Changes in Animals and Life Cycle of Animals (Primary 4)

Last Updated on August 2, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

BASIC SCIENCE

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 3

BASIC 4

THEME – CHANGES IN NATURE 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Changes in Plants (Primary 4)

TOPIC G CHANGES IN ANIMALS 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Identification of Different Animals

2. Animals and their Young One’s

3. Changes in Animals

4. Life Cycle of Common Animals

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

1. observe and describe changes in different animals;

2. mention the names of the young ones of different animals;

3. state the major reasons for the observed changes;

4. draw and label the life cycle of some common animals. 

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

Growing of Plants and Animals

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of –

1. a chart of life cycle of some insects e.g. house fly;

2. specimens of the young ones of some common animals e.g. cockroach, toad, housefly and their young ones e.g. nymph, tadpole respectively.

 

 

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

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION 

There are animals around us. Animals.

Animals change in different ways as they grow. Some change in size, body parts (new structure), shape and color.

Some grow to like their parents. Others are not.

These change may very little or much.

The change in animals as they grow is called life cycle.

 

 

ANIMALS AND THEIR YOUNG ONES 

Goat  –  Kid

Dog  –  Puppy

Duck  –  Duckling

Frog  –  Tadpole

Horse  –  Colt

Lion/Tiger  –  cub

Cat  –  kitten

Pig  –  Piglet

Rabbit  –  Kit

Sheep  –  Lamb

Donkey  –  Foal

Butterfly  –  Caterpillar

Monkey  –  Infant

Fish  –  Fry

Cow/Elephant/Giraffe/Buffalo –  Calf

 

Pupil’s Activities – Match Each Animal with their Young One’s 

 

LESSON TWO – LIFE CYCLE OF BUTTERFLY 

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Discussion on life cycle of a butterfly

 

Butterfly starts as an egg, hatch into caterpillar then grow into butterfly.

 

 

LESSON THREE – HOME WORK 

Describe the life cycle  – of a Chicken

 

 

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. Uses the chart to initiate class discussion on the life cycle of some Insects. 

Pupil’s Activities – Identify and name the young ones of different animals.

3. Guides pupils to identify and name the young ones of animals; describes the differences between these young ones and their adult members. 

Pupil’s Activities – Compare the young ones with their adults and state reasons for the observed difference;

4. Guides pupils to draw the life cycles of Insects – butterfly.

Pupil’s Activities – Draw the life-cycle of some insects.  

 

 

CONCLUSION

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

https://classbasic.com/2020/08/02/clicksamplenote-classroomnotes-changes-in-non-living-things-primary-4/

 

LESSON EVALUATION/ASSIGNMENT 

Pupils to:

1. give the names of the young ones of the different animals;

2. describe changes in different animals;

3. state the reasons for the observed changes;

4. draw and label the life cycle of a butterfly and chicken.

 

 

Relevant Link and Next Lessons

Basic Science and Technology (Primary 4)

https://classbasic.com/2020/06/27/primary-4-first-term-second-term-and-third-term-scheme-of-work-with-plan-lesson-notes/

 

 

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