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## How long is a piece of string?

CLASS WORK

1 Work in a group to answer the following questions:

1.1 How many metres is a thousand millimetres?

1.2 Which units are the best for giving the following quantities? Some are difficult, and you may have to do some research and bring a better answer back later.

1.2.1 How tall you are.

1.2.2 The distance between our sun and the nearest star.

1.2.3 How long it will take to walk from Cape Town to Cairo.

1.2.4 The amount of milk you drink in a year.

1.2.5 The quantity of vitamin C one has to take in daily.

1.2.6 The temperature of a patient in a hospital in New York.

1.2.7 The area of Greenland.

1.2.8 The speed of a car on the open road.

1.2.9 The amount of wood a cabinetmaker orders at one time.

1.2.10 The total amount of money the government collects in taxes in a year.

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PROJECT

The passing of time.

• We use watches and clocks to show how time passes.
• Do the following questions as a project. Don’t make yourself guilty of plagiarism.

1 Explain the difference between analogue and digital clocks / watches.

2 List all the clocks in your home, and say whether each is analogue or digital.

3 Find at least one other method used to measure time or show the time – one that is not generally used in western culture. It can be something from earlier times, or something from another country. Try to find something about timekeeping in Africa. Explain clearly how it works.

• The project must be handed in on: ..................................................

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HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

1 Complete any remaining questions from the class assignment above.

2 What measuring instruments are used for the following measurements?

2.1 How tall you are.

2.2 The mass of a new–born baby.

2.3 The amount of milk you have to add, in a recipe.

2.4 The paint used for painting the outside of an ordinary house.

2.5 Humidity.

2.6 The speed of a moving car.

2.7 We have a very complicated way of determining leap years. Find out:

2.7.1 Why we need to have leap years, and

2.7.2 Which years will be leap years.

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Connecting with the world – ASSIGNMENT

• Choose one of these questions to do.

1 You’ve just discovered your granny’s old recipe book. You remember some of her recipes, and you’d like to try them too. Unfortunately it uses old–fashioned units, which would be a lot of trouble to convert each time. Decide how you can make some kind of aid, like a table of graph or formula, to make conversions easier. The units that occur often are: the temperature of the oven is given in °F; the measures of mass are in ounces and pounds and the liquid measures are in pints.

2 Your father has just bought you a second–hand car, but it was imported from America and all the instruments use units you are unfamiliar with, and have difficulty making sense of. Decide how you can make some kind of aid, like a table or graph or formulae that you can understand exactly what units like miles, gallons, miles per gallon (petrol consumption) mean in our units.

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
what about nanotechnology for water purification
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
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
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
why?
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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