1. Description of Our Community
Instant noodles have, undoubtedly, become a trend of our times and almost a part of our lives. This pop culture reflects on the streets where we often see people carrying instant noodles with them. Inspired by such a trend, we are extremely curious about instant noodles and would like to know exactly how important they are in people’s mind. Considering our vicinity, we chose to investigate in Taipei City. We want to find out how dependent Taipei People are on instant noodles as they live in such a fast-paced city, and how much they know about instant noodles. In addition, we would like to understand a little bit about the types of instant noodles that Taipei People often choose to eat. Nowadays, as people care more and more about health and life enjoyment, eating instant noodles is no longer purely for filling the stomach. Lots of healthy food ideas and innovative breakthrough allow the products and the ways of consumption to become more and more diversified. In short, the popularity of instant noodles is the fact. Such fact urges us to continue with our study of instant noodles, as we feel even more curious and awed.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our focus will be on people’s knowledge, thought, feeling, eating habit, popular trend, etc. about instant noodles. We will also see what influences they bring into people’s lives in both material and spiritual dimensions. As instant noodles are more or less a popular trend in Taiwan and people care more and more about health and keeping healthy, we also want to understand how to eat instant noodles in a healthy, tasty manner with a peace of mind. In our questionnaire, we test people’s common sense about instant noodles. We want to see whether people have primary knowledge about this tasty delicacy the same time when they are enjoying the food.
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
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
School networks are mostly designated networks. Most students use ADSL network at home. Cowell’s network is optical network.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
At the beginning, we received little response when we were distributing the questionnaires. This largely slowed down our progress. Afraid that we might spend too much time on distribution, we split the job and expanded our coverage. By increasing our covering area, the chance of success would be increased undoubtedly.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
This research project not only provides us with a better understanding about instant noodles, but also clarifies people’s previous myth about them. The project is also able to expand such particular food culture of Taiwan’s to the whole world.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Regarding the subject of “citizens and society”, the integration between citizens and lives is perhaps the part that is mostly stressed. As an individual in the society, we may be more familiar with our own societal customs if we have further understanding about modern food culture and popular trend, and we may introduce our customs more clearly and accurately to foreigners to help them better understand our particular attractions. In the class of Home Economics, we may also introduce new ways of eating instant noodles and provide leisure diet with more fun.