Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

Jss3 Second Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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Jss3 Second Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


JSS3 Second Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1-10:


Week 1 – Soil Fertility and Management


Soil fertility factors

Nutrient cycles

Soil improvement techniques

Practical exercise: Testing soil fertility in the school garden

Week 2 – Crop Production III: Horticulture


Introduction to horticulture

Types of horticultural crops

Techniques of horticultural crop cultivation

Class activity: Designing and planting a school ornamental garden

Week 3 – Agribusiness I: Introduction to Agribusiness


Basics of agribusiness

Opportunities in agribusiness

Planning a small-scale agribusiness venture

Guest speaker: Successful local agribusiness owner sharing insights

Week 4 – Agribusiness II: Financing Agricultural Ventures


Sources of agricultural finance

Budgeting for agricultural projects

Class project: Creating a business plan for a hypothetical agribusiness

Week 5 – Agricultural Mechanization


Importance of mechanization in agriculture

Types of agricultural machinery

Practical demonstration: Operating basic agricultural machines

Week 6 – Livestock Farming III: Fish Farming


Types of fish farming

Pond construction and management

Feeding and health care of fish

Field trip: Visit to a local fish farm

Week 7 – Environmental Impact of Agriculture


Agriculture and the environment

Sustainable agricultural practices

Class discussion: Brainstorming eco-friendly farming methods

Week 8 – Agricultural Policies and Government Support


Government policies on agriculture

Support programs for farmers

Group project: Research on government agricultural initiatives

Week 9 – Global Agricultural Issues


Global food security challenges

Climate change and agriculture

Presentation: Students presenting findings on a chosen global agricultural issue

Week 10 – Review and Assessment


Comprehensive review of the term’s topics

Assessment through group projects and presentations

Preparation for the end-of-term examination

Week 11-13:


Week 11 – Revision Week


Revision of second term topics

Practice tests and quizzes

Group discussions on challenging concepts

Week 12 – Examination Week


Final examination covering all second term 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 and celebrating the end of the academic year.

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