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English home language

Grade 6

Module 11


What do you think POPULARITY is all about? Before we take a closer look at this phenomenon, write an ACRONYM of what your opinion on the topic is:

P ____________________________
O ____________________________
P ____________________________
U ____________________________
L ____________________________
A ____________________________
R ____________________________
I ____________________________
T ____________________________
Y ____________________________
LO 4.4.1

What do you do in an effort to be popular at school? What is considered necessary to be part of the POPULAR group? Give this some thought and then write a piece of approximately 120 words, titled To be or not to be. Plan your writing in rough and then edit it. Hand in your rough work as well as your finished piece.


Be brutally honest

Consider peer pressure

What lengths are you prepared to go to, to be popular?

What will you NOT do to be popular?

Where do values fit in with your choices?

Read Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be” and the poem “IF”.

  • Let’s start on familiar ground – the school grounds. Each group is to nominate a candidate for the most popular girl, boy and teacher in the school.
  • Each group will be given a maximum of five minutes to present their candidates and motivate their choices referring to the criteria.
  • You might like to take a class vote at the end of all the presentations.
LO 2.2.4
LO 5.1.3

Now it is your chance to do some FUN research and then to MODEL your findings. Yes – move over, Naomi and Brett! Make place on the catwalk for the Grade 6’s.

What to do:

  • Choose an era (Gatsby/Punk/Disco/Rave/Rock/Hippy…)
  • Mind map your ideas.
  • Research the fashions of your chosen time (hair/shoes/skirt lengths/accessories…).
  • Refer to movies, (Titanic/Grease/Saturday Night Fever/Austin Powers) magazines and family photos.
  • Dress up for your presentation.
  • Present your information in poster format.
LO 2.1.3 LO 3.2.1
LO 4.1.3


Okay guys – the moment you have been waiting for! You have to EAT your way through this one. Yummy! Fast food outlets are very POPULAR in our modern society where TIME = MONEY.

What to do:

  • Survey the POPULARITY of four fast food outlets (e.g. Wimpy, Steers, Spur, MacDonald’s, KFC.).
  • Draw up a questionnaire.
  • Your survey should include both male and female participants and a variety of age groups.
  • Present your findings to the class with the results depicted in graph format.

What to do next:

  • Debate: MacDonald’s is better then KFC.

If music be the food of love, play on! Did you know that Johan Strauss and the waltz were considered OUTRAGEOUS at first? Picture the waltz being hot – or cool – depending on the IN saying! Have you noticed that MUSIC can mess with your MIND? Truly. Just think how the STAR WARS or MISSION IMPOSSIBLE or SUPERMAN or 007 themes inspire you by making you feel strong. Notice how soothing classical music played in the classroom helps to create a peaceful atmosphere, which helps you to think and work better. Keep this in mind when choosing your music and lyrics for next project.

Questions & Answers

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
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
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?
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
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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