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Assignment 3:

1. Aries Capricorn

Leo Gemini

Libra Pisces

Cancer Virgo

Scorpio Aquarius

Taurus Sagittarius

2. You , Cosmopolitan , Argus , Cape Times , Huisgenoot , Die Burger , etc.

Let the learners bring various magazines and newspapers to class. Play a game to identify more magazines and papers.

3. Moral norms and values are addressed. This is an important aspect that deserves attention, but that should be treated with sensitivity and circumspection.

Let learners speak to their parents / family / church about their view on horoscopes.

Leaner section


Activity: to talk about using stars to make predictions [lo 3.1]

Astronomers are scientists who study the objects in the universe and in space. Astrologers, however, are persons who interpret the movements of planets and stars and assert that this can influence the lives and behaviour of people.

  • The “signs of the Zodiac”, like the Ram, Lion and Scales are names that were given to twelve constellations 130 years before the birth of Christ. Astrologers use this to work out horoscopes (predictions of what may affect the daily lives of people).


1. Find out what the other signs of the Zodiac are.









2. Find out how many newspapers and magazines regularly publish horoscopes.





3. Use the opportunity to talk to your parents or other people who have authority about the desirability of consulting horoscopes regularly. Also find out what the attitude towards horoscopes is in your religion.

  • Write your findings in the frame given on the next page and decorate the page.

Horoscope: Our family’s/belief’s point of view.


Learning Outcome 3: Science, SOCIETY and the environment The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between science and technology, society and the environment.

Assessment Standard 3.1: We know this when the learner understands science and technology in the historical context.

Questions & Answers

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
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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