INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE

INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE

FIRST TERM E-LEARNING NOTE

SUBJECT: BASIC SCIENCE

CLASS: JSS1

Term : First Term

Week: Week 1

Class : JSS 1

Previous lesson : The pupils have previous knowledge of  

 

Topic :

INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE

CONTENT

  1. Definition of Science
  2. How to Study Science
  3. The Branches of Science
  4. Uses of Science

Behavioural objectives :

By the end of the lesson, the learners will  be able to

  • define  science
  • explain how to study science
  • list the branches of science
  • write out the uses or importance of sciences

 

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • 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
  • Precious seed BASIC SCIENCE FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS BOOK 1
  • NIGERIAN BASIC SCIENCE PROJECT BOOK ONE,

 

CONTENT

Definition of Science

Science is the systematic study of living things and non living things in our eco system .  It is the application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence

It is  the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

Basic science is a subject that introduces sciences to mankind.

How to Study Science

Science can be studied  through the following ways:

  1. Observation
  2. Hypothesis or scientific guess
  3. Sorting
  4. Experimentation
  5. Recording of result gotten from experiment
  6. Laws
  7. Theory
  8. Conclusions

The Branches of Science

Science can be divided into different branches based on what they studied such as:

  1. Life Sciences: This area deals with the study of living things e.g. biology, botany, zoology etc.
  2. Physical Sciences: This area deals with study of matter and energy e.g. physics, chemistry and astronomy
  3. Earth Sciences: It studies about the structures and compositions of the earth e.g. geography and geology

Uses or Importance of Science

These are the importance and benefits of science to human beings. Such as its uses in:

  1. Medicine to cure and prevent diseases
  2. Engineering and Technology e.g. production of cars, phones, books etc.
  3. Construction e.g. skyscrapers, bridges, houses etc.
  4. Agriculture
  5. Defense
  6. Education
  7. Transportation
  8. Games and leisure
  9. Power and Electricity
  10. Information Communication Technology ( ICT)

Presentation

 

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 corrects the pupils when and where the needs arise .

 

EVALUATION

  1. What is science?
  2. Highlight the methods of studying science.
  3. List 4 uses of science.
  4. Define  science
  5. Explain how to study science
  6. List Four  branches of science
  7. Write out five uses or importance of sciences

Conclusion

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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