THEME: PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
PREVIOUS LESSON – Problems of Weeds (Primary 4)
TOPIC – WEEDS
1. Meaning (Examples) of Weeds
2. Weeds Control Measures
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 control of weeds to farmers.
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.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
All Relevant Material
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.
CONTROL MEASURES – HOW TO CONTROL WEEDS
This process involves using animals to feed on the weeds on a farm of tree crops that are fully grown, such as a citrus orchard, rubber plantation and palm plantation.
One disadvantage of this method is that the animals may also eat and destroy the wanted plants in the process.
Cultural control is the removal of weed by hands, cutlass or hoe.
It involves uprooting weeds with hands, cutlass or hoe.
This is also called manual control.
A chemical is a man-made liquid or powder used for controlling or killing weeds.
It is also used for controlling or killing pets and diseases. This control is called weedicides.
Teacher’s Activities – If possible, take the pupils on excursion to interview the farmers on the solutions to the problems of weeds to the farmers.
LESSON TWO – REVISION AND WEEK 11 LESSON ASSESSMENT
As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation.
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 the solution to the problems created by weeds on farms.
Pupil’s Activities – State the solution to the problems created by weeds on farms.
3. Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – An excursion to the nearest farmland to interview the farmers on the solutions to the problems created by weeds.
- 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 how people in your community control Weeds.
Mention three control measures.