Subject : 

Basic Science and Technology

Term :

Second Term


Week 1

Class :

Basic 5 / Primary 5

Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of   various topics that have been taught previously in first term

Topic :

Domestic Animals
Common domestic animals
Grouping domestic animal based on their food
Other foods eaten by domestic animals




Behavioural objectives :

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

  • Define domestic animals
  • Give examples of domestic animals
  • Classify domestic animals by the type of food that they eat
  • Mention other foods eaten by domestic animals


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks

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 :

What are domestic animals   ?

Domestic animals are tamed animals that live with us at home .They are domesticated and not wide . Some of these animals  are kept at home as pets while some are kept purposely for sales or consumption . Pets are animals that are kept for fun , pleasure ,friendship , companion or guide . Farm animals are animals that are reared for agricultural purposes or financial gains .


Examples of commonly found domestic animals are 

  • dogs
  • cats
  • parrots
  • goats
  • hen
  • cows
  • ram
  • pigs

Common Grouping of  domestic animals

Domestic animals may either be pets (parrots, dogs etc. ) or Farm animals ( cow, goats etc.)


Uses of farm Animals

Goat provides meats hides and skin.

Turkey provides meat, eggs and feathers

Rabbit provides meat

Cow provides beef meat, milk, hides and skin.

Horse is used for work.

Donkey is used to carry load.

Camel is used to carry load

Cattle is used to work

Chicken provides meats, eggs and feathers.

Pig provides pork meat.

Duck provides eggs, meat and feathers

Sheep provides meat and wool.



We make money when by selling them to people.

They are used as securities (dog)

They are source of food to human.

Rearing of domestic animals provides employment

Grouping domestic animal based on their food

Herbivore : These are domestic animals that feed sole on plants or herbs . Examples of such domestic animals are goats, cows, bull, ram ,ewe, etc.

Carnivore : These are domestic animals that feed on flesh or meat or fish eg cats , dogs etc.

Omnivore : These are pets or farm animals that feed on herbs , plants, flesh , meat or fish . They eat almost everything that they can find . Example of such domestic animal is pig



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.



  • What are pets
  • What are farm animals
  • What are domestic animals
  • Mention four animals that can be kept as pets
  • Mention four animals that can be kept as farm animals
  • Write out three classifications of domestic animals that is based on their mode of feeding.


Prepare for the next lesson by reading reproduction in domestic animals