THEME – PROTECTION ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE
PREVIOUS LESSON – Exam Questions – Second Term Examination Agriculture Primary 2 (Basic 2) Link
TOPIC – HARMFUL FARM INSECTS
1. Introductory Activities
2. Why Farmers should Control Harmful 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 why farmers should control harmful insects.
The pupils can identify harmful Insects at home.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of harmful 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 – Take the pupils to the school farm or nearest farm for the pupils to identify the harmful insects.
Pupil’s Activities – Termites, caterpillar, grasshopper, etc.
Teacher’s remarks – Correct, good job for quick recovery. All the insects are harmful insects. They reduce the quality of farm’s products. Ask the pupils, what is harmful insects? And lead them to discuss why farmers should control harmful insects with aid of diagram or sample of crops damaged by these insects.
MEANING OF HARMFUL FARM INSECTS
Harmful Farm Insects are insects that are harmful to crops and animals, even the people.
They are also known farmer’s enemies because they eat up crops, infect and transmit diseases to crops, animals and people.
For example, weevil, beetle, grasshopper, caterpillar and locust, tsetse fly and mosquito, housefly, etc.
WHY FARMERS SHOULD CONTROL HARMFUL INSECTS
There are many reasons why farmers should control harmful insects,
1. To make plants grow well.
2. To make plants produce good seeds.
3. To have more yields.
4. To prevent diseases.
REVISION AND WEEKLY 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. Takes pupils to identify and name harmful insects in our environment.
Pupil’s Activities – Identify and name harmful insects in our environment.
3. Discuss why farmers should control harmful insects.
Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the class discussion.
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.
Ask pupils –
1. what is harmful insects?
2. name 3 harmful insects at the school farm.
3. mention 3 reasons why farmers control harmful insects.
ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS
1. _______________ are insects that are harmful to crops and animals, even the people.
A. Harmful insects
B. Useful insects
C. Harmful useful insects
2. Harmful insects are also known as _______________.
A. farmer’s friends
B. farmer’s help
C. farmer’s enemies
3. Why harmful farm insects are called farmer’s enemies?
A. Because they did not eat up crops, infect and transmit diseases to crops, animals and people.
B. Because they eat up crops, infect and transmit diseases to crops, animals and people.
C. Because the are friendly.
4. Weevil and beetle feed on _______________.
Complete the following sentence.
The reasons why farmers should control harmful insects are
5. To make plants grow _______________.
6. To make plants produce good _______________.
7. To have _______________ yields.
8. To prevent _______________.
Draw a harmful insect. 2 marks