CyberFair Project ID: 5767

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Marching towards the deserts
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: School
    Pingluo, Ningxia, China

5 students, ages 13-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 28, 2009. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2008,2007,2006

Classes and Teachers: Yan yueqin

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our school îs located in pingluo county in ningxia province, but we live in a small town, taole, in pingluo county. Our homeland was surrounded by the maowusu desert. From the geographic location, the outside of huanghe river was surrounded by tenggeli desert to its west, wulanbuhe desert to its north, and maowusu desert to its east. There is a historic reason in ningxia and desert. From the changing of desert we can see the enhancement of environmental protection, hoping the homeland is more beautiful.

2. Summary of Our Project

Nowadays, desert, though happy change, but finally it can reach a harmonic development. Taking this theme, we want to explore through the history and change of the desert. Hope we can try our best for the harmonious development between people and nature.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

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):

There is only one computer available to the internet. The classes is more and the time arrangement problems. We only come to internet Friday afternoon to do our work. Sometimes we come back home at 8 ‘clock. Though a little hungry, but we see the material is more and more. We are happy.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

On the way to make webpage, we also meet many difficulties. First, we also want to make the webpage and then we have to be good in our studies. Today we are up to grade 2, one more new subject. Our study burden is heavy and homework is more. So this year is very important year. Our time is tight, so we have to arrange the time reasonable, even this, we should try our best to do the work carefully. Second, our director Mr. Yan are very busy on many classes, and he has to direct our work. So we would thank him. And then it always takes a lot of time to make the webpage. So sometimes we come back home lately. Some of the parents don’t understand us. Finally, we meet the difficulties in the way. Sometimes, if we want to interview the hero, we have to find house to house. It always takes the time to find the people. Though it is hard, we gained a lot experience. In the process, we also practiced our ability. After the practice, under the direction of the teachers, we wrote many composition and life experience and many reasons. By the theme of march into the desert, we enhanced our sense of environment protection. Though we met some difficulties, we are still gaining and growing.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This way we experience so much. In order to publicize the importance of knowing the desert, we went to the desert to find the material. For the better understanding of the knowledge of the desert, the headmaster support our action. We give the speech in the class, the school also arrange the students to plant the desert. They let more students and teachers know the desert closely to know the damage by the desert. Behind us there are also many people helping us. Bring us the hope and support. Maybe they didn’t aware what they are doing. Because with their join, they will know the importance of environment protection. From no littering, our world can be more beautiful.

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

This time we take the history and change of the desert as the main line. We highlight the importance of the environmental protection. It not only combines the history, geography, art, culture, computer, and social communication, but also combines with the local class. Let the theme of protection environment into the class. All these can not be finished by several people. There are also many students and teachers, as well as the people from the back. One way going, we feel deeply that we cannot work as the character without the cooperation and communication.

Project Elements

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

Hardware: computer and camera Computer software: Dreamweaver Photoshop, Microsoft Word Internet Explorer ACDSee CuteFtp Internet: transinternet, FTP Server, widthband 1M The embassy of environmental protection It is lucky for us to let others know the desert environment. Here we, as the embassy of environmental protection, can let more people get to know ningxia desert big change and the damage done by it, so that they wake to act and join into the queue of protection.

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

For the themed research, we interviewed with Mr. Han dexiang, a ningxia people. He took nearly 40 years for planting, and helped the plant sand development. From the start plantin, Mr. Han was always a firm and stick people. Such as, he invested in his garden, he carol in the garden overnight. Though someone ruin it on purpose, he still explain everything in details. All for eliminate the desert square. In the research themed, we communicate with Mr. Han everyday. We find many problems: people sense of protection environment. It is not only not protection. But also ruin the environment, eliminating the plant and sand and wind, more and more. So the desert square is more. We suffer from this. Mr. Han action should arouse our attention. Actually, if we try our best to work, the desert square will less. We should work for no desert in the future.

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

The whole explanation, are all organized according to the book, webpage editing. We respect the property intellectual. All the resources are from the memo. All the photos are all from our camera.

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

When we go into the desert, we find there are some plants in the edge of the desert, but inside the desert there are still yellow sand with the plant scattering. Under the sunshine, the top of the leave grow yellow. We really hope one rainfall, to enough the plant and continue the growing. When we interview with Mr. Han, he come out with the treasured medal and introduce the history. one of it is from Dengxiaoping. By finishing the webpage, and the power of international webpage, more and more people will know deeply and work together to join the protection. We hope our seed can be scattered to all the corners of the world.


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