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English first additional language

Grade 7

Module12

Use reference books

Activity 1

  1. Form a group of about four or five and collect as much information about the preparations for the launching and also the actual launching as you can. Make posters for your classroom.
  2. Find information about Yuri Gagarin and make posters about his historic flight for the classroom. Concentrate on the era in which it took place, namely in the time of the “Cold War” and the space race between the USSR and the USA.
  3. Vocabulary.

Do the same kind of exercise as you did in activity 4, number 3. This time you must find at least 10 words and/or expressions from the text above.

LO 3.8 LO 4.6 LO 5.1
LO 5.3 LO 6.8

For a better life

Since childhood Mark Shuttleworth had a dream to visit space. He was only a little boy when he would make and launch his own “rockets” in the yard of his Welcome home. In the end, he reached his dream and the rest, as they say, is history …

His father, Rick, recollects Mark’s ambitions as a child: “I have always known that Mark dearly wanted to visit space. He used to tell us so, even when he was still in primary school.”

  • Read the following abridged version of a letter that appeared in the Letters to the Editor column of the Cape Argus on 26 April 2002:

Bigger things than space to worry about

As a loyal citizen of the human race, I feel an obligation to share with you some of the horrors of our society.

Over the past few months we have been bombarded with stories of a fellow South African who has been preparing himself for his first trip into space. Yes, I am talking about Mark Shuttleworth.

We have idolized this man as a pioneer of our society. This is shocking when we consider the state of affairs that our country, and more importantly, our beautiful Mother Earth is in.

This citizen of the human race is spending R220 million plus on his personal endeavour.

Yes, he has given back to society to try to improve the quality of life for some of his brothers and sisters. But my point is not so much what Mark has spent his money on.

My point is that we feel that Mark’s trip to space is worthy of making the front page.

We have far more pressing issues that need to be taken care of. Overpopulation, disease and pollution seem to be more important.

We constantly try to improve our realities by living our dreams through others – this is why Mark’s trip has made the front page.

Are we such a sad bunch that we cannot believe in our dreams enough to make them our own realities?

A new world is brewing inside each one of us, but we will only experience this when we as individuals take interest in our own lives and who we are!

  • Your Brother, IrvObservatory

Activity 2

  • Read the letter carefully so that you understand exactly what the writer means. Now write down three main ideas from the letter.
  • Write your own letter to the editor of any English newspaper in which you give your point of view concerning this matter. Your educator will help you with the format, but you can use the following framework:
LO 3.1 LO 4.6 LO 4.7

Questions & Answers

how can chip be made from sand
Eke Reply
are nano particles real
Missy Reply
yeah
Joseph
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
Lale Reply
no can't
Lohitha
where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
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
Google
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
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
Kamaluddeen
yes
narayan
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
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
Brian Reply
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?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
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 ?
Bob Reply
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
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 09, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11019/1.1
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