Living and Non Living Things – Plants As A Living Things (Primary 3)

 

 

BASIC SCIENCE

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM  

WEEK 5

PRIMARY 3 

THEME – LEARNING 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Measurement of Time (Primary 3)

TOPIC – PLANTS AND ANIMALS 

LEARNING AREA

1. Characteristics of Living and Non Living

2. Plants as a 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. differentiate between living and non living things.

2. give reasons why animals are living things.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Plants and animals

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of specimen of plants and animals in the localities.

 

 

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 – INTRODUCTION 

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.

 

 

NON LIVING THINGS IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT 

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

 

Non Living Things in the School 

1. Chairs

2. Desks

3. School bags

4. Books

5. Pen

6. Stones

7. Computer, phones, etc.

 

Non Living Things in the School 

1. Television

2. Radio

3. Stove/Gas cooker

4. Fan

5. Clothes

6. Chairs and tables

7. Plates and spoons

8. Phones, computer, etc.

 

MEANING OF NON LIVING THINGS 

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Asks the pupils, what is non living thing?

Living things are things that are alive.

But….

Non living things are things that are not alive.

 

 

They do not need air, food or water. They do not move. They do not grow and do not reproduce.

For example,

1. Books

2. Pens

3. Machines, etc.

 

LESSON TWO – PLANTS AS A LIVING THINGS 

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Takes pupils on a nature walk to identify and observe plants. Also, explains characteristics which the observed plants display on the spot.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANTS AS A LIVING THINGS 

1. Movement

Plants can move from one place to another either wind, water or man and human activities.

 

2. Eat

Plants eat (feed) on organic manure.

 

3. Breath

Plants breath in carbon oxide and breath out oxygen.

 

4. Grow

Plants grow in height and size.

 

5. Reproduce

Plants reproduce young ones or regenerate themselves.

 

6. Die

Plants die and decay.

 

 

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. Takes pupils on a nature walk to observe plants (explains characteristics which the observed plants display on the spot).

Pupil’s Activities – Observe plants in their localities.

3. Guides pupils to identify plants as living things. (explain growth, irritability, reproduction as it affects plants).

Pupil’s Activities – Identify plants 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:

state three reasons why plants are living things –

1. _____________________________

2. _____________________________

3. _____________________________

 

 

 

 

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