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Activity 4:

Forum discussion

A FORUM DISCUSSION is a planned conversation in a group, where you can share your views with the rest of the group.

Remember to have the following in place:

A Chairman: S(he) introduces the topic ;introduces the team;keeps the conversation flowing;asks some questions;asks a speaker to say something.Also gives his/her view.Sums up at the end.

B Two pupils on either side of the chairmanThe outer two pupils half face the audience and half face the group.The inner two pupils face the audience but also the group.The Chairperson sits in the middle

C The idea is to see whether everybody in the group takes part in the conversation

D The aim is to tackle the subject as widely as possible.

E You may disagree with someone but do it politely, yet firmly.

F Try to move the conversation along with a remark like,“ There is something else we haven’t thought about . . .”“ To change the subject, what about . ..”“ Another aspect to consider is . ..”

G There should be some indication when time is up.3 minutes is a good period to choose for each team.

  • When team 1 is talking, Team 2 can get their topic and go out to prepare briefly.
  • Then when Team 2 is talking, Team 3 goes out, and so on.

The educator will suggest some topics. Hold a forum discussion and enjoy conversing with others, questioning, enquiring and chatting naturally.

TIP: Take some paper and a pencil with you when you go out to discuss your topic briefly.

And now, for something completely different!

Activity 5:

A science fiction story with a moral!

Science fiction is really strange, yet we can recognise the peculiar characters and the strange places and the funny times too, because we are used to many pictures and films dealing with outer space.

  • Add some more book titles that you know about or have had recommended: (Speak to your librarian)

The NEXT STORY deals with two men who come from different zones.

They both deal with communication (talking to each other), in totally different ways.

  • You are asked to decide which method you prefer.

Remember, the teacher will help you with certain words you might not understand.

  • AND when you have read the story there are certain questions to answer . . .

You are still dealing with communication and relationships and should see if you can feel the relationship between these two men and whether you can grasp why they might have difficulty in communicating.

THE COMMUNICATION GAP

The flight in space had been quick and the capture of the alien had been easy.

But now Chief-Engineer Bruce sat with a problem: He had captured a foreign being and as he was on his own, the interrogation would not be easy to handle.

He was used to travelling through space by himself, doing his rounds of broken-down satellites. He enjoyed finding out why some satellites were faulty, then fixing them and seeing them whirl off into space again, happily on orbit, as scheduled.

Bruce turned to his captive, who was speaking into a mouthpiece. The language the alien used was strange. Stilted somehow. But Bruce understood it. He realized that the alien only used important words and left out most smaller words. Spoken with a definite inflection, the meaning of the words was clear.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
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..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
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.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
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
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11041/1.1
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