CyberFair Project ID: 6306

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Malaysian Gold - The Pearl of Bukit Merah
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness


5 students, ages 10yo - 12yo worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2010. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): Nil


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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

The Perak State Government plans to create arowana breeding zones in the Kerian district, especially in Bukit Merah, Bagan Serai, to avoid exploitation of padi fields which were part of the government’s food supply plan for the nation and the issue were widely being used as breeding ponds. It is known that, it is profitable for the breeders, but its effect on padi plantation in Kerian is worrying. It is estimated that 400 padi fields are being used to breed arowana fish.

2. Summary of Our Project

The exploitation of arowana breeding zones was becoming a concern as it involved padi fields in Kerian. With this suggestion, we will ensure that only certain areas are for arowana breeding. We also found that the Kerian area, especially in Bukit Merah, it has mostly been turned into breeding areas for the fish. On Dec 7, the Agriculture and Agrobased Industry Ministry asked the Perak government to gazette about 100 hectares of land in Bukit Merah, near here, as an aquaculture zone, especially for the breeding of arowana. The purposed of this project is to help the government and any other parties to improve environmental awareness of arowana among all level of people.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3

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):

At our school, there 3 computer labs with the grand total of 50 computers are online which can be used by the pupils and teachers. The local area networks are integrated with the connection cable which are copper and fiber optic. The internet access is provided by the government with the SchoolNet service provider to all schools in Malaysia.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Regardless of the levels of investment and subsidies for this project, we believe nothing can be done without efforts and encouragement. Therefore, is dependent upon a capacity of time and energy in gathering all the information and traveling to the location are very extremely exhausting and tiring. However, it is a physically and emotionally challenging to our motivation in completing the jobs that be handed to us as a school representatives to the project. The public, private and government sector market processes designed to attract investment into our activities may thus be attributable to information problems.

We begin with the fundamental issue, defining the population to be studied. We then turn to problems of sampling, response rates and bias. We use lessons learned from our classroom discussions effort to elaborate upon each issue. Second, we review the concerns we now are addressing in a further examination of developers and how our approach has evolved. This second section permits us to arrive, third, at some conclusions about the problems facing any parties attempting to draft any incentives to certain parties or individuals. Also, about the whole process of structuring the informing decisions that need to be made within short periods of time.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

A Good Arowana Keeper is a good water keeper.

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

While the project is on going and becoming ever more real, we believe that our project are helpful and can be translated into actual benefits to us and friends. It is important therefore, that we not only execute the research but also address any issues which could help other parties that in need in the process. To help us in this, we make sure to keep abreast.

Project Elements

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

The tools that we had used for this project are books about arowana fish and also websites that we believe is related to our title. Others tools such as laptops, computers, a printer, a scanner, two digital cameras and one video camera. In terms of software, we had used Internet Explorer, Macromedia product, Word, Windows Media Player and Real Player.

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

All of us take part on the project. Some of us conduct the research on the trip to the research place meanwhile the others focus on building the websites. After that, we combined the findings and setting up the websites together. Not forgetting, our teachers and principal always guide and show us the correct ways to develop and organize our data and information.

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

This project had shown us that there is a way for us to learn about environmental awareness and its impacts by modifying our own ways of learning and studying lifestyles. The people surrounding need to reduce their impact on the environment by changing the way they live from day to day. The project findings have fairly shown and prove to us as students that in order to achieve a gradual but definitive change in the arowana fish habitants, we need to take part to help and ensure the birth place of the fish are secure and safe. We hope just how profoundly the project affects us and others who really concerns.

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

For this project, we must introduce a helpful person and his name is Mohd Sani Talib. He is one of the state government officer who help us to bring us to the birth place of the arowana fish. He had tell us that some bad people like to take advantages from the arowana fish business and meanwhile, there are people who really concern about the fish and wants to keep the fish for along time. We all really appreciated all his help and guidance. With all that we would like to say to him, thank you very much.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

The knowledge sharing is inherent for us all in doing this project as well as for the community. We want to connect to people by doing this project so that they will know that there are many wild life threaten animal out there need our love and cares. Well, just about anything can really cause our project to loss due to restraint by others element that can force us to break along the ways. Sometimes we lose track of time even worse that spending time on nothing. And we believe that this project works is great and even better as a community where by communities are about sharing knowledge.


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