CyberFair Project ID: 8739

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Symphony of energy in the wind
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Taipei Fuhsing Private School
    Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan

7 students, ages 15,16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2024. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2014-2023

Classes and Teachers: Chien-Chuen Huang / Oscar

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taiwan's wind power community is rapidly expanding, driven by ambitious renewable energy goals and favorable geographical conditions. With a strategic focus on offshore wind farms, Taiwan aims to diversify its energy mix, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and mitigate environmental impacts. The government's policies, including feed-in tariffs and streamlined regulatory processes, have attracted significant investment from both domestic and international stakeholders. Taiwan's unique position in the Asia-Pacific region, characterized by strong, consistent offshore winds, makes it an ideal location for wind energy development. Community engagement is a vital aspect of Taiwan's wind power initiatives, with efforts to consult and collaborate with local communities to address concerns and ensure project sustainability. Public awareness campaigns, educational programs, and stakeholder consultations are integral to fostering understanding and acceptance of wind energy projects. These initiatives not only contribute to Taiwan's energy security but also position the island nation as a regional leader in sustainable development and climate action. Overall, Taiwan's wind power community embodies collaboration, innovation, and environmental stewardship, paving the way for a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.

2. Summary of Our Project

Green energy, particularly wind power, has emerged as a significant global trend in recent years. Wind power generation is one of the prominent avenues being pursued for sustainable energy solutions, contributing to the collective effort to better preserve our planet.In addition to environmental benefits, wind energy promotes economic growth through job creation and stimulating infrastructure investment. The development of wind farms requires skilled labor for manufacturing, installation, and maintenance, thus creating employment opportunities for urban and rural areas. Moreover, wind energy projects attract investment, driving innovation and economic development in local communities. By harnessing wind energy, we can not only mitigate climate change but also foster prosperous economies through sustainable energy practices, ensuring a better future for generations to come. Also, the eleventh goal of SDGs is to build sustainable cities and communities, which shows the importance of green energy. On the other hand, based on discussions at the International Forum on Just Transition, wind power generation represents a pivotal pathway towards sustainable energy transition. With its growing prominence in global energy agendas, wind power stands as a beacon of environmentally conscious development.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

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

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

Computer-related software Line and Instagram:Event Publishing, social media, announcement Platform Windows 10, Google Chrome:For searching and collection relevant data, media, selflearning topic of the research project Microsoft Word 2016:Organization and summary of writings in text, including experiences and reflections Microsoft Excel 2016:Questionnaire statistics chart production Microsoft Powerpoint 2016:Presentation production FastStone Capture:Capture the picture Light and shadow magic hands:Video editing Photoimpact X3:Video editing Adobe Dreamweaver:Creation of thematic web pages iMovie, Power Director:Movie clip production Google Forms:Equestionnaire form creation

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Initially, our team chose wind power generation as the project theme; however, after conducting preliminary research, we discovered some challenges that needed to be overcome. First, we found that the broad range of technologies and knowledge involved in wind power meant that the scope of the project was too broad to allow in-depth study of specific issues.To overcome this challenge, we decided to focus on specific topics to facilitate deeper research and discussion from originally focusing on renewable energy to focusing on wind power generation. Secondly, we encountered difficulties such as accessing relevant data and resources, as well as understanding the potential impacts of wind power generation on local communities. To address these issues, we plan to enhance cooperation with industry experts and relevant stakeholders to acquire more information and resources, and to better understand these impacts. Finally, we also face challenges in communicating and promoting our research findings. To overcome these obstacles,we plan to use a variety of media and channels to share our research results and raise awareness of the importance and potential of wind power.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Our participation in CyberFair drives environmental awareness and mobilization in our local area. By delving deeper into our projects, we shed light on the fight against global warming and the urgent need for green energy. This initiative inspires a deep sense of responsibility and competence among students and community members. Through education and advocacy, we work to drive meaningful change and protect our precious natural resources for future generations.

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

Nowadays, the concepts of renewable energy and education are increasingly emphasized in schools and integrated into various educational activities. Through our thematic research on wind power generation, we explore its historical development, technological innovations, advantages and disadvantages, and environmental impacts. Furthermore, we delve into the design of wind turbines, the operation of wind farms, and the potential of wind energy in mitigating climate change, providing us with the opportunity to deepen and broaden our understanding of renewable energy. This project is integrated into our school curriculum, complementing courses on environmental sustainability and energy conservation. Additionally, it offers practical applications of theoretical concepts, reinforcing our learning outcomes. While researching wind power generation, we practiced effective teamwork through collaboration and division of tasks, further enhancing our teamwork and project management skills. This enabled us to efficiently allocate tasks and achieve our research goals. To gain a deeper understanding of this research project, we utilized online resources and conducted interviews, expanding our knowledge of wind power beyond traditional textbooks, highlighting the effectiveness of learning methods based on the internet and professionals' insights. Through our efforts in studying this topic, our aim is to inspire others to embrace renewable energy solutions, contribute to a more sustainable future, and underscore the value of interdisciplinary learning in addressing contemporary issues.

Project Elements

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

A. Computer related software (1) Line: Event Publishing, social media, announcement Platform (2) Google Chrome: For searching and collection relevant data, media, self-learning topic of the research project (3) google Doc: Organization and summary of writings in text, including experiences and reflections (4) Microsoft Excel 2016: (5) Canva: Presentation production (6) Google Forms: E-questionnaire form creation (7) Google slide: Questionnaire statistics chart production

B. Computer-related hardware (1) Computer: Digitize our research reports (2) Digital video cameras: Use a digital camera to document the thematic research process (3) Smartphones: Record the content of the special research interview

C: Books, magazines, Journal papers, news: Access information (Borrow from the library and purchase from the bookstores)

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

In recent years, due to the increasing awareness of environmental protection and the urgent global environmental issues, we have engaged in various forms of interaction both online and offline, as well as in-person with the community, to promote awareness of wind power generation and environmental protection. Firstly, we personally visited wind power companies such as Siemens Gamesa and Taiwan Power Company for interviews to gain insights into wind power generation. These interactions allowed us to directly engage with industry experts, understand their work firsthand, and incorporate their professional knowledge into our projects. Secondly, we visited wind turbine installation sites and component manufacturing facilities to acquire practical knowledge about the process of wind power generation. These field visits enriched our understanding and provided valuable content for our e-books and presentations. Additionally, we distributed questionnaires to the public to understand their awareness and attitudes towards wind power development. This effort involved contacting people of all age groups through email, phone calls, and face-to-face interactions. The responses we received helped us understand public opinion and provided information for our advocacy work. In terms of presentation and promotion, we utilized online platforms and in-person speeches to share our project findings and advocate for the adoption of renewable energy. Whether through virtual classrooms, school assemblies, or community events, we actively conveyed the importance of wind power generation and encouraged collective efforts towards a sustainable future. We actively engaged with stakeholders, solicited feedback, and fostered awareness of environmental responsibility in the community. Through diverse promotional efforts, we hope to enhance public understanding of wind power development in Taiwanese society and further the advancement of green energy.

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

Our project aims to raise public awareness about the impacts of wind power generation. This includes educating them about the benefits of wind power, its potential contributions to the future green energy industry, and fostering consideration of environmental issues. Conversely, the project also aims to inform people about the lesser-known advantages and disadvantages of wind power generation. However, despite these drawbacks, they are not significant enough to outweigh the substantial contribution of wind power to the environment. Instead, they encourage collective reflection on how to improve and maximize its benefits.

Our initiative goes beyond simply imparting knowledge to those unfamiliar with this energy source. We aspire to catalyze societal action through our efforts to assist not only Taiwan but also the global community. Starting from grassroots exploration and advocacy, we aim to inspire tangible societal action. Our goal is to propagate ideas from local communities to the global stage.

While our organization may seem incapable of achieving such profound impact, if we don't strive to raise awareness for environmental protection, then who will? Despite our seemingly modest contributions, we can still find ways to collectively improve our society, Taiwan, and our planet. Protecting the world starts with each of us taking action!

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

In our project we needed a lot of advice and help to get information and complete the research. Our helpers include local community members and professionals.

First of all, people at Taichung Railway Station helped us a lot during the survey process, facilitating the collection of essential data requisite to our endeavors. They not only provide valuable insights and suggestions. Their support and guidance allows us to better understand what people know about wind power and produce impactful project content. At the same time, their participation also inspired more community members to join our project and jointly contribute to environmental protection and the importance of using green energy.

In addition, we also received help from Siemens Taichung Power Plant. Through visits and interviews with them, we gained an in-depth understanding of wind power technology, which provided valuable resources and expertise for our project.


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