CyberFair Project ID: 7460

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Cha han river
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Xinzhuang middle school
    Xining, Qinghai, China

4 students, ages 13-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 11, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): none

Classes and Teachers: Han Guoyun, Hou Jisheng

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Chahan River scenic area is 82 km away from Xining and 45 km from the Datong County, it is located in Baoku forest area which is in north-west of Datong. Ning Zhang Highway (from Xining to Zhangye Gansu province) goes through the gate of scenic area. The sea level is about 2868 to 4235 meters, North is high and South is low, it is valley geomorphology which is long and narrow. Area is 3114 hectares, closely connected with Heiquan reservoir which is the large water conservancy project of the province, the stone forest, waterfalls, cuckoo, Park in scenic area constitute natural landscape and forest landscape, which are known as the 'four wonders of Cha Han river'. The whole scenic area contains a combination of landscapes, mountains, sea of clouds, and it not only has beautiful scenery of Jiangnan but also has magnificent spots of Qinghai-Tibet plateau.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our topics are Chahan River Forest Park, we mainly take pictures, have interviews, collect and make up information for scenic spot, the environment, development, construction and protection and other aspects of Chahan River Forest Park, which we got the support of town and talent company, local community figures and unit, and so we got a lot of materials. We can not only feel that the nature has given us such a beautiful world but also saw the protection of the ecological environment of Chahan river with the increasing human activities. Through special events, we call on people to protect the beauty around us, and recommended that the relevant units can develop Cha Han River Scenic area scientifically and rationally!

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:none

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):

There is only a computer room in our school, equipments are old, and many of them have not been used. The whole school internet accesses 4M, and it is very slow to download information and material. There is no computer in the home of students, not to mention surfing online,a lot of materials and references have to be downloaded at noon and after school, and then edited in computer room offline.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We also encountered many difficulties in the process of thematic activities. First, the campus network is not instable, the internet speed is very slow, and we have to wait a long time. We are short of time, and a lot of works are finished at noon, after school and the weekend. Secondly, in the process of making site, we also met many problems, such as a lot of software does not use, English translation problems. Fortunately, the instructor and the staff of the town and talent company help us to solve the problems. In order to collect first hand authentic materials, we interviewed management personnel of Chahan River scenic area, the weather is cold, the road is far, and the school leaders sent a car to take us to go, thank them for helping and caring us!

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This activity has obtained the support of school leaders, teachers and the staff in scenic area. We've experienced too much sour, sweet, bitter, hot in the activity, of course, the most important thing is that we also have many benefits, not only broaden our horizons but also improve our ability of social practice. More people know Chahan River Forest Park and see the natural beauty of the original ecology through activities.

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

This special activity is mainly to introduce Cha Han River National Forest Park scenic area, to show the home environment and beautiful scenery. This project and the new curriculum reform are supplementary to each other. In activities, students show great enthusiasm with active participation, active exploration and trying, had experienced learning experience. Personally into the community, into the nature, to take part in the comprehensive practical activities, combine the book knowledge and practice. In the process of production, we encouraged each other, and to communicate with each other, not only enhance the friendship between us but also to learn team spirit. Activities get a lot of support and help, Thanks the people who have helped us!

Project Elements

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

Hardware: computer, digital camera Software: Photoshop, Microsoft Word ,Internet Explorer, ACDSee, CuteFtp

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

In this activity, we arrange the work and cooperate with each other, encourage each other, learn from each other, exchange and cooperate, work together to complete the project activities. We hope that through our efforts, to introduce original ecological natural beauty in my hometown, to let more people know about our hometown, let more people to build, beautify our hometown. At the same time we also remind the people protect natural landscape and suggested that the relevant departments can develop Chahan River National Forest Park scientifically and rationally.

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

This activity gave students a comprehensive practice chance, let students know a lot of knowledge and experience which cannot learn in textbooks. Through our interview, the local people and the scenic area management personnel are fully aware of the importance of rational development of tourism resources, realize the importance of protecting the ecological environment, to further strengthen our responsibility and sense of mission to protect environment. Through this activity, let everybody know Qinghai through the webpage, understand the original natural beauty. To promote the development of Datong tourism, attracting more tourists, further stimulating the rapid development of the local economy. Our works publicize tourism resources of Datong to the outside.

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

1,Name:Miss Li zhihua and Mr Lv qing Institutions or individuals:Town & Talent comany offer of help:Give support to our website construction tech

2,Name:Director Zhang Institutions or individuals:Director of Chanhan River National Forest Park management office offer of help:Give us the details of Chahan river natural scenic spots, and accept our interview and reception. Not only accompany with us to visit the ecological science education exhibition room but also introduce rich animal and plant resources of scenic spots. 3,Name:Wang Yongsheng Institutions or individuals:XinZhuang center school principal offer of help:Leader Wang gave strong support and concern for the special work. 4,Name:Mr Hou Jisheng Institutions or individuals:XinZhuang center school vice principal offer of help:The coordinator of Activities help us modify text 5,Name:Mr Li Yaohui Institutions or individuals:Some residents around Chahai river offer of help:Accept our interview, and told us the story about the legend of Cha Han river. 6,Name:Mr Wang Zhankui Institutions or individuals:the administrator worked in the scenic spot offer of help:To accompany with us to visit scenic area, we can obtain the information at first hand.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

In this activity, we deeply appreciate the 'natural creation and workmanship' except to learn some computer technology. With the development of special study, exercise our ability of social practice, to understand that we inadvertently behavior has destroyed the natural environment, let teachers and students as well as more people consider the cultural tourism and the protection of the natural environment, let the green mountains and rivers around us forever!


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