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MOTIVATE VIDEO – CONFERENCE: THURSDAY 24th JUNE PART 1 FRAME 1 THE WESTERN CAPE LYDIA: Hello, my name is Lydia. I will be coordinating this segment of the conference on behalf of the UWC OUTREACH GROUP. The Western Cape, one of the 9 provinces of South Africa, lies at the most southern tip of Africa. Here the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The UWC OUTREACH GROUP consists of more than 500 learners from more than 20 township and rural schools within a radius of about 200 kilometres of the University of the Western Cape. Let me introduce you to the team representing this group. FRAME 2 UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE JAYDE: Hi, I’m Jayde! I live in a place called Retreat and every Thursday after school I travel about 30 kilometres to Bellville to attend the special mathematics revision classes held in one of the Lecture rooms at UWC. FRAME 3 SALDAHNA BAY MARIO: Hi there! I’m Mario! Unfortunately no one from Saldahna Bay could join us today. Saldahna Bay is about 150 kilometres outside Cape Town. The group there meets fortnightly at various venues for mathematics revision classes or other projects in mathematics. FRAME 4 WORCESTER ROZANNE: Hello! Rozane is my name! The Worcester/Ceres Area is about 120 kilometres outside Cape Town. We meet every Saturday morning. (The grazing cows in the pic are not a part of our group). MOTIVATE VIDEO – CONFERENCE: THURSDAY 24th JUNE PART 2 FRAME 6 PROJECT WORK JAYDE: In our project work we covered some aspects of the following topics •The distance of the earth from the Sun •Our star the Sun •Photovoltaic a power source in poor areas FRAME 7 THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE SUN AND THE EARTH WAYNE •The concept of parallax was new to us • The distance to the sun in terms of triangulation we could manage • We found Kepler laws interesting, but our school syllabus does include ellipses. FRAME 8 OUR STAR THE SUN TSELANE: •Dr Masons’ motivational talk at Worcester, Saldanha Bay and at the UWC Campus gave us new insights into this our star • She mentioned that Galileo, Newton and Einstein are no longer with us, but we the children of the rainbow nation could become the scientists of the future. FRAME 9 VOLTAICS I ENRICO •Solar energy is presently being used extensively in South African townships •Photovoltaic coverts solar energy directly in electricity •South Africa experiences abundant sunshine all year round. This source of energy is renewable non - pollutant and does not contribute to global warming. •The high initial installation cost can be recovered quickly. FRAME 10 PHOTOVOLTAICS LORENTIA: In the diagram the conversion of sunlight into electricity is illustrated FRAME 11 QUESTION ROZANNE: •Distances in the solar system can be measured by bouncing radar beams off Venus or lazer light from a mirror placed on the moon by astronauts. •Any comments? ? ? FRAME 12 THANKS LYDIA: Thanks to all for allowing us the opportunity to participate in this videoconference. It was good to have met you ‘virtually’.
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