Basic Science and Technology
First Term / 1st Term
Basic 3 / Year 3 / Primary 3
Previous lesson :
The pupils have been taught uses of water in their previous lesson
Living Things : Plants as examples of Living things
Behavioural objectives :
At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to
- Explain what living things are
- List those features that make plants to be called living things
- Write out the characteristics of living things .
- Write out the parts of a plant
Instructional Materials :
- Wall charts
- Related Online Video
- Flash Cards
- Young Budding plant
Methods of Teaching :
- Class Discussion
- Group Discussion
- Asking Questions
- Role Modelling
- Role Delegation
Reference Materials :
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
What are living things ?
Living things are things that have lives in them . they are alive and living and inevitable die at the end of their life span .
What are the features of characteristics of living things
Nutrition which is the ability to feed in order to maintain and sustain life ,
Respiration which is the ability of living things to exchange gasses maybe oxygen or carbon dioxide
Growth which is the ability of living things to increase in size or weight ,
Excretion which ids the ability of living things to pass out waste products so that it may not become toxic to the living thing system ,
Movement which is the ability of living things to move from one place to another or towards water supply or sunlight ,
Reproduction which is the ability if living things to bring forth young ones or seeds that look alike like the parent living things
Irritability which is the ability of living things to respond to both internal and external stimulus or feelings .
Death which is the inevitable end of all living things and transformation of living things to non living things
Are Plants Living Things ?
Yes , Plants are living things because their roots move towards water supply in the soil and their shoots move towards the direction of sunlight
Plants are living things because they can be killed and die off or withered off
Plants are living things because their feed on food that they manufacture . The process in which green plants manufacture their own food in the presence of sunlight is known as PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Plants are living things because they produce young ones through seeds or flower formation. Some reproduce through vegetative propagation
Parts of a Plant
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 by the pupils.
He or she does the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.
What are living things
Mention four living things
Mention four characteristics of living things
Mention four factors that make us to consider plants as living things
- Write out four parts of a plant .
Prepare for the next lesson by reading and preparing for revision .