Rearing of Chicken, Rabbits and Snails Agricultural Science Primary 5 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 4

Subject: Agricultural Science
Class: Primary 5
Term: Third
Week: 4
Topic: Rearing of Chicken, Rabbits, and Snails
Sub-topic: Understanding Farm Animal Care
Duration: 45 minutes

Behavioural Objectives:

  • Identify the basic needs of chickens, rabbits, and snails.
  • Understand the procedures for caring for farm animals.

Key Vocabulary Words:

  • Rearing
  • Shelter
  • Nutrition
  • Habitat
  • Hydration

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work for Agricultural Science
  • Textbook: ‚ÄúFarm Animal Care for Primary 5‚ÄĚ
  • Visual aids: Pictures of chickens, rabbits, and snails

Building Background/Connection to Prior Knowledge:
Recap previous lessons on farming and caring for animals, emphasizing the importance of providing proper care for farm animals’ well-being.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Observation
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving

Content:

Rearing of Chicken, Rabbits, and Snails

  1. Chicken Rearing:
    • Provide a chicken coop for shelter ūüźĒūüŹ†
    • Feed them grains and vegetables ūüĆĺūü•ē
    • Give them clean water to drink ūüíß
  2. Rabbit Rearing:
    • Build hutches for rabbits to live in ūüźáūüŹ°
    • Feed them hay, pellets, and vegetables ūüĆĪūü•¨
    • Ensure they have plenty of space to hop around ūüĆü
  3. Snail Rearing:
    • Create a suitable environment with soil and plants ūüźĆūüĆŅ
    • Feed them fruits and vegetables ūüćéūü•¶
    • Keep their habitat moist and shaded ūüĆßÔłŹūüĆ≥

Each animal requires different care and attention to thrive ūüĆüūüĎ©‚ÄćūüĆĺ

Class Activity Discussion

  1. What do chickens need for shelter?
    • They need a chicken coop to stay safe and protected.
  2. What should you feed rabbits?
    • Rabbits eat grains, vegetables, and hay for good health.
  3. What is essential for snails’ habitat?
    • Snails need a moist and shaded environment to thrive.
  4. Where do rabbits live?
    • They live in hutches or cages called rabbit hutches.
  5. What do chickens drink?
    • Chickens drink clean water to stay hydrated.
  6. What should you feed chickens?
    • Give chickens grains, vegetables, and sometimes bugs for nutrition.
  7. What do snails eat?
    • Snails eat fruits, vegetables, and plants in their habitat.
  8. What should you provide for rabbits to hop around?
    • Rabbits need plenty of space to hop and play around.
  9. What is important for snails’ habitat?
    • Keeping the snails‚Äô habitat moist and shaded is crucial for their well-being.
  10. What should you give chickens for nutrition?
    • Chickens need a balanced diet of grains, vegetables, and sometimes protein-rich foods.
  11. Where do rabbits live?
    • Rabbits live in hutches or cages where they feel safe and comfortable.
  12. What is essential for chicken shelter?
    • A chicken coop provides shelter and protection from weather and predators.
  13. What is the primary food for rabbits?
    • Rabbits mainly eat hay, along with fresh vegetables and pellets.
  14. What do chickens need for a happy life?
    • Clean water, good food, and a safe place to live make chickens happy.
  15. What is important for snails’ food?
    • Snails need a diet of fruits, vegetables, and plants to stay healthy and grow well.

Evaluation

  1. What do chickens need for shelter?
    • a) Nest boxes
    • b) Chicken coop
    • c) Rabbit hutch
    • d) Dog kennel
  2. What should you feed rabbits?
    • a) Grains and vegetables
    • b) Meat and bones
    • c) Candy and chocolate
    • d) Rocks and sand
  3. What is essential for snails’ habitat?
    • a) Dry environment
    • b) Moist and shaded area
    • c) Hot and sunny place
    • d) Concrete floor
  4. What do rabbits live in?
    • a) Chicken coop
    • b) Dog house
    • c) Rabbit hutch
    • d) Bird cage
  5. What do chickens drink?
    • a) Soda
    • b) Juice
    • c) Clean water
    • d) Milk
  6. What should you feed chickens?
    • a) Candy
    • b) Grass
    • c) Grains and vegetables
    • d) Rocks
  7. What do snails eat?
    • a) Fruits and vegetables
    • b) Meat
    • c) Candy
    • d) Bread
  8. What should you provide for rabbits to hop around?
    • a) A small cage
    • b) A big field
    • c) A swimming pool
    • d) A tree
  9. What is important for snails’ habitat?
    • a) Sunshine
    • b) Shade and moisture
    • c) Dryness
    • d) Wind
  10. What should you give chickens for nutrition?
    • a) Grains and vegetables
    • b) Candy and chocolate
    • c) Chips and soda
    • d) Toys and games
  11. Where do rabbits live?
    • a) In the water
    • b) In the sky
    • c) In the ground
    • d) In the trees
  12. What is essential for chicken shelter?
    • a) A rabbit hutch
    • b) A dog kennel
    • c) A chicken coop
    • d) A cat cage
  13. What is the primary food for rabbits?
    • a) Grass and leaves
    • b) Rocks and sand
    • c) Candy and sweets
    • d) Fish and meat
  14. What do chickens need for a happy life?
    • a) Dirty water
    • b) A small cage
    • c) Clean water and food
    • d) Loud noises
  15. What is important for snails’ food?
    • a) Dirt
    • b) Rocks
    • c) Fruits and vegetables
    • d) Plastic

Presentation:

Step 1: The teacher revises the previous lesson on farming practices and animal care. Procedures for rearing farm animals Agricultural Science Primary 5 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 3

Step 2: The teacher introduces the new topic of rearing chickens, rabbits, and snails, explaining their basic needs and how to care for them.

Step 3: The teacher encourages students to share their experiences with farm animals and asks questions to gauge their understanding.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Guide students through the procedures for rearing chickens, rabbits, and snails, providing examples and explanations.
  • Facilitate discussions and correct any misconceptions.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen attentively to the teacher‚Äôs explanations and ask questions for clarification.
  • Share their own experiences and thoughts on caring for farm animals.

Assessment:

  • Observe students‚Äô participation and understanding during discussions.
  • Review written responses to questions related to farm animal care.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is a basic need for chickens’ shelter?
  2. What should you feed rabbits for good health?
  3. Where do snails thrive best?
  4. What do chickens drink to stay hydrated?
  5. What is important for rabbits’ habitat?
  6. What do snails eat in their habitat?
  7. What do chickens need for a happy life?
  8. Why is shelter important for farm animals?
  9. How can you provide nutrition for rabbits?
  10. Where can you get advice on farm animal care?

Conclusion:
The teacher goes around the class to assess students‚Äô understanding and provide feedback on the lesson. Encourage students to apply what they‚Äôve learned to care for farm animals responsibly. ūüďĚūüźĒūüźįūüźĆ

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