Types of farm animals

Agricultural Science

Second  Term 



Basic 7  / JSS 1

Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Forms of farm animals e.g. work animal, diary animal, guard animal, poultry bird ,etc.

that was treated in the previous class

TOPIC : Types of farm animals ( cont)

Behavioural objectives :

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

  • give examples of various types of farm animals based on their uses on the farm
  • say the meaning of farm animals
  • say where farm animals can be found
  • explain the uses or usefulness of farm animals
  • give examples of animals that can be classified as farm animals



Instructional Materials :

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Methods of Teaching :

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


Reference Materials :

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  • Textbooks
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  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
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Content :





4.Poultry:These are domesticated birds raised for meat, eggs or feather. Examples of poultry birds are domestic fowl, guinea fowl, turkey, geese and ducks.


 Poultry bird a have medium body size.

 They do not give birth to their young ones alive [they lay egs].

 They have simple stomach.

 They are prolific animals, they lay and hatch many eggs into chicks.

 Their body is covered with feathers and they have two legs.

 They are best managed by intensive system .

5.Pets:These are animals kept as companion, treated with great care and affection.

Examples are dogs, cats, parrots, canaries, pigeon,monkeys, etc.


 They are easily domesticated.

 They live freely with human beings .

 They can feed on food that are taken by human beings.

 They can be trained to be harmless.

6.Aquatic Animals: These are animals that live inside water like rivers, lakes, dams ponds and streams.

Examples are prawn, oysters, lobsters, crabs, periwinkles, turtles, squids, shrimps, fish, frogs, etc






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






Mention three examples of the following: I Aquatic animals ii Poultry



List two characteristics of the following animals:

(i) Poultry (ii) Pet


1 .The animal that has feather and two legs is called ________

(a) Poultry

(b) Rabbit

(c) Cattle

(d) Goat

  1. The animals that are easily domesticated and live freely with human beings are called——–

(a) Dairy animals

(a) Guard animals

(c) Poultry

(d) Work animals

  1. The following animals give birth to their young ones alive EXCEPT

(a) Pigs

(b) Dogs

(c) Goats

(d) Turkey

  1. Production of one offspring only in a year is characteristics of

(a) Cattle

(b) Goat

(c) Sheep

(d) Rabbit

5.Animals that have the ability to survive or travel long distance without water are called

(a) Dairy animals

(b) Work animals

(c) Pet animals

(d) Poultry birds.


1.(a) State one major characteristics of poultry birds.

(b) List five poultry birds.

  1. (a) Explain the meaning of pet animals.

(b) Mention two characteristics of pet animals






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.






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