THEME – PROTECTION ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE
PREVIOUS LESSON – Common Useful Farm Insects Primary 2 (Basic 2) – Agriculture
TOPIC – USEFUL FARM INSECTS
1. Introductory Activities
2. Usefulness to Insects
3. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, most should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
name the usefulness insects.
The pupils can identify honey by tasting.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
2. Chart or sample of useful insects
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
Copy as I write or draw as I write. This instruction should be given when you need the pupils to write or draw.
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
Teacher’s Activities – Give each pupil a drop of honey to taste and discuss how it been produced.
Pupil’s Activities – This is honey and produced by bee.
Teacher’s remarks – Listen to the pupil’s discussion, comment and give a great cheer. Honey is sweet and produced by insects called honey bees. Honey bee is a USEFUL INSECT. Discuss the meaning useful farm insects.
Useful Farm Insects are insects are useful to crops and people. Useful insects are –
4. Praying mantis, etc.
LESSON 2 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
Teacher’s Activities – Display charts showing some useful farm insects for the pupils to identify and discuss the usefulness of farm insects.
Pupil’s Activities – Response to questions.
Teacher’s remark – Comment and give a great cheer for quick response.
USEFULNESS OF INSECTS
1. Insects pollinate flowers.
Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Guides pupils to observe insects pollinating flowers in the school farm.
2. Insects produce honey.
3. Insects kill harmful Insects.
4. Insects enriched the soil.
5. Insects maintain soil structure.
6. Some of them eatable, for example – crickets, wind termite, etc.
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. Displays and identify preserved or use samples or listed insects.
Pupil’s Activities – Observe closely and identify useful insects.
3. Guides pupils to observe insects pollinating flowers in the school farm.
Pupil’s Activities – Watch insects pollinating flower.
4. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Pupil’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.
Find out from parents, 3 useful but harmful Insects. For example – bee.
Ask pupils to:
1. explain useful insects.
2. mention 3 usefulness of insects.
ATTEMPT ALL THE QUESTIONS
1. Useful Insects are insects are useful to _________________.
A. crops and people
B. crops and animals
C. crops and insects
2. _________________ are insects are useful to crops and people.
A. Useful animals
B. Useful farmers
C. Useful farm insects
3. _________________ pollinate the crops.
4. Honey is sweet and produced by insects called _________________.
B. bed bug
C. honey bee
5. Honey is _________________.
6. Honey is sweet and produced by _________________.
B. bed bug
C. honey bee
7. Some insets are _________________.
8. Some insects eat other _________________.
9. Insects enriched the _________________.
10. _________________ how the plants reproduced young plants.