Common Pests and Diseases of Crop plants – Pests (Primary 5)

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

 

AGRICULTURE 

PRE-VOCATIONAL STUDIES 

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 2

PRIMARY 5

THEME: CONTROL OF CROP WEEDS, PESTS AND DISEASES

PREVIOUS LESSON – Useful and Quick Links for Second Term Plan Lesson Notes All Subjects Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6

TOPIC – COMMON PESTS AND DISEASES OF CROP PLANTS 

LEARNING AREA

1. Meaning of Crop Pests

2. Common Pests

 

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. explain farm pests.

2. identify common pests on school farm, if available.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Fresh or preserved specimens of pests.

Specimen of maize, bean, guinea corn seeds infested by weevil, beetle or termite.

Chart showing local farm pests.

Charts and posters of squirrels, rats, grass, cutter, birds, crabs, etc.

 

 

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

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Agriculture Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION  

MEANING OF PEST 

Pests are insect or other animal that attack and destroy crop plants.

 

 

IDENTIFICATION OF COMMON PESTS 

1. Beetle

2. Weevil

3. Grasshopper

4. Locust

5. Caterpillar

6. Termite

7. Rodents

8. Quela birds

9. Bats

10. Monkeys

 

Teacher’s Activities – Take pupils on an excursion to nearest farm to find out some common crop pests. 

 

LESSON TWO – REVISION AND WEEK 2 LESSON ASSESSMENT

As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation. 

 

 

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. Displays and identifies chart showing pests and diseases.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify chart showing pests and diseases.

3. Defines pests of crop plants.

Pupil’s Activities – Define pests of crop plants.

4. Guides pupils to collect common pests of crop plants.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate in collection of common pests.

 

 

CONCLUSION

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

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to:

1. State the meaning of farm pests.

2. Name five pests in the locality.

 

 

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