1. Description of Our Team
We are 4 classmates -Iva, Nicola, Nicole and Tsvetelinka. We joined together because we care about are country and its natural resources and want to help people understand that it is up to them to make things better and protect themselves from the harms of radiation. Every one of us had an assignment and we divided all the work. We gathered the information together, Iva and Nicole translated it into English, Nicola and Tsvetelinka created the Bulgarian version and for the really tough jobs we all helped each other. A big help to us were our teachers Dimitrinka Georgieva and Tanya Denova who helped us with the making of the web site and with the translation of the texts from Bulgarian into English.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project is all about the environment and the nuclear power plants impact on it. We tried to raise the awareness of people and make them think about the energy and ecological issues that nuclear energy raises. We made people think about what nuclear energy does to the environment and if it could be replaced with an alternative energy source.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
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
We had to overcome a few problems related with our trip to Kozloduy NPP and our Internet connection. We didn't have any vehicle to go to the power plant and if it wasn't for our teacher who drove us there our project wouldn`t have started at all. The second problem was our Internet connection because only one of us owns an computer and we had to go to the school Internet room which was always full of students and in which we could use only two computers.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We were flattered to take part in this project and our participation was really a challenge. It helped us learn a lot about environmental issues and diplomacy. Our school is proud that its students are environmentally aware and still care about the Nature.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We learned a lot of new skills during this project such as making a site and working as a team. Now we understand much better the energy and environmental issues and we hope that we have made others understand them as well. This project was far more difficult than anything we have done till now but it was an unforgivable experiance. We learned alot about our educational system an mainly that it is very good but doesn't always affect some importan issues. And in the end we must say that using the internet is better than traditional methods because it helps us visualise everything that we need to learn.