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Life orientation

Grade 8

Physical development and movement

Module 20

Planning an adventurous extramural activity

Activity:

To plan an adventurous and relaxing extramural activity that is intended to improve the attitude of your class towards fitness and general physicality

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Sport is good for the body if you feel like doing it and enjoy doing it. A day or weekend excursion can create the right context to make sport and play pleasant for everyone in the class.

Let us plan such an excursion now.

Step 1

1.1 In small groups, use a think tank format to come up with as many activities as possible for your weekend of adventure.

Hints:

Don’t discuss the activities; simply write them down quickly.

Take turns to give ideas.

Don’t belittle any ideas.

Make it your aim to get 20 ideas in five minutes.

  • Make a list of your ideas:

1.2 Now you must share the ideas with the rest of the class. If they have any new ideas, you must write them down as well.

Step 2

  • Study your list carefully. Try to group the activities together in categories.
  • For example: swimming, diving, and water polo are examples of aquatic ( water) sports. Climbing rope ladders, rope bridges, and crawling through tunnels are activities that are usually found in obstacle races. Looking for shells, building sand-castles and snorkelling are examples of beach activities.
  • Use a MIND MAP to test whether you are capable of correctly categorising activities that have certain qualities in common. Follow the instructions below so that you can use your mind map for your portfolio.

1. A mind map has a key word (e.g. Activities) that is written in the centre of a clean page.

2. The different categories “branch out” from this key word, like thick branches.

3. The examples that fall under each category form the smaller branches around each category.

4. Use colour, sketches and shapes to complete your mind map and to illustrate examples

5. Become skilled at PMI, because it will help you to reflect thoroughly on a variety of activities before you make your choices.

PMI is the abbreviation for a thinking skill that was described by Edward de Bono. He is the author of a number of books on thinking skills. If you ever thought that thinking skills cannot be acquired, you should certainly read De Bono’s books. We want to get the grey matter between our ears just as fit as our muscles!

  • P is for plus (positive) M is for minus (negative) I is for interesting (or “Why didn’t I think of that?”)

Therefore, when someone needs to consider an idea or make a decision, it helps to use a PMI thinking exercise to examine the issue properly. Write all the plus points of the idea in one column, all the minus points in the next, and the interesting features of the idea in the third column. Now you can look at the idea objectively, on paper, before you make a final decision about it.

  • Let us look at a short example that will help you to become skilled in PMI. You must decide whether you are going to deposit R20 000 in a fund so that you can study at a good university one day, or whether you would rather spend it on an exciting trip to some overseas country.

Questions & Answers

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
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
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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
Praveena Reply
hi
Loga
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Life orientation grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 12, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11048/1.1
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