Meaning/Definition of Space Travel | Purposes of Space Travel | Benefits of Space Travel | Dangers of Space Travel JSS 1 (Basic 7) – Basic Science

 

BASIC SCIENCE 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

THIRD TERM

WEEK 5

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 

 

LEARNING AREA

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)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

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.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

The students

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Film

2. Clips

 

 

3. Picture

4. Posters

 

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

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)

 

ASSIGNMENT 

Find out –

1. The meaning of gravitational pull.

2. The effects of gravitation on objects.

3. Where a person is likely to experience weightlessness.

 

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 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.

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Ask students to:

1. explain space travel.

 

 

2. state two purposes of space travel.

3. mention 2 benefits and 2 dangers of space travel.

 

NEXT LESSON

Meaning/Definition of Gravitation and Weightlessness | Effects of Gravitation on Objects JSS 1 (Basic 7) – Basic Science

 

 

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