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Natural sciences

Grade 4

Matter, substances and materials

Module 55

Planning to build a house

Activity:

To think about how to build a house

[lo 1.1.1, 1.2.2, 3.2]

To build a house

Let’s tell the story of the three pigs. Draw the story in the form of a comic strip. How many learners are there in your class? Draw the same number of blocks on a big sheet of cardboard. Measure the size of these blocks and give each learner an A4 sheet with a block of the same size to draw one of the comic panels. This project will take careful planning.

What do we call someone who designs houses and office buildings?

The straw and the sticks of the first two pigs did not work very well but the brick house of the third pig did. What conclusion can we draw from this?

Let’s be creative

Work together in groups of three. Decide what kind of house you want to design, draw and build. Decide if it will be a formal or an informal structure. Use any kind of waste material. If you want to carry the experiment further then you could put the house outside for a week, or have a fan blow onto it for a day. See which structure lasts the longest in all weather conditions.

1. Draw the house from above as in the drawing below. Use A4 paper.

2. Write down which rooms you will have in your house.

3. Design the furniture you will have in your house. Use the pictures as an example. Work in groups. Each group chooses a room and makes the furniture for that room from matchboxes or similar small boxes.

4. Write down the kinds of houses that the learners in your class live in. Have each learner colour in the house that he or she lives in. Now you can see which type of house most members of the class live in, for example, house, town house, flat, etc.

Assessment

LEARNING OUTCOME 1: 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 standard

We know this when the learner

plans investigations:

  • suggests actions to try with the materials;
  • conducts investigations and collects data:
  • tries own idea of how the materials might respond.

LEARNING OUTCOME 3: SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between science and technology, society and the environment.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner

  • understands the impact of science and technology: identifies features of technological devices around him or her, and tells about their purpose and usefulness:

Memorandum

To build houses:

  • What do we call someone who designs houses, buildings and offices?Answer:
  • Architect
  1. Use A4 paper to design a house. re are computer programmes that could help with this. If the school has the facilities please let the learners use them.
  2. They decide themselves which rooms are important and which not. If they have left out something e.g. the toilet, provide advice.
  3. Hold an exhibition of all the furniture that they have made.

4. Follow the instructions.

Questions & Answers

Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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
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
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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Source:  OpenStax, Natural sciences grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11096/1.1
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