CyberFair Project ID: 7019

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The river in the front of my home
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: school
    Bazhong City , Sichuan Province, China

4 students, ages 16-18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 6, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): none

Classes and Teachers: Chen mingkui,Sunmin

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Sima River is the first tributary of Qujiang River, the ancient name for Sorrow Rong water, and also known as Double Bridge River and Stone Pillars River. There are about 10 headwaters of Sima River. The primary source is Pine-top of Pinggang town in Nanjiang County. The headwaters elevation is 1,140 meters, southeast inflowing C in the north of Bazhong Country. Then it turns south to flow through White Temple and Guandu to Qingjiang River at the south of Dahe town and the right of Nan Shuining temple. After that it is named after Sima River. The main river-stem is 86.7 kilometers long, the valley area of 1316 square kilometers. The river average gradient is 1.37‰. It is steeper in the upstream but more gentle in the middle-down stream. The average width of the river is about 50 meters. Watershed is fan-shaped and has upgrowth river systems. Tributary is densely covered. The river system distributes a typical arborization and the density of the water network is per square kilometre 2.2 kilometres.

2. Summary of Our Project

After interviewing the residents in the town and the action for a week, we know Sima River is a no any contaminative original ecological river. Through comparing other polluted rivers, we know the necessity of protecting the river. We can’t lose this clean water, Sima River.

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:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

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

The computer room is not available to surf on the Internet in our school, only the campus network. Four members of the group’s family condition is not very good to surf on the Internet. Only the teacher 's office and the home have access to the internet. So the most of website content is edited by student, and then copied to the teacher office to complete.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1.The campus computer room doesn’t internet ,We can only enter the words not to look up the related data. 2.It is not convenient in the office.Because the teacher must use the computer, we use it look up the data in spare time. 3.making leaflet is certain difficulty,We wanted to write with hands at the beginning. At last we printed the publicity leaflet through the teachers’ coordination. 4.The first use of Phtoshop and Dreamweaver authoring software, operation is not unacquainted.Learning and using at the same time, we will ask the teacher if we meet the difficulty. 5.The activity time is not enough.Making full use of weekends and lunch time

5. Our Project Sound Bite

People can’t live without water. The animals, trees and crops must also need the wate. The water is our most valuable resource that the nature gives us. We should take good care of it rather than destroy it. If one day the last river was also to polluted, that our humans would also walk to an end.We hope that this webpage can introduce our hometown of river to around the world. Let the people who once polluted, are polluting and may pollute the rivers feel the river’s beauty. Thereby let them to reduce pollution to the river and saving water. Our strength is little and understanding is incomplete, but I hope that r this idea, our humans’ common goal of protecting the mother river, can pass out.

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

All the time it is neglected of the rural high school course in information technology. The students do not take the initiative in the learning process and have a perfunctory idea. Through this activity, we let the students to practice and complete the activity. The students help each other and greatly arouse the students to the enthusiasm of learning information technology.This activity provided students whit an excellent social practice opportunities. The students learned a lot of new knowledge and enhanced self-learning ability. The students are no longer shy not to contact with strangers, but join in the whole process.This activity makes the students have a deeper understanding of the importance of water resources, arouse their enthusiasm to protect the river, form the habit of saving water and increase awareness of environmental protection.

Project Elements

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

Mobile phone,Digital camera,U disk,computer,printer

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

We shot along the river in our process and interviewed residents and fishing enthusiasts in the town. We used the actual action to tell humans the importance of protecting the mother river. We hope that more people take part in this action to protect the mother river.

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

Our activities let more students and residents of the town increase environmental awareness and let them know the importance of rivers to human. At last let them join the ranks of protecting river.

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

Our data is mainly from books, web and visits. There is a boat at the classmate relative’s home. He helps us shoot. The teachers help us print publicity materials. The most owe to teacher's guidance, we can successfully complete.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We found it is not easy to finish this work in making website process. Sima River is a river that we see every day. But we never had such a profound understanding and go to the street to propaganda, it is a great challenge for us. Fortunately we bravely overcame ourselves. We learn a lot of new knowledge, enlarge the knowledge and know ourselves again. Now it is not optimistic of our country river situation. We hope that it can make more people have aware of the importance of protecting rivers and enhance environmental awareness.


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