BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 1)
THEME: SPACE AND DEVELOPMENT
PREVIOUS LESSON – Friction – Meaning of Friction | Uses of Friction | Advantages and Disadvantages of Friction JSS 1 (Basic 7) – Basic Science
TOPIC – SPACE TRAVEL
1. Introductory Activities
2. Meaning/Definition of Space Travel
3. Purposes of Space Travel
4. Benefits of Space Travel
5. Dangers of Space Travel
6. 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 meaning of space travel.
2. state the purpose of space travel.
3. identify the benefits and dangers of space travel.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
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
Introduces the topic by showing a film or picture clippings on space travel.
MEANING OF SPACE TRAVEL
Space travel can be defined as a travel through outer space for the purpose of exploring other world or Planets. That’s travelling from earth to the space.
- On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space.
- On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon.
BENEFITS OF SPACE TRAVEL
The benefits of space travelling are –
1. It helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system.
2. It helps to protect and understand our world better.
3. It helps to create awareness about the world within and around us.
4. It helps to create new technologies.
5. It helps to explore raw materials in other world or planets.
LESSON 2 – DANGERS OF SPACE TRAVEL
The dangers involved with space travel include:
1. Danger from radiation.
2. No oxygen in space, we need air to breathe in.
3. It is very expensive to travel through space.
4. Extreme temperatures.
5. Distance from the earth.
6. Distance from rescue in case something goes wrong.
7. Travelling through the space is dangerous.
LESSON 3 – REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)
Find out –
1. The meaning of gravitational pull.
2. The effects of gravitation on objects.
3. Where a person is likely to experience weightlessness.
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. Introduces the topic by showing a film or picture clippings on space travel.
Student’s Activities – Watch and comment on film/picture clippings.
3. . Leads class on purpose, benefits and dangers of space travel.
Student’s Activities – Participate in class discussion.
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. explain space travel.
2. state two purposes of space travel.
3. mention 2 benefits and 2 dangers of space travel.