Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS2 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS2 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


SS2 First Term Agricultural Science Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Agricultural Science


Lesson: Overview of Agricultural Science.

Activity: Class discussion on the importance of agriculture.

Homework: Research and present a brief history of agriculture.

Week 2: Soil and its Properties


Lesson: Understanding soil structure and composition.

Activity: Soil texture analysis in the school garden.

Homework: Identify common soil types in the local area.

Week 3: Crop Production I – Land Preparation and Planting


Lesson: Techniques for land preparation and planting.

Activity: Demonstration and practice of land preparation.

Homework: Plan a small-scale garden layout.

Week 4: Crop Production II – Crop Maintenance


Lesson: Crop care, including weeding and pest control.

Activity: Hands-on experience in maintaining crops.

Homework: Research and present a pest-resistant crop.

Week 5: Livestock Farming I – Introduction to Livestock


Lesson: Overview of common livestock and their importance.

Activity: Visit to a local farm or zoo.

Homework: Identify different breeds of livestock.

Week 6: Livestock Farming II – Animal Husbandry Practices


Lesson: Basic animal husbandry practices.

Activity: Feeding and handling of farm animals.

Homework: Create a simple feeding plan for a specific livestock.

Week 7: Agricultural Economics – Farm Budgeting


Lesson: Introduction to farm budgeting and financial planning.

Activity: Group activity – creating a farm budget.

Homework: Research on government support for farmers.

Week 8: Agricultural Marketing and Value Chain


Lesson: Understanding agricultural marketing and value addition.

Activity: Visit to a local market or agro-processing unit.

Homework: Identify opportunities for value addition in agriculture.

Week 9: Agroforestry and Environmental Conservation


Lesson: Importance of agroforestry and conservation practices.

Activity: Tree planting and environmental cleanup.

Homework: Research on the impact of deforestation on agriculture.

Week 10: Irrigation and Water Management


Lesson: Techniques for efficient irrigation and water conservation.

Activity: Practical session on setting up irrigation systems.

Homework: Design an irrigation plan for a small farm.

Week 11: Revision Week


Review of all topics covered so far.

Practice tests and group discussions.

Week 12: Examination Week


Final examination on all topics covered.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Recap of the term’s highlights.

Distribution of results and certificates.

Farewell and dismissal ceremony.

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