1. Description of Our Community
Qinghai Lake is the largest salt-water lake in China, whose area approximates to 4650 sq.km. It's famous for a special kind of scaless fish and millions of migrant birds. It's a well-known resort and natural reserve. Due to its ecologic dominance, it was authorized as the international important swamp in 1992 and national nature reserve in 1997.
2. Summary of Our Project
In recent years, the water level of Qinghai Lake continuously falls down due to global warming, over-fishing and ignorance of environment protection. The number of 'Huang' fish declines each year. The fishes grow very slow (it reaches 1kg after ten years) because of the low temperature of the lake. If no protection is carried out, this species may die out. If it happens, the migrant birds, which live on fishes, may never come. As a result, other hydrophytes will grow without limitation. At that time, the Qinghai Lake will be a dead lake. The beautiful scenery will never appear. As local students, we need to do something to protect its environment and draw the world's attention on it. We are trying our best to redress the ecologic balance here. In 21st century, the theme is to protect the earth, nature and diversity of species. It's our commission. As long as everyone takes part in the protection activity, the Qinghai Lake will become the beautiful home of animals and human beings.
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:none
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We want to express our sincere thanks to the consultant of Grown up Center of Taiwan and TTT staff. With their help, we try to make web pages for the first time. This is the first time we participate in the CyberFair. The teacher and the team members lack previous experience in webpage construction. We have to consult others whenever difficulties arise. The team members come from different grades and classes. We have little commonly free time apart from the time for group activities. Therefore, we make use of our spare time for group discussion with the teachers. It costs much time in typing material into computer. The false operation nearly looses all the material. The misunderstanding causes conflicts between students and parents.Though it is difficult, we overcome all kinds of hardships and difficulties during the process. We are proud of ourselves and the experience is unforgettable.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
No pains, no gains. As long as we try our best, we would never feel ashamed. Be charitable to others and our environment. Our future will be more wonderful.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The activity involves literature, history, geography, computer, art ,biography, chemistry and culture. We have learned many things that are not in the text books. We break out of the classroom, and learn from the real-life environment and experiences and from various experts in history and culture. Through this research project, we have learnt how to search for information, how to conduct an interview, how to organize information. The interview and research not only boardens our knowledge scale, but also enriches our experience.These abilities will become our life-long assets.