Living organisms in the soil

Subject : 

Basic Science and Technology


Topic : 

Living organisms in the soil


Term :

First Term




Week  9



Class :

Primary 1 / Basic 1



Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of


Road safety rules




Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • say what is soil
  • mention types of organisms that live in the soil
  • say te importance of these organisms that live in the soil


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures different types of local roads or highways
  • Related Online Video
  • soil samples
  • flash cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :


Some of the other things that we can find in the soil are 

  • small stones
  • air
  • ants
  • millipede

The types of soil

  • loamy soil
  • clay soil
  • sandy soil

Some Organisms that  live in the soil

  • earthworm
  • cricket
  • some bacteria
  • mole
  • rabbit
  • rat



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

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 by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.



Mention three types of soil

  1. _______________________________________________
  2. ______________________________________________
  3. ______________________________________________

mention two organisms that live in the soil

  1. —————-
  2. —————




Prepare for the next lesson by reading about

Living organisms in the soil

Spread the word if you find this helpful! Click on any social media icon to share