Meaning and Types of Habitat (JSS 2)
BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 2)
THEME: LIVING THINGS
TOPIC – HABITAT
1. Introductory Activities
2. Meaning of Habitat
3. Types of Habitat
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).
Characteristics of Living Things
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
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.
1. Scheme of Work
2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
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.
This is also known as Terrestrial, for plants and animals that live, grow and survive on land.
This is also known as Aquatic, for plants and animals that live, grow and survive in water.
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.
Teacher’s/Student’s Activities – Writes notes on the board for the students copy the board summary into their notebooks.
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.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Next Lesson –
1. name three major habitats.
2. give examples of living things found in different habitats.