Meaning Examples Water Projects | Benefits of Water Projects | Hazards of Water Projects in Nigeria Primary 6 (Basic 6)

Last Updated on December 4, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

BASIC SCIENCE 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 4 

PRIMARY 6 

THEME – COMPONENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT 

 PREVIOUS LESSON – RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD AND SAFE AGE FOR REPRODUCTION (PRIMARY 6)

TOPIC – WATER PROJECTS IN NIGERIA 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Meaning and Example of water projects in Nigeria

  • Canals
  • Dams
  • Water ports, e.t.c.

2. Benefits and Hazard of Water Projects

 

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. understand the various water projects in Nigeria;

2. identify water projects in their locality;

3. state the benefits hazard of water projects.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Canals, dams, etc.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Map of Nigeria showing water projects.

2. Charts of simple water projects in our community – borehole and well.

3. Charts of various water project in Nigeria.

 

 

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

WRITING INSTRUCTION 

Copy as I write or draw as I need. This instruction should be given when you need the pupils to write or draw.

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION 

Teacher’s Activities – Ask the pupils to state the uses and source of water.

Pupil’s Response – As stated below –

 

On board – copy as I write.

USES OF WATER 

Water is used for –

  • Drinking
  • Cooking
  • Bathing
  • Washing clothes and plates
  • Prayer, etc.

 

SOURCE OF WATER 

  • Tap water
  • Well
  • Lake

 

 

  • Stream
  • Rain
  • Carnal

 

Teacher’s remark – Water is very important for survival. It is the main component of plant and animal bodies. Water also serves useful purposes in the life of man.

Many governments initiate and develop water projects because of their usefulness in improving life and contribute to commerce and industry. 

 

LESSON TWO – WATER PROJECTS IN NIGERIA 

Teacher’s Activities – Displays a chart showing different types of water projects for the pupils to identify and each purpose based on the activities on the chart.

Pupil’s Response – Study the chart, identify and discussion the activities or uses of water projects.

Teacher’s remark – The chart contains different water projects in Nigeria. Ask pupils to mention some other water projects in the community – boreholes and well. 

 

On board – copy as I write.

MEANING OF WATER PROJECT

Water project is process of making an area of water more useful. Examples of such water projects in Nigeria are –

 

On board – copy as I write.

EXAMPLES OF WATER PROJECTS 

1. Water bodies used for transportation

  • Canals, rivers, seas and oceans are used for transportation.

 

2. Water bodies used for commerce and industry

  • These water bodies are used for importation and exportation of goods. Lakes are used for tourist industry.

 

3. Dams

  • These are used for production of energy, electricity and farming (irrigation).

 

4. Water Station

  • These are state water projects used at home and in industries. For example, Lagos State Water Cooperation.

 

On board – copy as I write.

WATER PROJECTS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF NIGERIA 

1. Lake

  • Bagaudu lake
  • Kainji lake

 

2. Dams

  • Kainji dam
  • Shiroro dam

 

 

  • Osogbo dam
  • Oji dam
  • Tiga dam

 

3. Ports

  • Lagos Apapa port
  • Warri port
  • Calabar port
  • Port – Harcourt

 

LOCATION OF WATER PROJECTS ON MAP OF NIGERIA

Help the pupils to locate some of the water projects on map of Nigeria. 

 

LESSON THREE – BENEFITS AND HAZARD OF WATER PROJECTS  

Teacher’s Activities – Leads discussion on the benefits and hazards of water projects in Nigeria.

Pupil’s Response – Participate in the discussion.

 

On board – copy as I write.

BENEFITS OF WATER PROJECTS

1. Transportation

2. Trade and Commerce

3. Industry

4. Agriculture (farming)

5. Electricity generation

 

On board – copy as I write.

HAZARD OF WATER PROJECT 

1. Strong ocean current

2. Poor weather condition

3. Over flow of water

4. Ice rock below or above the water

5. Inadequate expert

6. Fault ship

7. Poor equipment

 

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. Asks pupils to state the uses and major source of water.

Pupil’s Activities – State the uses and major source of water.

 

 

3. Discuss the major water projects in Nigeria.

Pupil’s Activities – State the major water projects in Nigeria.

4. Discuss the benefits and hazard of water projects in Nigeria.

Pupil’s Activities – State the benefits and hazard of water projects in Nigeria.

5. Classroom Note.

 

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 3 water projects in Nigeria.

2. state 3 benefits of water projects.

3. draw a map of Nigeria and show the location of the following water projects – kainji dam, shiroro dam and Lagos port.

 

WORKBOOK – WEEKLY ASSESSMENT 

ATTEMPTS ALL THE QUESTIONS 

1. ___________________ project is process of making an area of water more useful.

A. House

B. Education

C. Water

D. National

 

2. ___________________ Canals, rivers, seas and oceans are used for transportation.

A. Water station

B. Dams

C. Bodies of water used for transportation

D. Bodies of water used for commerce and industry.

 

3. ___________________ water bodies are used for importation and exportation of goods. Lakes are used for tourist industry.

A. Water station

B. Dams

C. Bodies of water used for transportation

D. Bodies of water used for commerce and industry.

 

4. ___________________ are used for production of energy, electricity and farming (irrigation).

A. Water station

B. Dams

C. Bodies of water used for transportation

D. Bodies of water used for commerce and industry.

 

5. ___________________ are state water projects used at home and in industries.

A. Water station

B. Dams

C. Bodies of water used for transportation

D. Bodies of water used for commerce and industry.

 

6. Bagaudu and Kainji are examples of ___________________.

A. Dams

B. Lakes

 

 

C. Ports

D. Rivers

 

7. Kainji and Shiroro are examples of ___________________.

A. Dams

B. Lakes

C. Ports

D. Rivers

 

Mention 2 ports in Nigeria.

8. ___________________

9. ___________________

 

10. State one benefit and one hazard of water project.

  • Benefits ______________________________________
  • Hazard ______________________________________

 

 

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