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Life skills

Grade 2

A visitor from space

Module 4

Sa and our symbols

  • Here is our flag. Colour it in correctly.
  • What is the colour of our flag?
  • This is our national anthem.

Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrikaNkosi sikelel ‘ iAfrikaMaluphakanyisw’ uphondo IwayoYiswa imithandazo yethuNkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.Morena boloka setjhaba sa hesoO fedise dintwa le matchwenyeho,O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa hesoSetjhaba sa South Afrika – South AfrikaUit die blou van onse hemel,Uit die diepte van ons see,Oor ons ewige gebergtes,Waar die kranse antwoord gee,Sounds the call to come together,And united we shall stand ,Let us live and strive for freedom,In South Africa our land.

  • In the national anthem, we combine four of our languages, Xhosa, Sesotho, Afrikaans and English. See how well you can sing it.

The children notice that Zero had a strange kind of necklace made of red rock. They had never seen anything like it before. Zero was proud of it because he said there was nothing like it on Earth. It was unique. This red rock was only found on Mars.

We have unique plants and animals in South Africa too. We use them as symbols to remind us how special our country is. For example, South Africa is the only country in the world where the Protea grows naturally. The Giant King Protea is the national flower of South Africa. We also have a national tree, Yellowwood ; bird, Blue Crane ; animal, Spring bok ; and fish, Galjoen .

  • Colour the pictures or try to draw a larger version of each one to display in your classroom.
  • Choose one of our national symbols and tell the class about it.
  • Tear pieces of paper out of a newspaper or magazine and paste it on the fish’s body. The fish’s body must look as if it is full of scales.


Learning Outcomes(LO’s)
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTThe learner is able to demonstrate an active commitment to constitutional rights and social responsibilities and show sensitivity to diverse cultures and belief systems.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
2.1 identifies national symbols and sings the national anthem;2.2 identifies national symbols and sings the national anthem;2.4 identifies values and morals from diverse South African cultures.
LO 4
PHISICAL DEVELOPMENT AND MOVEMENTThe learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of and participate in activities that promote movement and physical development.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
4.3 performs expressive movements or patterns rhythmically, using various stimuli.
TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESSES AND SKILLST he learner will be able to apply technological processes and skills ethically and responsibly using appropriate information and communication technologies.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.3 ( designs ) – chooses suitable materials or substances to make products, and suggests some ways they can be used to satisfy a problem, need or opportunity;1.4 ( makes ) – expresses how products are going to be made.


  • The learners will also explain the flag, motto and our national emblems to Zero. Discuss each section fully, allowing learners to ask questions and express their thoughts. Display our national flag in the classroom.
  • For enrichment the learners can find out more about the national symbols and prepare for an oral exercise.

Colours of the flag:

Blue, red, green, black, white, yellow.

  • The most general meanings given to these colours: red – bloodshed; blue – open skies; green – land; black – black people; white – white people; yellow – natural resources – gold.

Questions & Answers

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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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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