Basic Science Guides for JSS 1 Living and Non Things – Activities of Living Things, Plants and Animals, Non Living Things and Matter

 

TOPIC AREA – Activities of Living Things, Plants and Animals, Non Living Things and Matter

 

BASIC SCIENCE 

THEME – LIVING THINGS AND NON LIVING THINGS 

TOPIC 1 – ACTIVITIES OF LIVING THINGS

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Video films

2. Charts

3. Posters

4. Live specimens of plants and animals.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to

 

1. identify the various activities of living things.

2. mention the organs associated with the various activities.

3. explain the purposes for the various activities.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Activities of living things:

  • Types e.g. movement, feeding, reproduction, etc.
  • Associated organs

2. Purpose/importance of the activities.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

 

1. takes students for nature walk to observe activities of living things.

2. initiates and guides discussions on activities of living things.

3. shows films illustrating activities e.g. movement, feeding, reproduction, etc.

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. observe living things.

2. participate in class discussion.

3. watch films.

4. copy board summary.

 

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Teacher asks students to,

 

1. list five activities of living things.

2. name the organs associated with these activities.

3. state the purpose of the activities.

 

BASIC SCIENCE 

THEME – LIVING AND NON LIVING THINGS 

TOPIC 2 – LIVING THINGS 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Plant and animal specimens

2. Old newspapers

3. Drawing book

4. Charts/posters

5. Plastic containers

6. Polythene bags

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to,

 

1. collect and identify samples of plants and animals in their environment.

2. list the distinguishing characteristics of plants and animals.

3. state the importance of plants and animals to human beings.

4. prepare a plant album.

5. identify self as a living thing.

6. state the characteristics of living things.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Plants and animals:

A. Examples

B. Characteristics

C. Uses/importance

  • food
  • medicine
  • shelter
  • economic importance

 

2. Characteristics of living things

3. Differences between plants and animals

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. guides class in discussion on,

  • differences between plants and animals
  • characteristics of plants and animals
  • importance and uses of plants and animals.

2. guides students to,

  • group living matter as plants and animals.
  • prepare a plant album.
  • identify self as living things.

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

 

1. collect plant and animal samples

2. observe the collections and identify distinguishing characteristics of plants and animals.

3. sort out collections into plant and animal groups.

4. press plant materials and prepare plant album.

5. participate in class discussion.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

1. name four examples of plants and animals.

2. state four differences between plants and animals.

3. list three important uses of plants and animals.

4. list four characteristics of living things.

5. describe self as a living thing.

 

BASIC SCIENCE 

THEME – LIVING AND NON LIVING THINGS 

TOPIC 3 – NON LIVING THINGS 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Objects collected

2. Charts

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

1. collect samples of non-living things.

2. sort out the materials into metals and non-metals.

3. distinguish between metals and non-metals.

4. explain the uses of the materials.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Examples of non-living things.

2. Classification of

  • Metals
  • Non-metals

 

3. Properties, uses and importance of non-living matter.

Note for the lesson – Classification of Non Living Things – Mental and Non Metal Materials

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher:

1. guides class in discussion on:

  • properties of metals and non metals
  • importance of metals and non-metals.

2. guides students to differentiate between the materials and sort them into metals and non-metals.

3. takes students on a nature walk to observe and collect non-living thing materials.

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. observe and collect non-living materials in their school surroundings.

 

2. participate in class discussion.

3. group materials as metals and non-metals.

4. copy chalkboard summary.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Teacher asks students to,

. list 5 examples each of metals and non-metals.

2. state three properties each of metals and non-metals.

3. mention four uses each of metals and non-metals.

 

BASIC SCIENCE 

THEME – BASIC SCIENCE 

TOPIC 1 – MATTER 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Live specimen

2. Charts

3. Plastic containers

4. Polythene bags

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

 

1. recognize that all living and non-living things are made up of matter.

2. recognize things in our surroundings as matter.

3. list the three states of matter.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of matter.

2. Identification of matter.

3. Classification of matter.

4. States of matter.

Note for the lesson – Meaning and State of Matters | Atoms as Fundamental Building Block of Matter | Changes of State

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

 

1. explains the meaning of matter.

2. takes students on nature walk to collect different samples of matter.

3. guides class in discussion on the three states of matter.

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. take a nature walk and collect samples of matter.

2. observe the collected specimens and group them by shape, color and size.

3. participate in class discussion.

4. copy notes from the board.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Teacher asks students to,

 

1. define matter

2. list 3 states of matter.

 

 

 

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