# FIRST TERM BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHEME OF WORK FOR PRIMARY THREE (3)

#### Lagos State Scheme of Work for Basic Technology

Lagos state ministry of education Scheme of work

Scheme of work for primary school – Edudelight.com

First term primary 3 Basic science Curriculum

WEEK 1

TOPIC: Measurement of Length

## PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE:

Pupils should be able to: name the instruments for measuring length.

## CONTENT:Measuring length

Instrument

– Unit of length.

## TEACHER ACTIVITIES:

1. Uses of chart showing metric rule and tape rule to teach pupils the metric units of length (m7m, cm)

2. Shows pupils the correct ways of measuring length, breadth and height of objects including their heights.

## PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

1. Pupils and learn the metric unit of length.

2. Measure the length, breadth and height of tables, desk, books in the classroom.

## TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCE:

1. Tape rule.

2. Meter rule

3. Objects in the classroom the pupils

4. A charts on standard units of length.

## EVALUATION GUIDE:

Pupils to:

1. name two instruments for measuring length.

2. state the metric units of length.

3. measure correctly the length, breadth and height of objects in the classroom.

WEEK 2

TOPIC: Measurement of Mass

## PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE:Pupils should be able to:

1. name the instrument for measuring mass;

2. compare masses of objects using the balance provided.

3. state the metric units of mass.

## TEACHER ACTIVITIES:

1. Guides the pupils to use of lever arm balance and bathroom scale.

2. Guides pupils to record their weight.

3. Uses the charts to teach pupils the metric units of mass.

4. Initiates class discussion on standard instruments for measuring mass.

## PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

1. Working in pairs, measure their heights.

2. Record the measurements taken.

3. Working in pairs.

4. Pupils record their weight

5. Use balance to estimate the masses of objects in classroom.

## EVALUATION GUIDE:

Pupils to:

1. record measurements correctly including units.

2. name two instruments for measuring mass.

3. state the metric units of mass.

4. use lever-arm balance to estimate the masses of

WEEK 3

TOPIC: Measurement of Time

## PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE:Pupils should be able to:

1. name the instrument for measuring time.

2. perform specified activities within specified time frame.

3. state metric unit of time.

## TEACHER ACTIVITIES:

1. Uses charts to teach pupils how to read time.

2. Initiate class discussion on how to accomplish certain tasks within specified time frame.

## PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

2. Read a paragraph of any story from their textbook and recap the story within a set time frame.

3. Read and learn the metric unit of time.

## TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCE:

1. A chart showing faces of clock with different readings in second, minute, hour.

2. Wall clock.

3. Stop clock.

## EVALUATION GUIDE: Pupils to:

1. name the instrument for measuring time.

2. state the metric unit of time.

3. mention the uses of time.

WEEK 4

TOPIC: Soil: importance of Soil to Plants.

## PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE:Pupils should be able to:

1. mention the importance of soil to plants.

2. sources of nutrients.

## 1. Importance of soil.

– Medium for plants growth.

– Sources of nutrients (food and air).

## TEACHER ACTIVITIES:

1. Guides pupils to mention the importance of soil to plants.

2 Explains the environmental importance of soil (checking erosions, beautifies the environment e.g. sports field, roads etc.

## PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

1. Mention the importance of soil to plants.

2. Identify things in their surroundings that is made from soil

## TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCE:

1. School garden

2. Charts showing uses of soil

## EVALUATION GUIDE:

Pupils to: state two uses of soil to plants.

WEEK 5

TOPIC: Soil: importance of soil to Animals

## PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE:

Pupils should be able to: mention the importance of soil to animals.

## CONTENT:

1. The importance of soil to animals.

2. Surfaces for human activities (farming, building, pottery making).

## TEACHER ACTIVITIES:

1. Guides pupils to mention the importance of soil to animals.

2. Explains the environmental importance of soil (beautifies the environment e.g.

## PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

Mention the importance of soil to animals.

## TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCE:

Recommended textbook.

## EVALUATION GUIDE:

Pupils to: state at least two uses of soil to animals.

WEEK 6

TOPIC: Air in Motion

## PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE:Pupils should be able to:

1.state the meaning of wind.

2.describe their feelings when winds blows against their bodies.

## CONTENT:Wind

–           Meaning

–           Importance.

## TEACHER ACTIVITIES:

1.Initiates and guides class discussion on the meaning of wind.

2.Makes references to pupils experience on windy days.

3.Guides pupils to make and fly paper or polythene kites.

4.Presents inflated balloons to lift objects.

## PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

1.Uses paper or hand fan to show air in motion.

2.Make and fly paper kites.

3.Uses inflated balloons to lift things.

## TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCE:

1.            Pieces of paper.

2.            Feathers

3.            Balloons.

4.            Cardboard paper.

5.            Gum

6.            Sticks.

8.            Pair of scissors.

## EVALUATION GUIDE: Pupils to:

1.explains the meaning of wind.

2.describe their feelings when winds blow against their bodies.

3.demonstrates how air does work e.g. move or propel objects.

WEEK 7

TOPIC: Air in Motion the Effect of Air

## PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE:

Pupils should be able to:

1. explains the harmful effects of air.

2. describe their feelings when wind blows against their bodies.

## TEACHER ACTIVITIES:

1. Presents the pictures of someone:

–              sneezing

–              coughing without covering the mouth with his hand).

–              smoking.

2. Initiates and guides class discussion on the role of air in transferring harmful

## PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

1. Observes and describe the effects of wind on:

–              their bodies

–              light objects like feathers,

2. Discuss the role of air in smoking coughing and sneezing.

## TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCE:

1.            Pictures/charts showing the effect of wind.

2.            Pictured chart of air.

## EVALUATION GUIDE: Pupils to:

1.describe their feelings when wind blows against their bodies.

2.list two harmful substances that can be taken into the body through the air.

WEEK 8

TOPIC: Qualities of Water.

## PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE:Pupils should be able to:

1. list the qualities of good water.

2. identify and name some substances that make water unfit for drinking.

3. state the dangers of drinking bad water

## CONTENT:

1.Water quality.

2.Substances that contaminate water (i.e. make water unfit for drinking)

4.Purifying water.

## TEACHER ACTIVITIES:

1.Provides pupils with samples of water of different qualities (clean, dirty, and muddy).

2.Uses simple activities to guide pupils to identify water that is unfit for drinking (check  colour odour).

3. Guides on the dangers of drinking bad water.

## PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

1.Observe and describe samples of contaminated water.

2.Collect and observe substances that contaminated water e.g. sand, urine and dust.

3.Observe the displayed set of water samples.

## TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCE:

1. Sample of water.

–           Clean water

–           Muddy water

–           Contaminated water

2.         Sand

3.         Urine.

4.         Dust.

## EVALUATION GUIDE: Pupils to:

1.distinguish between good and bad water (colour, odour).

2.mention three substance that make water unfit for drinking.

3.lists five effects of drinking bad water.

WEEK 9

TOPIC: Uses of Water

## to:

1. list the common uses of water.

2. state reasons for packaging water.

3. list features of safe packaging water.

## CONTENT:

1. Uses of water.

2. Common uses of water.

## TEACHER ACTIVITIES:

1. Initiates and guides class discussion on the common uses of water.

2. Displays samples of package water and glass of water in class.

3. Guides pupils to suggest reasons for packaging,

4. Identifies types of packaged water.

## PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

1. Pupils to mention some common uses of water.

2. Participates in class discussion on uses of water.

## TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCE:

1. Rain water.

2. Tap water.

3. Stream water.

4. Borehole water

5. Bottled water.

6. Sachet water.

## EVALUATION GUIDE: Pupils to:

1. list five uses of water.

2. mention three features of packaged water.

3. state 2 reasons for packaged water.

WEEK 10

TOPIC: Plants

## PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE:

Pupils should be able to: Give reasons why plants are living things.

## TEACHER ACTIVITIES:

1. Takes pupils on a nature walk to observe plants (explains characteristics which they observed plants display on the spot)

2. Guides pupils to identify plants as living things.

3. Explains growth, irritability, reproduction as its affects plants.

## PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

1. Observe plants in their localities.

2. Identify plants as living things

## TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCE:

Specimen of plants in the localities

## EVALUATION GUIDE:

Pupils to: states three reasons why plants are living things.

WEEK 11: REVISION

WEEK 12:  EXAMINATION

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