CyberFair Project ID: 8411

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Tsai's Honey in Neimen
Category: 4. Local Specialties
URL: Tsais’ Honey in Neimen/

School: Jing-Yi Elementary School
    Kaohsiung, NA, Taiwan

3 students, ages 11~12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 1, 2018. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2015, 2016, 2017

Classes and Teachers: Ka Ho Zhang

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Neimen used to be called Luohan-men or Luohan Wen. 'Neiwen' is the rectification of name for the local people, which means 'refined scholars are full inside'. Indeed, quite a lot of well-known officials and scholars came from here,and correspondent to the old saying. There is one poem in Ching Dynasty, called 'pass the mountains of Luohanmen', after reading the poem..

We could tell that Neimen was so important in the past and is also famous for the dead dry land, Marshal Jhu Yi-Guei, folk costumes such as Song-Jiang Jhen Battle Array, Taste of Taiwan: Zhong-Po-Shai(master chef) as well as many legends.

2. Summary of Our Project

In the topic, community beekeepers are invited to work with school teachers and students and Learn together with students about local industries. Students interact with beekeepers to understand the development and characteristics of the beekeeping industry. They also understand the relationship between bees and the natural environment. We would like to use this topic to conduct research on local special industries. Students are enabled to acquire knowledge of local industries while visiting community beekeepers. More important is the establishment of local identity from the research process.

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:4-6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1. Time pressure: We have many activities at school and for joining this project, we used the break time to surf the net and looked for more detail in the library and also to share, discuss, upload, have meeting, assign the jobs, contact the interviewees and interview. Furthermore, we needed to arrange the pictures and notes we had, correct the documents as well as making the website. 2. Experience and tacit understanding: Although last year we had participated in an experience without winning a prize, we make persistent efforts this year. We had conquered all the difficulties with teacher’s experience, learnt knowledge and tacit understanding in between us as well as the determination we had made to do this project. 3. Lack of professional knowledge: Because of our limited knowledge, we still needed more detail through internet. Therefore, we asked our teachers and also interviewed a few great beekeepers in Neimen Township for getting better and clearer ideas. 4. Contact and interview: To have a better idea of the project, we were zealous for contacting each beekeeper by phone. Because of the busy schedule, most of the interviewees couldn’t promise. 5. For the website making: We did spend a lot of time deciding the structure and toolbar for a better link and interface. We discussed each question, tested every color on words, designed different kinds of bottoms and backgrounds etc…. We went through many problems especially using the software. Thanks for teacher’s help and finally we did get it done and had an outstanding website.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We would like to use this topic to conduct research on local special industries. Students are enabled to acquire knowledge of local industries while visiting community beekeepers. We share the result of our research with our fellow students and let more students understand the hard-working faces of beekeeping. More important is the establishment of local identity from the research process.

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

We invite community beekeepers to work with our school teachers and students to learn about local industries with their students. Let students walk into the community and understand the development and characteristics of beekeeping industry from the interactions with beekeepers to understand the relationship between the bee and the natural environment UEL: We would like to use this topic to conduct research on local special industries. Enable students to acquire knowledge of local industries while visiting local community beekeepers. More important is the establishment of local identity from the research process

Project Elements

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

Software : Dreamweaver CS3 (For designing the websites WORD 2016 (For processing the document) FileZilla (For uploading and downloading the website documents) PhotoImpact X 3 (For fixing pictures and images) Gmail (For receiving and sending emails) ACDSee 9.0 (For browsing the pictures) Microsoft IE 10 (For collecting the information on the internet) Hardware : Lane phone and mobile phone (For contacting the team about the detail of interview) Digital Camera (For showing the records of interviews and saving the pictures we need for the websites) Dictaphone (For recording during the interview) Flash drive and external hard-disk (For carrying and saving the files for the website making) Computer and laptop (For collecting the resources and designing the websites) In a high tech age now, Internet can reach everywhere and through this research project, we could prove the Information Education of Nine-Year Joint Curricula Plan helps students to learn in an equitable environment-means the better information you have, the better result you get. So students are learning in an education environment of ability, not intelligence. So we use the ability of getting knowledge, doing research, analyzing and organizing to realize the ideal of reaching everywhere. URL :

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

We contact the interviewees with telephone to express our interest and care to the topic, hope to make efforts for our hometown. When make sure of the date, time, place, and finally, with full of expectations and then we go happily to a personally visit to explore the beekeeping in Neimen. We have received lots of enthusiastic response and information and making good relationship with the local community during the interview. Thus we hope we can make a good effort on this project. URL :

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

n the process of research, we found that the award-winning honey will have exquisite packaging. There is production record on the package. It’s product quality control assurance. We developed school-based curricula starting with the community. Build campus bee image, so that teachers and students can have a deeper understanding of this industry. While building campus bee image, we have developed a wide range of activities in our inter-school exchange activities to let everyone know about it in order to carry forward the bee community community. Information technology is one of the fastest ways to receive the newest information and understand this world. As computer is usually thought as a relaxing tool than a learning tool for the students, we try to make them collecting information and doing the research through the internet. Furthermore, enlighten the students to do this project with their own, such as drafting questions during the meeting, recording the information they received, making a visit to the monuments, etc. This project makes improvements on not only the self managing skill to students, but also gives them a wider view on this world. We hope we can give our best report to everyone through the CyberFair this year. The campus is where students study. We bring community industry into campus, and let students, parents and teachers know the bee industry and learn bees hardworking and gregarious spirit. URL :

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

To have a better idea of the project, we were zealous for contacting each beekeeper by phone and also the volunteer mothers put a lot of work on it. Neimen beekeeper : The Tsai three brothers in Yongfu community, Neimen, Kaohsiung, beekeeping for countless generations. They often get honey evaluation First and Grand Prize organized by the Kaohsiung City. Their children study in Jing-Yi elementary school. Through interviews with parents, we opened a bee study period fraught with danger and surprises. learn how to be a beekeeper and get honey with Mr. Tsai is a great experience. URL:

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Once heard the beekeeper said that ants will not eat real honey. Because the real honey concentration is too high, the ants can not draw. However, it is also possible to produce concentrated honey by reducing moisture. So how to distinguish true and false honey, we have the following five points after our data collection. 1. Appearance identification 2. Smell and crystallization 3. Taste 4. Rushing hot water 5. Physical and chemical testing URL:


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