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Natural sciences

Grade 4

Matter, substances and materials

Module 55

Planning to build a house

Activity:

To think about how to build a house

[lo 1.1.1, 1.2.2, 3.2]

To build a house

Let’s tell the story of the three pigs. Draw the story in the form of a comic strip. How many learners are there in your class? Draw the same number of blocks on a big sheet of cardboard. Measure the size of these blocks and give each learner an A4 sheet with a block of the same size to draw one of the comic panels. This project will take careful planning.

What do we call someone who designs houses and office buildings?

The straw and the sticks of the first two pigs did not work very well but the brick house of the third pig did. What conclusion can we draw from this?

Let’s be creative

Work together in groups of three. Decide what kind of house you want to design, draw and build. Decide if it will be a formal or an informal structure. Use any kind of waste material. If you want to carry the experiment further then you could put the house outside for a week, or have a fan blow onto it for a day. See which structure lasts the longest in all weather conditions.

1. Draw the house from above as in the drawing below. Use A4 paper.

2. Write down which rooms you will have in your house.

3. Design the furniture you will have in your house. Use the pictures as an example. Work in groups. Each group chooses a room and makes the furniture for that room from matchboxes or similar small boxes.

4. Write down the kinds of houses that the learners in your class live in. Have each learner colour in the house that he or she lives in. Now you can see which type of house most members of the class live in, for example, house, town house, flat, etc.

Assessment

LEARNING OUTCOME 1: SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONSThe learner will be able to act confidently on curiosity about natural phenomena, and to investigate relationships and solve problems in scientific, technological and environmental contexts.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner

plans investigations:

  • suggests actions to try with the materials;
  • conducts investigations and collects data:
  • tries own idea of how the materials might respond.

LEARNING OUTCOME 3: SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between science and technology, society and the environment.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner

  • understands the impact of science and technology: identifies features of technological devices around him or her, and tells about their purpose and usefulness:

Memorandum

To build houses:

  • What do we call someone who designs houses, buildings and offices?Answer:
  • Architect
  1. Use A4 paper to design a house. re are computer programmes that could help with this. If the school has the facilities please let the learners use them.
  2. They decide themselves which rooms are important and which not. If they have left out something e.g. the toilet, provide advice.
  3. Hold an exhibition of all the furniture that they have made.

4. Follow the instructions.

Questions & Answers

what is the meaning of extended family
Shellyann Reply
extended family is two are more nuclear family living together under one roof
Nordalee
what is genetic engineering
Ebot Reply
good day please what is a cell?
Colota Reply
cell is the basic unit of all living things/organism
Hassan
differenciate b/w cilia and flagellum
Abshira
Cilia: 1. They are smaller in number. 2. Cilia usually occur throughout or major part of the surface of a cell. 3. They beat oar like and in a co-ordinated rhythm 4. Cilia help in locomotion, feeding, circulation, etc.. 5. Example: Paramecium
iti
Flagella: 1. They are larger in size. ADVERTISEMENTS: 2. Flagella are commonly found at one end of the cell. 3. The flagella beat whip-like and independently. 4. Flagella help in locomotion. 5. Example: Euglena
iti
smallest structural and functional unit of an organism!
zidane
cell is the basic unit of all living things
Lukman
what is homeostasis
alex Reply
the ability of an organism to maintain stable internal environment, even when the external environment changes
Bee
what's the function of the hypothalamus
Agyekum
what is homeostasis
Edward Reply
constant maintenance of internal body temperature
Agyekum
What is the function of the Pituitary Gland?
WeNdlovu
how can homeostasis be maintained?
alex
pituitary gland also known as the master gland secretes hormones which triggers other gland to secretes their hormones
Agyekum
what's the full meaning of DNA and RNA
Deborah Reply
DNA is Deoxyribonucleic acid and RNA means Ribonucleic acid
Christian
sha is mitochondria?
Sparrow Reply
what is biology
Femi Reply
biology is the study which deals with the study of the biological components or animal and plants.
Juhi
biology is the study of life.
Roger
biology is the branch of science which deals with study of two parts 1.botany&2zoology these is known as biology....
Chetan
biology is the study of human beings ...
Chetan
Biology is a branch of science that deals with the study of nature
Agyekum
biology is the science of living organism
Abshira
biology is the branch of science that deals with study of living organisms
Lukman
what is neculer cell?
is it nuclear cell?
iti
asthma occur in which part of the body organ?
Festus Reply
Lungs
NICHOLAS
lungs
marian
heart
Cynthia
can you explain to me why you say heart is the answer
marian
what is hemoglobin
Lucky Reply
a protein that carries oxygen, it is found within red blood cells
EmmyOrangePeel
Apart from endocrinology, what other alternative should be done to a D/m client
Deborah Reply
good day please what is excretion
Blaise Reply
excretion is the process by which metabolic wastes and other none-useful materials are eliminated from an organism.
Petrene
its the process of eliminating or removal of metabolic waste and non useful materials from an organ.
eyong
Its the removal of metabolic waste product from the body
Boo
it is the removal from the body of living organisms, toxic waste products of metabolism which if allowed to accurate can cost harm to the body..
Renzo
how are protons formed?
Brian Reply
What is isotopes?
Brian
isotopes is a phenomenon in which atoms of the same element has the same atomic number but different mass number due to a difference in their neutron number or relative abundance in the earth crust
Efosa
give me more mcqs there r just two mcqs
Salma Reply
Define the term Disease in one paragraph.
Sutanya Reply
Disease is any disorders that counteract with the normal performance of the immune system.
Agyekum
what is cell?
Colota
Cell is the basic unit of life It is the building block of an organism
Agyekum
do agree with me that if someone needs to truely be a biologist he should be mathematician physicist & chemist in oreder to acheive the level #biologist
Assila
what is a protoplasm?
Colota
colourless living part of the cell
Jenny
what is protoplasm made up of?
Jack
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Source:  OpenStax, Natural sciences grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 18, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11096/1.1
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