Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS2 First Term Biology Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS2 First Term Biology Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1- Introduction to Biology:


Lesson Note: Introduce students to the basic concepts of biology, emphasizing the scientific method.

Scheme of Work: Cover the definition of biology, branches of biology, and importance of studying biology.

Week 2- Cell Structure and Function:


Lesson Note: Explore the structure and functions of cells, focusing on organelles.

Scheme of Work: Cover topics such as cell theory, types of cells, and the functions of cell organelles.

Activity: Conduct a microscope practical session to observe different types of cells.

Week 3- Cell Division:


Lesson Note: Teach the process of cell division (mitosis and meiosis).

Scheme of Work: Explain the importance of cell division in growth, repair, and reproduction.

Activity: Use diagrams and models to illustrate the stages of mitosis and meiosis.

Week 4- Diversity of Living Organisms:


Lesson Note: Discuss the classification of living organisms.

Scheme of Work: Introduce the taxonomy hierarchy and characteristics of major kingdoms.

Activity: Organize a classifying game to engage students in grouping different organisms.

Week 5- Plant and Animal Tissues:


Lesson Note: Explore the various tissues in plants and animals.

Scheme of Work: Discuss the functions and types of plant and animal tissues.

Activity: Conduct a practical session to observe different tissues under a microscope.

Week 6- Human Reproductive System:


Lesson Note: Cover the anatomy and physiology of the human reproductive system.

Scheme of Work: Discuss the process of human reproduction and contraception.

Activity: Organize a discussion on reproductive health and responsible behaviors.

Week 7- Genetics:


Lesson Note: Introduce the principles of genetics.

Scheme of Work: Cover topics such as Mendelian inheritance, genetic disorders, and DNA structure.

Activity: Conduct a genetics experiment using Punnett squares.

Week 8- Evolution:


Lesson Note: Discuss the concept of evolution and natural selection.

Scheme of Work: Explore evidence supporting the theory of evolution.

Activity: Organize a debate on evolution and creationism.

Week 9- Ecology:


Lesson Note: Introduce ecological concepts and ecosystems.

Scheme of Work: Discuss the interrelationships between living organisms and their environment.

Activity: Conduct a field trip to observe local ecosystems.

Week 10- Nutrition and Digestion:


Lesson Note: Explore the processes of nutrition and digestion.

Scheme of Work: Discuss the different types of nutrition and the digestive system.

Activity: Organize a practical session on food testing and digestion experiments.

Week 11- Revision Week:


Lesson Note: Review key concepts from previous weeks.

Scheme of Work: Provide students with revision materials and practice questions.

Activity: Conduct group revision sessions and answer any questions.

Week 12- Examination Week:


Lesson Note: Administer examinations covering the entire term’s content.

Scheme of Work: Allocate time for each exam paper and ensure a conducive environment.

Activity: Monitor and invigilate exams, collect answer scripts, and prepare for grading.

Week 13- School Dismissal Week:


Lesson Note: Wrap up the term with a summary of key learnings.

Scheme of Work: Provide feedback on examinations and commend students for their efforts.

Activity: Organize a brief farewell session, distribute report cards, and dismiss students for the term.

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