Growing of Plants (Primary 4)

 

BASIC SCIENCE

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 4

THEME –  LEARNING ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT 

 PREVIOUS LESSON – SOIL CONSTITUENTS

TOPIC – GARDENING TOOLS AND CONDITIONS FOR GROWING CROPS 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

  1. mention five garden tools.
  2. mention the conditions necessary for growing plants.

 

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Farm

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

  1. Chart of a garden (if there no school garden)
  2. Chart of garden tools (if no one available)

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

PUPIL’S ACTIVITIES 1 – IDENTIFY A GARDEN 

 

TEACHER’S/PUPIL’S ACTIVITIES 2 – DISCUSS THE MEANING OF A SCHOOL GARDEN

School garden can also be called a small farm.

On the school garden, we grow crops and flowers.

A school garden is a small farm where we grow some crops.

 

PUPIL’S ACTIVITIES 3 – MENTION TOOLS USED ON SCHOOL GARDEN 

  1. Hoe
  2. Cutlass
  3. Watering can
  4. Shovel
  5. Rake
  6. Handfork
  7. Wheelbarrow

Let the pupils state the uses of each garden tools mentioned. Also, the care of garden tools. 

 

PUPIL’S ACTIVITIES 4 – WHAT ARE THINGS NEEDED FOR GROWING GOOD CROP? 

  1. Good soil
  2. Water
  3. Air
  4. Nutrients or Manure

 

PUPIL’S ACTIVITIES 5 – GROWING PLANTS IN DIFFERENT CONDITIONS 

  1. Plant crops in good and bad soil.
  2. Plant crops in wet and dry soil.
  3. Put growing crops under the sun and in a dark.
  4. Put growing crops in the open where their is air and in the cupboard.

 

Note – the result will be determine over a time. 

 

 

PRESENTATION

  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Lets the pupils to identify a garden.
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Identify a garden.
  4. Guides the pupils to describe the school garden.
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Describe the school garden.
  6. Asks the pupils to mention the tools used on school garden.
  7. Pupil’s Activities – Mention the tools used on school garden.
  8. Lets the pupils grow crops in different conditions.
  9. Pupil’s Activities – Follow the teacher’s instructions.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to:

  1. mention five garden tools.
  2. mention the conditions necessary for growing plants.

 

 

 

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