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Social sciences

Grade 8

Geography: settlements

Module 2

Comparing land use patterns in various areas

Activity 1:

To interpret information from sources and answer ensuing questions

[lo 2.2]

Study the following illustrations and answer the questions that follow:

1. What type of land use would you say is most prominent in this area?

2. Would you say that there has been a change in die original use of land in this area? Give a reason for your answer.

3. How did the activities impact on the natural resources of the environment?

4. Would you say that this is the ideal situation for urban development and land use?

Activity 2:

To interpret information from sources and answering ensuing questions

[lo 2.2]

Study the following illustration and answer the questions that follow:

1. Is the area depicted in the illustration, densely or sparsely populated? Motivate your answer.

2. Would you classify the area as rural or urban?

3. What type of land use is depicted in the illustration?

4. Would you consider the price of land in this area as cheap or expensive? Motivate your answer.

Activity 3:

To obtain information from environmental sources

[lo 2.2]

Answer the following questions:

1. Find out what percentage of the town/city where you live, or closest to where you live, is set aside for industrial purposes.

2. Find out what percentage (%) of the town/city is set aside for residential purposes.

3. Where would you expect to find the areas where the more wealthy people live? Is it close to the central business district or on the outskirts?

3. Migration of the population due to political policies

In South Africa we find a unique land use pattern, because of the political decisions of the past. If we look at an urban map of Port Elizabeth, we notice that certain neighbourhoods are inhabited by more than one population group. This is still the result of the policy of segregation and apartheid legislation before 1994. This policy determined that different population groups were to live in separate areas.

There was a time when Port Elizabeth’s South-End was inhabited by various population groups. However, when the National Party was in power, all residents were relocated to areas such as Malabar en New Brighton. Members of the Indian community were forced to settle in Malabar, and coloured people in New Brighton. This meant that certain people had to leave their homes and start anew. They had no choice as to where they preferred to live. Those belonging to a specific population group were obliged to move to an area allocated to people of their own culture.

Today we still suffer from the effects of this policy. Sometimes people were concentrated in a neighbourhood without a proper infrastructure like roads, electricity and housing. They could not afford to live anywhere else.

Activity 4:

To obtain and interpret information from maps

[lo 1.2]

Study the following illustration and answer the questions that follow

1. What do you know about the sizes of homes in different neighbourhoods?

2. What neighbourhood would be most densely populated?

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
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
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
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
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
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'?
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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.
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Source:  OpenStax, Geography grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 11, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11036/1.1
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