CyberFair Project ID: 8123

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: There is a Jinyintan grassland in the Distance!
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Bayan center school
    Xining, Qinghai, China

4 students, ages 13-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 24, 2016. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015

Classes and Teachers: Li qi-fang

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Qinghai Jinyintan grassland is located in Haiyan County of Qinghai Province, bordered by Qinghai Lake and Baoshan Mountain to the west; surrounded by mountains to the north and east, borders on Sanjiacheng to the south. On the 1100 kilometers prairie, there are more than 30 million flocks and herds breeding here, which is a typical pastoral area. The blue sky of Prairie is intoxicating; the white cloud of Prairie is cute; the beautiful mountain of Prairie looks like picturesque, even the air of grassland is fresh. The white sheep group, brown and white yak are wandering on the grass and wildflowers. You see the people with Tibetan clothes from time to time, riding a horse on the grassland leisurely. The song “In a faraway fairyland”, composed by Wang Luobin who is the king of songwriter in western China, was sung from Jinyintan grassland, and then widely popular in Qinghai, and then so popular at home and abroad.

2. Summary of Our Project

Jinyintan grassland is a famous place for rich and beautiful, which artistic rockeries, green pines and auspicious clouds are rated as superb scenery. The area is grassland pastoral area with wildly open field, green grassland, cloud-like sheep and yaw and solemn ancient monastery. Jinyintan grassland grows special regional-culture and has a long history of civilization. The top state-run pasture in Qinghai Province, Tuole Pasture has plenty of water and lush grass, sheep, yak and mineral resources everywhere, bordering Jiayuguan Pass to the north, Tsaidam Basin to the west. Jinyintan is the birthplace of world-famous song 'in that distant place'. The little-known mysterious forbidden area gave birth to the new Chinese first atomic bomb, the hydrogen bomb, where is China's first nuclear weapons research and development base. More than 320,000 people have visited Jinyintan since 2005, revenues from tourism close to 42,000,000 yuan. Through this web page we hope that more people to know about the beautiful Prairie.

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:1

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 are 2 computer classrooms with 60 computers in our school, which has 10M Telecom broadband access. So it was convenient for us to search information on line.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1,Hard to take photos and interview: Because herdsmen are dispersed over wide areas, we had to visit staffs working at the scenic spot. Some people we interview were unwilling or uncomfortable about answering us.

2,A long way to visit: Jinying Beach is about 50 kilometers away from our school, transportation is expensive. School decided to reimburse us for transportation fees through consultation.

3,Time limited: We are heavily loaded with school work, no more spare time.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Jinyintan grassland maybe not the best grassland in Qinghai, but it is the most famous place in Qinghai in which Wang Luobin, the king of songs in west China, worked on the song of “In a Faraway Fairyland” in the early forties. From Jinyintan grassland, Qinghai, his song has been singing all over China, and so popular both at home and abroad. Jinyintan grassland is located in the Haiyan County. On the 1100 square kilometers of the great grassland, both of Mapi River and Halijing River pass through the area, where Tibetan have lived in for many generations. It is a typical pastoral area with a herd of approximately 3 million cattle and sheep breeding here. The great season in Jinyintan is in July, August and September. Here is so beautiful that take your breath away; This webpage making competition made us stay close to nature, not only learned a lot we can not learn form the text books, but improved participation in social practice and self-learning ability.

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

We made use of our spare time to collect information, visit and take shoot; write reports that was not only the basically guarantee of learning, but also broaden our minds, paid attention and looked around us.

Project Elements

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

Computer, Camera, and software.

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

During our participation in a series of activities, we wanted to draw people's attention to understand the amazing and beautiful of Jinyintan grassland, approach grassland, many of us can attest that being in nature gives us definite psychological benefits.

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

Students in our school felt the amazing and beautiful of Jinyintan grassland in the course of carrying out our project.

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

Some the aged herdsmen provided us with a lot of information, and a field survey was carried out among them. Local tourism bureau provided us with direction and help.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We performed field research many times, that help in cultivating our ability of analysis of problems and approaches to inquire, making us take risks by giving us opportunities to learn. We also fully realized the importance of team work.


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