Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

Jss3 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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Jss3 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


JSS3 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1-10:


Week 1 – Introduction to Agricultural Science


Overview of Agricultural Science

Importance of Agriculture

Classification of crops and animals

Class activity: Group discussion on the role of agriculture in the community

Week 2 – Soil and Soil Conservation


Types of soil

Soil formation

Soil conservation techniques

Field trip: Visit to a local farm to observe soil types and conservation methods

Week 3 – Crop Production I: Crop Husbandry


Crop cultivation techniques

Types of crops: cereals, legumes, root crops

Planting methods

Practical demonstration: Planting seeds in the school garden

Week 4 – Crop Production II: Crop Protection


Common pests and diseases in crops

Methods of pest and disease control

Integrated pest management

Class activity: Identifying pests and diseases on plant samples

Week 5 – Livestock Farming I: Poultry Farming


Poultry breeds

Housing and management of poultry

Health care of poultry

Practical session: Setting up a model poultry farm in the school

Week 6 – Livestock Farming II: Animal Husbandry


Common livestock breeds

Housing and management of livestock

Reproduction and breeding

Guest speaker: Local farmer sharing experiences in animal husbandry

Week 7 – Agricultural Economics I: Farm Record Keeping


Importance of farm records

Types of farm records

Practical exercise: Students maintaining a simple farm record for the school garden

Week 8 – Agricultural Economics II: Marketing of Agricultural Products


Marketing strategies for agricultural products

Value addition in agriculture

Market research project: Students conducting a survey on local market demands

Week 9 – Agro-processing and Food Preservation


Techniques in food preservation

Value addition through agro-processing

Class demonstration: Making simple food preserves

Week 10 – Agricultural Extension Services


Role of agricultural extension in community development

Extension methods

Guest speaker: Agricultural extension officer addressing the class

Week 11-13:


Week 11 – Revision Week


Recap of topics covered

Group discussions on challenging concepts

Practice tests and quizzes

Week 12 – Examination Week


Final examination covering all topics

Practical exam: Students demonstrating hands-on skills learned

Week 13 – School Dismissal Week


Review of the term’s achievements

Distribution of certificates and awards

Closing ceremony: Acknowledging outstanding students

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