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List a few people or firms that you know who render (trade) services, but do not sell products.

Name Service

3.transport services

Activity 3

To investigate the value of transport services and roads [lo 1.2, 2.2]

You are aware that in your community people depend on transport. Think of the various ways in which learners all over the country are transported to their schools by car, taxi, bus train or bicycle.

With your partner, try to classify these five means of transportation as public or private transport. Mark them with an X in the appropriate column.

Public transport Private transport
Motorcar
Taxi
Bus
Train
Bicycle

Often minibus taxis are the only means of transport. In larger towns and cities, however, people have a choice between various means of public transport. The larger the city, the wider the choice of public transport.

On the other hand, not only people have to be transported! What about . . . Wait, you can complete the following on your own:

Name five products of each of the following industries that have to be transported:

Building industry Garage with petrol station Agriculture

Think of all the different types of cargo transport lorries that have to transport the products you have identified!

Transport makes life easier

Transport has indeed made life easier, and has also allowed people the opportunity to explore the world around them. It seems as if things are becoming easier all the time! However, we are now going to investigate whether everything is really so easy. Do things actually run as smoothly as it seems?

Divide the class into four groups in order to look into transport in the following circumstances: (a) transport for a physically disabled person, (b) transport in a minibus taxi, (c) transporting petrol or gas (dangerous substances), and (d) transporting injured patients in an ambulance.

Each group is given a topic. At least six questions must be put to someone with first-hand knowledge of the matter. The first two questions for each topic are given, but you must think of the remaining ones. Use the answers to write a short report, which you must present to the class.

How does a disabled person experience the available forms of transport?

Do all able people understand your problem?

Is it possible for you to make use of public transport?

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Transport in a minibus taxi

Which people make use of minibus taxis?

What concerns people most about this form of transport?

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Transporting dangerous substances such as petrol or gas

Should the driver receive special training?

An accident involving such a vehicle can be extremely dangerous. What must a driver do to prevent accidents?

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The work of an ambulance driver

Is an ambulance driver allowed to drive as fast as he / she can in order to save a life?

How long is an ambulance driver’s training?

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Assessment

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:

1.2 organises information under given headings;

1.7 uses geographical and environmental concepts and terms to report on enquiries in different ways (e.g. writing a paragraph, using a poster, artwork).

Learning outcome 2: geographical knowledge and understanding

The learner will be able to demonstrate geographical and environmental knowledge and understanding.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

  • describes the features of the local settlement, including land uses, and compares them with examples from other places;
  • describes the importance of access to resources and services for people living in settlements;

2.3 describes how basic human needs were met in the past and at present.

Learning outcome 3: exploring issues

The learner will be able to make informed decisions about social and environmental issues and problems.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

3.2 identifies the factors that influence why some people have better access to resources compared to others in a particular context.

Memorandum

The value of transport services and roads

Public transport Private transport
Motorcar
Taxi
Bus
Train
Bicycle

1. Stone Fuel Wheat/seed

2. Sand Oil Maize

3. Bricks Spare parts Fruit

4. Cement Broken vehicles Compost

5. Roof trusses Animal feed/water

Questions & Answers

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
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?
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research.net
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sciencedirect big data base
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Source:  OpenStax, Geography grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 17, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11084/1.1
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