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Grade 5

Climate and vegetation regions of south africa

Module 11

Weather from day to day

1. Weather Guide

  • There are various sources in the media daily that supply the reader and listener or viewer with the expected weather conditions for the day or the next few days.

Activity 1:

To study a weather guide and complete the table

[lo 1.3]

Study the copy of a weather guide from Die Burger of 2 October 2004 and complete the table that follows.

Maximum temperature for Vredendal
Minimum temperature for Oudtshoorn
Will fog occur?
Wind direction at Cape Town
Is rain expected?
What will the weather be like at George on Sunday 3 October?
What type of clothing will you wear in Clanwilliam?
The Riversdale Primary School is organizing a sports day for Tuesday 5 October. Will it take place?

2. Weather instruments

To be able to record the weather, different instruments are needed.

Activity 2:

To study the following sketch and find out how the instruments work. then complete the table.

[lo 1.2]

Elements of the Weather Types of Instrument
Air pressure

Activity 3:

To consult the appropriate sources and build your own weather vane and rain gauge.

[lo 1.2]

Use these instruments and a thermometer that someone has brought to class to monitor the weather every day for one month. Write your observations in the table below. (You can also compare your observations with the weather report in the newspaper.)

Rain gauge

Weather vane

Date Max temp.measured 14:00 Wind direction Cloud rack Rainfall in mm
Monday____ May 20 °C NO Partly cloudy 2 mm
Tuesday_____ May 18 °C N Cloudy 8 mm
Wednesday___ May 22 °C N Partly cloudy 0 mm


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 (including graphs, maps and fieldwork outside the classroom) [finds sources];

  • distinguishes between facts and opinions [works with sources];
  • categorises information [works with sources];
  • draws sketch maps and/or plans from field observation and measurements [works with sources];

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



Maximum temperature for Vredendal 28ºC
Minimum temperature for Oudtshoorn 10ºC
Will fog occur? West Coast
Wind direction at Cape Town SE
Is rain expected? For Sunday
What will the weather be like at George on Sunday 3 October? Partly Cloudy; SW wind 25; Temp. 12/22
What type of clothing will you wear in Clanwilliam? Cool (very hot day)
The Riversdale Primary School is organizing a sports day for Tuesday 5 October. Will it take place? They will have to have a plan B. 60%+ chance of rain


  • Thermometer
  • Wind Meter/wind sock/weather vane
  • Rain meter
  • Barometer

Questions & Answers

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what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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 .?
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
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Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
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How can I make nanorobot?
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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