Harmful Insects in Our Farm Primary 2 (Basic 2) – Agriculture
THEME – PROTECTION ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE
PREVIOUS LESSON – Harmful Insects in Our Home Primary 2 (Basic 2) – Agriculture
TOPIC – HARMFUL FARM INSECTS
1. Introductory Activities
2. Meaning of Harmful Insects
3. Examples of Harmful Insects and Affected Crops or Seeds
4. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, most should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
identify and name harmful insects in our environment.
The pupils can identify harmful Insects at home.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Chart or sample of useful insects
2. Insect nets
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
Copy as I write or draw as I write. This instruction should be given when you need the pupils to write or draw.
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
Teacher’s Activities – Take the pupils to the school farm or nearest farm for the pupils to identify the harmful insects.
Pupil’s Activities – Termites, caterpillar, grasshopper, etc.
Teacher’s remarks – Comments and give a great cheer for active participation. Note the board, all harmful insects identified.
MEANING OF HARMFUL FARM INSECTS
Harmful Farm Insects are insects that are harmful to crops and animals, even the people.
They are also known farmer’s enemies because they eat up crops, infect and transmit diseases to crops, animals and people.
HARMFUL FARM INSECTS AND CROPS/SEEDS AFFECTED
1. Weevil and Beetle
Affected crops – beans
2. Grasshopper, caterpillar and locust
Affected – maize, vegetables, etc.
3. Tsetse fly and mosquito
Affected – The farmers and farm animals.
Affected crops – The farmer’s food
Affected crops – crops and farm tools.
Affected crops – The crop leaves.
LESSON 2 – REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT
As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation.
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 to identify and name harmful insects in our environment.
Pupil’s Activities – Identify and name harmful insects in our environment.
3. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.
4. Assignment – Find out damages caused by harmful insects.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Damaged Caused by Harmful Farm Insects or Effects of Harmful Farm Insects Primary 2 (Basic 2) – Agriculture
Ask pupils to name 5 harmful insects at the school farm.
ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS
1. _______________ are insects that are harmful to crops and animals, even the people.
A. Harmful insects
B. Useful insects
C. Harmful useful insects
2. Harmful insects are also known as _______________.
A. farmer’s friends
B. farmer’s help
C. farmer’s enemies
3. Why harmful farm insects are called farmer’s enemies?
A. Because they did not eat up crops, infect and transmit diseases to crops, animals and people.
B. Because they eat up crops, infect and transmit diseases to crops, animals and people.
C. Because the are friendly.
4. Weevil and beetle feed on _______________.
5. Mention 2 harmful farm insects.