CyberFair Project ID: 8670

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Advancement for Pigmestication
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Kang Chiao internation school
    New Taipei city, none, Taiwan

5 students, ages 14-16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on January 1, 2023. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2020,2021,2022

Classes and Teachers: Yi-Yun Chen, Huang-Yi Huang, Vickie Licari, James Ho

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our community is a group that include government, pig domestication farmers, and pigs. All three of them are closely related to one another in which pig depend on the other two for good living environment, farmers depend on pigs for their financial income and government as supporters for pigs’ health, and government rely healthy pigs and efforts of domestication farmers for welfare of the society.

2. Summary of Our Project

Echoing to the lack of knowledge Taiwanese have about the pigs they eat every day, our group is dedicated to dig deeper into the aspects of pork producing, from daily caring, feeding, to selling. To more thoroughly understand the field, we also interviewed an expert to answer several related questions for us. With the research information, background knowledge, and answers from the interview, we also come out with some future visions and goals for Taiwanese pig marketing.

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:more than 6

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):


4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Because of covid-19, no pig farms in Taiwan are open for people to visit. This makes it impossible for us to actually visit the pig farms, observe the living environment of the pigs and get a better understanding of the pigs. So we had to keep sending letters to experts who might know a lot of things about pigs, asking if they would like to have online meetings with us to explain everything about pigs to us. For example, the technology required to raise pigs and the differences between traditionally farmed pigs and modern farmed pigs. Also, most of the teammates in our team are participating in this competition for the first time, so we are very unfamiliar with making websites. Therefore, we asked the teacher from the school information office to guide us on how to make a website. We are very grateful for his help, without his help, maybe we would not be able to participate in this competition.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The International School CyberFair lets us know it is important not to forget one's origins. Taiwanese people eat pork very often, but only a few of them know where the pig came from, and also the steps from the birth of a pig to the meal on our table. What happened to the pigs in between? How much manpower is needed to raise pigs? What technology is needed to take care of the pigs?

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

We, as a team, really learned a lot from this project. During the project, we have experienced numerous rejections from those we would like to interview with-- pig farms. Because of the current protection mechanism of avoiding visitors to prevent possible source of disease, we have failed to gain approval to enter the domestication farm for four times. We continue to find resources and contact people to seek chances to interview with expert associated with the topic. As we almost gave up after a few weeks, we met Mr. Shu at school, and immediately asked and gained approval from Mr. Shu for a interview, which we gained many valuable informations. This experience not only taught us the spirit of not being affected by failures, we also learned to take any opportunities we have to succeed. Later on, we experienced a period of small conflicts because five of us have different scheduling, causing us to have difficulties to find a time for meeting. After a few conversations within the team, we learned the importance of sacrificing own time for better team achievement; we all managed to give up some parts of the original schedule in order to discuss the project. This project not only teach us the importance of not giving up, but also skills to negotiate and achieve better accomplishment as a team. Along with the academic informations within the website, we hope to spread the spirit to other team members in the future when we join team project team again.

Project Elements

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

In order to make our project more versatile, we used Google Docs to gather and record all the information and context; Google Forms to make a questionnaire to survey thoughts from the public. In addition, we have learned to check whether our references are reliable by asking relevant people, such as doing oral interviewing with a professor and we asked an interviewer by sending questions to her.

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

In our cyber fair project, we’ve contacted a few people who we want to interview. At first, we want to interview an interviewer, so we emailed him questions. She answered the questions with detail and with patience. Then, we interviewed a professor and also a saller of AIOT systems on google meet. Lastly, our interview is very successful, and we all learn a lot of things.

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

Our school has been using pork produced in Taiwan for a long time, at the same time, pork has been one of the most popular ingredient in meals our school provided. Thus, the relationship between our school and pork and pig domestication have always been close. However, studentd in our school often don't realize the importance and hardship behind the everyday meal they eat. Therefore, in this project, our team attempt to introduce information about Taiwanese pork and pig domestication to our peers. This project not only will become a precious opportunity for our peers to understand history of struggling against diseases of the land and resources they viewed as common and easily accessed today. Furthermore, we hope to introduce real life adoption of scientific, mechanical, and economical knowledge they learned in classrooms. Currently, we have been showing our web pages to both our classmates and friends. Although the traditional method of feeding and selling pork are commonly known between our peers, most of them are shocked once informed of the devastation pig domestication experienced a few decades ago, which is hard to imagine under current times. Moreover, information about new technological advancement to reduce pollution from pig wastes in domestic farms have been used to guide some students in tenth grade's direction towards their project associated with environmental sustainability and few with medical interest have replied that they learned much from the actions performed in response to foot-and-mouth disease widespread.

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

Mr. Shu and Ms. Yang, who we interviewed, definitely helped us a lot by giving us professional and specific information. Originally, we struggled to find adequate information for this project because we cannot get in contact with pig domestic farms or find articles that introduce the view within the pig farms. Through interviewing Mr. Shu, we understand not only understand the functions of three-step piggery wastewater treatment and biogas power generation. Meanwhile, through the interview with Ms. Yang, we learned about the current condition of the local pig market and the reasons behind government policies regarding foot-and-mouth disease. These informations provided by Mr. Shu not only satisfies our needs to find related information, but also enriches our knowledge by giving us numerous detailed facts that we later use when constructing our website.


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