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Grade 5


Module 19

Human resources: services

People and the services that they render

People exchange their labour for money (salaries) on a daily basis and are therefore also regarded as a resource. The physical, intellectual and spiritual capacities of people are used to develop and distribute products and services.

What did you have for breakfast this morning? Was it a sandwich, porridge or eggs? Or did you have fish? Did you have tea, coffee or juice or only water? Think of all the possibilities…… the breakfast that each child had might perhaps be different from those that any of the others had!

The food you ate might have differed, but the similarity is that resources and people were used to get the food to you, and that the food and the people were transported.

Activity 1:

To analyse a food source according to natural resources used during production

[lo 1.1; 1.7]

  • Consider anything that you have eaten for breakfast and analyse it according to the table provided below.

My foodstuff: ____________________________

Natural resources required for manufacturing. People (jobs or occupations) and services required for the manufacturing and transport of the product to my home.

Just like the resources were divided into three groups, people’s activities are also divided into three groups.

Group 1: Primary activity Group 2: Manufacturing Group 3: Services
People cultivate the original product or take it from nature. People take the product from the first group and process it in factories. People render services like transporting, selling or marketing the products of the first two groups.
Examples Examples Examples
farmingfishingminingforestry making clothingcanning fishmaking steelmaking furniture tradetransportbanking servicesmunicipal servicesschools

Are you able to add to these examples?

(Remember this: These are a few examples only! A complete list would be very long.)

Activity 2:

To categorise occupations

[lo 1.3]

Expand the three groups of jobs above yourself. Decide in which group the jobs below fall and write only primary , manufacturing or service next to them.

  1. traffic officer
  2. nurse
  3. machinist on fishing boat
  4. selling fertiliser to farmers
  5. working as a book printer
  6. cameraman (television)

Now do the same with your mother’s or father’s job:

... and the job that you want to do one day?

Activity 3:

To identify examples of human resources in the environment

[lo 1.3]

  • Discuss this with your educator or your parents and try to find examples of the following types of human resources in your immediate environment.

Businesses where primary products are supplied:

Businesses where goods are manufactured:

Businesses that mainly render services:

Be careful……..

You should just remember that one business can sometimes be involved with more than one of the three groups of activities, sometimes with all three.


LO 1


The learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate geographical and environmental concepts and processes.

We know this when the learner:

1.1 with guidance, selects and uses sources of useful geographical information [finds sources];

1.2 distinguishes between facts and opinions [works with sources];

1.3 categorises information [works with sources];

1.4 uses an index to find places on global atlas maps [works with sources];

1.6 identifies and explores possible solutions to problems [answers the question];

1.7 demonstrates knowledge and under-standing of the issue through projects, discussion, debate and charts [communicates the answer].

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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