CyberFair Project ID: 8485

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Flipping Learning-Agriculture Education
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Tzu Chi Senior High School Affiliated with Tzu Chi
    Hualien, N/A, Taiwan

5 students, ages 15~16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 17, 2019. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2019

Classes and Teachers: MEI-KUEI KUO ,HAO-YU WU

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Hualien, which is one of the places in Taiwan, is located in the west of the Central Mountains, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean to the east, and coastal mountains to the south of the east. It has a narrow terrain, a small population and fresh air. Hualien's land is mostly used for agriculture. Most of the crops planted are rice, vegetables and fruits. Among them, rice is the staple food of Orientals, so the eastern part is rice. Rice supplies Taiwan's demand for use is very important; our fields are located in the eastern part of the country, where there are many natural resources and the water sources used are also low-polluted, so that we can grow delicious rice.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our website mainly introduces the process of planting rice in school, and studies how natural farming method should be implemented. We implement natural farming method by means of division of labor. Finally, we popularize our agricultural method with successful experimental examples.

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:2-3

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):

We use the school network at a rate of 100 mb.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

In consideration of rice, there will be problems of birds and insect pests, which is very troublesome, because these will have an impact on the growth of rice.

At the beginning, I was not familiar with the website, and sometimes everyone's time is not up to date, so the progress is very slow.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We grow rice mainly in order to restore the original methods, using natural methods to cultivate, to find out what methods can be used to grow rice and adapt to the environment for future use when the future climate changes, soil and rainfall are not good.

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

In response to the government's twelve-year state religion, we began to grow rice.Before this research activity, we knew nothing about farming. After joining this activity, we learned how to turn over soil, sow seeds, transplant seedlings and so on. At the same time, we also let everyone know the importance of natural agricultural law. In this way, we can also let you know the importance of natural agricultural law. We also teach our brothers and sisters through this study, let them know the benefits and methods of natural agricultural law, and pass on through this teaching.

Project Elements

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

(1) Discussion topics, research projects: whiteboard, computer, paper, pen, e-mail, cloud-based hard disk

(2) Collecting documents: paper, pen, and computer

(3) Interview: on-the-spot interview, paper, pen, mobile phone (recording), camera

(4) Data Collection: Computer (Data Collection), G-mail,Goole drive

(5) Making Web Pages: Computer, Internet, FrontPage, Photoshop

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

We went to Tzu Chi University to share our natural agricultural with college students and teachers. By sharing this opportunity, we let them learn the practical operation of natural agricultural. We also let us learn the typhoon and increase our experience. Let's first experience the atmosphere on the platform, and also train our courage, so that we won't be too nervous.

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

This time we planted rice mainly in order to restore the original methods, using natural methods to cultivate, find out what methods can be used to grow rice and adapt to the environment for future use when the future climate changes that soil and rainfall are not good, and cultivate the next generation seeds adapted to the local climate and geology of Hualien,Taiwan.

In addition, through this study, we can let you know the importance of natural agricultural law, as well as its benefits and methods, and inherit it, and also develop excellent local talents.

And when people see our web pages, they will also understand how much it takes for a bowl of rice to eat, and then to love and cherish the land and food they live in.

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

Hualien Tzu Chi University began to promote food and agriculture education this year. We also started this planting process with the help of the university. In addition, we also invited Mr. Xie Jinggui to give technical guidance. As a professional farmer, we need his assistance in many places, such as when to transplant rice seedlings, how to protect rice panicles and so on. He is the greatest contributor to this harvest.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We found that spraying enzymes can not only increase nutrients but also remove pests. And the duck house we built for the first time was broken down by dogs, and we rebuilt it again, but this time God made a fool of us one again, and the roof was trampled by wild dogs, and all the ducks died. We are a group of like-minded people. At first, we don't know each other. We cooperate with each other. In this process, I slowly understand each other and become more and more familiar with each other. But sometimes we quarrel because of different opinions, but finally we reconcile. There are many difficulties in this process, but at last we have a bumper harvest.


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