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English first additional language

Grade 9

Who’s who . . . in the zoo?

Module 4

Telling stories

Activity 1:

Telling stories

[lo 2.4.4]

Names of THREE famous people who handled animals or famous animals and why they were famous

Activity 2:

When pets become “pests”

[lo 4.1.3]

This is a group activity . Discuss the following issues in your groups. Jot down notes. Use these notes to compile a report.

What animals do you have/ could you have in your neighbourhood?

What problems (if any) do/ could these animals cause in your neighbourhood?

Why do some animals become “problem” animals?

What organizations can you call on when you need to handle an animal-related problem? Draw up a list of names and telephone numbers.

What animals ... ? What problems ... ? What causes problems ...?
Name of organization? How can they help ... ? Telephone no.

Activity 3:

How to handle a problem successfully . . . and learn from it!

[lo 1.3.2]

People who keep animals have a responsibility towards their communities.

It is their responsibility to see to it that their animals never cause harm, trouble or damage to anyone in the community.

When such problems occur, you need to know what to do about them!

This activity will show you ways to handle possible problems effectively.

Identify the problem.

Here is a list of problems. Mark those you have experienced yourself.

Dogs tear open your bags of garbage at night.

A neighbour’s cat sneaks into your kitchen regularly and steals food.

Your neighbour’s dog bites you and tears your new school uniform.

A stray goat has eaten the washing you put outside to dry.

You see a man abusing a horse (or any other animal).

You find a penguin covered in oil on the beach.

You find a huge bag someone has left on the bus: in it are five kittens!

Group activity with a difference: finding solutions . . .

[lo 1.3.2, 4.1.3]

Now you will be both learner AND teacher!

You will learn to be a responsible citizen and learn that co-operation leads to solutions.

Choose a group leader to read the rules of this activity aloud to the group and to make sure that everybody understands what must be done.

You will have six minutes to fill in the REPORT FORM. (Everybody must start at the same time).

Listen to the rules as the leader reads them aloud to you.


  • Everyone in your group must choose A DIFFERENT problem listed above.
  • Fill in the report form below to show how you would solve the problem.
  • Take only six minutes to complete the rough draft report form on this page.
  • Exchange your “rough-draft” report form with a friend.
  • You will now have someone else’s completed report form in front of you.
  • Read it aloud to the group for comments on the problems and solutions.

Fill in this report form:

1. Give the problem you chose.
2. Can I sort it out on my own?
3. What organization can I call for help?
4. What action should I take concerning the animal?
5. What action should I take concerning the owner of the animal?
6. Group’s recommendation
  • Now, swap with a friend and read her / his comments to the group for discussion.
  • We hope you notice that by sharing views, more solutions come to the fore and that co-operation works well, especially concerning the plight of another person or an animal.
  • Now, write a neat and complete final report on your findings on your own sheet of paper and give recommendations concerning a problem involving an animal

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
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