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Life skills

Grade 3

Who am i ?

Module 1

Stay healthy

Colour in all the pictures that keep your body healthy. (look carefully – there are a few “rascals” hiding amongst the pictures!)

Why do we become ill?

Diseases are spread by viruses and bacteria.Often the diseases spread throughout a particular area and sometimes across the whole country.The diseases are transmitted in various ways.

Let’s find out what makes us ill.


A virus lives in a living cell inside your body and multiplies quickly. Viruses act like parasites and break down the body tissue. Viruses are much smaller than bacteria.

What are bacteria?

Bacteria are alive and are unicellular (one cell) organisms which multiply through cell division. Bacteria are important to people, especially when food is digested.

Some bacteria cause diseases because they break down body tissue or secrete toxic substances. Fortunately there are many medicines to destroy bacteria.

Choose the right word in brackets and complete the sentences:

( run; bones and teeth; vaccinated; sweetness; rest)

  1. When we are babies we are v to prevent illness.
  2. My body needs a lot of r .
  3. I r everyday to stay fit.
  4. Milk makes my b and t strong.
  5. Too much s is not good for my body.

Fill in the following words in the appropriate column:

Smaller; toxic substances; digestion; unicellular; fast

Viruses Bacteria

What does your body need to stay healthy?

Group work:

  • Design a poster with pictures of wholesome foods.
  • Design a poster with pictures of unwholesome foods.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of certain foodstuffs in the classroom.

Discuss the following pictures in groups.

  • How can you take care of your body?
  • Explain why you should take care of your body

What is aids (acquired immunity deficiency syndrome)?

Virus that destroys the white blood cells.

Your body is protected by an immune system consisting of white blood cells. The virus destroys the white blood cells. Then there is nothing left to protect you against diseases.

The virus can enter the blood in a number of ways. Here are three examples:

  • A mother who carries the virus, can transmit it to her unborn baby.
  • Through blood transfusion (if the blood is already contaminated).
  • Through contaminated needles.

Class discussion:

A menu for a very sick person.

  1. Compile a menu for somebody who has been ill for a long time, and must now recuperate at home. It is very important that the person takes plenty of vitamins and fluids. Keep it in mind.
  2. Design an attractive and tempting front cover for your menu. The patient must feel hungry immediately when he/she sees it.

A healthy body ensures a healthy mind.

Group activity: outside

  • You and a friend must piggy-back each other.
  • Race the other children.
  • Complete the squares with either a correction mark or a cross.
Did you enjoy playing outside?
Did you quarrel?
Was it important that anybody won?

Design your own slogan for Grade 3.

I am alive !


Learning Outcomes(LO’s)
HEALTH PROMOTION The learner will be able to make informed decisions regarding personal, community and environmental health.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.1 compares healthy and poor dietary habits and describes the effects of such habits on personal health;1.3 discusses myths surrounding communicable diseases, and the causes and prevention of these, including HIV/AIDS.
LO 3
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT The learner will be able to use acquired life skills to achieve and extend personal potential to respond effectively to challenges in his or her world.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
3.1 describes own abilities, interests and strengths;3.2 explains why own body should be respected;3.5 identifies group work skills and applies them consistently.
LO 4
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND MOVEMENT The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and participate in, activities that promote movement and physical development.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
4.2 performs basic movements in sequence and with repetition, with and without equipment;4.4 participates in play and describes its effects on the body.
CREATING, INTERPRETING AND PRESENTING The learner will be able to create, interpret and present work in each of the art forms.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.8 ( visual arts ) – creates artworks which demonstrate the translation of own ideas, feelings and perceptions into two-dimensional and three-dimensional work using appropriate and available materials, with a focus on mixing of primary and secondary colours.
LO 4
EXPRESSING AND COMMUNICATINGThe learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate the past and present.
4.3 ( drama ) – uses the voice, gesture and body shape to express feelings and thoughts.
SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONSThe learner will be able to act confidently on curiosity about natural phenomena, and to investigate relationships and solve problems in scientific, technological and environmental contexts.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.2 ( does ) - participates constructively in the activity with understanding of its purpose.
1.2. 2 answers the questions, “Why are you doing this?” and “How are you trying to find that out?” and “Is your plan working?”


  • A class discussion about what my body needs to remain healthy.

Why do I become ill? Explain the two concepts “viruses” and “bacteria” beforehand. It is new to the learners.

  • Discuss diseases of children in general with the class.
  • What is AIDS?
  • A get-well-soon card may be made on a separate piece of cardboard.
  • Menu
  • Outdoor play – have a competition; let them race.

Designing a slogan for Grade 3 can take the form of a competition. Award prizes for the most original poster, the name, neatness, etc.

Questions & Answers

are nano particles real
Missy Reply
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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