Meaning and Types of Habitat (JSS 2)

 

 

BASIC SCIENCE 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM  

WEEK 1

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 2)

THEME: LIVING THINGS 

TOPIC – HABITAT 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Meaning of Habitat

3. Types of Habitat

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, the students should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

1. mention the different habitats of living things.

2. identify the living organisms found in different habitats.

3. list the distinguishing characteristics of organisms found in the different habitats (land, air, water).

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Characteristics of Living Things

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Charts

2. Diagrams

3. School garden

4. Video clips

5. Plastics/metal containers

6. Polythene bags

7. Preservatives e.g. formalin

 

 

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  

INTRODUCTION

Teacher’s Activities – Takes students to visit different habitats (where plants animals live, grow and survive), for the students to identify and define habitat.

 

MEANING OF HABITAT

Habitat is a natural home or environment where plants, animals and organisms live, grow and survive.

 

 

TYPES OF HABITAT 

There are three (3) places where plants, animals and other organisms can live, grow and survive.

1. LAND 

This is also known as Terrestrial, for plants and animals that live, grow and survive on land.

 

2. WATER 

This is also known as Aquatic, for plants and animals that live, grow and survive in water.

 

3. AIR 

This is known as Arboreal, for animals that live on the tree or fly in the air for survival.

Teacher’s Activities – Allow the students to give an account of plants and animals that live and grow on the land and in the water, also animals that fly in the air.

 

LESSON SUMMARY 

Teacher’s/Student’s Activities – Writes notes on the board for the students copy the board summary into their notebooks. 

 

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 students some questions; then, the teacher –

2. Takes students to visit different habitats.

Student’s Activities – Visit the various habitats and observe the living things in them.

3. guides students to – Identify living organisms in different habitats.

Student’s Activities – Classify living things based on where they live.

 

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

Next Lesson –

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Students to:

1. name three major habitats.

2. give examples of living things found in different habitats.

 

 

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