BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 1)
THEME: SCIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT
PREVIOUS LESSON – The Earth in Space – The Solar System | Rotation and Revolution of the Earth | The Eclipse of the Sun and the Moon | The Climate and the Seasons JSS 1 (Basic 7) – Basic Science
TOPIC – SATELLITES
1. Introductory Activities
2. Meaning of Satellites
3. Uses of Satellites
5. Revision and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, the students should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
1. explain the term satellite.
2. identify the uses of satellite in their communities.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
4. Paper clippings
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
Shows pictures/posters/paper clippings and films on satellite.
MEANING OF SATELLITE
Satellites can be defined as natural and artificial bodies moving around a larger object in space in order to collect information or for communication.
A satellite is a moon, planet or machine that orbits a planet or star.
Earth and the moon are examples of natural satellites. The moon is the earth’s satellite. While man-made, satellites orbit earth are known as artificial satellites.
Satellites are mainly referred as a machine launched into the space orbit around earth or other planets in space.
USES OF SATELLITES
They often affect our lives without our realizing it: they make us safer, provide modern conveniences, and broadcast entertainment.
4. Geographic Information System (GIS).
THE LAUNCHING OF NIGERIASAT-1
The Nigeriasat-1 was the first satellite to be built under the Nigerian government sponsorship. The satellite was launched from Russia on 27 September 2003. Nigeriasat-1 was part of the worldwide Disaster Monitoring Constellation System.
Read more – Nigerian weather and communications satellites
Find out –
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. Shows pictures/posters/paper clippings and films on satellite.
Student’s Activities – Observe pictures/posters and paper clippings and comment on them.
3. Leads discussion on the launching of Nigeria SAT 1.
Student’s Activities –
- Participate in class discussion.
- Find out more about a satellite from home.
4. Guides students to list the possible uses of satellite.
Student’s Activities – State uses of satellite.
5. 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. describe a satellite.
2. mention 3 examples of satellites.