Meaning of Weeds | Examples of Common Weeds | Importance of Weeds Primary 5 Term 2 Week 2 Agriculture
THEME: PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
PREVIOUS LESSON –
TOPIC – WEEDS
2. Meaning of Weeds
3. Common Weeds
4. Importance of Weeds
5. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives –
1. define weeds and name some common local weeds.
2. state the importance of weeds to farmers.
3. create a weed album.
The pupils identified common weeds as grasses.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Samples of weeds common in the locality.
2. 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.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
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CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON 1 – 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.
1. Elephant grass
2. Guinea grass
3. Spear grass
4. Giant star grass
5. bahama grass
6. Carpet grass
7. Pig weed.
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.
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. Take the pupils to the school’s garden/field (if available) or chart showing garden or farmland.
3. Asks to name the crops in the garden.
4. Guides the pupils to identify the weeds commonly.
5. Asks pupils, what the different between the crops and weeds in the garden.
Pupil’s Activities – Identify weeds and crops.
6. Uses the garden and pupil’s responses to introduce weeds.
7. Discuss the meaning of weeds and displays sample or chart of common weeds.
Pupil’s Activities – Pay attention to the lesson introduction to understand the concept of weeds.
8. Guides pupils to make a weed album.
Pupil’s Activities – Make an album with the collection of common weeds.
9. Organizes a trip or an excursion to the nearest farm.
Pupil’s Activities – Identify common weeds and ask the farmer(s) some questions.
10. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Pupil’s Activities – Active participation in the lesson summary and write as instructed.
- 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.
- Next Lesson – The Effects of Weeds on Crops and Farmers (Problems of Weeds) Primary 5 Term 2 Week 3 Agriculture
Asks pupils to:
1. State the meaning of weeds.
2. Name 5 common weeds in the locality.
3. Make an album of the stated weeds in question 2.