FOREST RESOURCES AND THEIR USES

Subject : Agricultural Science

 

Class : Jss 2 / Basic 8

 

Term : Third Term / 3rd Term

 

Week : Week 7

 

Topic : FOREST RESOURCES AND THEIR USES


 

Previous Knowledge : Learners have been taught

MEANING OF FOREST TYPES OF FOREST

in their previous lesson .

 

Behavioural Objectives : By the end of the lesson , learner will be able to

  • List the risk Factors in Water and Fish Farming

 

 

FOREST RESOURCES AND THEIR USES

CONTENT

  1. Forest Resources
  2. Examples of Resources Found in the Forest
  3. Forest Resources and their Uses

Forest Resources

There are numbers of useful materials which are derived from the forest. The usefulness of each is determined by the culture, taste, environment and the level of social and industrial development the following are some examples of resources found in the forest:

Examples of Resources Found in the Forest

The following resources can be found in the forest:

  1. Trees
  2. Wildlife
  3. Fruits and vegetable products
  4. Various herb (bark of trees)
  5. Shelter
  6. Industrial resources

Forest Resources and their Uses

The table below shows some of the resources from the forest and their uses.

S/n Plant Products Uses
1. Timber For making poles, planks, furniture, paper;
for export.
2. Leaves, roots,
bark of plants
For medicine, broad leaves for shelter
and wrapping.
3. Gums For making industrial gums.
4. Dyes and resins For dying clothes and other materials.
5. Wood, charcoal For fuel (making fire), for heating.
6. Firbres For making bags.
7. Ropes and canes For weaving baskets, for making chairs.
8. Fruits, nuts, vegetables For food.
9. Flowers For beautifying our homes.
10 Trees For wind breaks.
S/n Animal Products Uses
1. Animals For meat, scientific study, pets, ceremonies
2. Animals’ skin For leather works, e.g bags, drums, belts,
and shoes
3. Tucks from elephant,
feathers from parrot
For decorations, traditional ceremonies,
exports

 

EVALUATION

  1. Mention eight forest resources.
  2. State five uses of timber.

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