Uses of Plants

Subject : 

Basic Science and Tech

Term :

Third Term / 3rd Term


Week 7

Class :

Nursery 1


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of


Parts of a Plant


that was previously that in their class


Topic :

Uses of Plants


Behavioural objectives :

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

  • Explain plants
  • Say the uses of Plants


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall Charts
  • Pictures on flowers
  • Related Online
  • Flash Cards
  • Flowers


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 :

Uses of Plants

1. Plants are used for decorations

2. Some plants are eaten as vegetables

3. Some plants are boiled and the liquid extract are drunk as medicine

4. Some plants serve as food for livestock like rabbits, horses or ram


Some edible vegetables in our locality 

1. Ugwu

2. Ewedu

3. Soko

4. Bitter leaves

5. Okra

6. Tètè




10 rhubarb,

11. Greeny vegetables

12. spinach.




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.





  1. The part of the plant above the soil level is called the ______  (a) root (b) shoot (c) amber
  2. Living things have _____ in them (a) lives (b) blood (c) gas
  3. The part of the plant that is inside the soil is called the _____(a) root (b)  shoot (c) angel
  4. Stones and sand are examples of _____ things (a) living (b) non living (c) special
  5. The ______ supplies the plants with the needed water and other minerals (a) root (b) shoot (c) door
  6. Mention four vegetables in your area