Plants that are used as food

PRY 1 AGRIC 3rd Term E-notes

Subject : 


Term :

3rd Term


Week 9

Class :



Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Uses of Air

that was treated as a topic in the previous lesson.


Topic :

Plants that are used as food

Behavioural objectives :

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

  • Define a plant
  • Say the meaning of food
  • Mention plants that are used as food


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




Plants are living organism that take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.

Food is what we eat that give us energy and strength.

We eat food to sustain and maintain a good healthy lifestyle

Plants grow in the soil

They can manufacture their food by themselves.

The process whereby plants manufacture their food is known as photosynthesis

They beautify our environment and can be found everywhere.

However some plants are used as food.

We eat the leaves, seeds, stems or roots of some plants as food.

Examples of plants that are used as food 

  1. Yam
  2. Cassava
  3. Sugar cane
  4. Potatoes
  5. Carrots
  6. Cucumber
  7. Mango
  8. Rice
  9. Beans
  10. Cowpea
  11. Cashew
  12. Tomatoes
  13. Banana
  14. Maize
  15. Pineapple
  16. Pawpaw
  17. Melon
  18. Watermelon


The class teacher should get pictures or charts showing different types of plants and show the pupils

Types of plants includes:-

  1. Water leaf flower
  2. Cowpea flower
  3. Paw paw tree
  4. Mango tree
  5. Iroko tree 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




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.



Mention five plants that can be used as food

  1. ..
  2. ..
  3. ..
  • Plants can breathe ? True or false
  • All plants are green ? True or false
  • Plants are living things ? True or False
  • Plants are also flowers ? True of false ?
  • Cassava is a plant ? True or False




Prepare for the next lesson by reading about


Uses of plants