Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7224

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Solar Energy
Category: 4. Science/Technology

School: Putai senior high school
    Puli, Nantou, Taiwan

2 students, ages 15 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 13, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2012

Classes and Teachers: Rick Jiang, Daphne, Dino

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Our team has 2 members, Dino and Daphne, both 15 years old. We have never attempted any online project before and we are excited to explore this kind of project for the first time. Dino is responsible for information gathering and input while Daphne is responsible for web design and concepts. Mr. Rick Jiang is our teacher who is helping us on the overall production and keeping us notified of deadlines.

2. Summary of Our Project

Solar energy-Brief description Our website is about solar energy and the technology which have relationship with it. Our main goal is the study of limits to solar energy development and solutions in regard to them. Solar energy is a clean, none polluting and renewable energy. However, solar energy is not widely use in the world because of its cost and limitations. For example, it can be the most efficient only if it stays in the sunshine and that is one of the biggest problems.

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:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We had problem dealing with the over abundance of information that we found on solar energy. It was more difficult to determine what information that needs to be used. This is also our first attempt at making a website so, the design aspect of using a web authoring software was something new and a little intimidating.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Taiwan is island close to the equator, we have abundant amount of sunlight most time of the year. Solar energy have only been explored on the island mainly for heating water, we would like to bring our nation more awareness on the other possibilities of solar energy.

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

We focus our project on technological part of solar energy. Sunlight is abundant in Taiwan yet we as a nation have not fully explored all of its possibilities. We would like to bring these issues to the people' attention using technology. We also learned many technical aspects on the internet and how webpage worked. We get to explore subjects interesting to us instead of being told what to do all the time.

Project Elements

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

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

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

As we are still pushing to complete the project on due date we have had little time to consider this aspect yet. We are hoping that people will take notice of our website and certainly we want this project to reach as many people as we can. We have been encouraged by our teachers to complete this project, they are all very supportive of our idea.

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

We had help from the teachers at Pu Tai. We also had help from some of our parents, and relatives who are involved in the energy sector.


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