1. Description of Our Community
Taiwan, the heart of Asia, a beautiful island on the Tropic of Cancer, once made the Portuguese marvel and call 'Formosa'! She is located on the western Pacific Ocean, adjacent to the southern tip of mainland China. Although Taiwan is small but complete in every detail! It not only has excellent natural landscapes, but also is rich in agricultural products. Taiwan is known as “The Fruit Kingdom”! But with the recent growth in agriculture and industry and changes in consumption habits, the huge amount of indecomposable waste and overuse of various plastic products have had a negative impact on the environment, ecology, human health and the planet! This is a serious problem and therefore we need to call for action from our citizens immediately. Reduce the plastics now and love our earth without plastics.
2. Summary of Our Project
With this research project, we hope to share our knowledge with everyone on how to use plastic products wisely and correctly, as well as promoting a toxic-free environment in order to stay away from plastic hazards and live a healthier life. In addition, we want to discuss how we can deal with the pollution and environmental damage caused by plastic wastes. Therefore, we want to find out the answers to the following questions:
1. What are the different types of plastic? How to choose the right plastic product? 2. What is plasticizer? Where are plasticizers used? 3. What are the effects of plasticizer on the human body? 4. How to lower the chances of ingesting plasticizer? (Poison prevention) 5. What to do after intake of plasticizer? (Detoxification) 6. How to reduce and reject one-time use plastic products and deal with plastic pollution?
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:1
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):
1) Networking Environment at School: our school has a computer classroom equipped with fiber optic internet connection to access to Taipei City Department of Education’s network center. We did most of our research, discussion and printing materials during our morning study sessions, lunch break, or spare time. 2) Networking Environment at Home: ADSL, Fiber-Optic Cable, Wi-Fi. 3) Data/Material Processing: We're able to work on the project using cloud server, Web storage or USB flash drive at school or at home. We also used email to send files and to consolidate our research materials. 4) Communication between team members: we used to communicate with each other includes smart phones, tablets, personal computers and notebooks. We're able to maximize team efficiency as we were able to share information, make discussion, and transfer files through the use of software such as IG, Line or Email.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
5. Our Project Sound Bite
'The more you give, the more you get.'It all started when we found the '2020 International CyberFair' competition information from the school’s website, that is when we have the impulse to participate in this competition.
With the collection of information, questionnaire design analysis, visits to experts and scholars, plastic manufacturers, the community environmental guardian, eco-friendly shops, along the way encountered a lot of difficulties, but also know each other better. In the process we not only expanded the field of our vision, against this theme“Stop Plastic Pollution”of the connotation of a deeper understanding.Many of the difficulties encountered have been solved, and there are many difficulties that require us to continue our efforts. The success or failure depends on how much effort is put in. Love is to help people to change the life altogether. This is the biggest feeling and reward of this event we have.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?