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Life orientation

Grade 9

Thinking skills

Module 4

Creative abilities


This section deals with the development of your creative abilities.

Many people think only about drawing, painting or writing when they hear that someone is a creative person. Creativity spans a much wider field than the finer arts.

Creativity means the ability to create something new and original or to use existing things in a new and different way.

The "what if..." exercises are examples of thinking differently about things.

  • Bear the following words and phrases in mind when you aim to improve your creative abilities:
  • look at things in different ways
  • unusual
  • original
  • this makes me think about... (association)
  • do not judge too quickly
  • look at form and function
  • use your sense of humour

To shake out dust and cobwebs!

In 8 seconds (without discussing it beforehand):

a) Divide a square into 4 parts

b) Divide an 8 into 2

  • Did everybody do a) and b) in the same way? Yes / No
  • How many different ways are there to do a) ?
  • Can the instruction for b) be interpreted in more than one way?
  • Would you do a) and b) differently is you should get another chance? Yes / No

Did old habits play a role in the answers given by the class? I bet many of you were a bit thrown by the simple exercises.

[LO 3.6]


  • Do not settle for the obvious.
  • Lateral thinking is a must.

Can you answer this?

1. What starts with T, ends with T and is full of T?

2. From a word with 5 letters, take away 2 letters and get 1.

3. What bird can lift the heaviest weight?

4. What is it that someone else has to take before you can get it?

5. How many times may 20 be subtracted from 100?

6. How many marbles can you put into an empty bag?

7. What kind of jacket is always burning?

[LO 3.6]


Learning outcomes(LOs)

LO 3


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.

Assessment standards(ASs)

We know this when the learner:

3.3 responds appropriately to emotions in challenging situations;

3.4 explains what has been learned from a challenging personal ineraction by critically reflecting on own behaviour;

3.6 critically evaluates own application of problem-solving skills in a challenging situation.

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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