Revision Agricultural Science Primary 4 Week 11 First Term Lesson Notes / Plans 

Subject: Agricultural Science

Class: Primary 4

Term: First Term

Week: 11

Topic: Revision (Branches of Agriculture, People involved in Agricultural Production)

Sub-topic: Understanding different branches of agriculture and people involved in agricultural production.

Duration: 45 minutes

Entry Behaviour: Students are expected to recall basic concepts related to agriculture and identify common agricultural practices.

Key Words: Agriculture, branches, production, farmer, agronomist, livestock, cultivation.

  1. Agriculture: The practice of farming, including the cultivation of the soil, the growing of crops, and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.
  2. Branches: Different categories or types. In the context of agriculture, it refers to various aspects or types of farming, such as crop farming, livestock farming, and fishery.
  3. Production: The process of making or growing something for use or sale. In agriculture, it involves the cultivation of crops or the raising of animals for various purposes.
  4. Farmer: A person who owns or manages a farm, cultivating the land and growing crops or raising livestock.
  5. Agronomist: An expert in the science of soil management and crop production, focusing on improving the yield and quality of crops.
  6. Livestock: Animals kept on a farm for economic purposes, such as cattle, sheep, and poultry.
  7. Cultivation: The process of preparing and using land for crops, including plowing, planting, and harvesting.

Behavioural Objectives:

  1. Identify and explain at least three branches of agriculture.
  2. Recognize the roles of farmers, agronomists, and livestock keepers in agricultural production.

Embedded Core Skills: Critical thinking, communication, and observation.

Learning Materials:

  1. Pictures and diagrams of different agricultural practices.
  2. Flashcards with key terms.
  3. Whiteboard and markers.

Content:

  1. Introduction to branches of agriculture (crop farming, livestock farming, fishery).
  2. Roles of farmers, agronomists, and livestock keepers.

Branches of Agriculture:

No. Branch
1. Crop Farming
2. Livestock Farming
3. Horticulture
4. Aquaculture
5. Floriculture
6. Agroforestry
7. Apiculture (Beekeeping)
8. Sericulture (Silk Farming)
9. Viticulture (Grape Farming)
10. Hydroponics

 

People in Agriculture:

No. Role
1. Farmer
2. Agronomist
3. Livestock Keeper
4. Horticulturist
5. Aquaculturist
6. Floriculturist
7. Beekeeper
8. Silkworm Farmer (Sericulturist)
9. Viticulturist
10. Hydroponics Specialist

Presentation:

Step 1: Brief discussion on what agriculture is and why it’s essential.

Step 2: Introduction of branches of agriculture using visual aids.

Step 3: Explanation of roles of farmers, agronomists, and livestock keepers.

Teacher’s Activities:

  1. Engage students in a class discussion on their understanding of agriculture.
  2. Present visual aids and facilitate a discussion on different branches of agriculture.
  3. Explain the roles of farmers, agronomists, and livestock keepers using simple language.

Learners Activities:

  1. Participate in the discussion by sharing their thoughts on agriculture.
  2. Identify and discuss the branches of agriculture based on visual aids.
  3. Ask questions to clarify their understanding of the roles in agricultural production.

Assessment: Observation during class discussion, participation in group activities, and a brief quiz on the branches of agriculture.

1. _____ is the practice of farming, including the cultivation of the soil and the growing of crops.
a) Horticulture
b) Agriculture
c) Aquaculture

2. Agronomists specialize in the science of soil management and ______ production.
a) Animal
b) Crop
c) Fish

3. Livestock farming involves the raising of ______ for various products.
a) Plants
b) Animals
c) Insects

4. ______ is a branch of agriculture that focuses on the cultivation of flowers and ornamental plants.
a) Apiculture
b) Floriculture
c) Sericulture

5. Fishery is the branch of agriculture related to the ______ and harvesting of fish.
a) Cultivation
b) Breeding
c) Capture

6. Beekeepers are individuals involved in ______, which is also known as beekeeping.
a) Horticulture
b) Apiculture
c) Viticulture

7. Hydroponics is a method of farming that doesn’t use ______.
a) Soil
b) Water
c) Air

8. ______ is the process of preparing and using land for crops, including plowing, planting, and harvesting.
a) Cultivation
b) Aquaculture
c) Apiculture

9. The person responsible for raising and breeding animals on a farm is called a ______.
a) Horticulturist
b) Livestock Keeper
c) Agronomist

10. ______ involves the cultivation of grapes and is known as grape farming.
a) Viticulture
b) Floriculture
c) Sericulture

11. An expert in the science of soil management and crop production is called an ______.
a) Agronomist
b) Floriculturist
c) Apiculturist

12. Aquaculture is the branch of agriculture related to the ______ of aquatic organisms.
a) Breeding
b) Cultivation
c) Harvesting

13. Sericulture is the farming of ______ for the production of silk.
a) Cows
b) Pigs
c) Silkworms

14. The individual responsible for cultivating plants and flowers is known as a ______.
a) Horticulturist
b) Viticulturist
c) Floriculturist

15. ______ is the branch of agriculture that involves the simultaneous cultivation of crops and aquatic animals.
a) Horticulture
b) Aquaculture
c) Apiculture

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What are the three branches of agriculture?
  2. Who is responsible for crop farming?
  3. What is the role of an agronomist?

Conclusion: Reinforce key points, summarize the importance of agriculture, and encourage students to explore more about the subject.

Answers

1. b) Agriculture

2. b) Crop

3. b) Animals

4. b) Floriculture

5. c) Capture

6. b) Apiculture

7. a) Soil

8. a) Cultivation

9. b) Livestock Keeper

10. a) Viticulture

11. a) Agronomist

12. b) Cultivation

13. c) Silkworms

14. a) Horticulturist

15. b) Aquaculture