Hi guys! Following on from our IR4 edition, we had seen that advances in science and technology have allowed us to improve the tasks that we do in our everyday lives...BUT at what cost?

The side effects of these advancements in science and technology are now beginning to show, and we have to respond...urgently!

This edition of Spaza Space focuses on chemistry and how we use it in our lives. You will also find out more about GREEN CHEMISTRY and how it is transforming our industries.

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Download the worksheet resources by clicking on the cover (each worksheet will open in a new tab)

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These resources were done in partnership with:

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These exciting developments in technology have drawbacks. One is that many jobs currently done by people may soon be done by machines – increasing unemployment. The ability to work in the future begins with where you are right now - at school! The key to employment in the future is lifelong learning. Here are some of the skills that will be in demand for the future:


  •  The ability to solve complicated problems
  •  Critical thinking people skills and people management
  •  Coordinating and multitasking
  •  The ability to make quick judgments and good decisions
  •  Emotional intelligence
  •  Having a sense of service
  •  Being able to negotiate and to think quickly out of the box and across multiple disciplines and fields.

It is clear that computers will be used more and more, so continue to develop your maths and science skills and take any opportunity you can to learn about how computers work so that you can be part of solving the complex problems of the future. 

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This content is supported by The Department of Science and Technology


Science Spaza collaborated with learners from Carnarvon Primary School, scientist from the SKA and popular music artist iFani. This exciting engagement was hosted by the South African Square Kilometre Array (SKA) all the way out in the Northern Cape during their Hip Hop Science Spaza experience earlier this year. 

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