Living and Non Living Things – Meaning and Identification of Living Things in the School (Primary 1)

 

 

BASIC SCIENCE

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM  

WEEK 1

PRIMARY 1

THEME – LIVING AND LIVING THINGS 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Third Term Examination (Nursery Class)

TOPIC – LIVING THINGS 

LEARNING AREA

1. Meaning of Living Things

2. Examples of Living Things

3. Characteristics of Living Things

 

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. identify self as a living thing.

2. identify other living things within and outside schools.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Human beings, animals, birds, fish, etc.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Charts and pictures of animals and plants.

2. people in the classroom and in the school compound.

 

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 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES/QUESTIONS 

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Display different pictures of living things and their corresponding non living things, for example – picture of life cat and of a teddy cat for the pupils to identify and discuss their differences.

Listen to them as they mentioned the characteristics of living and non living or identified each as living and non things.

Teacher’s Activities – Takes the pupils for a walk within or outside the school.

 

LIVING THINGS IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT 

Teacher’s Pupil’s Activities – Asks the pupils to mention all the living things they can see around?

1. Dog

2. Goat

3. Chicken

4. Birds

5. Rat

6. Cow, etc.

 

Teacher’s Activities – Calls the pupil’s attention to people and plants as living, if they don’t mention it.

 

LESSON TWO – MEANING OF LIVING THINGS 

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Asks the pupils, what is a living thing? That’s, how would you explain living thing to your friends?

Living things are things that are alive.

Living things breath in and out.

They need air, food or water.

They can move, grow and reproduce.

For example,

1. People

2. Animals

3. Plants

 

WHY PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND PLANTS ARE LIVING THINGS? 

Pupil’s Activities – This is because they can

1. Walk

2. Eat

3. Drink

4. Talk or make sound

5. Grow

7. Defecate

8. Die

 

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 pictures and charts to guide pupils to identify living things in the school environment.

Pupil’s Activities – identify from pictures and charts living things.

3. Guides pupils to explore the school surroundings identifying living things (to include themselves).

Pupil’s Activities – Identify self and other things as living things.

 

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 self as a living thing.

2. identify living things in their classroom.

3. identify at least 2 living things outside their classroom.

 

 

 

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