Living Things – Meaning and Examples of Living Things in the School Primary 1 (Basic 1) – Basic Science and Technology

BASIC SCIENCE

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM

WEEK 1

PRIMARY 1

THEME – LIVING AND LIVING THINGS 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Third Term Examination Nursery and Kindergarten Classes – Exam Questions

 

TOPIC – LIVING THINGS 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Meaning of Living Things

3. Examples of Living Things

4. Characteristics of Living Things

5. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –

1. identify self as a living thing.

2. identify other living things within and outside schools.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

The pupils can identify and state the features of living things.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Charts and pictures of animals and plants.

2. people in the classroom and in the school compound.

 

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  

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION 

LIVING THINGS IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT 

1. Dog

2. Goat

3. Chicken

4. Birds

5. Rat

6. Cow, etc.

 

LESSON 2 – MEANING OF LIVING THINGS 

Living things are things that are alive.

Living things breath in and out.

They need air, food or water.

They can move, grow and reproduce.

 

Examples of living things are – 

1. People

2. Animals

3. Plants

 

LESSON 3 – WHY PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND PLANTS ARE LIVING THINGS? 

1. Walk

2. Eat

3. Drink

4. Talk or make sound

5. Grow

7. Defecate

8. Die

 

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 pupils some questions;

2. Displays chart showing living and non living things.

3. Lets pupils identify all the contents of the chart.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify living and non living things.

4. Asks questions based on the characteristics of living things.

Pupil’s Activities – Answer all the teacher’s questions.

5. Based on the questions, introduce the lesson and explain the meaning of living things.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation and explain.

6. Leads pupils to explore the school surroundings identifying living things (to include themselves).

Pupil’s Activities – Identify self and other things as living things.

7. Summarizes each lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.

 

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

Living and Non Living Things – Meaning and Identification of Living Things at Home Primary 1 (Basic 1) – Basic Science and Technology

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Ask pupils to:

1. identify self as a living thing.

2. identify living things in their classroom.

3. identify at least 2 living things outside their classroom.

 

WORKBOOK

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)

1. ______ are things that are alive.

A. Living things

B. Non living things

 

2. Living things ______ in and out.

A. can breathe

B. cannot breathe

 

3. ______ need air, food or water.

A. Living things

B. Non living things

 

4. ______ can move, grow and reproduce.

A. Living things

B. Non living things

 

5. Human, plants and animals are examples of ______.

A. Living things

B. Non living things

 

Mark Yes if it is a living things.

6. Car – Yes/No

7. Man – Yes/No

8. Grass – Yes/No

9. Teacher – Yes/No

10. Stone – Yes/No

 

 

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