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Life skills

Grade 2


Module 1


The family

Questions for discussion:

  • What do you notice about this picture?
  • Does your family look like this?
  • Is it wrong?
  • Why?

How do families live together?

Think of your own family and answer the following questions .

1. What work does your father do in the house?

2. What does your mother do?

3. What do you do?

4. What do your brothers and sisters do?

Sunday: At last a time to rest! What do you do with your family on Sundays?

  • Draw a picture to show what your family is doing on a Sunday.

Which pictures match each other? Who do you think should do the job? Join the pictures. Colour them in neatly.


While you have been doing your duties, your family has been busy with theirs. Do you think everyone likes doing his particular job?

  • Ask everyone the following questions to find out what they feel about the work they have to do at home.
  • The table helps you set out and compare answers.
  • Draw a picture of you doing one of the nasty jobs. How do you feel?
  • Now draw yourself doing the job you like best. How do you feel now?


Learning Outcomes
LO 2
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTThe learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to constitutional rights and responsibilities, and to show an understanding of diverse cultures and religions.
Assessment Standards(Ass)
We know this when the learner:
2.1 discusses children's rights and responsibilities;2.4 identifies values and morals from diverse South African cultures.
lo 3
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT The learner will be able to use acquired life skills to achieve and extend personal potential to respond effectively to challenges in his or her world.
We know this when the learner:
3.4 demonstrates appropriate behaviour in conflict situations;


List things that children can do.

Refer to children’s rights according to the constitution.

Keep the diary page that follows for a week. Encourage them to take on a responsibility if they don’t have one. They must still abide by the constitutional rights of children.

Summary of children’s rights

  • Children have the right to be heard and the responsibility to listen.
  • Children have the right to medical care and the responsibility to take care of themselves.
  • Children have the right to be educated and the responsibility to take learning seriously.
  • Children have the right to be loved and the responsibility to care for others.
  • Children have the right to learn the language of their parents and the responsibility to respect the languages of others.

Children have the right to be proud of their heritage, traditions and beliefs and the responsibility to respect the beliefs of others.

  • Children have the right to have a safe home and the responsibility to keep that home clean and tidy.
  • Children have the right to make mistakes and the responsibility to learn from their mistakes.
  • Children have the right to get enough to eat and the responsibility not to waste it.

Make the children aware of their responsibilities as well as their rights.

Discuss the learners’ findings and isolate one problem, e.g.

  • Toby’s mom has too much ironing. What do you think happens when she is tired of all the ironing?
  • Jill’s Dad is tired when he gets home from work and then he still has to mow the lawn? How does he feel?
  • Kate doesn’t want to feed the dog. Why not?

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
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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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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