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Improving Crop Yield – Growing Crops with Compost and Fertilizers (Primary 6)

 

 

BASIC SCIENCE

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

SMASE – ASEI PDSI METHOD

FIRST TERM

WEEK 8

PRIMARY 6

TOPIC – GROWING CROPS 

 

LEARNING AREA 

  • Lesson One – Growing Crops with Compost and Fertilizer
  • Lesson Two – Conditions for Better Crops
  • Lesson Three – Importance of Manure and Fertilizers on the soil
  • Revision and Test

 

TIME – 40 Minutes each.

 

LEARNING OUTCOME 

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. name and describe some common fertilizers.
  2. use compost and inorganic fertilizers to grow crops.
  3. compare the effects of using compost and inorganic fertilizer inorganic fertilizer in growing crops.

 

 

RATIONALE

A crop is any useful plant intentionally grown for its useful value. Plants grown on a large scale are called crops. Growing crops include loosening the soil, planting, special watering, moving plants when they grow bigger, and harvesting, among others. To grow a better crop, there is need for a better seed planted a good and rich soil. A soil that is not fertile can be made fertile by adding fertilizer.

The concept of growing crops with fertilizer will enable the pupils to identify different fertilizer used for growing crops and appreciate importance of fertilizer in growing better crops.

 

LEARNING MATERIALS 

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

  1. Soil
  2. School’s farm
  3. Maize, beans, spinach seedling
  4. Animals dung
  5. Compost
  6. Chemical fertilizer
  7. Farm implement – hoe, shovel, cutlass, hand towel, etc.

 

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE

 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  2. Lagos State Scheme of work
  3. Basic Science and Technology
  4. All Relevant Materials
  5. Online Materials

 

 

LESSON PLAN/DEVELOPMENT

ASEI PDSI LESSON NOTES 

 

LESSON DEVELOPMENT 1 – Growing Crops with Compost and Fertilizer docx

 

LESSON DEVELOPMENT 2 – Conditions for Growing Better Crops docx

 

LESSON DEVELOPMENT 3 – Importance of Manure and Fertilizer on the Soil docx

 

Other Lesson Plan on Growing Crops with Compost and Fertilizers

 

 

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