This year, it is the second time to lead these children in the theme exploration course. We chose “Longqi EHV Substation" less than 2 km away from the school as our topic. Actually, it is not a scenic spot open to the public all the time but an EHV substation with high electricity transmission in Taiwan. It is also known as “The Two of the Best Known" in Taiwan Power Co., Ltd. The other is the Longtan EHV Substation in Taoyuan City.
Although Power Knowledge has left many sixth-grade students with great pressure, many of the students have a clearer understanding of electricity after several personal visits and detailed brief from the staff. At least they know what insulator is? What is its role, how to maintain the equipment inside? Student also learned how to step down and control electricity. Students also learned whether the ectromagnetic waves will do harm to health. Perhaps students didn’t have circuspective exploration. However, for students, I believe they’ve learned how to carry out thematic exploration through observation, interview people and record what they saw systematically, and how to transform it into useful information. Through such activities this is the original intention of participating this School CyberFair so that students have a deeper understanding of their hometown. They can show more concern for where they live, and create a brighter future.
Through many research that students of Wen-He Experimental Elementary School and I had made this time, we did our best to have a circumspective understanding of Longqi EHV Substation. We went to Longqi EHV Substation for School Cyberfair for three times, and I shall never forget what I saw in it for the very first time. It struck me that sizzling sound was in the air, and as I looked around the whole area, the magnificent towers dotted in the zone. I was speechless and awed by the scenery in front of me. Nevertheless, there was some warm atmosphere that encouraged me to keep going there and get to know it. Inside the cold and scary building, our team was greeted by those people who worked there. The staff inside, Mr. Yeh, was pleased to make a brief introduction for us, making his best effort to show us around and teach us some professional knowledge and expertise they had acquired after years of work. One of the unforgettable things he told us was that if the birds resting on the towers were too close to the ground when they pee, the chances are that they might get electric shock on the spot. Through these visits we have paid, no only did students have a better understanding of how Longqi Substation work, but the teachers also have a closer look on those knowledge about electricity.
Hello everyone, I am a class teacher for this class of students. This year is the second year with these children and the principal to participate in the network Expo. Our theme for this time is Longqi Substation. The theme was really challenging for kids from the very beginning, and children were unfamiliar with electric knowledge when they first got in touch, so we arranged some lessons for children to understand The origin of electricity, the basic knowledge of electricity, so that children know the importance of substations. Afterwards, children can begin to ask questions on their own, design the way they interview the staffs, make the most of their time to interview the director of the substation, and accumulate data and expertise from the professional in the substation. We also make our children’s really get close to their hometown in person, so we rode bikes to the substation and also a community tour to nearby Nan Hang. The children were all surprised to find that there is the largest substation in all of Southeast Asiaeven in such a nameless place. What’s more, what makes us more astonished was that a historical relic do exist. I think what we have learned in this special field trip is not just knowledge, but the whole learning method with surprises in the process.