Basic Science Guides JSS 3 Science and Development

 

Basic Science Guides JSS 3 Science and Development – Ethical Issues in Science and Development and Skill Acquisition

 

BASIC SCIENCE 

THEME – SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

TOPIC 1 – ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Reference books

2. Pictures

3. Newspapers

4. Magazine clippings

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

1. express their views on the right and wrong application of science.

2. discuss the implications of the application of science to the development of the society.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of right and wrong application of science.

2. Implications of

  • destroys individual’s life
  • adverse effects on a country

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. guides class in discussion on ethical issues in the application of science to human development.

2. groups students and guides them to choose topics on good and bad scientific practices.

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

 

1. participate in the class discussions.

2. carry out projects.

3. write and report on projects.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

1. list two examples each of good and bad scientific practices

2. give reasons for each of the above.

3. submit group project reports for assessment.

 

BASIC SCIENCE  

THEME – SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

TOPIC 2 – SKILL ACQUISITION

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Relevant charts

2. Pictures

3. Films

4. Diagrams

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

1. explain the meaning of skill and skill acquisition.

2. state reasons for acquiring skills.

3. state the importance of skills acquisition.

4. list types of skills.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of skill acquisition.

2. Reasons for skill acquisition,

 

  • taking risks
  • decision making
  • managing emergency situations
  • survival strategy
  • learning to live together

3. Types of skills:

  • farming
  • basic computer literacy
  • photography
  • internet
  • internet browsing, email operation
  • fax
  • desktop publishing and networking etc.

4. importance of skill acquisition,

  • improve quality of life
  • appreciate human capability.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. leads class in discussions on the meaning, reasons for, importance and types of skill acquisition.

2. leads visit to different types of professionals e.g. fine artists, mechanics, tailors, pottery makers etc.

3. invites resource persons.

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. participate in the class discussion.

2. take part in the visit.

3. listen to resource persons and ask questions.

 

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