CyberFair Project ID: 8320

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The story of weeping Datong river
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: School
    Lan zhou, Gan su, China

5 students, ages 13-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2017. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2016,2015,2014,2013

Classes and Teachers: Zhu yong zhang

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Datong river is also called Haomen river, it is the tributary of Huangshui River, it is located in the valley among Tuolai mount, Lenglongling and Datong mount. The source of Datong river is Jiabagadangqu, from Zhalaizhang where is in the east of Shaguolinnamu jilinling Tianjun County, it is through Muli basin, Jiangcang basin, Mole basin, Menyuan basin from the south, gradually shifted to the South East of Ketu Menyuan county, turn south flows to Xiangtang Minhe countyand joins with Huangshui.Datong River mainly through the prairie marshes above MoleTownship, the river is straight and wide. When Mole basin and Menyuan basin through the mountains, the river twists and turns, the riverbed is narrow, the river in Menyuan basin is wide, there are more suspicious beaches and river diversions, the width is up to 2000 meters. The last part under Menyuan mainly flows through the mountains, the river is steep, the depth is 200-300 meters, there are a lot of canyons, the narrowest gorge riverbed only 20-30 meters. Datong river goes into Huangshui from the source, in addition to a little part flows through Liancheng Gansu province and Honggu district, most of the parts are all in the territory of Qinghai. The trunk stream flows through Tianjun, Gangcha, Qilian, Menyuan, Huzhu, Minhe 6 counties. More than one hundred branches have been imported, of which the length of the river is greater than 50 km of the Yongan River, other tributaries are shorter. The main stream and

2. Summary of Our Project

While Hydropower development solves the problem of water resource and the shortage ofelectric, it also brought some negative effects to the ecological environment of the reservoir area and the lower reaches. These effects are mainly embodied in: (1) the deterioration of the ecological environment around the construction project; (2) the reservoir caused ecological change in reservoir area; (3) Hydropower Stations change the habitat characteristics of thesection with shortage of water under the dam; (4) the water and sandy changes of the river destroyed the downstream and the balance of water salt and water sandy. In the process of making website, we knew more about it, we hope more people can pay attention to environmental problems in Datong River through our wensite.

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:4-6

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

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We encountered some difficulties in webpage making,we asked technical person working in Talent and Story Company to solve many technical questions, regarding this we expressed deeply the gratitude.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Through this activity, I knew more about webpage making and mastered it. Hope that I have more chance to involve in such activity to promote my ability. At the same time, it helps more people understand the importance of protecting environment.

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

We took advantage of a two-day weekend to collect information, take pictures and sort out files using the knowledge we already have in information technology curriculum.

Project Elements

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

Network, computer, DV and scaner

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

Through our surveys and interviews, give outsiders a chance to care about Datong River, so that to change the current entironment,

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

There have no apparent effects right now.

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

Local agriculture authorities provided data with us

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We knew nothing about Webpage making before, we originally thought it was very difficult, but after we did it, we found it was not too difficult, so we have to do our best when encounter difficulties, in the process of making the website, both our ability and thinking ability have improved significantly.


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