Change in Our Climate (Primary 6)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

BASIC SCIENCE 

FIRST TERM

WEEK 4

BASIC 6

TOPIC: Change in Our Climate

Changes are everywhere. Everything within and around are changing from the time to time.

Climate is the prevailing (current or existing) atmospheric weather conditions over long periods of time such as temperature, air pressure, sunshine, rainfall, cloudiness and wind.  

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  • By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor):
  1. identify and write simple weather symbols;
  2. observe weather changes over a period of about three weeks;
  3. use the weather symbols to keep records of weather changes;
  4. identify some effects of climate change on the earth;
  5. prepare a weather chart.

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

  • The pupils are required to already have learned…

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

  • The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
  1. Chart showing the weather symbols, cardboard papers, coloured Pencils, crayons. 
  2. Pictures, newspapers or magazines cutting showing effects of climate change.

METHOD OF TEACHING:

  1. Explanation
  2. Discussion
  3. Field trip – excursion
  4. Demonstration
  5. Discovery
  6. Questions and answers

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Foundation of Basic Science and Technology
  4. MacMillan Basic Science and Technology Book 6
  5. All Relevant Materials
  6. Online Materials

Related posts – our weather I, our weather II, earth and sky movement, the earth movement, our solar systemScheme of workfirst termsecond termthird term 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

WEATHER SYMBOLS

  1. Sun
  2. Rainfall 
  3. Cloud
  4. Wind, etc. 

WEATHER RECORDS

  • Temperature

You need the following materials:

  1. A thermometer
  2. Cardboard or sheet of paper
  3. Pencil
  4. Ruler
  5. Eraser

Activities

Choose a location in your classroom and field. Read and record the temperature on the thermometer in the morning, during break period and afternoon (after school hours).

Read the temperatures on the sheet of paper or cardboard like the one presented below.

Rainfall

Rainfall is measured using a rain gauge.

THE WEATHER CHART

Everyday before the morning assembly, record the wind direction, temperature, sunshine and rainfall in your school compound, for one month.

Use the weather symbols, like the one as presented below.


Enter your observations and results in your workbook.

 

EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE EARTH – GLOBAL WARMING 

This is gradual increase in the world’s temperature.

This is cause by:

  1. Pollution,
  2. Release of harmful substances such as carbon dioxide.

Effects are:

  1. Ice melting
  2. Rising sea level
  3. Shifts in animal populations
  4. Spread of diseases
  5. Flooding
  6. Droughts
  7. Storms

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 guide the pupils to identify and draw weather symbols;
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Identify and draw weather symbols.
  4. Guides pupils to: make weather observatios and keep weather records.
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Observe the weather and record their observations; make a weather chart of their observations.
  6. Pupil’s Activities – Compile imagines of effects of changes in the climate.

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. identify and draw weather symbols;
  2. observe changes in our climate over a period of time;
  3. use the weather symbols to keep weather records and climatic changes (using personally improvised rain gauge);
  4. prepare a weather chart to cover a period of 3 weeks;
  5. identify at least 3 effects of climate change on the earth.

Note taking.

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