CyberFair Project ID: 8731

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Reviving Ocean: Marine Recycling
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Kang Chiao International School (Junior High)
    New Taipei City, Taipei , Taiwan

7 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 21, 2024. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013-2024

Classes and Teachers: Emma Lin, Emma Wu, Ryan Huang, Ethan Yen, Aurora Lee, Allison Huang, Sisi Yen, Hsiao,Shih-Hsuan, Peng,Ying-Tsong

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taiwan, an island surrounded by ocean in the Eastern of Asia, has an advanced technology business and a prosperous economy. Taiwan’s government has appealed against the importance of recycling, however, the government didn’t really take action on recycling, with not enough appeal to citizens led to the environmental problem in Taiwan. Citizens will not mainly focus on recycling or using any products that can be reduced. There aren’t many companies that use recyclable materials to produce recycled products because using recyclable materials is way more expensive than the materials that are easy to get.

2. Summary of Our Project

Without enough appeal to the importance of recycling, people have been harmfully affected the environment in recent years, and the oceans have also been significantly affected. These issues led to the problem of marine animals living. We’ll be mainly focusing on how to decrease ocean pollution and minimize carbon emissions. At the same time, we’ll deeply understand the importance of environmental protection for society and explore effective ways to utilize marine waste to produce recycled products. Within the deeper research, we have found a company named 'Deya' that mainly creates recyclable backpacks using marine waste. Not only helps reduce carbon emissions. It’ll also preserve the natural environment. We’ll understand how they produce backpacks by using products that are friendly to the environment, which will combine to our main theme.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:none

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

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

Nowadays, students use the Internet for everything, including research and surveys. In this project, we had to use the Internet to do all the work. The internet speed in class is around 10.58 Mbps for uploading and 2 Mbps for downloading. However, our school is located in the mountains, the Internet is not always steady. When the Wifi is broken, we use wired internet. Our team has seven iPhones, seven Macbooks, and seven iPads. It will make us easier to connect and get our work done while we are at home. These devices show the importance of the Internet for our schoolwork.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Throughout our project, we encountered myriad problems that promoted the relationship between us and built a strong ability to problem-solve. First off, we took a lot of time picking and arguing the main topic of our Cyberfair project. We had to figure out a topic that had some tired relation to Taiwan and had also satisfied some of the SDGS goals but did not repeat what the others had done in the past. Therefore, some technological issues happened during the interview. The interview recording didn’t work well, which made the editing process tricky. The background music was noise, which also took time to fix the sound quality. In overcoming these challenges, our group learned to collaborate and solve problems in an orderly way, which makes our team a capable group.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Participating in Internation Schools CyberFair lets us explore other new innovative subjects rather than traditional-style education.

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

To establish the goal of allowing more people to understand the concept of environmental conservation and sustainable development, we used different methods to collect data and information about the study of environmental consciousness. We gathered the information by interviewing experts in sustainable development for direct and reliable information. We had arranged and confirmed the information we collected, this made us deliver precise and accurate information that was backed up by verifiable facts and specific proof.his enabled us to present accurate and precise information, supported by concrete evidence and specific facts. Furthermore, for us to understand people’s knowledge about sustainable development and environmental conversation, we had to send out a survey and utilize the data that had been collected. We sent out a survey to people who had different ages, different jobs..etc, which allowed us to understand the knowledge different people have, this benefited our research by increasing the collected data range, in total we received 351 responses, which allowed us to understand people’s knowledge on the topic of sustainable development better. Our school contained the SDGs knowledge in lots of classes, and our topic is related to the number 12 SDGs goals, responses, consumption, and production. Studying this topic allows us to understand the real concept of how the real cases of sustainable development function, which are the things that the school hopes we can learn. The project also allowed us to discover that every human can play an important role in environmental conservation, and using sustainable development items is one way to achieve the goal. Using the internet to learn also benefits us when we are collecting the data, it is much faster and more efficient compared to traditional methods, and lots of data and information can be collected easily.

Project Elements

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

The Cyberfair project is an international competition that requires a precise website and dreliable information. Cyberfiar projects require lots of work that we need tools and technologies to achieve, such as research, writing scribe, video editing, website making…etc. We have mostly used computers since we were working on this project. We gathered information about the company Deya, and the concept of environmental conservation and sustainable development, google and other kinds of search engines allow us to gather information conveniently and efficiently. Every group member has a laptop, which makes research more efficient. Other websites such as YouTube Deya Interview newspaper, and Deya's official website have all provided us with lots of information about the theme of our topic. Youtube allows us to understand the concept of environmental conservation and sustainable development. Deya's interview newspaper allows us to understand the company and how it turns marine waste into brand-new backpacks. Deya's official website allows us to understand how each backpack is created and what the specialties are. We use a nice page to create our website, which makes making the website easier, capcut also plays an important role in editing the video. In addition, Google Drive and Google Forms allow us to collect and record the data together, and help us organize the document. The printer and iPhone allow us to record our interview with the company Deya, which makes our data more reliable. In summation, the technology hugely benefits our project.

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

After deeper research and understanding, the leader of deya, which was the main company that we will focus on during this CyberFair project. The leader named Mr. Nengiun Xu. Our team leader communicates with Mr. Nengiun Xu by using Facebook and Line. Luckily, we adjusted the time to interview and the place quickly. We took the bus and went to Eslite Spectrum Songyan. First, we met at the store and we went to a cafe to start the interview. During the interview, Mr.Xu answered the questions using his old experience and taught us new ideas. He taught us that in our life we’ll definitely encounter difficulties in life, and we must face them bravely. In addition, we also act as ambassadors when we are sending out surveys to people. In the process of sending out the survey, we let more people understand the concept of environmental conservation and sustainable development, in the same time of sending out a survey, we also let people understand the problem of marine pollution and sustainable development better, which makes us act as ambassadors. We have interacted with different kinds of students since we are researching this topic.

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

Throughout our CyberFair project, we will certainly make a difference in society. If we let our website spread to the whole country, Taiwan’s government may start to participate in the topic of recycling. Furthermore, if we share our website and spread on the Internet, not only Taiwan will notice the importance of recycling. Other countries will start to spread our website and create a connection between the whole world. People in our community and other countries’ citizens learned new things about our community, and the best way to collect and combine plastic into our lives and improve the environment. We received feedback that suggested we make it more persuasive and inform others. Lastly, because of this project, we see Taiwan’s shortage of recycling and the most important thing is that Taiwan’s citizens don’t understand SDGs. Therefore, we have to change it, to make a better society.

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

Our project involves other members of our community as helpers and volunteers, some so many people help us answer our survey. All age groups help us answer the survey. There are 187 students and 159 adults that help us answer the survey. I appreciate that they actively help us. Therefore, we can write the result and the information more easily.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

After this project, we noticed that the Taiwanese don’t know about SDGs. Because the government didn’t let the education include about the recycle, the students didn’t understand and learn a lot about recycling. Which also why Taiwan’s citizens have no awareness of the importance of environmental protection.


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