Meaning (Examples) and Importance of Weeds (Primary 4)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

AGRICULTURE 

PRE-VOCATIONAL STUDIES 

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 9

PRIMARY 4

THEME: PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Cares and Maintenance of Crops and Animal Farm Tools (Primary 4)

TOPIC – WEED

LEARNING AREA

1. Meaning (Examples) of Weeds

2. Importance of Weeds

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:

1. define weeds and name some common local weeds.

2. state the importance of weeds to farmers.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Samples of weeds common in the locality.

Charts and pictures showing control measures.

 

 

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

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Agriculture Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION 

Weeds are unwanted plants growing in the farm and other places.

Weeds compete with the grown plant for food, water, air and space, such that the wanted plant may eventually die.

A good example of weeds is grass that is growing in a yam farm. Such a plant must be removed in time.

 

 

COMMON WEEDS

1. Elephant grass

2. Guinea grass

3. Spear grass

4. Giant star grass

5. bahama grass

6. Carpet grass

7. Pig weed.

 

Teacher’s Activities – Guides and allows pupils to identify and make album of these common weeds within and around the school, if possible excursion. 

 

WEEK 2 – IMPORTANCE OF WEEDS TO THE FARMERS 

1. Weeds protect the soil from wind and water erosion.

2. Weeds retain the soil nutrients from plants use.

3. Weed keep and protect the microorganisms that increases soil nutrients for plants use.

4. Weeds are used cover yam from burning after planting.

5. Weeds are used for crops preservation and packaging.

6. Weeds are used for mat production.

7. Weeds are used for feeding livestock.

8. Weeds are used for herbal medicine.

9. Some of them are actually crops. For example, maize is a weed, if grown on yam farmland. The farmer may decide to keep it it is healthy and useful for yam.

 

Teacher’s Activities – If possible, take the pupils to an excursion to the nearest farm to interview the farmers about the benefits of weeds.

 

REVISION AND WEEK 9 LESSON ASSESSMENT 

As stated in performance objectives or documented by the pupils – weeds album. 

 

 

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. Guides pupils to define and identify common weeds on the environment.

Pupil’s Activities – Define, identify and make a weed album.

3. Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – A trip or an excursion to the nearest farm.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
  • Assignment – Find out 5 common weeds in your community.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to:

1. State the meaning of weeds.

2. Name three common weeds in the locality.

3. Make an album of the stated weeds in question 2.