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WAYS OF MAKING SOIL FERTILE

TITLE: NOTE OF LESSON ON AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

SUBJECT: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

THEME: BASIC CONCEPTS IN AGRICULTURE

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 7

CLASS: PRIMARY 4

NAME OF TEACHER:

DATE:          

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC: WAYS OF MAKING SOIL FERTILE

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this Module, Pupils should be able to know about:

  • Ways of making soil fertile.

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Samples of soil
  • Whiteboard/ Chalkboard
  • Explanatory posters/pictures
  • Explanatory videos

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHOD

  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Questions and Answers.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: the students are familiar Soil Formation.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for Primary Schools.
  • Unified Schemes of Work Primary Schools four Agricultural Science (MIDDLE BASIC)
  • Internet.
  • Lagos State Agricultural Science Scheme of Work
  • Edudelight Agricultural Science for Primary School.

WORD FILE:                         

                        MODULE CONTENT

WAYS OF MAKING SOIL FERTILE

  1. MANURING: use of manure and fertilizer will give the soil nutrient and make it productive.
  2. MULCHING: it makes soil fertile by covering the top surface of the soil  and plant with palm fronds, leavers to prevent air or winds from blowing the soil particles away and thereby adding nutrient to the soil when it decay.
  3. CROP ROTATION: planting of different crop on a farm land at a time improve the soil fertility.
  4. BUSH FALLOWING: leaving a farm land for some times make the soil to regain it loss nutrient and make it fertile again.

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURE

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson (SOIL FERTILITY).
  • The Teacher introduces the topic (WAYS OF MAKING SOIL FERTILE).
  • The Teacher explains the lessons.

LEARNERS ACTIVITIES

  • Learners participate in the class discussion

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  •  Mention three Causes of loss in soil fertility.
  • Mention three Ways of making soil fertile

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: SOIL FORMATION

NEXT LESSON: PREPARATION OF COMPOST OR MANURE

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