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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 variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
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 did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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