Description of the sun and its importance to farmer

Subject:  Agricultural Science 


Class: Basic 1 / Primary 1 / Year 1


Term: Second Term / 2nd Term


Week: Week 7 and week 8



Description of the sun and its importance to the farmer



Previous Knowledge: The pupils have previous knowledge of


Usefulness and Importance Of Rocks To Farmers


that was taught in their previous lesson.



Behavioural  Objectives : At the end of the lesson, learners will be able to

  • Describe the sun
  • Say the importance of the sun to the farmer


Instructional Materials 

  • Wall Charts showing people spreading clothes in the sun to dry
  • Online Resource with pictures showing plants growing in the presence of sunlight
  • Textbooks


Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Imitation
  • Story Telling
  • Dramatization



The sun and its uses

The sun is in the sky.

It is up there in the sky.

It is the main source of sunlight in the day.

Sun gives us sunlight.

Sunlight gives us warmth.

Sunlight makes plants to make food and grow.


  • The sun gives us warmth
  • The sun gives us light
  • The sun helps during photosynthesis
  • The sun helps us to dry our clothes
  • The sun makes the world continue to exist



The Sun Benefits To Man

  • Sun gives us sunlight
  • It preserves our food by putting them in the sun to dry eg dry yam (Elubo)
  • Plants grow well in the presence of sunlight. The leaves of plants in dark places without sunlight will soon turn brown and die.
  • Sun makes us up and alive. Apart from food that gives us warmth, sunlight also gives us warmth.



The topic is presented step by step

Step 1: The class teacher revises the old topic

Step 2: The class teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3: The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and gives room for pupils” participation



Class Teacher and Pupils Activities. Interaction or Participation 

This involves class teacher and pupils’ interaction, conversation, imitation or modeling through discussion, play method or just by recitation or asking and answering questions that are related to the topic that has just been taught.



  1. The sun is in the ___(a) sky (b) bedroom (c) water

  2. ___ are important to farmers (a) Blade (b) ruler, (c) The sun

  3. The sun helps plants to make food. This is known as ____(a) Transpiration (b) Photosynthesis (c) Condensation

  4. ___ gives us warmth (a) Sun (b) Moon (c) Star

  5. Light that is produced by sun is called ___(a) moonlight (b) starlight (c) sunlight

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