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Life skills

Grade 3

One day when i’m grown up

Module 6


Read the following story. underline all the occupations that you read about.

Joan and daryl

Joan and Daryl went to visit their grandmother in Ocean View. Granny sent Daryl to the butchery to buy a kilogram of sausage. He was surprised to see how expensive sausage was. Joan walked to the bakery and bought delicious and fresh bread rolls. On their way back they passed the bank. Their they saw a thief that was trying to rob the bank manager. They got a big fright. Daryl immediately ran to the police office. The policeman arrested the thief. The whole town was very grateful.

Early the next morning when Gran opened her front door the postman was there. He gave her the newspaper. There was a beautiful photograph of Joan and Daryl, which showed them standing proudly next to the bank manager. Granny was so proud of her grandchildren!

Daryl then decided that he would like to become a detective one day, but Joan said that she would like to be a teacher.

T here really are so many jobs one can choose from.

Draw a small village.

Indicate the different businesses. Write down the name of the business and also who works there, e.g.

Choose one of the occupations from the following list.

  • Mime the kind of job that you do.
  • The one who guesses right, may then take his/her turn to mime an occupation.

- Teacher

- Musician

- Preacher

- Dentist

- Hairdresser

- Policeman

- Doctor

  • Draw a picture of a doctor and a nurse.

The building industry

  • When it is necessary to build offices or houses many people are needed to help. Can you guess what the following people are doing?


  • Interview Mum or Dad.

Question 1: Do you work inside a building?

Question 2: Do you work with people?

Question 3: Is your work dangerous?

Question 4: Do you have sufficient time to relax?

Question 5: Do you enjoy your work?

Question 6: Did you have to study further after school to be able to do your job?

Question 7: What is your occupation?

Draw your own picture at each of the following persons’ occupations.

  • What occupations do they follow? Write it on the dotted line.

doctor, secretary, postman, mechanic, soldier, artist, tailor

What would you like to do one day?

  • Why? Give three reasons.
  • Make a drawing of yourself in your job.

It is important for you to know the telephone numbers of certain places and persons. List all the numbers that you may need in emergencies.






Fire brigade

Children’s help line

Emergency number

  • Try to memorise some of these numbers.


Learning Outcomes(LO’s)
HEALTH PROMOTION The learner will be able to make informed decisions regarding personal, community and environmental health.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.4 identifies relevant people and their contact details, to report cases of accidents, abuse, crime, fire, illness and injury.
GEOGRAPHICAL ENQUIRYThe learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate geographical and environmental concepts and processes.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.3 answers questions about key features of people, places, resources and changes in the environment.
SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS The 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 Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.1 Plans – uses materials selected by the group in order to communicate the group’s plan;1.2 Does – participates constructively in the activity with understanding of its purpose.
THE ECONOMIC CYCLEThe learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the economic cycle within the context of ‘the economic problem.’
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.5 identifies some business leaders and entrepreneurs in own community and describes their businesses.
EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATIONThe learner will be able to analyse and use multiple forms of communication and expression in Arts and Culture.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
4.4 Drama – participates in drama exercises that focus on sensory perception and association (learners mimic and class mates must try to identify occupations).


  • Let the learner choose an occupation (e.g. by drawing a card from a container). He/she must then do some research on that occupation or speak to someone so that he/she can do oral about it in class.
  • Write a few examples of occupations on cardboard that can fit on a learner’s head like a hat. He/she must not be able to see it. Let him/her stand in front of the class. While the others give him/her clues, he/she must try to guess what “his/her occupation” is. (Support them by guiding them. The other learners must be allowed to mimic).
  • Building industry – encourage the learners to exhibit the different kinds of building materials. Write the occupations of people who are involved in building a house on cardboard.
  • Important telephone numbers – help the learners to write down the correct numbers on page 10. It is a good idea to let them design a card on which all their numbers appear. This card could be carried on their person.
  • Visit an important person in town, e.g. the mayor, chief of the fire brigade or chief traffic officer (GEOG. 1.3).

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
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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
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
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.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
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?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
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