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English home language

Grade 7

Module 8

Fun and games

Toys and games have been around as long as people have. Archaeologists are no longer surprised when they find paintings of ancient Egyptians bowling or the remains of 3 000 year old Norwegian ice skates. They’ve come to expect surprises.

HOW GOLF BEGAN (OR SO THEY SAY)

Read the story below and fill in the missing words as you go along.

Golf is one of the most popular games in the ________. It is played in almost

__________ countries. It is said to have _______________ in Scotland and that

___________ golfer was a shepherd. He was watching his _______________

in a field near St Andrews. After a while he became bored. To pass the _______

he struck at pebbles with his shepherd’s__________. He held the staff at the

bottom and hit the stones with the ___________ . After a little practice, he

could hit the stones quite a ___________ way. One stone flew high in the air and

____________in a rabbit hole. The man tried to repeat this shot, but

____________it very difficult.

His friend, who had been , challenged him.

So started the first golf ever as each player tried

to sink his pebble down the hole.

Now how about YOU inventing a new BALL GAME! Work as a group and think of some fun way you could play with a ball (small/big/rubber/knitted/round or not) and some other equipment. Keep it simple and fun. Remember to write a short explanation of how the game works and how many players there are, the rules, scoring, etc. Give your game a name too. ORIGINALITY is what you need to strive for.

LO 2.4.3
LO 4.1.2

Find out from your parents and grandparents about simple games they played as children. Take a deeper look into history and find out what children did to entertain themselves without TV and PLAYSTATION!! Report back to class and maybe you could demonstrate the game(s) or get Gran or Granddad to come and demonstrate.

PLAYING WITH PAPER

Japanese children enjoy folding paper to make attractive shapes and objects. The art of paper-folding is called origami . Children in Japan can learn how to make over a hundred figures including a frog, a mouse, and a rabbit.

I am quite sure that each of you knows how to make an origami paper game. You have probably even been reprimanded at school for not putting the game away until playtime!

Read the instructions carefully and try to make a magic beak and a paper cup of your own. Once you have finished, make up a game to play with your magic beak.

LO 3.7.2

Now fold some ‘magic’ of your own. Try a water lily (the magic beak is a beginning) or paper hat. Or be brave and try some REAL origami.

NOW FOR SOME POETRY! Read each poem and then answer the questions that follow.

TELEPHONES

Grownups

Never stop complaining about the telephone.

‘It’s been ringing all day’

they say,

but never leave it alone.

They moan all the time

‘I can’t get any work done’

‘Wouldn’t it be fun

without one?’ So why

don’t they try?

‘I’ll just call Mother’

‘Better give George a ring’

Can’t they call another

day? No wonder they’re too busy

to do anything.

Questions & Answers

Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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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
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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
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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
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Rafiq
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Mahi
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Rafiq
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Anam
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Anam
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
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Damian Reply
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Renato
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Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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Kyle
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Adin
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Adin
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Kyle
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Joe
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Damian Reply
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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Anassong Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 09, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11018/1.1
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