Air as a Means of Transmission of Air Borne Diseases | Meaning of Air Borne Diseases | Ways of Preventing Air Borne Diseases Primary 2 (Basic 2) and Primary 3 (Basic 3)

Last Updated on December 28, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

BASIC SCIENCE

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SECOND TERM/WEEK 3/PRIMARY

PRIMARY 3 PREVIOUS LESSON – Things that Float in the Air | Effects of Moving Air Primary 3 (Basic 3)

THIRD TERM/WEEK 5/PRIMARY 2

THEME – LEARNING ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT 

PRIMARY 2 PREVIOUS LESSON – Air II – Things that Float in the Air (Primary 2)

 

TOPIC – AIR 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Air Borne Diseases

3. Examples of Air Borne Diseases

4. Ways of Preventing Air Borne Diseases

 

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 diseases that can be transmitted in the air.

2. mention ways of preventing air borne diseases.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Bad odours

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Chart showing people wearing a face mask.

2. Chart showing people with measles, cough, chickenpox, 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

1. Scheme of Work

2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

3. Course Book

4. All Relevant Material

5. Online Information

 

WRITING INSTRUCTIONS

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

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher’s Activities – Display chart of people wearing face mask and ask the pupils, why they are wearing face masks.

Pupil’s response – They are wearing face mask because of COVID-19.

Teacher’s remark – COVID-19 virus is a recent air borne diseases that causes illness in humans. Give a great cheer for the quick response to question. Discuss the meaning of air borne diseases.

 

On board, copy as I write.

MEANING OF AIR BORNE DISEASES 

Air borne diseases are diseases that are spread through air.

 

 

Air borne diseases are communicable diseases through air.

These diseases are bacteria, fungi, or viruses.

 

On board, copy as I write.

EXAMPLES OF AIR BORNE DISEASES

Some examples of airborne diseases include –

1. Coronavirus

2. Flu

3. Tuberculosis

4. Measles

5. Chickenpox, etc.

 

LESSON 2 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES

Teacher’s Activities – Coronavirus is a deadly and communicable  respiratory diseases that causes illness in humans. For now, there is no cure. Ask the pupils, how can we prevent the spread of coronavirus diseases.

Pupil’s response – State ways of preventing coronavirus diseases.

Teacher’s remark – Give a great cheer for quick response to question. Note the pupil’s points on the board.

 

On board, copy as I write.

WAY OF PREVENTING AIR BORNE DISEASES

1. Avoid close distance.

2. Stay home when you are sick.

3. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

4. Wash your hands after sneeze.

5. Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth.

7. No shaking, no hugging.

 

 

8. Use face mask.

9. Wash your hands regularly.

 

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 chart showing sick people and people wearing faces masks. Asks pupils to describe the conditions of the sick people and state why other are wearing face masks.

Pupil’s Activities – Observe the chart and describe.

3. Based on pupil’s explanation in 1, explains air borne diseases.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation.

4. State the examples of air borne diseases.

Pupil’s Activities – Mention some of the air borne diseases.

5. Discusses the ways of preventing air borne diseases.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate in the class discussion.

 

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. explain the meaning of air borne diseases.

 

 

2. state 3 examples of air borne diseases.

3. mention 4 ways to prevent air borne diseases.

 

 

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT

ATTEMPT ALL THE QUESTIONS

 

1. ________________ are diseases that are spread through air.

A. Air borne diseases

B. Water borne diseases

C. Virus diseases

 

2.________________ are communicable diseases through air.

A. Air borne diseases

B. Water borne diseases

C. Virus diseases

 

3. ________________ is a respiratory diseases.

A. Cholera

B. Chicken pox

C. Coronavirus

 

4. At this COVID 19 period, what should we do when we are sick?

A. Come to school

B. Stay at home

C. Play with friends

 

5. ________________ is a recent air borne diseases that causes illness in humans.

A. Cholera

B. Chicken pox

C. Coronavirus

 

6. Prevention is better than cure.

A. True

B. False

C. It’s a lie

 

7. The use of face mask is not one of the ways to prevent coronavirus.

A. True

 

 

B. False

C. Yes

 

Mention 3 ways of preventing coronavirus.

8. ________________

9. ________________

10. ________________

 

 

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