Problems of Weeds (Primary 4)

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

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AGRICULTURE 

PRE-VOCATIONAL STUDIES 

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 10

PRIMARY 4

THEME: PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning (Examples) and Importance of Weeds (Primary 4)

TOPIC – WEEDS 

LEARNING AREA

1. Meaning (Examples) of Weeds

2. Problems 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:

state the problem 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.

 

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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.

The common of weeds are – elephant grass, guinea grass, spear grass, giant star grass, bahama grass, carpet grass and pig weed.

 

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PROBLEMS OF WEEDS TO FARMERS 

1. It pollutes the soil and ground water.

2. It contaminates the livestock pasture.

3. Its seed germinate early and grow faster.

4. Reduction in crop production.

5. Harbour insects and pests and disease pathogens.

6. Cause quicker wear and tear of farm implements.

 

Teacher’s Activities – If possible, take the pupils on excursion to interview the farmers on the problems of weeds.

 

LESSON TWO – REVISION AND WEEK 10 LESSON EVALUATION

As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation. 

 

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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. Discusses problems created by weeds on farms.

Pupil’s Activities – State the problems created by weeds on farmers.

3. Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – An excursion to the nearest farmland to interview the farmers on the problems created by weeds.

 

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 the problems created by weeds in their community.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to:

List 5 problems of weeds to farmers.

 

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