CyberFair Project ID: 8743

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Smart Mushrooms for Sustainable Green Living
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: Tsun Shang Elementary School
    Changhua County, , Taiwan

6 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 6, 2024. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2021, 2022, 2023

Classes and Teachers: Lin Chin Feng, Weng Mu Chia, Lai Hong Wei

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our community, Dacun Township, is located in the central-eastern part of the flat Changhua Plain. The terrain stretches from east to west and is narrow from north to south, bordered by the Bagua Mountains to the east, connecting with Fenyuan Township. To the south, it neighbors Yuanlin City and Puxin Township, to the west, it borders Puyan Township and Xiushui Township, and to the north, it is adjacent to Huatan Township. Our community is situated in the central part of Dacun Township, with a roughly triangular shape and a flat landscape. The elevation is higher in the south and lower in the north. The Shigou Irrigation Canal runs north-south through the eastern part of our township. The northeastern area is more concentrated with farmland, while the area west of Zhongshan Road has scattered settlements, mainly cultivating rice and grapes. With changing times, traditional agriculture faced challenges. Our research focuses on how traditional Mushrooms cultivation is transitioning towards sustainable development goals (SDGs) in smart agriculture.

2. Summary of Our Project

The Mushrooms Team explores the theme 'Smart Mushrooms for Sustainable Green Living,' delving into how the Q-YO Biotechnology Group transforms from traditional Mushrooms farming to mushroom-based processed products. They established the Q-YO Biotechnology Company and transformed it into an agritourism farm, winning national awards and becoming a renowned high-quality agricultural enterprise in Changhua County. In collaboration with the United Nations SDGs, the Q-YO Biotechnology Tribe emphasizes a people-centric, nature-adaptive, life-respecting approach, focusing on strict quality control, strain development, green production, circular economy, and eco-friendly practices to create a smart agriculture Mushrooms industry chain.

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: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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

In this research project, we initially collected various online data but lacked the ability to judge the authenticity of the information. With guidance from our teacher, we learned how to choose reliable sources and distinguish the credibility of data. After on-site visits and interviews, we had a wealth of interview data, but we faced the challenge of understanding and selecting a large amount of information and dealing with specialized terminology, requiring continuous exploration to grasp the full scope of the research.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Our research, centered around the Q-YO Group, extends beyond traditional Mushrooms cultivation and sales to diverse areas, including precision agriculture and agritourism. Through on-site inspection and visits, we gained insights into the organizational structure and diversified business model of the company. The Q-YO Group not only offers Mushrooms cultivation experiences but also engages in the development of mushroom-based processed products, showcasing a comprehensive business strategy. Through this research, we gained an understanding of the challenges of business operations and the key factors in modernizing commerce and agriculture, experiencing the process of making Mushroom dishes and growing mushrooms. We hope that our research will bring awareness to the Q-YO Group's modern and sustainable operations.

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

Our research involves language training through reading and analyzing online information, designing interview outlines, and synthesizing website content. Social studies training enables us to understand the challenges of business and agricultural transformation. Observing the growth process of mushrooms and documenting it involves elements of natural and artistic training. Collaborative discussions on cultivating and cooking mushrooms apply to interdisciplinary learning.

Project Elements

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

We utilized tablets and desktop computers for online research, JAMBOARD for data synthesis, and various devices (tablets, recording pens, phones, laptops) during interviews for recording and documentation. In-school discussions involved touchscreen displays or projectors to review and discuss collected data, and individual tablets were used for collaborative document writing and website creation.

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

Through our research, we aimed to make the community aware of the Q-YO Group's diverse business. By combining traditional Mushrooms production with modern business practices and introducing concepts of smart agriculture and agritourism, we sought to inspire others and showcase the unique experiences beyond typical Mushrooms consumption.

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

Our research provided a profound understanding of the challenges faced by businesses and agricultural production. By introducing the Q-YO Group's diversified operations to the community, we aimed to bring about new business models and diverse consumer choices. Through participation in the Mushrooms production process, residents not only enjoyed fresh mushrooms but also experienced the joy and meaning of agriculture. We believe this will have a positive impact on the local economy and enrich the quality of life for residents.

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

The school provided digital equipment and facilities for the research project. Teachers sacrificed their weekends to accompany us on visits, and parents assisted with transportation and support during visits and challenges. Special thanks to Mr. Shiwun Fang , the head of the Q-YO Group, for sparing time for our interview, providing a macroscopic perspective on business operations, and offering resources and materials for our experience.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Our research revealed the Q-YO Biotechnology group comprehensive business model, extending beyond Mushrooms cultivation and sales to include refined agriculture and agritourism. Experiencing the Mushrooms cooking process and cultivation first hand provided us with a deeper understanding of agricultural production and modern business operations. We hope that our research will raise awareness of the Q-YO Group as a modern and innovative enterprise, inspiring further development in agricultural diversification.


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