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English home language

Grade 7

Module 8

Fun and games

Toys and games have been around as long as people have. Archaeologists are no longer surprised when they find paintings of ancient Egyptians bowling or the remains of 3 000 year old Norwegian ice skates. They’ve come to expect surprises.


Read the story below and fill in the missing words as you go along.

Golf is one of the most popular games in the ________. It is played in almost

__________ countries. It is said to have _______________ in Scotland and that

___________ golfer was a shepherd. He was watching his _______________

in a field near St Andrews. After a while he became bored. To pass the _______

he struck at pebbles with his shepherd’s__________. He held the staff at the

bottom and hit the stones with the ___________ . After a little practice, he

could hit the stones quite a ___________ way. One stone flew high in the air and

____________in a rabbit hole. The man tried to repeat this shot, but

____________it very difficult.

His friend, who had been , challenged him.

So started the first golf ever as each player tried

to sink his pebble down the hole.

Now how about YOU inventing a new BALL GAME! Work as a group and think of some fun way you could play with a ball (small/big/rubber/knitted/round or not) and some other equipment. Keep it simple and fun. Remember to write a short explanation of how the game works and how many players there are, the rules, scoring, etc. Give your game a name too. ORIGINALITY is what you need to strive for.

LO 2.4.3
LO 4.1.2

Find out from your parents and grandparents about simple games they played as children. Take a deeper look into history and find out what children did to entertain themselves without TV and PLAYSTATION!! Report back to class and maybe you could demonstrate the game(s) or get Gran or Granddad to come and demonstrate.


Japanese children enjoy folding paper to make attractive shapes and objects. The art of paper-folding is called origami . Children in Japan can learn how to make over a hundred figures including a frog, a mouse, and a rabbit.

I am quite sure that each of you knows how to make an origami paper game. You have probably even been reprimanded at school for not putting the game away until playtime!

Read the instructions carefully and try to make a magic beak and a paper cup of your own. Once you have finished, make up a game to play with your magic beak.

LO 3.7.2

Now fold some ‘magic’ of your own. Try a water lily (the magic beak is a beginning) or paper hat. Or be brave and try some REAL origami.

NOW FOR SOME POETRY! Read each poem and then answer the questions that follow.



Never stop complaining about the telephone.

‘It’s been ringing all day’

they say,

but never leave it alone.

They moan all the time

‘I can’t get any work done’

‘Wouldn’t it be fun

without one?’ So why

don’t they try?

‘I’ll just call Mother’

‘Better give George a ring’

Can’t they call another

day? No wonder they’re too busy

to do anything.

Questions & Answers

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
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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
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
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