Tong DE elementary school (2018 CyberFair Project ID 8328)
Taiwan, Taoyuan City
Official Status: Incomplete: under Development
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness
We estimate 5 student(s) from 11 to 12 will work on this entry.
Description of Our Community: More than one-third of Taiwan's top 500 manufacturing industries set up factories in 29 industrial parks in Taoyuan. Although the factory emissions are not as bad as those in the south-central Taiwan, we still have air pollution problem. Since trailers or large trucks going in and out of Taoyuan every day, dust particles carried by these vehicles increase the concentration of suspended particles in the air. Furthermore, the monsoon blows offshore pollutant into Taoyuan, too. Due to these factors, suspended particles or pollutant are inevitably introduced to the atmosphere nearby our school, which is built in a residential area. People always say that air is one of the survival elements for human beings. It won't be too cautious to care about the air quality.
Project Description: In the past few months, our students had read a lot of stories about “the purple warning” or “PM2.5” on the front page or life page of newspapers. This motivated them to pay attention to the air quality, which affected our health and life a lot. However, the students only knew the terms. They didn't really know the meaning of these terms. For example, in one report, a kid rubbed his eye and got his cornea broken. The report said it was the suspended particles that caused the corneal damage. When the experts went deep into it, they found out that the ozone was the one to blame. Since the students had had little knowledge on air pollution and related topics, we decided to make the project learning. By doing it, we want to make teachers and students at our school value the importance of air. We want to care about the quality of air. The proverb says, “Actions speak louder than words”. We want to do something to improve the air so we can benefit people and ourselves.