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Life orientation

Grade 9

Thinking skills

Module 2

Obtaining information


A person uses his or her senses to obtain information. This includes your ability to see, to hear, to taste, to smell and to touch. The senses send messages to the brain where the information is processed and the brain relays messages to the body in turn on what to do.

Have you heard people talking about a sixth sense? It is also called intuition, a feeling that you get about a situation or a person. Have you ever heard someone say: "I don't know what it is, it just doesn't feel right" or "The moment I saw that, I just knew..."? We all are in the possession of a sixth sense and not all of us are very aware of this ability. People also allege that women have a better developed sixth sense than men. What do you think?

What about common sense? A person with common sense is a person who somehow knows what to do and when to do it. Do you think it has to do with logic? Is it instinctive? Maybe it is the product of thinking rather than a way of thinking, I do not know.

Anyway, let's check out your common sense!

Which senses do you use when you:

buy perfume

go to a music concert

eat at a restaurant

buy clothes

choose a friend

cross a busy street

watch television

are being taught

If you were able to see immediately that each action requires more than a single sense, I think you have common sense. If you have failed to see that, I think a teacher could help you by explaining what each action entails.

[LO 3.3]

Pen to Paper

Have you ever experienced a situation in which your sixth sense played a major part? Write the story. If you have not experienced it yet, ask around to find a story and report on it. You can use colour and drawings to create a certain atmosphere for your story.


Read your stories to each other or to the whole class. Now you can decide how much weight your sixth sense should carry. Motivate your conclusion briefly.

I feel___________________________________________

[LO 3.3]


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:
3.3 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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