First Term, Second Term and Third Term Basic Science Scheme of Work for JSS 3

 

 

BASIC SCIENCE

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 3)

FIRST TERM

 

WEEK TOPICS/CONTENTS

 

1. DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE – I

I. Effects of Drugs Abuse e.g. Stomach Upset, Damaged Nostril and Lungs, Skin Rashes, Injection Abscesses

II. Prevention of Drug Abuse – Inculcation Coping Skills, Healthy Lifestyle, Positive Social Interactions.

 

2. DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE – II

I. Activities of Drug Control Agencies – NAFDAC, NDLEA, etc.

II. Misuse of Herbal Medicine

 

3. FAMILY TRAITS

I. Family traits – Skin, Color, Height, Albinism, etc.

II. Meaning of Dominant and Recessive Traits

III. Importance of Family Traits – Intelligence, Diseases, Resemblance, Family Genealogy.

 

4. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD I – SOIL EROSION

I. Definition of Soil Erosion

II. Causes of Soil Erosion

III. Control of Soil Erosion

 

5. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD II – BUSH BURNING

I. Practices that influence Bush Burning

II. Effects of Bush Burning including Economic Consequences

III. Regulations against Bush Burning

 

 

6. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD III – FLOODING

I. Drainage Patterns

II. Causes of Flooding

III. Prevention of Flooding

III. Effects of Flooding on Community and Farmland

 

7. | 8. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD IV – DEFORESTATION

I. Reasons for Deforestation, e.g. Commercial and Domestic Firewood

II. Effects on the Environment

III. Regulations on Deforestation

 

9. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD V – DESERTIFICATION

I. Define Desertification and Its Effect

II. Identify Geographical Zones Prone to Desertification

III. Causes such as Overgrazing, Bush Burning, Cutting Trees for Firewood, etc.

IV. Control Measures

 

10. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD VI – DEPLETION OF OZONE LAYER AND ITS EFFECT

I. Description of Ozone Layer and Its Location in the Atmosphere

II. Importance of Ozone Layer

III. Effects of Depletion of Ozone Layer e.g. Global Warming, Green House Effect, Ice melting and flooding.

IV. Control Measures

V. Regulation on Use of Chlorofluorocarbon – CFC

VI. Reduce Bush burning and Control in Household Activities

 

11. | 13. REVISION AND First Term Examination Basic Science Basic 8 (JSS 3)

 

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BASIC SCIENCE

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 3)

SECOND TERM

WEEK TOPICS/CONTENTS

 

1. RESOURCES FROM LIVING THINGS

I. Examples of Plant Sources e. g. Cash and Food Crops, Dye and Drugs

II. Examples of Animal Sources, e. g Hides and Skin, Dairy Product

 

2. ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF RESOURCES FROM PLANTS AND ANIMALS

I. Importance to Self

II. Importance to Society

 

3. RESOURCES FROM NON LIVING THINGS

Examples – Solid Minerals like Limestone, Coal, Gold, Tin, etc.

 

4. RESOURCES FROM NON LIVING THINGS – LOCATION IN NIGERIA AND THEIR IMPORTANCE

I. Location of solid minerals in Nigeria

II. Economic Importance

 

5. LIGHT ENERGY

I. Reflection

II. Refraction

III. Vision

IV. Dispersion and Rainbow

 

6. SOUND ENERGY

I. Production of Sound

II. Transmission of Sound

III. Reflection of Sound

IV. Hearing

 

 

7. | 8. MAGNETISM

I. Load Stone

II. Law of Magnetism

III. Magnetic Poles and Magnetic Fields

IV. Care of Magnets

 

9. ELECTRICAL ENERGY

I. Flows of electrons

II. Circuits and Parallel

III. Fuses and Circuit Breaker

IV. Electric Meter Reading and Billing

 

10. SKILL ACQUISITION

I. Meaning of Skill Acquisition

II. Reasons for Skill Acquisition e. g. Taking Risks, Decision Making, Managing Emergency Situation, Survival Strategy, Learning to Live together.

III. Types of Skill – Farming, Basic Computer Literacy, Photography, Internet Browsing, Desktop Publishing and Networking, etc.

IV. Importance of Skill Acquisition e.g. Improved Quality of life appreciating Human Capability, etc.

 

11. REVISION

 

12. | 13. EXAMINATION

 

 

BASIC SCIENCE

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 3)

THIRD TERM

 

WEEK TOPICS/CONTENTS

 

1. FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION I

I. Implication of Teenage Pregnancy

II. Myths and Facts about Pregnancy

 

2. FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION II

I. Definition and Types of Abortion

II. Reasons for Abortion

III. Unsafe Abortion and Consequences

IV. Ways of preventing Abortion

V. Where to get help

 

3. RADIOACTIVITY

I. Meaning of Radio Activity

II. Radioactive Elements

III. Types of Radiation and Properties

IV. Uses of Radioactivity

V. Dangers of radioactive rays

 

4. ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT

I. Meaning and Wrong Application of Science

II. Implications of Bad Scientific Practices Destroy Individuals Life

III. Adverse Effects on a Country

 

5. SIMPLE MACHINE

I. Definition

II. Uses of Simple Machine

 

6. REVISION

 

7. | 12. REVISION AND EXAMINATION

 

 

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