cool with fresh air, average temperature is just about 19.1?, 17.6?, it’s a nice place to prevent sunstroke. As a lot difference of temperature in day time and night time, almost got 11-14? in plant’s growth period, it’s good to accumulate the alimentation, at same time as acute process when increase temperature in spring but discrease in fall, that increase the utilize rate to save temperature, so that good for high quality products.

Shang Yi county originally was a minority’s nomadism area, so that agriculture developed very late. 1st year of Yong Zheng in Qing dynasty, started to assart on highlands; In Xian Feng, started to make it in law; When end of Qing dynasty, started to hire people to assart on badlands, so incomers more and more to built the village, and gradually developed the construction of this area from nomadism to agriculture area. Shang Yi is a representative agriculture county, it’s special cold weather makes good conditions for oat‘s grow.

2. Summary of Our Project

Highlands oat’s noodles is the no. 1 of “the best thing out of great wall” (oat’s noodles, yam, leather cloth). Oat’s noodles was made from oat’s wheat. Oat’s wheat, also named 'naked oat”, normally named as “oil wheat”, it’s a one year plant. Originally produced in mid. Asia, firstly fetched in Europe mainland, then fetched in our country, and croped in north west, north of middle, highlands etc, and already had more than 2000 years history. In Guang Xu of Qing dynasty gov. printsman assart order, more and more incomers move to here, and oats started to growth on highlands. Oat’s coldproof is preferct, and very suitable with highland’s cold weather. Oat’s crop, management and cultivation can be very simple. When the seeds growth the leaf, the only work is to hoe the field, is take a small hoe squat or knee on the field to do scarfication and weed. After one time hoe, just wait till harvest coming. Oat’s leaves are grey green, not as dark as wheat’s color, fringe like fall out hairs, it’s “fall out flower”. Seed’s shell is big are seed is small, the shape of the seed after take out the shell like rice seed.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:4-6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

1 pc of server, 30 pcs of comuter, ADSL, 1m for connecting speed, Windows system, all students come from village, they don’t have computer at home, main job were done in school’s computer classroom after school, directed teacher finish in holidays and weekends.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

This is the 1st time we join world web-page exhibition, and 1st time for us to join such big match, we are very exiting. When we start to do, even through we had settled the subject, but we didn’t have any experience of match, we didn’t know how to do it. After team meeting and tanning from teacher Fu, we started to divide the work and collect information, let students collect some pictures of oat noodles and information after school and make clear, they did quite carefully. After more than 1 month, our information are almost done, then we start to design the frame of the web-page, We start to upload our frame comments from beginning of Oct., teacher He said our frame is good but missing a step, after her advise we add one more step, then our purpose is more clearly. After we divide the work again to collect more information, students are very interested in this topic, and use another 1 month to collect many information, we also organize team members to do interview of local farmer, we knew more and more after he told us many stories about oat’s noodles. Later when we start to build the web-page, we got a lot help from teachers, that make it going easily. Generally speaking, we felt a lot thru the processing of making web-page to join this exhibition.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We had learned a lot to join this meaningful match, after a few month work hard, all information had collected, even the web-page looks too simple, but we did solid, and we feel so happy to see the result, see back to the process, we learned a lot out of the book, take knowledge of oat’s noodles and knowing comity is the power. During the build web-page process, in order to promote oat’s noodles culture, our team went many places and got a lot support from companies and people, here all members of the team would like to thank to all companies and people who helped us!

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Oat’s noodles as for north west people for long time ago, and brings a lot culture in this period, but normally people just thought it is kind of food, never let it become a food culture, to let the oat’s noodles get on the table in better way, we worked over on it just want to let more people around to promote oat’s noodles culture, develop our food culture, and let oat’s noodles go out to whole world.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

Computer, digital camera, recorder, scan, U disk, USB connector, note book. Soft ware: Dreamweaver web-page editor, Photoshop system, Microsoft Word system, Microsoft Excel & Internet Explorer web-page searching, ACDSee system, cut, Ftp transfer information. Internet connection: MSN, email, FTP server, ADSL.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

Students knowing more and more north west food culture during work over on this project, after research, we knew the development process and currant situation of oat’s noodles, students did some promotion inside and outside of the school, to bring along more students join this project, and make students start to love oat’s noodles, home town, thru this action, we not just promote the oat’s noodles, but also promote the oat’s noodle’s culture and let it go out to the world, and to guid more people come to boom local economy, to contribute for home town’s construction.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

We were pleased by people when we did interview and collect information, in local farmer’s site, oat’s noodles is just a habit from long time ago, when they knew we would like to promote this “habit” to a kind of “culture”, they were very affirmative, after we did some promotion and interview, people started to get new recognization of oat’s noodles, and let oat’s noodles get into the restaurant more and more.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Cui Zhanliang (schoolmaster) ?Old guy Zhang (farmer) ?Gong Yuehai (Promotion dept.) ?Li Chunxia (agriculture bureau) ?Hao Jianli (library stuff) ?Wang Shufang (Housewife) ?Meiling (Cook) ?Zi Jun (Owner of oat’s noodle’s restaurant) :. Provide the 1?working place and outlay. 2. Provide information and support. 3?Interviewer

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

To join this match made us so happy, and learn a lot, we felt a lot pressure since 1st time to join this kind of match. In the beginning, we didn’t have so much confidence on finishing this project, although we ate oat’s noodles every day, but we feel more and more strange, we never established we-page before, we didn’t know how to start. We also lose or0 happy during whole project. 1st time interview we were still shy, and also some people didn’t understand us, as we don’t have experience of the match, the subject we chose in the beginning was too big. Thru this match, we could use computer much better and knowing how to make our web-page and dispose the picture simply, we learned how to use digital camera, and more things which we never learned inside the book, we knew a lot of knowledge about oat’s noodles, the most important is we felt power of comity, and knowing deeply no pay no gain.


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