Our Miraculous Travel to the Salt Lake
My Project：Our Miraculous Travel to the Salt Lake
Dear friends, have you ever been to the Qinghai-Tibet
Plateau and the well-known Qaidam Basin? Have you ever
seen the vast and green Salt Lake and the multi-colored
and shaped and jady salt crystal? Do you know how the
edible salt is made from the Qarhan Salt Lake in Qinghai,
what other minerals are produced from the Salt Lake and
why the Qarhan Salt Lake is reputed as a white treasure
lake? If your answer is no, let’s take a scientific exploration to a world of salt.
Standard language courses in primary schools
Resource requirements ：Mythical Salt LakeQuoted from
Plan on Chinese Reading & Writing Week, Grade 4, Beijing Education Press.
The main stage activities and page structure include:
Activity I: The Salt Lake described in words is the
propeller of our travel to it.
1.Inspiration of our interest in the Salt Lake by reading
some model essays.
2.Establishment of my own database using indices.
Activity II: Work is divided for each team member and a
plan for the travel to the Salt Lake is made.
1.Discussion on the travel plan.
2.Framing up a work plan in table form.
Activity III: Read thousands of scrolls of books for
knowledge and walk thousands of miles for exploration-our fantastic travel to the Salt Lake.
1. Rushing to the Salt Lake.
2. Stepping on the salt dredger.
3. A visit to the Museum.
4. Return with fruitful results, taking a look at the
salt crystals, doing experiments and research by
5. Picture show on salt crystals.
6. Briefing on the fantastic travel to the Salt Lake
and writing compositions on the topic.
Activity IV: Exploration of the mysteries of the Salt
Lake doesn’t end.
1Questions after our travel.
2.Interview with experts and keeping record.
3.Making interesting experiments and preparing
report or recording the entire process.
4.Knowledge on salt we’ve got.
1) The importance of salt.
2) The wide uses of salt.
5.Development and use of the Salt Lake.
Activity V: The travel to the Salt Lake inspires us
to create our ideality for the future.
Imagination after the travel: The Salt Lake and Its
Use in the Future.
Team members and division of responsibilities
Pre-trip Tasks: Schemer Toy Investigators JunnaLuke
Negotiator Jason External Liaison Tom Prepared by Susan
Trip Period:Interpreter Junna Recorded by Jason Susan Photographed by Luke Communicator Toy Collected by Tom
After Trip:Interviewer Jason Experimenters Junna Susan
Recorded by Toy Coordinator Tom Summarized by Luke.
Teaching objectives of this project and expected results:
We may have known something about the Salt Lake from
legends, stories and its history. But some of us may
not have the chance to go in depth into the essence and
the mystery of the Salt Lake culture throughout all
his/her life. However, it is still our earnest expectation
to provide an utmost opportunity to our students for their active study through such interesting activities like
Chinese learning, field study, expert interview and
experiments with the assistance of the “thinkquest”.
These activities are designed to lead them to seek
the truth under the surface, raise up questions frankly,
learn the knowledge actively and learn to communicate with others through an easy, think independently, do planned teamwork, help them acquire positive emotional experience
and develop their spirit of exploration. What’s more, we
hope the children can feel the nature with their heart,
feel the change, the grandness and vastness of the Salt
Lake, thus they are enlightened to love, appreciate
and respect the nature and bear the responsibility of
Geography & Travel > Asia > China
Jan. 12, 2009 - May. 04, 2009