1. Description of Our Community
The school is located in a rural area in Taiwan, and that's why we have diverse agriculture development. Modern farming is no longer limited to the land and crops. It has started to transform into more delicate cultivation. One of the most significant examples here is what we study about, chlorella. Because of the combination of agriculture and technology here in Yunlin, a new industry has been created. Farmers can change their place from farm to labs; change their profession from planting to investigating. This innovation brings up the economy by creating precious industry, also begins the infinite possibility of agriculture.
2. Summary of Our Project
This project consists of visiting, interviewing, investigating, and researching the chlorella. Firstly, students went to the company to see chlorella’s actual looks, understand cultivation processes, and take photographs. Afterward, students interviewed the company’s chairman and managers for a few questions, covering the operative, financial, and technical questions. Secondly, they went to the lab to learn about the development through the introduction of researchers. And learn about the chlorella by powerful equipment. Thirdly, students looked for studies and researches on the web, including its uses, benefits, history, etc. After all of the above, we construct a website to merge all the information we got.
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:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
From the impact of coronavirus to the webpage arrangement are all the problems we met. The government regulated some policies to respond to the spread of the virus. Those policies did influence the actions we planned to do, such as the regular group meeting. Because we can't meet together regularly, so we contact through email and messaging apps. And learn to communicate without the way we used to use while in a face-to-face meeting. Like pointing and gestures, all we have is audio instructions. When we were visiting the company, we need to go separately and maintain social distance. While we were constructing our webpages, we met various problems, such as the low resolution of the video we took and the browser's cache. Eventually, we overcame all of those and created a result that we are proud of our self.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
A promotion of chlorella from the local; to the international stage.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We connected multiple elements in this project, such as science, biology, art, and information technology. We did lots of researches on the information on chlorella and the cultivation of it. This study helps us with science and biology while we are in class because we already have a level of understanding of it. Also, the students use their artistic ability to design a color palette, to create an atmosphere that readers will feel. Finally, students study a lot on webpages constructing on the internet and learn from other websites. Overall, this improves their research ability and will help their further studies.