BASIC SCIENCE (BST)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
THEME – CHANGES IN NATURE AND AROUND US
PREVIOUS LESSON – Changes in Nature – Meaning and Types of Temporary and Permanent Changes (Primary 4)
TOPIC: CHANGES IN NATURE
1. Introductory Activities
2. Activities on Changes in Plants
3. Observation and Discussion on Changes in Plants
4. Kinds of Changes that Occurred in Plants
5. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to –
1. observe and describe changes in Plants.
2. record the changes observed.
3. describe their observations.
The pupils can identify changes in growing plants as permanent change.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
- A picture of forest showing leaf fall; a record paper.
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.
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 1 – INTRODUCTION TO CHANGES IN PLANTS
CHANGES IN GROWING PLANTS
Plants grow when seeds or young plants are put in the ground to grow.
As the plant grows, changes such increase in height, width and the number of leaves take place.
Putting seeds in the ground to grow are not strange to the pupils.
The change in plants as they grow is called life cycle.
The plant life cycle consists of four stages; seed, sprout, small plant, and adult plant.
LESSON 2 – KINDS OF CHANGE IN PLANTS
1. Further discuss the kinds of changes that occurs in plants with respect to growth, leaf fall, flower and fruits, etc. using video clips.
2. Guide the pupils to present each stage on the chart and their exercise books.
Other Methods – Change in Plants and Life Cycle of Common Plants Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Basic Science and Technology ASEI PDSI METHOD
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. Guides pupils to observe changes in a growing plant and make a record of the observed changes;
3. Initiates and guides pupils’ discussion on other changes in plants e.g. leaf fall, thickening of tree bark as they grow older, etc;
Pupil’s Activities – Participate in class discussion on other changes that take place in plants.
4. Summary the lesson on the board.
Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Ask pupils to list and discuss different stages in growing plants.