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Life orientation

Grade 8

Handling stress

Module 6

Not everyone experiences stress in the same way

Activity 2:

Read the following paragraph:

When people experience something that upsets them, they become anxious or tense. They usually say that they are stressed. It isn’t only weaklings, women or old people who suffer from stress as many men think – oh no, everyone can suffer from stress. At some or other time the Big S gets hold of you. What counts is how you handle the tension.

Some people experience stress as nothing more than a light cold. Just a few sniffles and it’s all over. To some other people it’s like a severe bout of ‘flu. They really suffer! Sometimes they even have to get medical treatment. It’s far better to ask a doctor to prescribe some medication than to try and doctor yourself with all sorts of pills, drugs or alcohol. That kind of thing simply makes your problems much worse in the end.

How does one know if one is stressed? One feels it! Listen to what Bernadine has to say, “When I have to play a music exam, it feels as if there are butterflies in my stomach. Sometimes it’s so bad that my hands tremble.” And then, once the exam is over, Bernadine feels quite relaxed again. Sarah says, “When I write exams, I am nauseous and I have a stomach ache before I start.” Joseph says, “I can’t sleep before I have to play a soccer match. I wake up every few minutes.”

  • Now answer the questions and follow the instructions.

1. Do only weaklings suffer from stress? Give a reason for your answer.

2. Name the wrong ways of handling stress.

3. Make a list of the stress symptoms that are mentioned in the passage above.

4. Which things (factors) caused stress in Bernadine, Sarah and Joseph?

5. What caused Lennie’s stress (Activity 1)?

6. Do you think it was right of Lennie’s mother and father to send him out of the room when they wanted to discuss “grown-up stuff”? Give reasons for your answer.

7. How did Lennie’s mother and father react to the news that the father was now unemployed?

8. Do you think they handled the news well, or badly? What would your parents have done?

9. Do you think adults stress more than children do? Give reasons for your answer.

10. Would you also have eavesdropped like Lennie? Explain your answer.

[LO 3.1]


Learning outcomes (LOs)
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 .
Assessment standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
3.1 analyses and discusses factors which influence self-concept formation and self-motivation;
3.2 reflects on appropriate behaviour in different kinds of interpersonal relationships;
3.5 designs and implements a personal plan for preventing and managing stress.


Activity 2:

  • Not everyone experiences stress in the same way.

Questions & Answers

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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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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