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Geography

Grade 5

Resources

Module 16

Natural resources: plants

Make use of what you have learnt previously to try to complete the following definition concerning NATURAL RESOURCES.

People need natural resources such as plants,......................................,

soil, ........................................... and water to survive. All of this is obtained from

nature. Examples of fossil fuels are gas and coal while minerals such as salt, rocks, gold, silver, iron and calcium are formed in the earth by nature.

Activity 1:

To identify resources

[lo 1.3]

Study the sketch of a production line for the manufacturing of cars and list the natural resources that you think may be necessary for the production of a modern motor vehicle.

Natural resources:

Are you able to think of other resources besides natural resources that are also

utilised in the production of cars? (Take another look at the sketch on page 1.)

Utilisation of natural resources by our predecessors

Our predecessors and the people of early civilisations were very aware of their dependence on natural resources. From the earliest times, people settled where they had access to food and water. They lived as nomads, wandering around in search of grazing, food and water. In time they became farmers and settled down for longer periods of time in places where the natural resources were adequate. Eventually people discovered mineral resources, e.g. iron and copper. This made it possible to produce objects for adorning themselves and for domestic wares, as well as weapons like arrowheads that helped them to hunt animals for food and defend themselves against their enemies.

Although we are less aware of our dependence on natural resources, we do need many different resources for our survival.

  1. Plants as a natural resource

Activity 2:

To listen to the uses of natural resources

[lo 1.2; 1.3]

Competition time! See who is able to draw up the longest list of uses of plants as a natural resource .

Forestry as a natural resource

Forestry is the important resource that enables you to write and communicate successfully day after day. For this, thousands of trees are felled every day, merely to produce enough paper to produce daily newspapers. Although people plant plantations, they are better suited to some climatic regions than to others and are therefore spread out across the country.

Forestry in South Africa and Namibia

Activity 3:

To investigate products that are derived from wood

[lo 1.1]

  • Investigate every room in the school through which you move and make a list of all the products/articles that are made of wood.

Assessment

LO 1

GEOGRAPHICAL ENQUIRY

The learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate geographical and environmental concepts and processes.

We know this when the learner:

1.1 with guidance, selects and uses sources of useful geographical information [finds sources];

  • distinguishes between facts and opinions [works with sources];
  • categorises information [works with sources];
  • uses an index to find places on global atlas maps [works with sources];

1.6 identifies and explores possible solutions to problems [answers the question];

1.7 demonstrates knowledge and under-standing of the issue through projects, discussion, debate and charts [communicates the answer].

Memorandum

Natural resources:

  • Sun
  • Air
  • Plants
  • Animals

ACTIVITY 1

  • Rubber
  • Steel
  • Animals
  • Fuel
  • Glass (sand)
  • Human resource – energy, technology

ACTIVITY 3

  • Cupboard
  • Chair
  • Table
  • Stepladder
  • Bench
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Shelf
  • Door
  • Window frame

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, Social sciences: geography grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 23, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10986/1.2
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