CyberFair Project ID: 6331

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Decapitated Queen
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Yuda High school of home Economics and Commerce
    Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

10 students, ages 17-18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 23, 2010. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009

Classes and Teachers: Yi-Ping Shih; Li-Ching,Yu;Shih-Han Huang

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

The report we present centers on Yehliu, which is the extension of the mountain chain of Ta-Tuan Mountain to the Pacific Ocean, located in Northern Taiwan. The weathering, and wave erosion contribute to its magnificent landscape, including the best-known Queen’s head, Fairy’s shoe, and candle-shaped rock. Yehliu Geology park was pre-owned by Wanli town and has been taken over by the Taipei County government since 1978. Managed by crew of North Coast Natural Scenic Area.

2. Summary of Our Project

Yehliu, the long-narrow cape, stretches into Pacific Ocean about 3 km long and 200meters long. The narrowest part is approximately 50 meters. The rock layer of Yehliu was mainly composed of sandstone which formed 20 millions years ago, where the renowned mushroom rock is located. Besides, the noted candle-shaped rock and ginger rock were located in different rock layer respectively. The three different rock layer, with the influences caused by wave attack, rock weathering, earth movement and crustal movement, contribute to the formation of such a rare and stunning geological landscape wonder. With affluent marine ecology, there are various aspects of fishing village and natural wonder. Yehliu cape is rich in lime and mingled with round and irregular-shaped lime which has much stronger anti-erosion ability. With different erosion, the grotesque shape rocks become. With ample geological view, the most crisis Yehliu confronts- “The Queen is about to be decapitated!!”(the mushroom rock break down because of weathering and erosion) What is Government’s strategy to this issue and the vision to the plan of Environment Protection. We hope we can awaken everyone to see this issue and emphasize the important of Environment Protection.

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:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

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

The internet speed (optical fiber) in our school is quite fast. The computer labwe utilize is on the 8th and 9th floor in the newly -built building. There are 10 computer labs. We surf the internet by Cable Modem or ADSL at home. We discuss the project with classmate and teacher by Skype and MSN.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1.The problems we had to overcome: We had no idea from the beginning. We discussed many times, but still couldn’t make it out. Through the discussion with instructor in class and after school, we finally had the direction- the issue related to Environmental Protection. Since then, we began to search the information. 2.Because of affluent information on the internet (many of them are duplicated), we confronted the difficulty to sieve information out. Besides, the citation of references and material that cited no plagiarism made us not alter the material that much. We spent a lot of time keeping revise the index, chart, and material. We visited Yehliu GeoPark for interview in person. We didn’t know well about the Environmental Protection issue that made instructor turn out paper back. The crew kept discuss and question. Because of that, we got the answer we want and finished the interiew. 3.Insistent on creativity vs. combination and trust: We found that everyone insist his creativity which is great. With repeated discussion, we believed that we could integrate all the material to the best context. Because of the project, we realized that doing a project is a process that reaches the goal with team work.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The environmental protection in Yehliu is the microphotograph of reservation in Taiwan, which is also part of the earth. Like what the famous astronaut, Armstrong said, “This is one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind.”, every steps what we do in Taiwan and Yehliu for reservation meant great significance to our environment and earth. We hope we can attentively reserve and protect our environment.

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

Through the process of the project, we had chances to know the wonder and natural environment of Yehliu further. It occurs to us “the Queen” when we talk about Yehliu. But, through the CyberFair , we knew more about Yehliu’s fascinating wonder and beauty through the project.

Project Elements

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

1. hardware: Personal Computer, digital camera, digital recorder and tape recorder, scanner, printer and flash disc are used to construct the website. 2. software: We utilized Dreamweaver for editing the page, Flash CS3 for animated film, Photoimpact, Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 for processing the photo. When we collected and sorted the information, we chose Microsoft to edit the document and internet explorer as browser. Use ACDSee to process the image and CyteFtyp to upload. 3. Communication and Internet: We discussed via MSN, email and bulletin. We utilized the internet and ftpserver at school. Most of time, we used ADSL and internet hard disc to share and save the document.

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

Because of the course of project, we had an interview with the environmental protection planner in Yehliu Geo park- Shu-wen Chou. We called her to ask if it is ok for further interview. From the beginning, she didn’t realize our intention. But, after our explanation, she was pleased to have interview with us. Through the interview, we reached the issue that we never knew and knew it better. With the interview and construction of the website, we let everyone aware the importance of the environmental protection. It’s everyone’s duty to protect our mother earth. We hope to make everyone think: “What we should do to protect our earth and reserve this natural wonder?”

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

When we did the project, we encountered many difficulties. Because of lack of the experience and not-thoughtful arrangement, we wasted a lot of time groping. Moreover, we were so immature that we couldn’t absorb what instructor taught us. We were so bothered that we couldn’t get what instructor said. Another problem that we confronted is search for the information. Because of the access to the Internet, most of the information on the Internet are duplicated and tedious. We should revise and revise to meet instructor’s standard. The limit of time and uncompleted context led us to quarrel. We spent lots of energy and time on the project. We discussed and did the project after school. Sometimes, we burned the midnight oil that made us sleepy in the class next morning. Poor them!

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

We really appreciate the aids of many people that helped us finish the project. First, to our instructor who use the class and her private time to guide us. Because of her guidance, we grew up and had advance. When we were discouraged, she cheered us up. Her words is the motivation that we can move on our project. And the interviewee, Miss Chou, who is so amiable, made us swipe out our fearsome. The information she offered gave great contribution to our project. We didn’t retreat anymore because of her aid. The last not the least, thanks to our homeroom teacher. She comforted us when we were down. Lead us to the goal. Love them all!!!

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

1.Discovery: There are so many place around us need to be protected and reserved. If we don’t do it right now, we will be regretful forever! We should activate. Even we are only high-school student, we should think deeply how to participate the Environmental Protection and everyone around the world should do this. 2.Surprises: When we first got the project and had interview, we were afraid that we couldn’t make it. Especially the long trip to Yehliu GeoPark and had an interview with a totally stranger. But, we made it! Moreover, we used the software we had never used before- Flash and constructed a website. Those made us so proud of ourself. 3.Lessons: Natural and Man-Made erosion threaten the reservation of Yehliu GeoPark gradually. We should aware the seriousness of the problem and start to work on it. While we were doing the project, we realized how important the team work and unity are. Through the process, we kept reminding ourselves to respect everyone in the team and participate actively. Anyone who insists his own opinion will cause damage or delay the schedule of the whole team. Reconciling the obstacles made us go through the project much more smoothly.


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