CyberFair Project ID: 7842

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Beautiful aquatic of Tung Shin - aquatic pool renovation Commandos
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Tung Shin Elementary School
    Ping Tung, , Taiwan

15 students, ages 11-12 years worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 8, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): no

Classes and Teachers: HSU, JUI-CHING HSU, LI-MIN

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

We are the team to participate in a special study group of local environmental issues, the main research field in our daily lives and learning of elementary school _ the Tung Shin, Donggang are thriving tourist area, the main source of fisheries, agriculture and commercial. Thirteen years since the school is a new school, school spirit and lively freedom, campus design, the school has a size two aquatic pool, planning and planting to create a diversity of aquatic habitats amphibians, the study for the campus within these two issues facing aquatic pool, looking for solutions, through practical activities, hands-on environment for the transformation of aquatic pool, and make changes during recording, and look forward to seeing the beautiful Tung Shin.

2. Summary of Our Project

Tung Shin elementary school has been established for 13 years, the school would have a large range of low-lying agricultural land, the beginning of the school they plan to keep a corner of the area as a wetland ecosystem, and later because of flooding, the impact of drainage ditches pollution, invasive species and other factors, aquatic species pool is smaller, difficult to manage, through the transformation of several hardware on improving the situation leaky bottom, but found the water quality of the pool and the harm caused apple snails successful cultivation of aquatic plants planted have great difficulties. So we start from the fifth grade in the ecological pond cleanup apple snails, creating floating island ecosystems, aquatic exploration and application of thematic experiments, hoping to improve these problems, so that ecological pond Tung Shin elementary schools can have clean water, rich biota and variety of aquatic plants, become a suitable teaching and wetland exploration field.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:4-6

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

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 school currently has a computer lab, a total of nearly thirty PC, in addition to every class has a class all their own computers, servers and administration together with part of the school, about fifty PC to form a LAN via the Pingtung County Lutheran network Center and even a small country on the Taiwan academic Network. Computer classroom after school hours on weekdays, there is open to students to use in crowded transmission speed academic network, although not very soon, but came home from school, had to rely on dial-up Internet access, transmission rate is much slower, because the school remoteness, family environment better than the average urban child, the family computer in the school's less popular, for the implementation of information education quite difficult.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Difficulties we encountered and overcome by: A. Technical barriers: Web production technology needs to be strengthened, software, operating procedures must be constantly reminded that under the guidance of teachers, we have the most simple way, using pspad software to write the contents of the teacher-designed web framework, the successful completion of the page. B. summarized data compilation: a lot of information and photo content, we lack the ability to organize induction, then the teacher guide we use grouping and classification of filing the way to proceed, we have finally reached good results. C. Time Planning: Because schoolwork plus holidays, we sometimes can not achieve the desired thematic progress under the guidance of parents and teachers, we use Wednesday afternoons and Saturday stepped up the pace to catch up.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The quality of the environment and our lives, from personal experience to explore, operation and maintenance, process observational studies, students develop from the care for the environment and respect for other living attitude. Thematic activities designed by the Institute, but also allow parents to accompany children to grow up together.

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

Nine-year curriculum emphasizes helping students from the learning process to explore their potential, develop problem-solving skills. Students must make the necessary efforts to improve their living and learning environment. For this reason, our research is based on caring and understanding of the campus environment as a starting point. Cyberfair through case studies, we lead the students to observe changes in the surrounding environment capacity development. We also guide students to participate and learn through on-site surveys, identify problems, and hands to improve the problem. Use activity design, we invite parents to participate in the community, will expand its influence level, so that more people understand their own living environment. In the process, we learn to respect others, good communication and organizational division of labor. Way through the team division of tasks, with everyone doing a theme, but do different parts, so we have to learn how to cooperate, how to observe, how to control the progress. Through this research, can enhance students' intentions to be concerned and to make the necessary efforts to understand the integration of their living environment.

Project Elements

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

With the development of technology, we expect our students to the research process must search for information using the browser, digital camera recording events, finishing with the instrument software documentation, use the Internet to contact each other and record progress. Therefore, we use technology tools are: A. Hardware: desktop computers, notebook computers, digital cameras, scanners and printers. B. Software: pspad, Xnview, firefox browser, Microsoft Word, Filezilla FTP and Web and FTP servers, ADSL, network hard drive, facebook and email.

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

In this case study , we played the following roles affect our communities, schools, students very family : A. communicator roles: We will pool aquatic ecological survey data do collated and presented in books ; research process and insights into page to share with you our approach ; let the whole world know that there is a group in Taiwan silence to pay for the work environment students , hoping to care for the environment thoughts and ideas spread out, affecting more people care for the environment , care for the environment . B. Role of actors : Through investigation we understand the importance of environmental protection, we conducted a series of actions , such as creating a campus aquatic habitat , apple snails control, floating island ecosystems to create , vegetable dyes and other creative activities , in the course of activities carried out in addition to that we learned a lot , but also let the school's teachers, students and parents work together to participate in actions to protect the environment . C. learner roles: Through our network , we understand the problems faced by the surrounding environment , learning solutions, and design experiments activities, learning from practical experience , for us to get the right idea and knowledge, and we can discuss our ideas and found that really a new learning experience.

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

A. arouse teachers and students on the campus environmental concerns: Research process, many teachers offer our assistance, consult accept our offer photographs and documents; many students as our volunteers (to create habitat, aquatic plant, in addition to the production of screw trap), because they all think our topic Research makes sense. In the event there are vegetable dyes, parents, other teachers and students together to participate, so we believe that we are already beginning to enjoy the surrounding environment will take care of our environment. B. make more sense to combine activities and teaching: Many of our activities related to teaching, learning not only does not increase the burden of letting more fun, while allowing students and teachers to participate in together, so many teachers are supporting us, underclassmen see us at work, will take the initiative meal help, I believe this study will give underclassmen who experience some different ideas and inspiration.

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

A. thank Donghua University, Dr. Yang Yiru and public television reporters as Lin Yan, Zhi-Chang Chen, to help us understand aquatic organisms adventure learning activities. B. thank Shu-Fen Wu Chao Ho elementary teacher, Donghua University Caiwen Jia, Huang Xiangyun assist parents and students in the community led eco-experience nocturnal activities. C. thank Hong Zhiqing principals, Huang Suqing director, provide us with many valuable suggestions and information. D. grateful parents help activities, participation in curriculum and provide feedback. E. Thanks to our other students in the class to help build eco-pool habitat projects and floating islands of production.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

From this case study , we found that the activities really very important to protect the environment , nature, there are many things we can learn , although we are still children , that could be done is very limited, but we can see the problems raised, and we discussions to find a solution. Share : Liu Luo This is my first time to participate in web -blog contest , participated in this team makes me very nervous ! After the start of production, I found actually very fun, I learned a lot of knowledge of how to create web pages , the magic and mystery of nature ... and so on , as well as many did not know knowledge. In the web production process, we often accidentally wrong code , check once again , and finally found the problem ! Kind of accomplishment that I never experience. Speaker: Pansheng Wen This is my first time doing web -blog, the reason is because many ecological pond apple snails school , so to prevention of apple snails , but also purify water species of aquatic plants, although at the outset to be eco- pool in the sun, feel very hard, but when completed will feel like to be a little hard but not very fun, I want to thank the teacher gave me the opportunity to participate in the web -blog.


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