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Arts and culture

Grade 4

Critical and creative reflection

Module 13

Dance: cooling down and stretching

Cooling down and stretching


To cool down and stretch the muscles so that they function normally in their other classes [lo 1.1]

Did you enjoy the ballet class?

  • Yes, it was hard work, but now we are going to change the pace. It is important that you stretch your muscles after the exercises. If you do not stretch after the class your muscles will feel stiff and sore the next day.
  • Choose slow music to stretch by.

Breathing exercise

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms hanging at the sides.
  • Inhale through the nose raising arms above the head.
  • Exhale through the mouth, dropping arms and bending knees at the same time.
  • Repeat 4 times.

Upper body stretch:

  • Take arms to the back – clasp hands – pull arms away from the body – opening the chest area – hold stretch for 8 counts.
  • Take arms up above the head – clasp hands – pull arms towards the ceiling – hold stretch for 8 counts.
  • Bring arms forward – clasp hands – pull arms away from the body – opening shoulder blades and stretching the back – hold stretch for 8 counts.

Hamstring stretch

  • Stand up straight – legs apart – cross legs (one leg over the other with straight knees) – slowly bend body forward, trying to touch the floor with your hands.
  • Change legs and stretch again.

Leg stretch

  • Stand up straight – raise right knee up to the chest – pull bent knee to the chest with both hands – hold stretch for 8 counts.
  • Change legs.


  • Shake all movable body parts.
  • Bow to your teacher to say thank you for the class.

Well done – you have completed the first leg this term.

Now you will go on to something different in the arts and culture world – visual arts.


LEARNING OUTCOME 1: CREATING, INTERPRETING AND PRESENTING The learner will be able to create, interpret and present work in each of the art forms.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

1.1 in preparing the body, follows a teacher-directed warm-up and skill developing ritual, with attention to safe use of the body, for example

  • knees aligned over toes when bending;
  • articulation (toe-heel-bend) of the feet and bending knees when landing from jumps;
  • good posture at all times.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
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What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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 .?
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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
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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.
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Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
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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
how can I make nanorobot?
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
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