SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (SSS 1)
THEME: AGRICULTURE ECOLOGY
TOPIC – ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
1. Environmental Factors that Affect Agricultural Productivity
2. Inter Relationship Among Living Things
By the end of the lesson, most of the students should have attained the following objectives –
1. State the environmental factors that affect agricultural productivity.
2. Explain inter – relationships among living things.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Charts and diagrams showing ectoparasite and endoparasite.
2. Real organisms of ecto – and endoparasites.
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. National Curriculum for SSS Classes
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING CROPS AND ANIMALS DISTRIBUTION AND PRODUCTION
Agricultural activities involves the production and distribution of crops and animals. These production and distribution are affected by different environmental factors. For example,
1. Climate Factors
There are lots of factors that influence our climate which can affect how crops and animals are produced and distributed. For example,
2. Biotic Factors
Biotic components, or biotic factors, can be described as any living component that affects another organism or shapes the ecosystem. For example,
- Soil micro-organisms, etc.
Interrelationship such as competition, parasitism, mutalism (symbiosis), etc.
3. Edaphic Factors
The edaphic factors are the soil properties that affect the diversity of organisms living in the soil environment. These include –
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. Guides class discussion.
Student’s Activities – Participate in the class discussion.
3. Guides the students in practical activity.
Student’s Activities – Grow plants under different conditions of moisture and light for comparison purpose.
4. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Student’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 students to:
1. State 3 major environmental factors affecting agricultural production in Nigeria.
2. Discuss 4 climatic factors that affect agricultural production.