CyberFair Project ID: 8452

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Shell community
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Siang He Elementary School
    Puzih, Chiayi, Taiwan

28 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 16, 2019. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): Never

Classes and Teachers: Lin Chih Hao

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Chiayi is a county that relies on the sea, so the marine resources are very rich. Chiayi is one of the important producing areas of oysters in Taiwan. As environmental issues are gradually taken seriously, so is the protection of the marine environment. In recent years, in addition to the establishment of a marine education center, Chiayi has promoted plastic reduction activities and is looking forward to restoring the original ecology and environment of the ocean.

2. Summary of Our Project

In 2009, the Chiayi County Government established the Chiayi Marine Education Center in our school. At the same time, Mr. Shell also donated the collected shells to the school to set up the shell museum as a teaching study. The school also established a shell community. In addition to the knowledge about shells, there are also the training of guides. Because of the establishment of the Shell Museum, guests often come to the school to visit the shells. Therefore, we take this one of the few Taiwanese communities with shells as the research theme as this special study.

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:2-3

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):

Our school is connected to the Internet using fiber optics, and every classroom has internet and computers to learn.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

In fact, there was another scientific research in our class, so there was no time to do research on the shell community. It was not until January 2019 that we had time to do it, so many things had to be completed within two months. Fortunately, with the help of a community teacher, we were able to complete the visit before the winter vacation. Another thing to overcome is that one of the classmates in our class also participated in the shell community and later withdrew. Although some things about the community can ask her, it will be clear after I have to go to class. Later, we also asked Mr. Shell to come to our class and have a tour of the Shell Museum to learn more about this community. Everyone found out how interesting the shells are, and also let everyone know the importance of conserving the ocean. .

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Because of the guidance of the teacher and the Mr. Shell, we can learn more about marine conservation.

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

Every year, our school has arranged marine courses. We have learned a lot about the ecology and environmental issues of the ocean. In this study of the shell community, we learned that human beings are very devastating to the ocean. So, we want to use the internet to the people of the earth can quickly understand that Taiwan has a community that specializes in shells, and also makes people pay more attention to the impact on the environment.

Project Elements

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

We use mobile phones to record and photograph We took Mr. Shell to take pictures of our class, and also photographed the community's guides to explain the situation of the Shell Museum. We asked the teacher to use his google account to apply for a website space so that we can make a web page. In addition to the contents of Mr. Shell's class and the tour of the Shell Museum, we also learned some related knowledge on the website about marine education.

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

The school has two teachers who assist the shell society, so we are from these two teachers to contact Mr. Shell to help us explain. We went to the Shell Museum and asked the guide to explain it for us. They also arranged for us to help us.

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

The coastal areas of Chiayi are often suffering from flooding. In recent years, the living environment has become unsafe due to climate change. We hope that by introducing the shell society, more people will understand the characteristics of marine life, and remind people to take care of the environment in which they live.

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

When we decided to use the shell community as a research topic, our English teacher and community teachers were very interested in helping us complete the research.When we were going to make a web page, we didn't know where to place the web page. Later, the teacher thought that he could use his google account to make a web page on google sites.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

For us, the biggest impact from this research is that the common hermit crabs can't find a shell that fits it, even using a soda bottle cap or a snail shell for the shell. Another effect is that we work together on the web so the feelings are better than before.


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