ASEI PDSI Lesson Plan On Basic Science & Technology
Plants & Animals
Subject: Basic Science & Technology
Theme: Living & non-living things
Topic: Plants & animals
Sub Topic: Living & Non-living
Class: Basic Three
Duration: 35 Minutes
No of Learners: 30
Learning Objectives:By the end of the lesson learners should be able to:
Group the living and non-living in their environment.
List differences between Living & Non-living things
|Living things||Non-living things|
|Living things||Non-living things|
|They can move from one place to another without force (i.e on their own).||They can only be made to move from place to place (i.e with a force).|
|They eat (feed).||They do not eat (feed).|
|They breathe in air.||They do not breathe in air.|
|They can grow.||They do not grow.|
|They produce young ones.||They do not produce young ones.|
|They can die.||They do not die.|
In the world, living and non-living things constitute two large groups. Almost everything we come across in life can be grouped either as a living thing or a non-living thing. Therefore, there is a need to teach our learners about living and non-living things since our world constitute living and non-living things.
Prerequisite/ Previous knowledge:Learners have learnt what an environment is.
Learning Materials:Chart of an environment, chart of living & non-living things.
Reference Materials:Basic Science and Technology for Primary Schools Pupils' Book 3 by P. Asun, S. T. Bajah et al.
full class session (3 mins)
|Teacher asks learners to defined an environment in their own words.||Learners defined an environment in their own words.
An environment is the natural surroundings in which we live.
|Confirming the previous lesson.|
|DEVELOPMENT Step 1. Group Work (2 mins)||The teacher guides the learners to form four groups and ask them to choose their leaders and secretaries.||Learners choose their group leaders and secretaries.||Inculcating leadership skills, competitive spirit, cooperation, teamwork and a sense of responsibility among learners.|
|INTRODUCTION Step 2 Full class session (7 mins)||The teacher asks learners, what can they see in your environment?||Learners expected response;
Compound, plants, houses, road, chair, birds, rivers, mountain, rocks, sand, persons, schools, board, marker, rulers, books etc.
|Developing the ideas of living things & non-living things and introducing the topic of living things and non-living things.|
|The teacher gives each group a chart containing pictures of living things and non-living things and asks learners to group what they see in the chart into living and non-living things.
Teacher to give affirmation and compliment learners for their good effort.
|Learners expected to respond;
|Grouping of living and non-living things|
Full class discussion (10 mins)
|The teacher asks learners to give reasons why they feel the things they listed under living things are living things and that which they listed under non-living things are non-living things.
The teacher writes learners comments on the board.
The teacher may engage learners in an activity that will lead learners to list properties of living things and non-living things, such as,
|Learners raised their hands to give reasons for their decision.
||Developing the idea of the differences between living things and non-living things.|
|Evaluation. Full class session (10 mins)||Ask the following questions to evaluate the achievement of the set objectives.
||Learners expected response:
||Confirming the achievement of the set objectives.|
|Conclusion, full class session (3 mins)||Ask learners to classify boys, sheep, maize, tomato, teacher, birds, grass, girls, and dog into human beings, plants and animals.||Learners expected response.
Learners concluded the lesson that living things can be classified into Human beings, Animals or Plants.
|Acquiring/ improving understanding of living things and non-living things in the environment.|
|ASSIGNMENT||The teacher gives learners a take home.
||Learners answer other questions.||Improving their level of understanding of living things and non-living things.|