CyberFair Project ID: 8275

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Autumn of Ershui – The Home of White Shaddock
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Ershui Junior High School
    Changhua, Changhua County, Taiwan

8 students, ages 13-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 14, 2017. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Classes and Teachers: Ching-hui Lai, Chao-jung Hsu, Ming-shan Kao

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Ershui is on the southeast border of Changhua, and is the place where we were brought up. The original name of Ershui was [Erbashui] because there are two rivers around Ershui. One of them is named as Zhuoshui River, and the other is named as Qingshui River. From an aerial view, the shape is similar to Chinese character “Ba (Eight).” After the Government of the Republic of China relocated to Taiwan, the place was renamed as Ershui. We chose the produce that has been grown in Ershui for a long period of time, white shaddock, as the theme, in order to help people better understand the rustic township, Ershui.

2. Summary of Our Project

We’d like to introduce the characteristics of Ershui white shaddock, the process from growth period to flowering period of white shaddock, and the functions of foods made of it. The pulp of white shaddock is rich in protein and vitamins B1 and B2. In particular, the content of vitamin C is the highest among all kinds of fruits. The content of vitamin C in white shaddock skin is the highest, and is higher than lemon by 3 times and higher than apple by 7 times. How to distinguish white shaddock from pomelo? Actually, the method is very simple. The size of pomelo is small, and it has a sharp head and wide bottom. The appearance of pomelo is similar to a tumbler. The size of white shaddock is huge, its shape is round, and its pulp is white and rough.

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:2-3

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

The difficulty and impact faced by our team was that the members kept changing, resulting in the failure to develop a team spirit rapidly. After our team members were changed for the last time, we knew that we didn’t have much time, so we worked even harder as a team to achieve the objectives.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We and white shaddock are both the treasures of Ershui, and we shall grow up healthily and happily together here.

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

We learned to use mental map to analyze data. We learned to apply mental map to life through the interview process, data collection, and picture taking of white shaddock. During the collection of data about white shaddock, we searched websites and books and performed on-site interviews to understand the history of white shaddock. The process of interview process enabled us to better understand everything in life. We combined the growth process of white shaddock with natural environment to better understand white shaddock. For the webpage configuration, in order to reflect the original color of white shaddock, we investigated color matching to strengthen the beauty of webpages. During the outdoor interviews, we were able to admire beautiful landscape at the places that we usually overlook. Computer is indispensable in the modern society. Through Cyberfair, we learned to set up a website.

Project Elements

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

We used Notebook for Web page making; browsed the Internet for Sending and inquiring data; used Bridge Camera to take pictures; used mobile phones for taking pictures, filming, and recording, and many computer Softwares such as Frontpage2003, Microsoft Word for project overall.

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

By participating in this Cyberfair competition, we are able to introduce the special produce, white shaddock, in Ershui to the world and enable everyone to know the characteristics of Ershui white shaddock. Therefore, we named the project as “Fragrant and Sweet White Shaddock.” During the research process, the grandmother of one of the members particularly invited a farmer to introduce white shaddock to us.

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

During the project process, our team had interviewed many local members of the community. These people knew specific area but not familiar with the overall story of the white shaddock. After this project people in our town have better idea of the it.

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

There are many members of the community who helped us during the project. Couple Wen-chung Huang introduced the white shaddock and the process of making oil essence; Couple Kuo-chao Chen provided the information of white shaddock so that we could have better understanding of it. Finally, Ershui Township Farmers’ Association provided the source of the white shaddock products.


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