CyberFair Project ID: 7924

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: More recycling,better future
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Li Nong Elementary School
    Taipei, , R.O.C.

10 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on January 29, 2015. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012,2013,2014

Classes and Teachers: Wu Wen Hung

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taipei Municipal Linong Elementary School has been built in Guandu Plain, Beitou District. Guandu Plain is on the edge of Taipei Basin. It’s an open terrain and far from the populated down town area. Taipei City Government has decided to locate one of incinerators in this area (The other one is located in Neihu District). The government hopes that this is a solution to the problems caused by burying waste in landfills. At the same time, Locals who are interested in recycle business begin to set up their collecting and distributing centers in this area because that most of farms had already been abandoned. Recently, it has been reported that sportswear made from recycled plastic in Taiwan has won the international recognition and made a lot of profit from exportation. As to this point, the recycling factories in Beitou have made a certain contribution to the relevant industry. Also, in this old neighborhood, residents tend to be more conservative and frugal. That’s why there are quite a lot shops which run the business of repairing clothes, clocks, watches, and electronic appliances. Not only they have owned excellent skills to give new life to those items, but also have successfully extended those items’ expiration date. Reuse is truly an issue we have to think about it seriously. If we can continue using the existent resources, we don’t need to overexploit our precious natural wealth. How to respect the nature and our planet is an important subject for us.

2. Summary of Our Project

There is an Chinese old saying, “The nature was born to nourish the life of human being, but human being was not born to pay back.” According to the essence of Taoism, human being comes from nature, and is always the part of nature. We cannot live without the nature, how we can despise what the nature gives us. High technology brings us a whole new life in 21 century; however, we don’t really approach the nature but even farther. In most developed countries, a large proportion of food has been dumped after expiration date in supermarkets. Can you imagine that those dumped food are able to feed people living in some other underdeveloped countries? Apart from the problem above, a lot of articles for daily use have been abandoned for the reasons of old-fashioned. These two phenomena cause the overexploitation. People tend to use brand new products, but our earth could not afford that anymore.

Our school aims to use the power of education to recall the old Chinese custom of thrift. “Respect the nature and cherish what we already have” is the main subject we will focus on. It not only can reduce the economic burden of every family, but also can let us do our best to protect our planet. To let students understand throwing broken articles into incinerators is not the only way. Actually, “repair and reuse” is another solution. As the locals in Beitou, we have responsibility to do the research. We will discuss the local issues such as, “incinerator, the business of recycle and repairs”.

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:2-3

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1?Experience In the 'good environmental Life' campaign, we use a variety of things to reuse recycled 'waste oil' 'umbrella cloth' 'Kitchen,' 'green toys' 'flea market', etc., found life insignificant items, everyone ingenuity and creativity under the regeneration items, paid a new life, not only to enhance the value of goods, to make life interesting and environmentally-friendly.

2?Interview The figures visit there in the land of the big push hands, repair industry and recycling industry, as many as twenty people, in interviews and records up to the time spent. Apart from interviews, is also involved in a variety of work experience. During the visit, most recyclers do not want to accept the camera and access, through the efforts to find a few, though not many of their income, but also for environmental protection Lingrenganpei they silently effort.

3?Gathing Data Most of this information by searching the Internet and newspapers compilation, while searching in internet and newspapers when, although a lot of information, but to comply with this theme, and discuss only one filter for each set of data integration, the teacher also reminds us that we must Notes source provenance, respect intellectual property rights.

4?Records The event visit the most, so it took a lot of time in the proposed issue, record, long access times, the content too bad record, recording sound files is unclear or too small to become the chronicler of greatest distress, if insufficient information also telephone access additional information again.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Economic prosperity, well-developed information network, everyone can buy anything you want, but in this rich environment, whether the thinking, attitude of caring for living things love objects come to life, what they need to buy, broken can be repaired, recycling can be reused to make full use of materials. Earth's resources will have been exhausted, when, and how to give our future and our children and grandchildren the same environment, or destroyed the land, we work together! 'Little things make green' hope it is not a slogan, but the implementation in everyone's life.

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

1?Language With aggregated data, access reports and tips to improve our language skills. During his visit, we want to access the conceptual design problem, pay attention to etiquette and attitudes, especially to maintain calm mood to deal with fluency required content. 2?Methmatics Use addition and subtraction operations, second-hand goods at a flea market trading activities, find the money to count the money. Survey statistics, re-use computer teacher taught us the calc program, input data to complete the chart. 3?Art and humanities During a visit to the production of detergent and soap we gave respondents, thank respondents interviewed busy, give us a lot of valuable information. Environmentally friendly toys and DIY activities to inspire students ingenuity and creativity, environmental issues and more caring mood. In the production of web pages, in addition to editing photos, the gorgeous layout techniques have full use of the United States Code, in order to play the effect. 4?Computer skill The use of computer software to create web pages, for example: Draw survey charts, vegetables growth record table ... so skillfully manipulated computer operating procedures, typing speed will progress, and check the necessary information from the Internet, web pages, photo editing, animation, but also enhance our ability to live technology. 5?Society The web production, visiting Beitou incinerator Lake regeneration furniture factory, Tzu Chi Guandu environmental stations and recycling field, let us recognize that local officials, non-governmental environmental organizations, increasing the knowledge of many of the social sphere.

Project Elements

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

In our project, we used these tools which included digital cameras, telephones, computer software, projectors, recorders, books and etc... By using the projectors and computers at school, we could discuss and work in groups to make the webpage. The recorders and earphone helped us to record all the interviews. Moreover, we often took pictures with our own cameras during our experiences activities. No matter what tools we used, we thought the most useful and valuable tool is internet. The internet helped us not only find data and information we need, but also send the photos and the articles to our teammates. Most importantly, we communicated with each other via the internet and integrated the finished parts into the project on the web.

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

Beitou is located in Taipei due to earlier development regions, traditional folk conservative, industrious and thrifty nature, repair industry, recycling industry, in Beitou streets can be easy to see, is a part of human life Beitou, therefore, first of all we first the students compiled groups assign a different time to visit and contact the agreed meeting time, their duties by telephone, face to face visit, collect information, photographs, and then another message through the computerized processing of a compilation, not only made into 'More Recycling , Better Future. ', and to carry out' recycling 'of teaching and community resources to improve the campus environment combined with teachers and students, thus more transparent as a process-related activities, training students planning organization and coordination, communication and response, article compiled language and ability. Let us hope that through this website more attention to environmental issues and to share with more people know.

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

Although recycling, everyone knows, but the real implementation to do, how many people? In this web activities, know Beitou incinerator and the lake regeneration furniture, although Taipei municipal garbage collection units, but the use of recycling, the recycling of garbage burning power change, recycling furniture, bicycle repair Used become another auction, really worthy of the name 'garbage into gold'; especially environmental station based Tzu Chi Guandu 'junk into gold, gold becomes love, love of clean, clean around the global' concept, combined with local volunteers, recycling various environmental materials re-use, re-invest the funds received to charity, this spirit of selfless love, is really impressive. Another day in every corner, there is a group of people or picking up recycling industry quietly pay, so Beitou Acres implement environmental protection work. Students through the writing process of the topic, the integration of these bits and pieces of information to form a systematic delve into recycling and environmental implementation picture, and by participating in creating web pages and look forward to caring for living things we know how to love things, more attention and implement, reuse and recycling classification.

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

Tzu Chi volunteer referrals through environmental team to assist the work of the school environment. Community college teacher Tang lead you learn how to do an extension cord. Toy doctor to teach you how to care for and repair toys. Another local environmental protection industry, and are willing to accept our busy schedule to visit, let us understand the characteristics of various industries, and provide a lot of valuable information and stories, let us gain full interview.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

1?In the school day to teach parents to make 'Soap', after a month of ripening, parents and teachers to try, were well received, but clean and strong moisture, become the best Souvenir visit, everyone close when liked this noble and easy to use soap. ! 2?Umbrella cloth and then use 'this is a big test craft activity, we do not use an umbrella made of cloth raincoat, Zhiwu Dai, shower cap, reusable shopping bags, picnic mats, etc., each has a unique kind of design ingenuity, it is put it down. 3?'Green toys' production, all of the students participating in the fourth grade, everyone played creativity and ingenuity, there are sets of circle, pinball machines, bamboo guns and other works, all of them are environmentally friendly and fun features, so that our activities extremely exciting, had only an environmentally friendly toys creative competitions, but later joined the class of environmentally friendly natural elasticity car contest, solar car experience, bamboo dragonfly production. 4?In order to experience the production of 'kitchen waste recycling,' we bottled and bagged two groups for comparison, would have thought that there will be a 'liquid fertilizer,' one week later to explore the possible impact because the weather is too cold. After a week to wait, finally fertilizer. Two kinds of ways to collect almost time, but inside the recovered material will affect the fermentation, because our class itself to Liu Dingpi do, after three weeks no fertilizer, Qi Jun home mom with fruit peels and coffee grounds, 10 days to produce fertilizer. 'Fertilizer' We used to sweep the toilet, nor smell good wash. We kind of fertilizer produced delicious vegetables, the re-use kitchen fully utilized in life.


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