Crop Plant Forms (cont. (a) Aquatic form(b) Terrestrial Form(c) Broad leaf Crops (d)Narrow leaf crops.
JSS 1 / Basic 7
Reference Materials : .
- Intensive Agricultural Science for J.S.S. 1, 2 & 3 by E. U. Okoro.
- Essentials of Agricultural Science for J.S.S. & Colleges by Earnest Chukwudi Anie.
- Agricultural Science for JSS (Upper Basic Education) by L. A. Are et al.
- Prescribed Agricultural Science for J.S.S. by S. E. Omoruyi et al.
Instructional Materials :..
- samples of aquatic plants or elephant grass
Previous Knowledge :
The pupils have previous knowledge of
Crop Plant Forms- Identifying parts of flowering plants- Leaf, Root, Stem, flower (function of the parts required).
Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
- samples of Aquatic plants
- Explain broad and narrow leafed plants.
- Give 4 examples of broad leafed crop
- List 4 examples of narrow leafed plants
TOPIC: Crop Plant Forms.(cont`d)
CONTENT: i. Aquatic plants
ii. Broad leafed crops
iii. Narrow leafed crops
Sub – Topic 1: Aquatic Plants
Crops plant can as well be grouped into the following:
These are plants that can grow and survive in water bodies (rivers, lake, pond, stream) examples of such plant crops include water lettuce, green algae, water hyacent plankton. Aquatic animals like fish; crabs, lobsters, crayfish, crocodile, water tortoise etc mostly eat most of these aquatic plants.
Terrestrial plants – these are plants that grow and survive on the land. Examples include: beans, yam, rice, oil palm, coconuts, etc. They are mostly eaten by terrestrial animals including man.
- List 4 examples of aquatic plants
- What are terrestrial plants? Name two common ones in your locality.
Sub – Topic 2: Broad and Narrow leaf
Broad leafed crops
These are crop plant that their leaves grow wide or broad in shape. They can be cut and spread on the ground for drying grains and seeds like maize and melon. They can also be used to cover compost manure during and after its preparation. Plant with broad leaves include, plantain, banana, coco yam, Okra etc.
These are crop plants that their leaves grow narrow in shape. They are usually found in monocotyledons crop plants. The leaves are usually eaten by ruminants animals like cow, goat, and sheep. Examples of narrow leaves crops include maize, rice, guinea corn, millet and guinea grass, elephant grass.
Elephant grass grass leaves
Plantain plant leaves
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.
The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written. He or she does the necessary corrections when the need arises.
Prepare for the next lesson by reading about
Junior secondary Agriculture (workbook 1) by Anthony.Youdeowei et-al pages
(d) Monocotyledons (e) Dicotyledons (Differences between Monocot & Dicot Required).