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Grade 4

Map work

Module 7

Large scale maps

1. The World

From this picture we can deduct that the earth is round. A round map of the earth is called a globe.

Have you ever tried to cut open and flatten a deflated ball? That is why most world maps portray the earth as “flat”.

2. Africa (my continent)

  • The continent on which you live, is called ……………………………………….
  • Africa is the second largest continent on earth. Africa consists of 49 countries. A country is a large piece of earth within fixed borders. The borders separate one country from the other.

Activity 1

To read a map of the world [lo 1.5]

Study the map of the world on the previous page and answer the questions.

1. How many continents are there? …………………………………………

2. Which continent is the largest? ……………………………………………

3. Which continent is the smallest?……….……………………………………

4. Which ocean is found between Africa and South America?…………………

Which ocean is found between South America and Australia?

Activity 2

Map work: africa [lo 1.5]

Colour in all the countries on the African continent beginning with an “N” in brown.

1. Colour your country (South Africa) red.

2. Write down the names of the countries that border on South Africa.

A country that borders on another country is called a neighbouring country .

3. South Africa (My land)

  • South Africa lies at the southern tip of the African continent. Like other countries a government that also makes the laws of the country rules South Africa.
  • Look carefully at the map of South Africa.

Within the borders of a country there are other borders that divide the country into provinces.

  • How many provinces are there in South Africa? ..............................
  • Borders are determined by people and can therefore be changed. Until 1994 there were only four provinces.

Activity 3

To answer questions on map work [lo 1.5]

Look carefully at the map key of South Africa and answer the following questions:

1. Which big mountain range do we find in Kwazulu-Natal?

2. Name three minerals that are mined in the Northern Cape.

3. Which province is the farthest north?

4. Which river on the northern border of the Northern Cape flows into the Atlantic Ocean?

5. In which ocean will you be swimming when holidaying in Durban?

6. Which province is the smallest?

7. In which province are you when you are on a holiday in Port Elizabeth?

  1. True / False? The coal mined in Mpumalanga can be exported to other countries by boat

Activity 4

To use information from sources to answer questions about people and places [lo 1.5]

Your educator will hang a wall map of the world in the classroom. Listen to the world news every day and read newspapers. Bring geography articles to class and let your educator indicate with a pin on the wall map on which continent the events occurred. Discuss them and give your own opinion.



Learning outcome 1: geographical enquiry

The learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate geographical and

environmental concepts and processes.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

1.5 identifies important political boundaries and key human and physical features on large-scale maps [works with sources].


  • Africa
  1. 7
  2. Asia
  3. Europe

4. Atlantic

  • Pacific

2. Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique

  • 9
  1. Drakensberg Mountains
  2. Copper, diamonds, iron
  3. Limpopo
  4. Orange
  5. Indian
  6. Gauteng
  7. Eastern Cape

8. E – no harbour

Questions & Answers

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Stoney Reply
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Adin Reply
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Damian Reply
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Anassong Reply
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s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
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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.
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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?
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What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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